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    New Dimensions Encourages Our Youth to Save Their Money — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    National Credit Union Youth Month starts April 1!

    New Dimensions FCU would like to know, what kind of saver is your child? One who gladly saves money, or do you have to formulate a creative scientific plan to get him or her to put money away?

    Every saver is unique, but most people who save regularly develop the habit early in life. Teach your children how to save by learning to delay gratification in order to save for long-term goals. This is a crucial life skill that NDFCU is committed to helping our youngest members develop. You can help get your children into the habit by having them cut out pictures of something they’d like to have someday and post the images where they’ll see them often. Then help them open a savings account at New Dimensions FCU. You can open an account with as little as $5. Encourage your child to make regular small deposits each week. Tell them their money will earn interest while it’s in their account. If they keep this routine going, they’ll quickly see their savings grow.

    We can help too! Beginning April 1….

    Read More Here!

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

    40 years – A Reflection — Family Violence Project

    On February 21, 1978 a small group of women in the Augusta area signed the Articles of Incorporation for Family Violence Assistance Project. In Maine and across the country activists were mobilizing to create a safety net for victims of domestic violence through provision of comprehensive direct advocacy with and on behalf of survivors, including shelter, support groups, and crisis intervention. They sought to “educate and inform… of the needs and the critical problems of battered spouses, and of the social forces and attitudes which contribute to the problem.” Forty years later, we continue the work. Our efforts are supported by strong coalitions and committed individuals. Forty years later, almost 50% of homicides in Maine are those perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner, dating partner, or family member. Safety and peace in our homes is possible. And we believe it will take our entire community to make this happen.

    Throughout the coming year, Family Violence Project will recognize and remember. We are a hard working group of committed advocates: Board, Staff, and Volunteers. We shall celebrate, yes; because without joy and connection, there will never be change. Ours is humble work, and earnest; and we lean into it for a journey much longer than we knew in our earlier years. We hope you will follow our postings, our newsletter, and our activities throughout the year. We hope you will join us, in whatever way makes most sense for you.

    Lets take a moment to honor those who have survived abuse, to appreciate the growth from surviving to thriving for so many, and to acknowledge that too many lives have been stolen. And it is an opportunity for FVP to reflect on our role in helping to create our vision of a community where violence is unacceptable and people treat each other with respect and to move our mission to End Domestic Abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

    Contact Info:
    • Address: P.O. Box , Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 623-8637
    • Email: fvp@familyviolenceproject.org

    Important Notice to New Dimensions FCU Members… — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    As a result of Taconnet Federal Credit Union merging with New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, certain systems will be unavailable, for a period of time, because of the conversion.

    • Remote Deposit Capture (depositing a check with your phone app) will be unavailable for use on Thursday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. until Monday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m.
    • Online Banking, Mobile Banking, and Teller-Phone (audio response) will be unavailable from Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. until Monday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m.
    • Bill Pay will be unavailable on Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. until Monday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. All existing payees and payments will be available after April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Access to balance inquiries or transfers at the ATM will be unavailable from Friday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. until Monday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Shared Branching will be unavailable from Friday, March 30th at 6:30 pm until Monday, April 2nd at 8:00 am.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding during this merger. If you need any assistance or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of our staff and we will be happy to assist you.

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

    Are you Ready for a Vacation? — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    8 simple steps to taking your dream vacation this year!

    Snow and sub-freezing temperatures will soon give way to sunny days and warm breezes, which carry the melodic songs of the Spring robins. While we are waiting for the beautiful weather to arrive, you could start saving for Summer and Fall vacations or stay-cations!

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

    Family Violence Project Volunteer Training Being Offered This Spring! — Family Violence Project

    We are looking for volunteers who would like to be trained as Helpline Advocates. In this role, you would be part of the team that answers our 24 hour helpline for those affected by domestic violence. Once trained, you would volunteer from the comfort of your home! Our next volunteer training begins on April 3rd in Augusta. For more information contact Jaime at 207-620-9044, or check out the training announcement on our website. We hope to hear from you!

    http://www.familyviolenceproject.org/how-you-can…/volunteer/

    Contact Info:
    • Address: P.O. Box , Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 623-8637
    • Email: fvp@familyviolenceproject.org

    Flame Resistant Clothing — Maine Fire Equipment Co.

