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Beyond The Transaction Member Newsletter - Summer 2024

In this edition of Beyond The Transaction, we will cover the following topics.

Taking A Look Back After 1 Year

Calling All Volunteers

Congrats To These Scholarship Winners!

Staycation Ideas For U

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Taking A Look Back After 1 Year

Did you know it has been over one year since we launched our secondary site, This website has been a long-time vision for Partners 1st to ensure all of our members and everyone in our communities have a FREE online educational tool where they can learn all the savings, spending, and borrowing opportunities they have.

We believe when people know more about financial basics like budgeting, purchasing a home or vehicle, and opening a savings certificate, they can do more with their money. At the heart of this website, we really wanted it to be all about U and making sure there were resources for every stage of life that we all encounter.

Since we have launched, the website has grown to include a weekly blog covering topics like:

What are you waiting for? Discover what your money can do for U at!

About Us
Calling All Volunteers!

The Nominating Committee is considering members who are willing to serve as volunteers for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors, or a committee. Any member who wishes to be considered should call or email VP of Human Resources Kelly Johns.

All respondents will be sent an informational packet that contains a description of duties and responsibilities and an application for nomination. Note: Meetings take place in Fort Wayne, IN, but there is an existing travel reimbursement policy in place with options to teleconference.

Nominations close at 5pm on October 11, 2024. Anyone who wishes to petition for nomination after the deadline has until November 29, 2024. All members who wish to become a candidate must collect 200 signatures. If a ballot process is required, the annual election of officers will be conducted by mail.

Kelly Johns, VP of Human Resources
Phone: 260.471.8336
Partners 1st Federal Credit Union
1330 Directors Row
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Congrats To These Scholarship Winners

Every year, Partners 1st awards up to $15,000 total in scholarships for qualified, higher-education seekers. We had a large pool of applicants apply this year for their chance for a cut of the prize. The committee made their selections based on academic achievement and financial need. Congratulations the recipients of the Charles M. Cook Scholarship!

Are you missing out on financial opportunities? Discover what your money can do for you at

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Staycation Ideas For U

Staying home this summer? Make the most of it by planning a staycation adventure. It can range from becoming a tourist of your own town, planning a beach or lake day, or even hosting a themed party or movie night. Whatever the case, don’t miss your chance to enjoy the sunny and blue skies! Check out more ideas on our blog on

Upcoming Events
Independence Day - Branches Closed

Partners 1st FCU will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day.

As always, you can access your accounts online 24/7/366.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk

On July 13 & 14, we are proud to once again be the title and water bottle sponsor for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk in downtown Fort Wayne, IN! Chalk Walk’s goal is to draw the city’s most creative citizens together to contribute to the largest community art project in the region, attracting families, friends, and supporters of a vibrant cultural life in Fort Wayne. Our team will be onsite handing out water bottles and Partners 1st swag to artists and spectators alike, and this year, we’ll be taking over the Activity Tent from noon to 4pm. Come see us!

Labor Day - Branches Closed

Partners 1st FCU will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.

As always, you can access your accounts online 24/7/366.

Printable Version - Beyond The Transaction - Summer 2024