Great Erie eNews

APRIL 2024

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April News

Solar Eclipse 2024

A good friend from the credit union world recently commented that he is not very eclipsey. It made me laugh because I, too, was unimpressed with the upcoming event. But now that’s all changed. Everyone is coming together in our community backyard to enjoy something quite special. We’ll be closing at 1:00 pm on April 8th so that our employees can get home and avoid getting stuck in traffic. It’s kind of like a Bill’s game on steroids or so they say! You can access your accounts online, apply for a loan, or pay your bills like any other day of the week. I hope you will enjoy the eclipse safely. We’ll all have a story about where we were on April 8, 2024. I wish good weather for all and plenty of moon pies!


Robyn Young/CEO

Great Erie FCU

We will close at 1 pm on Monday, April 8, the day of the 2024 solar eclipse. However, many services are available 24/7 through ATMs, our mobile app, or online banking at Stay safe and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event.


Identity Theft Protection While Traveling

Travel can make you especially vulnerable to identity theft. Regardless of where you’re visiting, you’ll likely be carrying more valuables with you than usual. It’s crucial to prepare ahead of time and do what you can to prevent identity theft while traveling abroad.

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Terms and conditions apply. Zelle® and the Zelle® related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

Defensive Driving Class

Great Erie FCU presents the Defensive Driving Class everyone is talking about! It's the NYS DMV's only approved humor-based Defensive Driving Class. Classes don't have to be boring. Space is limited and registration is required.

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March 2024 Giving

Making Strides Together: Recap of Our Footprints Campaign for Multiple Sclerosis Society/Member & Staff Contribution

We extend our sincere thanks for your incredible support during our Footprints Campaign in March. Together, we made a significant impact by raising awareness and funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, showcasing our commitment to community and compassion. Your generosity will fuel crucial research, support programs and advocacy efforts, leaving a lasting imprint of hope and solidarity. As we move forward, let's continue to uplift and support one another, spreading kindness and making strides towards a brighter, more inclusive future for all. Learn More

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Share the benefits of being a member/owner of Great Erie with your friends and family! Earn $20 every time you refer a friend to Great Erie. The more you refer, the more you earn! 

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Access your credit score, full credit report, credit monitoring, financial tips and credit building education without impacting your credit score!

Credit Sense from Great Erie Credit FCU and SavvyMoney is a powerful tool available in online banking and our mobile app - anytime, anywhere and for free.

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April is National Financial Literacy Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of financial literacy. Financial literacy means having the know-how to make wise decisions about personal finances, such as managing a budget, borrowing money, paying for insurance and saving for retirement.

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Here's What You Should Know About Mortgage Amortization

Learn the ins and outs of amortization.

Mortgage amortization might sound like a complicated term, but it’s really not. All it refers to is the process of paying down your mortgage over a set amount of time. Here’s everything you need to know about amortization.

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4-8 Solar Eclipse

4-18 Tax Day

4-22 Earth Day

4-23 Great Erie Annual Meeting

Great Erie's Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: The Columns Banquets, Elma

Join us for an evening of celebration and community at our Annual Meeting! Enjoy a delicious dinner as we reflect on another successful year together.

🍽 Dinner Included & Cash Bar Available

💲 Member Price: $10 per person

💲 Non-Member Price: $15 per person

Registration required. Stop by to see us at our Orchard Park office/branch or call the credit union at 716-662-1311. We can't wait to see you there as we come together to celebrate our credit union's achievements and plan for an even brighter future.

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