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2018 Board of Directors Election

As a credit union, we are a financial cooperative that is owned by its members, not stockholders. Because of this distinction, each member, regardless of the size of their account, has one vote in electing a volunteer Board of Directors. This assures that your credit union’s focus on your financial interest is not lost.

There are three (2) positions open for the 2018 MVFCU Board of Directors election being held April 9 through May 9. As a credit union, we offer our members two convenient methods to cast their ballots: Online and paper

Voting online takes just a few minutes and saves the membership thousands of dollars in printing and mailing expenses! To learn how to cast your online ballot, visit

If you prefer a paper ballot, request one at any MVFCU office or one will be mailed to you by calling (808) 677-6206 or (907) 745-4891. Requests for mail ballots must be made by the close of business on April 25. All ballots must be received by the end-of-day on May 9.

Election results will be announced at the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting on May 22. Results will be posted in each community office on May 23. There will be no nominations from the floor at the membership meeting.

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Get ready for summer in Alaska!

For over 30 years MVFCU and AVIS Alaska have worked together to get our members a fantastic deal on a well-maintained vehicle. For the first time ever we have partnered with AVIS Alaska for a spring financing special!

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CEO SpotlightMVFCU CEO Al Strawn

By Al Strawn

From The Debt Shall Die With the Debtor

“Don’t you come any farther!” the factory owner shouted. “I don’t want any damn union in this place! I want you off these premises, and if you ever come back, I’m gonna call the cops!”

“Beg your pardon?” Charley Eikeli said innocently.

“Don’t beg my damn pardon! Just get out of here! I don’t want any union around here!”

“I don’t understand, sir,” Eikel said. “What have you got against unions? Aren’t you a citizen of the Unites States, the forty-eight states of the union?”

“That’s different!”

“It is? What about the union of marriage? You got anything against that?”

“Of course not!”

“When you die, do you think you’ll go to heaven?”

“I hope so,” the factory owner said.

“Doesn’t your religion tell you you’ll be in union with God?”

“That’s different!”

“Let me ask you one more question, sir. Have you ever worn long underwear?”

“It’s none of your business, but yes I have. So what?”

“Long underwear is called a union suit,” Eikel said.

“That’s different and you know it!”

“The credit union is different, too. Why don’t you at least give me the chance to tell you about it?”

As you can see from the above encounter there has long been confusion about the credit union difference.

A credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. Because each member has one vote in electing a volunteer Board of Directors, the credit union remains democratically controlled. Credit unions by their very nature are community centric. They pool deposits of members’ savings and use it to finance the needs of borrowing members. When you join a local credit union, you are participating in a unique financial cooperative that directly helps you and your neighbors build a better community.

i Charley Eikel was a field worker in the early days of the credit union movement in the United States.

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Update to Business Accounts

The Credit Union has updated its Business Membership and Account Agreement, including the Funds Availability Policy, Electronic Services Agreement, Privacy Policy and Rates and Fee Schedule, which governs your business accounts and services. This update will be effective May 1, 2018 and will cover business accounts as well as consumer accounts that are used for business purposes.

To obtain a copy of the updated Business documents, please visit any one of our community offices or

The continued use of your Business Account after May 1, 2018, constitutes your acceptance and agreement to the terms of the Business Membership and Account Agreement.

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MVFCU Financial EducationMVFCU's Kathy Morris

Presented by Kathy Y. Morris, CCUFC

"Why a Good Credit Score is Important"

A closer look at how your credit choices influence your credit score and loan interest rates. Focus on understanding how credit works, managing current credit and how to repair your credit profile to improve your credit score.

Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Presented at the Waipahu Community Association Office,
(Near the old Arakawa's, 94-340 Waipahu Depot Street #201)
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Live Webinar
“How to Repair Credit”

Take action and get control of your debt. Plus tips on how to improve your credit score.

Live Webinar
How to Repair Credit
April 25, 2018
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Alaska
11 a.m. - 12 noon Hawaii
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"How to Manage Student Loan Debt”

Learn strategies to pay off student loan debt faster and how to get ahead financially.

Saturday, June 9, from 9a-12pm.
» Contact Kathy to Register: 808-379-7910 or «

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2018 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Each year, we invite our members and staff to gather and reflect on the previous year's successes and events and, to take a glance into the future. We review the financial state of the Credit Union, hear reports from our CEO, Board Chair, Supervisory Committee, and the results of the 2018 MVFCU election. It also gives you the chance to exercise your rights as a member-owner of MVFCU by asking questions and getting to know the staff, Executive Team, and Board.

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Mat-Su Senior Dining Room in Palmer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.! Light refreshments of fruit and veggies will be served along with coffee, tea and punch. And, of course, the ever popular “Bucket-O-Bucks” ensures that everyone leaves a winner.

See you there!

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MVFCU Adventure sale

One day Only!

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Seward Meridian
Community Office
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Our Annual Adventure Sale will be Saturday, May 19! Be sure to watch our website,, and our MVFCU Facebook page for more details!


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