International Credit Union Day

A Celebration, with Pumpkins!

International Credit Union Day, October 19, 2017

International Credit Union Day is October 19

Credit Unions are not-for-profits that put members’ needs before profit. Our focus is on providing competitive products and services, reasonable loan rates, and low fees. Credit Unions are co-operatives, members literally own them! Each Credit Union “owner” has a say, and profits benefit the membership.

Help us celebrate the Credit Union Difference! Celebrate International Credit Union Day with us as we celebrate our members!

Pumpkin Pride

This year members can celebrate International Credit Union Day at each branch with prizes, snacks, and a give-away drawing. To help our employees celebrate, we’re holding our first Pumpkin Contest! Each Freedom branch is creating a unique pumpkin work of art using custom carving and/or painting. You can be part of the Pumpkin Contest too! Stop by a branch to check out the vegetable artwork and vote for your favorite!

A Good Idea

Want to know why Credit Unions are worth celebrating? Read about how Credit Unions got started and why they’re still a good idea!

Annual Meeting a Great Success

Members Enjoy Annual Meeting at Ripken Stadium

C-Milton-Wright-Jazz-Band-2017_webFreedom’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.

Proceedings

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.

Freedom's Web Strategist Rachel Schmidt
Freedom’s Web Strategist Rachel Schmidt enjoys refreshments at this year’s annual meeting
Patrice-Ricciardi Bob-Wheland at 2017 Annual Meeting
Left to right, SVP of Business Banking Robert Wehland , Business Development Specialist Patrice Ricciardi

Prizes

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!

New Faces

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!

 

April is Youth Month!

Special Youth Promotions all Month, Event April 29

KirbyYouthMonth◊ $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

◊ Special Youth Day event on April 29

 

1Freedom will make a matching deposit up to $25 on all new Youth Club memberships opened April 1-30, 2017

2 Refer a new Youth Club member and receive a $10 deposit into your Youth Club Account.

3 Each new Youth Club membership opened in April is automatically entered into the drawing/sweepstakes. See sweepstakes rules and information