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Dreaming Big: Jimmy Joseph (AKA Jimmy Jam)

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

We’re proud to present the second in our “Dreaming Big” series recognizing local people who are living their dreams. We feature Paralympic Curler Jimmy Joseph, who tells how hard work, a positive spirit, and support have helped him move forward from being the victim of a tragic accident to becoming an international competitor in his sport. Jimmy reminds us that we can build a better community by supporting dreamers everywhere. What’s Your Dream?

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Loyal Member Angela Vanderhoof Shares Her Story

Monday, July 1st, 2013

As we celebrate our 75th year with you, we ask one of our longest-standing and most loyal supporters, Angela Vanderhoof, about her experience with First Source over the 55 years she’s been a Member. You and people like Angela are the reason we’ve been successful for so long. You really make us who we are. To thank you for everything you do, we’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with some great activities and fun in July, including barbecues at our branches, and a drawing for a diamond ring from our neighbors at Lennon’s W.B. Wilcox Jewelers. See details on the drawing here. And happy birthday to you!

Ready to make your financial life better and feel more appreciated? Let’s talk and we’ll get you started on your way to a long-term relationship.

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Board Diversity; Shake It Up!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The following post was written by one of our Board Members, Pamela Goodison-Bick, CFE and was originally published on the CU Times.

Goodison-Bick7f_4x5I knew from the beginning that First Source Federal Credit Union was different. After all, they accepted an application to run for the Board of Directors from a 28 year old. I was honored that they would consider my application because I knew most organizations would not simply due to my age. In today’s fast moving environment, unfortunately many people are still being judged by their age and not their experience and qualifications.

During my first year on the Board I attended a credit union conference where a board member from another credit union had assumed my husband was the board member because he was male. The following year I attended a conference where one of the presenters asked an interesting question to a room of at least 75 people. Her question was “would anyone consider having a Gen Y person on your board?” I did not see one person in the room raise their hand. Not even consider?!? I began to wonder if anyone in this room had heard of Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. Both individuals were in their teens when they started their incredibly successful companies. Would they not have made good board members in their Gen Y years?

There is a lot of discussion at credit union conferences about the importance of attracting young members. What better way to understand the needs and wants of younger members than to diversify your board of directors by recruiting someone from Gen Y? The benefits can be immense!

Gen Y has a lot to offer to a board of directors. They are typically well-educated, challenge the status quo, ask why, they understand how to manage their work and life balance, encourage efficiencies, and tend to be tech-savvy. These are all great attributes for future board members!

What is your credit union doing to ensure the individuals overseeing the strategic direction of your credit union keep your credit union not only competitive but also viable? Do you have term limits? How do you recruit younger board members? Does your board composition reflect the demographics of your membership?

The fact is that we are disserving our members by not having a board that represents the demographic makeup of our membership. We owe it to our members to ensure that a representative voice is guiding and leading their credit union into the future.

Pamela Goodison-Bick, CFE
First Source Federal Credit Union
Board Member

Sharing the Love

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Sharing the Love from First Source on Vimeo.

Long-time Member Robert Paulsen shares his experience of feeling the love from First Source after a recent injury left him temporarily disabled. With the help of First Source, he was able to support his family, pay the bills, and focus on getting back to work.

Who Needs a Hug?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


Kristy Nole, AVP Marketing & Communications at First Source Federal Credit Union gives us an inside look at how the lovable icon of the credit union, “The Hug” came to life. Kristy explains how the Hug is actually a physical representation of the caring culture and graphic marketing that is First Source’s brand.

New Fees to Consumers?

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Mike Parsons, President and CEO of First Source Federal Credit Union, talks about a crucial new bill passed by Congress that may threaten our ability to use debit cards without fees. Retailers lobbied to have the costs of using debit cards taken from them and passed on to financial institutions, who will have to pass them on to consumers. His call to action: contact Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (U.S. Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121) to support Bill 575, which delays implementing the plan until the effects are studied properly.








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