Dash Part of U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground’s 100th Anniversary!
Freedom’s Edgewood base is located at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood area. So it was a short drive for staff to take part in an Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) 100th Anniversary Celebration event — the Gas Mask Dash!
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) sponsored the Dash, which was open to the public. Participants could either run a 5k or walk 2 miles. The glorious weather on April 27 made taking part a pleasure!
Freedom was on site to provide Freedom backpacks to attendees, and to provide information and support!
Participants were also treated to a bit of gas mask history, with a display of masks over the years. Even a Navy goggle mask and a K9 mask were there for viewing.
Are you looking to buy a home? Whether it’s your first time, or you’re experienced, plan to attend our upcoming FREE Home Buying EXPO. Get all of your home buying questions answered by Freedom Mortgage staff as well as other vendors including:
Home Owners Insurance
As a thank-you to attendee’s, we’re offering bonus certificates which will reduce your mortgage processing fee by $400!
How do you learn to manage your money… your savings, loans, credit… your financial identity? How do you protect family members from identity theft, or senior scams? How do you learn how to purchase or sell a home, or how to buy a car? How do you teach your kids about these things?
You can do it!
Freedom Federal Credit Union and MedStar Health are teaming up to provide FREE educational seminars that will help answer these questions. Freedom is providing the financial expertise; MedStar is providing the location. Each seminar is open to both MedStar Health employees and Freedom members. Space is limited. Please register online, links shown below.
Location: MedStar Health’s Turner Community Room, 12 MedStar Blvd, Bel Air, MD Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Freedom’s 2017 Annual Meeting was April 11 at Ripken Stadium. Prior to the meeting’s start, members enjoyed music provided by the C. Milton Wright Jazz Band. A hors d’oeuvres buffet and drinks were served. In addition, several staffed “stations” situated throughout the venue provided members more information about our offerings and answered questions, particularly about electronic services. Upon entering the event, members received a ticket for door prize drawings and a card that could be marked at each of these five stations.
As the Annual Meeting began, members met members of our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. Next, those in attendance reached a quorum to approve the notes from last year’s meeting. Following the formalities, Board Chairman, Mike Kaiser, and President/CEO, Michael MacPherson, each made brief remarks. Mr. MacPherson gave an overview of Freedom’s state of affairs, he discussed our mission and plans for the future. This discussion was followed by a new video providing a general overview of the Credit Union — who we are, what our values are, and what we can do for members. The evening’s business concluded with a question-and-answer session between members and the President/CEO.
As a gift to all in attendance, members received a plush Freedom throw blanket. Members enjoyed replenished refreshments throughout the evening’s proceedings. To wrap up the evening, Mr. MacPherson drew random winners for each of 10 door prizes. Prizes were gift cards worth $25 apiece from a variety of local stores and restaurants. Finally, all full participation cards were collected and Mr. MacPherson drew a winner for the grand prize of $100!
Several new attendees came out to enjoy this year’s annual meeting. We love to meet our members, and hope to see more next year! Please remember that our Annual Meetings are open to all members, and always take place in the evening. These meetings provide a great opportunity to learn about Freedom and get your questions answered while enjoying a great evening out!
This seminar covers how the home buying process works and how to get to the settlement table with as little stress as possible. Topics will include everything from making your initial “wish list” to conducting your final walk-through, and includes important options for financing.
Location: MedStar Health’s Turner Community Room, 12 MedStar Blvd, Bel Air
(This Medstar Health facility is next to our branch on Emmorton Road)
Freedom Federal Credit Union gives an Annual Golden Apple Plus Educator Award of $1,000 to a Freedom member. The member must be a deserving teacher, school administrator or school support employee. Scoring favors the plan with the greatest impact on local schools, classes, students, and/or the community at large. 1st and 2nd Runner-up awards are given for $250.00 each.
Must be a Freedom Federal Credit Union Member
Must be enrolled in Freedom’s Golden Apple Plus Program
Must be a member of HCEA or HCESC
To enter, complete the entry form below and submit an essay that explains why you, as a teacher or education employee, deserve this award. Your essay may address any or all of the following questions:
What is your creative idea to benefit your students, your class or your school that this money would help you complete?
Will you take a continuing education class or classes to improve your own education and expertise (be specific) and how will that improve learning by your students?
Will you purchase supplies for your school or classroom and how will it help improve learning by your students? If so, explain how.
Will your idea, training, or purchases affect the Harford County Community? If yes, how so?
Annual Meeting to be Held at Ripken Stadium on April 11
This year’s Annual Meeting of Members will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at Ripken Stadium.Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be available, and attendees will receive a beautiful Freedom throw blanket!
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Location: Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM
Special Youth Promotions all Month, Event April 29
◊ $25 Matching deposit on new Youth Club Accounts1
Stork — For parents of infants to 2 years of age
Kirby Kangaroo — For kids age 3 to 12
CU Succeed — For teens age 13 to 17
Choices — For young adults age 18 to 25
Each club comes with special benefits, financial education, special savings and loan terms.
◊ $25 Matching deposit for new Coverdell ESA (Education Savings Account) for new or existing Youth Club members (Stork, Kirby Kangaroo, or CU Succeed).$100 Matching deposit for new IRA for new and existing “Choices” Youth Club (18-25) members!
◊ $10 Refer-a-member bonus!2
◊ New Youth Club members who join in April are entered for a chance to win a family membership for the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore! FREE admission for a family with up to four people3