Member News

    NDFCU Places 22nd in Total Funds Raised — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    This is in large part due to our Members!

    presenter at MECULOn Tuesday, February 12, 2019, New Dimensions FCU had the honor of attending the Maine Credit Union League Ending Hunger campaign luncheon at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. This special event recognizes the contributions of Maine’s credit unions made to combat hunger in the state.

    We are proud and excited to announce that the 2018 Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger raised a record-setting $787,360.68 (that’s $47,333 more than last year’s total). The other exciting fact is that there was 100% participation from Maine’s credit unions again this year. Due to hard work and our fundraising efforts, NDFCU placed 22nd in total funds raised and 30th for per member contributions, which means we will receive a total of $9,202.11 to distribute to local organizations and food pantries. Yes, this means this money we raised goes back into the local community it came from.

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    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    New Dimensions FCU was voted #1 Reader’s Choice in the Credit Union Category! — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    We cannot thank you enough for voting New Dimensions FCU #1 in the credit union category of Morning Sentinel’s Best of the Best–Reader’s Choice!

    We accepted the plaque for this achievement last night at KVCC and we will not forget how blessed we are to have community members like you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    #creditunion #readerschoice #thankful

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    Care & Comfort and their Staff Support the Humane Society of Waterville — Care & Comfort

    The Waterville Area Humane Society was the recipient of a gift from Care & Comfort’s Waterville Administrative Team’s Jean Fund. Since 1970 this organization has provided sanctuary, care, and humane treatment for lost or unwanted pets while helping them find their homes.

    Animals arrive at HSWA for a variety of reasons. They may be found as strays running at large who have either become lost after wandering from home or have been abandoned by their owners. Some owners, for a variety of reasons, may find that they can no longer take care of their pets and surrender them to the shelter for re-homing. Through the efforts of the staff and volunteers, the shelter’s homeless guests are rehabilitated to support bonding and trust with humans, fully vetted, spayed or neutered and microchipped before being ready for adoption. For those that arrived due to deciding an outing on their own seemed like a fun idea, they too receive a safe, warm space in which to relax while waiting for their worried humans to arrive and take them home.

    “As someone lucky enough to have a rescue dog in my own home, the work performed by the shelter is very close to my heart … as it is to many of our employees,” said Mike Stair, Care & Comfort’s President & COO. “It is no secret that pets add so much to our physical and mental well-being; they are loved and cherished members of our families. This committed organization and its volunteers provide shelter, food, medical care, and facilitates adoptions for so many animals each year. I praise our Waterville team who made this gift possible and chose to help give our four-legged friends a helping paw up on their journey to a new home.”

    The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and their employees, has contributed more than $83,000 in the past ten years to community-based non-profit organizations. Every Friday staff may wear jeans to work for a donation, the agency then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiary semi-annually.

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 180 Main Street , Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-5300
    • Email: susan.giguere@careandcomfort.com

    New Dimensions works hard to protect its members information! — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    As a Branch Manager, I want you to know that New Dimensions is looking out for its members and that our staff is devoted to you as a person as well! We want you to know that when you contact us, we will be here to help you do your financial business and we will make sure your information is safe. Did you know that our staff has been trained on how to detect potential fraud, violations of financial and human rights such as elder abuse, or warning signs of human trafficking? It all falls into our “people helping people” philosophy and we are proud to be serving you for your everyday needs. We take pride in the fact that we may be able to make more than a financial impact in someone’s life by standing for what is right and protecting our members.

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    Got the Winter Blues? — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    The key is finding fun, yet inexpensive, ways to pass the time until Spring arrives!

    This time of year is difficult for many of us who suffer from the Winter blues. With the lack of sunshine, bitter temperatures, snow & ice, and the feeling of being “cooped up”, it can make anyone feel more than a little tense! After a conversation with Katie, my colleague in the Winslow branch, I thought it would be a great idea to create a list of no-cost activities which could make a weekend fun AND save money, too!

    Here are some ideas to consider:

    FREE public events – Check out the event section of local newspapers or their websites to see what free activities are happening in your community. Additionally, Facebook has an events page for your local area. Another great resource to check out is the Mid-Maine Chamber’s online event calendar.

    Read More Here!

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    Evening Sandwich Program — UU Church of Waterville

    In 2018 the Evening Sandwich Program Soup Kitchen [ESP] at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville served nearly 53,000 meals to those in need. Since its beginning in 1990, ESP has served over 730,000 meals. More than 2,200 volunteers from churches, school groups, Colby College and the community have helped prepare and serve these meals.

    For more information about the sandwich program contact: mailibailey@yahoo.com smorrill29@myfairpoint.net

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 69 Silver Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: 207-873-4006
    • Email: jsaint@roadrunner.com

    Vassalboro Ice Fishing Derby — Vassalboro Business Association

    The Vassalboro Business Association wishes the best of luck to all participants in the Vassalboro Ice Fishing Derby on February 10!

    Details can be found on the Chamber’s calendar: https://midmainechamber.com/cms/events/vassalboro-ice-fishing-derby/

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 1063 Main Street, Vassalboro
    • Primary Phone: 207-631-3303
    • Email: lindatitus@hotmail.com

    Is the Government Shutdown Affecting You? — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    Contact us to find out what we can do to assist you through this difficult financial time. 

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    5 “Financially Fit” Goals That We Think Einstein Would Approve Of — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    Make 2019 the year you improve your financial security.

    You’ve probably heard the famous quote by Albert Einstein, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Here’s one you may have not heard before by French writer and poet, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” So, if we were to combine the two quotes and stated it very simply, it might sound something like, “If you are stuck in the same old rut and want to go in a different direction, set a goal and outline a plan to get there.” 

    Like millions of people, you may be tired of being in debt…Read More Here!

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com

    Planning Your Budget in 2019! — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    Living Well Depends on How Well You Plan!

    Do the words, “New Year’s Resolutions” spark feelings of anxiety for you? Have you made resolutions in the past that you just couldn’t keep up with? Did you create a “How to” plan when setting those goals for yourself? According to a Business Insider survey, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February, which can be mostly attributed to goal setting that is way too aggressive and a lack of planning.

    If your goal is to become more financially stable in 2019, New Dimensions FCU suggests that you create a customized plan that works for you and your family. Keep in mind that one plan does not fit all families or situations. Whether it’s building a sizable savings account, paying down debt, contributing to a retirement plan or tackling costly projects, it’s easiest to start with the basics.  Here are some ideas to help you build a viable plan for your financial goals in 2019:

    • Create an effective household budget

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    Contact Info:
    • Address: 61 Grove Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 872-2771
    • Email: tpoissonnier@newdimensionsfcu.com