Freedom Sponsors 1st Annual Magic of Science Fair

May 20, 2019 – The APG Discovery Center held its first annual Magic of Science Fair at the APG Discovery Fest at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The APG Discovery Fest, held on May 4th, 2019 was an opportunity to see what is being done “behind the fence” at APG, including demonstrations of APG technology, a job fair with nearly 2,000 participants, and the First Annual Magic of Science Fair for middle schoolers.

The APG Discovery Center, with the help of the Harford County Senior Science Society, planned and organized the Magic of Science Fair, which included students from eight middle schools and several home-schooled students. There were 25 projects with 33 students who entered the juried competition. Projects ranged from citrus powered phones to harnessing solar energy, gravity’s effect on root growth, and the impact of hurricanes on different housing structures. Winners were determined as “Best in Grade”, “Runner-Up”, and “Honorable Mention”.

Student Awardees stand on stage with ribbons
APG Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor and Freedom Federal Credit Union’s Business Development Director, Sue Manning, stand with award recipients at the Magic of Science Fair.

The Magic of Science Fair was sponsored by Freedom Federal Credit Union, a strong supporter of the APG Discovery Center. Freedom’s Business Development Director, Sue Manning, was present for the awards ceremony. Their sponsorship included high tech prizes like 3-D printers, virtual reality systems, and robotic kits, which were awarded at each grade level. “It was a privilege to meet these phenomenal young people and an honor for Freedom to present them with awards that will encourage their love of science and technology,” stated Manning.

The APG Discovery Center is envisioned to be a 30,000 square foot facility, located near, but not on, the APG property. The intent is to develop a destination location for STEM related activities, APG displays providing a view of “tomorrow’s technology today”, and a place to show and retain the more than 100 years of history at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Additional information can be found at http://www.apgdiscovery.com/

About APG Discovery Center

The APG Discovery Center will be a place where students of all ages experience, create, and play with science and technology. A place where new worlds are discovered, and connections are made. In addition to interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center will offer after-school programs, maker spaces, and serve as an anchor for the region’s STEM activities. Phase I, The Discovery Preview Center will open in Aberdeen, Maryland in late 2019.

About Freedom Federal Credit Union

Freedom Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union offering consumer financial services to those who live, work, volunteer, worship, attend school, or have family in Harford County. Additionally, Freedom offers a full-line of banking services for all businesses, associations, and other organizations that are based in Harford County. Freedom has been in business since 1953 and has five locations throughout Harford County. To learn more, visit freedomfcu.org

Orioles Ticket Offer – Friday Fireworks and Music

We’ve teamed up with the Baltimore Orioles to bring our members a special offer…

Join us on Friday, June 28th at Camden Yards for a night of baseball, fireworks and music.

The game starts at 7:05PM, and as a member of Freedom, you can purchase tickets at a discounted price!

Check out this flyer for more details and instructions for purchasing your tickets.

Spring Shred Day: May 11, 2019

Spring Shred Day, Saturday, May 11

When:

Saturday, May 11th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM*
*Or until truck is full

Where:

Park Avenue Branch (Located at 2019 Emmorton Rd in Bel Air)

Bring your financial documents to shred, and stop by our table to enter to win a $50.00 Visa gift card! (View Shred Day Drawing Disclosures)

    – Please limit the number of boxes to 4

    – No business materials

    – Please remove any metal (Staples are ok)

Golden Apple Educator Award 2019

Now Accepting Entries for the 2019 Educator Award

We are now accepting entries for this year’s Golden Apple Educator Award! Entrants must be a Freedom Member and an employee at a Harford County school (public or private).

To enter, submit an entry form and essay. The essay must describe how you would use the funds and why you should be the one to win! Scoring favors proposals demonstrating the greatest impact on local schools, classes, students, and/or the community at large. The winning entry receives a $2,000 award. Freedom will also award 2nd and 3rd entries $500 each.

To enter, complete the entry form and submit an essay that explains why you deserve the award. Your essay may address any or all of the following questions:

  1. What is your plan to benefit your students, your class or your school? How will this money help you implement your plan?
  2. Will you take a continuing education class or classes to improve your own education and expertise? (Please be specific.) How will your education improve your students’ learning?
  3. Will you purchase supplies for your school or classroom?  How will the supplies help improve student learning? (Please provide as many quantitative details as possible.)
  4. Will your plan, training, or purchases affect the Harford County Community? If yes, how so?

Please submit your Golden Apple – Educator Award Entry Form, 2019 and essay to [email protected] by May 1All entries will be reviewed by a panel of Freedom employees, volunteers and community partners.

  • Entry deadline is May 30, 2019    (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!) 
  • Submit by email to [email protected]
  • We will announce the winner by June 15, 2019

Military Saves Week 2019 at APG

Military Saves Week 2019 Seminars at APG

Celebrate for a week. Benefit for a Life.

Freedom is celebrating this year’s Military Saves Week, February 25–March 2, by matching deposits on new membership savings accounts for qualified military and DOD personnel and their families. New membership savings account deposits will be matched up to $100 for adults and up to $50 for kids.These offers are good through March 31, 2019.

