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Core Upgrade Updates: Partners 1st members can now use the CO-OP Shared Network at other institutions. Non-Partners 1st members cannot conduct transactions at our branches currently but can view other CO-OP Shared Network institutions with our Location Finder. We are working to get it back up and running for non-members as soon as possible. Navigate the core upgrade like a pro with the new tips available under the "Core Updates" section of our website or click here.

Beyond The Transaction Member Newsletter - Winter 2024

Investing in U… Stay Up to Date

This year we will launch our new computer system, and everyone will finally see the upgrades firsthand. We are moving from an account-focused system to a person-centric system, so we can continue to focus on what matters: U.

Until we go live on April 29, you can learn about what changes to expect by going to our online informational web hub. Transparency is important to us, so as we verify details about our new system, we will post the benefits, features, and how it affects you. The following topics will be our primary focus and be updated whenever we have new information:

  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Statements
  • Member Numbers
  • Branch Interactions
  • Loans
  • Business Services
  • Mortgages

Our system upgrade integrates with everything we currently do and streamlines it. From new statements to instant digital issuance of debit cards, we will have a robust system that gives you benefits and features like never before. Learn More

Save for college
Charles M. Cook Scholarship Application is Open

Calling all high school seniors and college undergraduates! Here is your chance to win your slice of $15,000 to help offset the cost of higher education. Qualified individuals must follow these eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant must be a member of Partners 1st Federal Credit Union or become one by selection time, if not already
  • The applicant must be a high school senior* or full-time undergraduate student
  • The parent or responsible party of the applicant must be a Partners 1st member in good standing
  • Officials, employees, spouses, and immediate family members of officials and employees of Partners 1st are not eligible

*A high school student must have met the requirements to graduate or graduate by the end of the current school year.

The Charles M. Cook Scholarship Committee will choose applicants based on merit and financial need. To be considered, please submit your application by May 31, 2024.

Earn money for you and your friends by referring them to us! When they open an account, you both receive $50.

Beyondthe Transaction Winter 11
That's a Wrap!

Throughout the year, our staff can elect to donate $1 every week. This donation awards them the option to get to “dress down” and wear jeans on Fridays. This year, the staff donated over $10,000 to their charity of choice, The Dream Factory. The Dream Factory is a volunteer-driven, children’s wish-granting organization. By raising funds, these hard-working individuals can continue to grant dreams to children who have chronic illnesses or disorders, suffer from emotional and physical pain, or have life-threatening illnesses.

Results Are In!

We ended the year on a high note. With your help, we were able to donate over 2,000 items of canned and non-perishable food items to local charities in your community. Together, we made a difference!

Coined Financial Term

Your credit score is an important number to know and understand. A credit score tells lenders what your capacity is to pay back a loan. The score is based on a list of factors, including: every time you made a payment on time, credit utilization, length of your credit history, and account mix. The better your score, the better loans and interest rates you get. Learn more by visiting our blog at or clicking here.

Upcoming Events

Fun factoid: Partners 1st Federal Credit Union has been serving its members since February 29th, 1952! Since the credit union was founded on a leap year, we get to celebrate its official birthday every four years. This year, the credit union is turning "18"!

New Year's Day – Branches Closed

Partners 1st will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Branches Closed

Partners 1st will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024.

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

Presidents Day – Branches Closed

Partners 1st will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

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

The Credit Union’s Birthday!

We are turning “18” on Thursday, February 29, 2024!

Computer Upgrade Goes Live April 29

We will flip the switch on our new system on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Printable Version - Beyond the Transaction - Winter 2024