View the PDF version of our January 2019 newsletter: WMCU_January 2019

January 2019

Holiday Closings:

West Michigan Credit Union offices will be closed Monday February, 18th.

Access your accounts through:
It’s Me 247 Online Banking
Debit Card
Shared Branch
Mobile App with Remote Deposit

Save the Date: Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You are cordially invited to our Annual Meeting. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while we recap our success from 2018 and look forward to the future. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 12 to or call 1.800.442.4576 and let us know how many guests will be attending with you.

Join us at our main office:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:30pm
1319 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Stocking Stuffer Contest

Congratulations, Darcy, on winning $100 to stuff your stockings!  Want a chance to win our next contest?  Like us on Facebook and stay tuned!

Darcy accepting her $100 cash prize


T.O.Y. – Think Outside Yourself

Six credit union staff members volunteering at Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital

With your support, we were able to donate $785 to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital from the proceeds of our Skip-a-Pay program. We were also able to donate our time at their annual Radiothon with answering phones to take donations for the children’s hospital.  We raised over $327,000!

Thank you for your support during the holiday season. We were able to help provide gifts to many families and children in need with your help by partnering with the Angel Tree, Toys for Tots, and Project Christmas.


Help for the Hungry

When we chose to partner with Feeding America West Michigan to build our communities
together, our missions aligned and we knew that it was a good fit for both of us. While
we have a mission of working together to be the most trusted resource for our members’
financial lives, Feeding America West Michigan is working to be a trusted resource to
relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. With
our Hearts Building Homes program, we were able to donate $13,000 to Feeding America
West Michigan. This will provide 52,000 meals to our neighbors in need! If you want to
help make an impact, volunteering for 1 hour can help provide 200 meals.
Visit: for more information.

1 Home loan = 400 Meals through Feeding America


Security Check-Up

Be aware of random phone calls and help protect your family members! Scammers can pretend to be your credit union, your credit card company, your relative, a Microsoft support technician, or even a representative from the Social Security Administration.  These scammers may offer up some information that they have about you to coax you into giving them even more personal information (such as account numbers or credit card numbers). Scammers can also falsify Caller ID information to make it appear that the number matches who they say they are. Never give out any information over the phone!  If you feel that you have fallen victim to one of these phone calls and have given out your debit / credit card number or account information, contact us immediately. You can also notify the Federal Trade Commission at



Stress Less, Save More

Are you someone who makes a New Year’s resolution but never finds the motivation or tools to follow through? Through our partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness, we are able to provide our members with free, personalized financial coaching. Coming out of the holiday season can be a stressful time, but GreenPath can help make sure you get back on track, manage debt, and reach your savings goals. Get started by taking 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Call GreenPath Financial Wellness at 877-337-3399. Step 2: Talk to a counselor to assess your situation and identify options to manage your debt. Step 3: Establish a plan to achieve your goals!



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