    We now sell FR clothing! You asked for it and we listened. We have teamed up with the Fechheimer company and now offer their line of Justin Flame Resistant clothing. If you know anyone who works with power or in a bucket please spread the word. We have some in stock, but ther deliveries are very quick. Call or email with any questions.

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 25 S. Factory Street, Skowhegan
    • Primary Phone: (207) 474-2992
    • Email: tsmith@mainefire.net

    Are You Throwing Money Out The Window? — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    When we are grocery shopping, looking for a new sweater in a department store, or even buying a new electronic gadget; we may take the time to read online reviews, perform side by side comparisons, and even use apps to find a better deal. But, when it comes to things like mortgage, home equity loans, house or vehicle insurance, credit card interest rates, cell phone plans, television/cable services, or even banking services such as checking accounts, some people RARELY shop around for a better deal.  Perhaps it’s because these things seem like too big of a chore to tackle in an already crazy schedule? Maybe it’s because we are uncomfortable with change? Whatever the reason, I am hoping I can convince you to make the time to shop around for these products and services because THERE ARE HUGE SAVINGS TO BE HAD IN THESE CATEGORIES!

    If I handed you $200, $300 or even $500 would that be meaningful to you? 

    READ MORE HERE!

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

    25th Annual Polar Bear Dip raises over $16K — Alfond Youth Center

    Thanks to incredible sponsors T-Mobile, Hannaford and MaineGeneral, prize donors Day’s Jewelers and Marden’s, and all our incredible Dippers, Pledgers and volunteers we raised over $16,000 Saturday morning, which is a 25% increase over 2017!

    Special thanks to Tony Tuell, Cliff Hannon, Mike Webber, Jasmine Webber and the rest of the Silver Street team for not only raising the most money but enlisting the matching support of our Governor, Paul LePage!

    What a GREAT community!  Thank you all!

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 126 North Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 873-0684
    • Email: kwalsh@alfondyouthcenter.org

    Valentine’s Day Reservations — Amici’s Cucina

    Treat your honey or treat yourself. Make your reservations for Valentine’s Day now. Space is limited. Call for available times.  (207) 861-4440

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 137 Main Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 861-4440
    • Email: mary@amiciscucina.com

    New Dimensions takes steps to educate its members — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

    GreenPath Financial Wellness ~ A viable choice in today’s financial economy.

     Because many of us didn’t receive adequate financial education when we were in school, there wasn’t an outlined plan on how to create monthly budgets, consolidate and pay off credit card debt, restructure student loan debt, or buy our first home. Now as adults, we are expected to figure it all out? What if we make the wrong choices?

     As a member of New Dimensions Federal Credit Union (NDFCU), we have resources to help you navigate through all expected, as well as unexpected, financial challenges. While we still counsel members in our local branches, NDFCU also partners with GreenPath Financial Wellness, one of the largest and most respected non-profit financial wellness and credit counseling organizations in the nation. It was an easy choice as GreenPath is fully capable of providing expert financial advice to our members at a low cost or in some cases, for free! In fact, NDFCU is one of only two credit unions in Maine to offer this resource to its members. 

    When you are referred to a certified GreenPath expert, you can rest easy knowing that all calls are confidential, member names and the nature of the call are not shared with credit union employees at any time. We want you to feel free to discuss your financial challenges knowing that your caring GreenPath counselor will listen objectively and will, in turn, provide you with customized solutions and strategies to help you achieve your financial goals.

    Certified experts at GreenPath can assist you with free debt counseling, which includes a step-by-step debt management plan that can put a stop to collection calls, lower interest rates, and save you money. Additionally, they can review your credit report with you and will provide realistic goals on how to improve your score.

    GreenPath’s Housing Services Department can provide the support you need to get you back on track with missed mortgage payments or help you determine if a home equity loan is right for you. If you are still renting, but looking to buy a home, they can help you navigate through the home buying process with easy to understand financial resources. 

    Another service that GreenPath offers is Student Loan Counseling. Their student loan councilors will review your loan repayment options, which can potentially postpone or lower your payments. They will clearly define each one of your options so that you can make the best possible decision.

    As a client of GreenPath, you’ll have 24/7 access to their website, blogs, newsletters, financial education videos, and webinars so that you can continue to learn more and reach all your financial goals. Make financial stress and uncertainty a thing of past by allowing NDFCU to provide you with the assistance you need. We urge you to take advantage of GreenPath Financial Wellness today! Contact us at info@newdimensinsfcu.com for more details.

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