September 2021 Newsletter
At West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union, we appreciate and celebrate who we are and what we get to do each and every day. In recognition of that, we have a very special day coming as we prepare to celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day on October 21st. This day allows us to celebrate the credit union movement and the incredible impact we have had on all credit union members.

The history of credit unions and ICU Day is a story worth sharing. It is a story of an idea. A simple idea that people could pool their money and make loans to each other. It's the credit union idea, and it evolved from the cooperative activities of early 19th century Europe. The first of these cooperatives was an 1844 cooperative organized by a group of workers in Rochdale, England.

As time passed, a desire emerged to establish an annual occasion to acknowledge both the credit unions' important role in creating opportunity for their members and communities and the achievements of pioneers who laid the foundation for ongoing credit union success.

On January 17, 1927, the Credit Union League of Massachusetts celebrated the first official holiday for credit union members and workers. They selected January 17 because it was the birthday of America's "Apostle of Thrift," Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), who early credit union founders believed symbolized "the life and teaching embodied in the spirit and purpose of credit unions." Sadly, after a brief trial period, Credit Union Day quietly disappeared.

In 1948, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) decided to initiate a new national Credit Union Day celebration. CUNA and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society set aside the third Thursday of October as the national day of observance. By then, many more of America's credit union leaders believed there was a need for an occasion that would bring people together to reflect upon credit union history and achievements and to promote the credit union idea across the country.

At WV Central, we are excited to be celebrating credit unions and the credit union movement. To assure that we always adhere to the concepts set aside by the founders of the movement and the founders of WV Central, we adopted the following core values and credit union drivers.

Core Values – Passion – Teamwork – Excellence - Community - Innovation

CU Drivers - Sense of Purpose - Active and Visible Leadership – Communication - Sense of Urgency – Accountability

Over the next few months, we will discuss each of these in more detail.

Thank you for being a member of WV Central! We look forward to working together for the benefit of our entire membership! 

Michael A. Tucker
President / CEO
Don't Miss Out....Take a look at how our members are saving money and putting it back into their pocket!
We had a member that brought us their loan from another financial institution and we were able to reduce their rate by 5.85% APR * and reduce the term of their loan by 115 months which is saving them over $14,000.00 over the life of their original loan! WOW, that is money back in their pocket.

We had a second member that brought their loan from another financial institution and we were able to reduce their monthly payment by $110.00 per month, reduce their interest rate significantly and they are saving over $13,000.00 over the life of the original loan.

What would you do with extra money?

We would love the opportunity to work with you to see how we might be able to save you money. Make an appointment today, our loan officers are ready to help.

Your individual results may vary.
FREE Credit When Credit Is Due Class starting in October!
Each Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm from October 5th - Thursday October 19th. This course is being sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Mid-Ohio Valley and WV Central FCU. Classes will be held at 809 Division
Street, Parkersburg. You can register here.
Registration is required as space is limited.
Upcoming Event: We will be holding a Kids Boo Fun Run on October 16, 2021 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM behind the Grand Central Mall. The first 200 registered will receive a Free T-Shirt and each registration will receive a bag of goodies for participating. As an extra bonus, all participating young members will get $5.00 deposited to their WV Central FCU account! You can register here. Be sure and stay to enjoy the Boo and Brew Activities provided by the Grand Central Mall starting at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
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-2 tickets to Super Bowl LVI
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Call Andy at Commonwealth to discuss investing, retirement and strategies for your financial future! 304-422-3531
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