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2023 Mercer County Community FCU Continuing Education Awards

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union will announce the winners of the 23rd Annual Continuing Education Awards at the Annual Meeting on April 15, 2023.

Awards are open to any 2023 high school senior who is pursuing an academic, professional, or vocational post-high school education at a college, university, or accredited trade school. Applicants must be a member of MCCFCU prior to submitting their application.

Download an application for the MCCFCU Continuing Education Awards or visit one of our offices for a copy.

Please return the application and essay by mail or in person to either office by Friday, March 17, 2023.

2023 Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship

The Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions in conjunction with Cross State Credit Union Association will award $500 scholarships to qualifying students, between the ages of 17- 24, who are pursuing post-high school studies at a college, university, or vocational trade school. Applicants must be a credit union member or become a member prior to submitting an application.

Download an application for the Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship Awards or visit one of our offices for a copy. 

Please return the application by mail to First Choice Federal Credit Union, SVC Scholarship, 2209 W. State St., New Castle, PA 16101 by April 14, 2023.

1099-INT Forms

1099-INT Forms are included with the December 31, 2022 statements. Separate forms will not be mailed. All IRA activity and loan interest will be reported on standard IRS forms and sent.

If you have any questions, contact one of our branches.

Annual Meeting – Save the Date

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Avalon Golf and Country Club.

Each year we host an Annual Meeting to give our members the opportunity to learn about all that’s happening at our credit union. You’ll hear committee reports and a review of the past year’s financial information, as well as board of directors’ election results and Continuing Education Award winners announced.

Candidates for Board of Directors Announced

Currently there are two positions open for the Mercer County Community FCU Board of Directors, each with a three year term. The Nominating Committee has announced its nominations for these board positions as follows: Dave Burich and Bob Lucas. These candidates are currently serving on our Credit Union Board of Directors and have agreed to continue to serve if elected. If the nominees run unopposed, an election will not be necessary. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting on April 15, 2023 at 11:00 am.

Mobile App Update

An update to our credit union mobile app has been released. Depending on your device settings, your phone may update automatically, or you may need to manually go to the App Store or Google Play Store to download the update.

Some of the new features that you will notice with Mobile 6.0 include an account summary, additional details on your debit card, and loan status.

If you have any questions about the update, please contact one of our offices for assistance.

CU Community Shred Day

Mercer County Community FCU will be offering shredding services for our members on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9 am – 12 noon in the parking lot of our Sharon office, located at 428 Sharpsville Avenue.

Shred-It will have an on-site shredder truck and an employee of the company to do the shredding. Any sensitive materials containing social security numbers, account numbers or cancelled checks should be shredded.

You can include any type of paper or file folders, no need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands or small binder clips. Please do not bring cardboard, old newspapers, telephone books, hard copy books, plastics, metals or hazardous materials.

Thank you!

Mercer County Community FCU Provides Financial Literacy Lessons

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union recently partnered with two local non-profit organizations to provide financial literacy lessons at the Prince of Peace Center and the Community Library of the Shenango Valley. Financial literacy classes, focusing on banking services, budgeting exercises, credit scores and fraud prevention, are available to area residents at no charge and are taught by credit union staff. Mercer County Community FCU is proud to provide educational classes to promote good financial habits to help members in the community.

Mercer County Community FCU Participates in the Lady Scouts Food Drive to Benefit the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

MCCFCU staff with donations for the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County

Mercer County Community FCU Receives Marketing Excellence Award

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union was recently honored to receive the Marketing Innovation Communication (MIC) Award for Best Annual Report. This award was presented by CrossState Credit Union Association, the trade organization that serves over 500 credit unions across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The awards for outstanding achievements in marketing and communications were presented at the Annual CrossState Evoke Marketing Conference held July 20, 2022.

The Credit Union’s 2020 Annual Report, with the theme of “Together We Serve You,” was produced last year, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The front cover featured individual photos of the Credit Union’s staff, board members and supervisory committee. This imagery exemplified the fact that the credit union continued to be present – even if virtually – to support members during the most unprecedented time.

Mercer County Community FCU Donates $2,500 to Junior Achievement

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union recently donated $2,500 to Junior Achievement (JA) of Western PA in support of JA’s mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. With the help of this donation, JA programming can continue to provide valuable lessons to hundreds of students in Mercer County area schools that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.

In collaboration with JA, credit union staff members serve as volunteers to teach financial literacy lessons in local schools, attend career fairs, and take part in JA BIZTown – a fully interactive simulated town where students learn about the business world and everyday life. “It’s great to know we’re making a positive difference in so many young people’s lives through JA,” stated Sandi Carangi, CEO of Mercer County Community FCU. For more information about Junior Achievement, visit westernpa.ja.org.