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Free Estate Planning Seminar


Planning with Wills and Trusts presented by Jarrett Law Office.

On Wednesday, April 30 a free seminar covering wills, trusts, health care directives and other essential estate planning tools will be held at the Montpelier Main Office on One Bailey Avenue in the third floor conference room. All members are encouraged to attend and bring your questions to this fact-filled event.

2014 Green Up Day


VSECU is proud to support Vermont Green Up Day again this year on May 3, 2014. Each year on the first Saturday in May individual Vermonters, businesses, organizations and school groups across the state join in to clean up the roadsides of our beautiful state. This year VSECU is again joining the effort with a $10,000 sponsorship of Green Up Day.

Board of Directors Announced


At one of the more unique Annual Meetings held by VSECU, voting has concluded to fill the four vacancies on the Board of Directors.

The evening started with a cocktail hour in which members were invited to mingle with representatives from the five finalists in the We Care 2 program. Therapy Dogs of Vermont brought Cora, one of their service dogs, to meet VSECU members and Southern Vermont Natural History Museum brought Sophia, a beautiful kestrel.

We Care 2 Program Awards $23,000


More than 7,000 members cast a vote to help direct part of VSECU’s charitable contributions as part of the 67th Annual Meeting.

Members voted to select two $10,000 award recipients through the We Care 2 program.

In 2014 VSECU received 49 applications for review in the We Care 2 program. Chair of the Community Contributions Committee, Kate Paine, expressed at the meeting how difficult the selection process was to narrow the applicants to five finalists. The committee chose NCSS Youth In Transition, the Rutland Community Cupboard, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Therapy Dogs of Vermont, and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports for the VSECU membership to vote on. The two organizations with the most votes would receive $10,000 each.

Former Vermont Commissioner Named New CEO at VSECU


The largest and only state chartered credit union for all Vermonters announced that the VSECU Board of Directors has named Robert Miller, Managing Director at Conning, Hartford, CT, and former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, to succeed Steve Post as the Chief Executive Officer. Miller will join VSECU on March 31 and immediately assume the role of CEO.

In its search for a new CEO, the Board sought a candidate with leadership and strategic experience who could demonstrate…

National Credit Union Youth Week


Teaching kids how to manage money through responsible savings.

VSECU teams up with credit unions across the country every year in support of National Credit Union Youth Week. During this week of awareness kids are encouraged to set up savings accounts and learn responsible money management in a controlled environment – a lesson that will last a lifetime.

St. Johnsbury Branch Grand Opening


VSECU recently opened a new branch in St. Johnsbury at 1036 Memorial Drive. The credit union held its grand opening celebration on Thursday, February 20.

The branch is designed as an environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient building to meet Energy Star certification standards. Amenities include a community room, which can be reserved and used by area residents, as well as a Tech Center where VSECU members can access free WiFi.

2013 VSECU Tax Forms


All 2013 VSECU tax forms will be mailed to members in January. If you are enrolled in e-Statements, you will be sent an e-mail notifying you that your electronic tax form is available and can be accessed through your Online Banking account (under the ‘Statements’ tab). If you are receiving monthly paper statements, your 2013 tax forms will be sent to the address we have on file. For further details regarding 2013 VSECU tax forms, read more…

Call Center Hours Change


Effective January 21 our Call Center Hours will change to better meet the needs of our members. We have discovered there is less of a need for members to contact us early weekday mornings and more of a need to contact us on Saturday mornings. Therefore the new Call Center hours will be:

Effective January 21:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are You on the Right Road to Retirement?


More than one third of all working Americans have no retirement savings, and of those who are saving, almost two-thirds have no idea if they are saving enough. With this looming retirement crisis, MFS Retirement Center located at VSECU is now offering its members a no cost, no obligation test drive to see if they are on the right road to retirement using a software program called the Retirement Road Test.