Courtesy of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Family and MWR web site—

Learn to manage your finances and how little things can impact your credit scores, plus SO MUCH MORE. Get all the information below and register soon!

Location: AA Recreation Center, Bldg 3326, Erie St.
Cost: Free!*
For more information or to register, contact Leary Henry at [email protected] or call 410-278-2453

Tues, Feb 26, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m. Seminar: “Retirement Strategies for Baby Boomers”
    This seminar discusses the challenges of planning for retirement and focuses on planning essentials to better position yourself for this next phase of your life.
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.​​​​​​​ Seminar: “Home Selling”
    This seminar covers everything from staging to settlement learn to prepare and stage your home, gather the necessary documents and understand the process from hanging the for sale sign to settlement day.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.​​​​​​​ Seminar: “Home Buying”
    This seminar will cover current real estate market conditions, and how that relates to home buying. We will also provide take-home information packets that discuss the step-by-step process as well as useful tips in buying real estate.
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
  • 10 – 11 a.m. Seminar: “Social Security Strategies for Retirement Planning”
    This seminar discusses the challenges of applying for Social Security benefits. There will be a review of the Social Security program and how it ultimately impacts our retirement decisions, and specifically on “when and how” to file to maximize benefits.
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.​​​​​​​ Seminar: “Saving & Investing”
    This class will identify reasons to save and how to set goals for a savings plan.  Participants will explore the difference between short term savings and long term investments.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.​​​​​​​ Seminar: “Reaching for the 850 Credit Score”
    ​​​​​​​This class will identify the characteristics of credit impacting your credit score and discuss the steps to improve your credit and increase your credit score.

 

* All seminars are free, but registration is required. Contact Leary Henry at [email protected] or call 410-278-2453

Partnering with Freedom Federal Credit Union, APG Federal Credit Union and ACS Financial Readiness Program. No endorsement by U.S. Army implied.

It’s Tax Time! Get Your Tax Documents

How to Get Your Tax Documents

You can easily get your 2018 tax documents, in Online Banking or through the mail.

  • Getting Tax Documents if you have Electronic Statements (e-Statements)
    If you have e-Statements, 1099s and 1098s are archived and available in Online Banking. First, log in to Online Banking and click on “e-Statements”.**  Once you’re in Online Banking, click the tab for “Tax Forms” to view and/or print your document.
  • Getting Tax Documents if you DO NOT have Electronic Statements (e-Statements)
    We mailed tax forms to members not registered for e-Statements. Forms went to the mailing address we have on file.

Not registered for e-Statements yet?  Log in to Online Banking. Click on the e-Statements tab** and complete the registration steps. That’s all it takes for you to make the most of this convenient service.

Please remember to list Freedom online banking as a trusted site to prevent pop-up blockers from blocking access to e-statements.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-440-4120, or email [email protected]

 

**Please be sure to disable your browser’s pop-up blocker to ensure our e-Statements page will load successfully for you.

#FreedomToHelpChallenge

Win $500 for your favorite local charity!

Freedom Federal Credit Union believes in people helping people and we are challenging Harford County volunteers, companies, and non-profits to participate in the #FreedomToHelpChallenge photo contest this holiday season. Showcase volunteerism in Harford County for the chance to win a $500 charitable donation for your local non-profit of choice and other weekly prizes.

HOW TO ENTER:

1.       Like or Follow Freedom Federal Credit Union on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

2.       Post public photos showcasing volunteerism in Harford County from November 2nd through December 13, 2018

3.       Include a description of the volunteer effort along with the searchable hashtag, #FreedomToHelpChallenge on every post

4.       Visit us on Facebook every Friday to participate in public voting to increase your chances to win! (Every like equals a vote!)

Read Full Contest Details Here.

Grand Prize Info: The Final Showdown

Public Voting for finalists will be available on Freedom’s Facebook page on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 for 24 hours from the start of the voting period. Every like equals a vote.  Share with your friends to increase your votes.  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced via Freedom’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page on or before  December 21st, 2018.

*Selected charity must be a registered 501(C)3 with a proven focus in Harford County.

CU Day 2018 / #CUShare Contest

International Credit Union (ICU) Day is a day when Credit Unions all over the world celebrate the Credit Union movement and show appreciation for our members. Credit Unions are not-for-profits with a rich history of putting members’ needs first. Help us celebrate the Credit Union difference!

This year, we’re celebrating International Credit Union Day’s platinum anniversary, a chance to look back after 70 years and be thankful for the lives and communities that have been improved by the unique principles and actions of our movement.

#CUSHARE CONTEST

Freedom is celebrating International Credit Union Day

all month with a new contest!

Go on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and share our Credit Union Awareness posts throughout October for the chance to win weekly prizes or a grand prize of $100! Weekly winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday afternoons. 

Full Contest Rules: CU DAY 2018 CU Share Contest- Contest Rules