IN THE COMMUNITY

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Who loves CO-OPs? Nearly 200 turned out to share their love of cooperatives in our joint appreciation day with Cooperative Light and Power (CLP) in October.

Members of both CLP and THFCU have a lot to love. By owning the organizations they do business with, they know they’ll always have a voice and will regularly enjoy superior service.

After serving lunch and dessert to our visitors, Randy and Erin from THFCU met with CLP’s Steve and Sarah. Then it was time to deliver prizes to eight members who won $25.00 gift cards, and finally our grand prize – An iPad to THFCU member Fred K.

Congratulations to all of our winners, and we look forward to future member events and collaboration with our friends at CLP.

Congrats
WINcentive pays David $100

Member David Trieschmann is the first THFCU WINcentive winner! David was recently awarded $100, simply for saving money at Two Harbors Federal Credit Union.

WINcentive acts like a typical THFCU savings account, earning above-market dividends and boasting federal deposit insurance on balances up to $250,000. Where it differs from a traditional savings account is in its ability to pay much bigger rewards.

“There’s nothing quite like it,” said THFCU President/CEO Randy Willert, “Every time you make a deposit to the account you receive an entry into a drawing for cash.”

Those drawings number in the hundreds over the course of the year, and are exclusive to credit union members in Minnesota with a WINcentive account. Currently only twenty credit unions in Minnesota offer WINcentive, and Two Harbors Federal is the only provider in northeast Minnesota.

Every time a participant increases their savings balance by $25 in a given month they are automatically entered into the contest (maximum of four entries per month). “It’s about getting into a habit,” said THFCU Vice President of Operations Jerry Hostetter, “Practically everyone wants to save a few extra dollars each month. But life gets in the way. We forget or get otherwise distracted. By providing that extra incentive, we’re keeping saving top-of-mind.”

Learn more about WINcentive.

THFCU's FIRST WINcentive Winner
BACK TO SCHOOL

THFCU staff welcomed students back to school in late August with supplies and prizes.

Open houses at Minnehaha Elementary and Two Harbors High School provided space for the credit union team to hand out notebooks and take entries for backpack drawings.

THFCU employees Erin and James spoke to hundreds of families and donated over 300 notebooks to incoming students. Congratulations to Tyler (pictured) and Layton from Minnehaha, and to Cameron (pictured) and Ariana from Two Harbors High School. Each was a winner of a new backpack and are ready to start school in style!

Congrats
Special Olympics - Torch Run

THFCU employees participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run, which made its way through Two Harbors in late June. The benefit was part of a multi-day event that spanned more than 2,000 miles across the state of Minnesota culminating in the Celebration Ceremonies in Apple Valley.

The Torch Run, organized by Minnesota Law Enforcement, is the largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness campaign benefitting the Special Olympics.

THFCU employees and friends joined the "Flame of Hope" as it traveled from Burlington Bay through downtown Two Harbors and back over to the Lake County Arena. Team THFCU’s participation also raised money for this important cause. To support Special Olympics Minnesota visit specialolympicsminnesota.org.

Torch Run - Team THFCU
Youth Month Winners

April was Youth Month at Two Harbors Federal Credit Union. We had great fun as our young members learned valuable lessons about saving money, showed off their artistic style with our coloring page, and won exciting prizes!

Over 80 youth made deposits during the month, and many new savings accounts were opened.

Prize winners:

  • 14” Bike - Rylee
  • 18” Bike - Keegan
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card - Bryce
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card - Jimmy

Monty the Money Monkey and his friends at THFCU thank all who were able to visit us in April. It was so much fun we’re going to do it all over again next year!

Rylee and Keegan

Talking Issues with Rick Nolan

Recently Two Harbors Federal Credit Union President/CEO Randy Willert visited with U.S. Representative Rick Nolan to discuss issues facing credit union members. Randy, along with other Minnesota credit union leaders, visited Congressman Nolan’s offices in Washington, D.C. to address the following:

  • Regulatory Burdens. Regulation aimed at Wall Street banks inadvertently stifles credit unions’ ability to provide our members with safe and affordable services.
  • Stopping Merchant Data Breaches. When merchant data breaches occur, credit unions (and their members) bear the costs of the breach. Merchants should be held to the same standards as banks and credit unions.
  • Preserving the Credit Union Tax Status. Credit unions are exempt from federal income tax due to our not-for-profit status. A tax on credit unions is a tax on the members we serve.

The issues facing credit unions nationwide impact Two Harbors and surrounding communities. We’ll continue to make our legislators aware of the value of our not-for-profit, member-owned credit union.

Community Curling Challenge

Two Harbors Federal Credit Union was a proud participant in the 2017 Winter Frolic. The Frolic helps us all embrace the cold months of a North Shore winter, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities sponsored by THFCU and other local businesses.

Team THFCU (Tim, Mandy, Yancy and Erin) demonstrated their skills in the Community Curling Challenge. It was a great weekend, and an event that we are proud to sponsor each and every year!

Giving Back THFCU Food Shelf Donation

At the close of each year Two Harbors Federal Credit Union enjoys a holiday tradition of Giving Back. Donations are requested of our membership, and for every $1.00 raised, the credit union matches with $2.00.

Money raised supports a variety of causes all within the Two Harbors community.

This year we met our goal early and were able to purchase gifts, clothes and food for two local families, with remaining funds donated directly to the Two Harbors Food Shelf.

THFCU President Randy Willert and Vice President of Operations Jerry Hostetter are pictured delivering funds to representatives of the Food Shelf. Proceeds were donated on behalf of Two Harbors staff, volunteers, and members.

We thank you for your continued support of our Holiday Gift Match. We are proud to represent you as we Give Back to our community!

THFCU SCHOLARSHIPS $4,00 TO BE AWARDED

Applications for our 2017 scholarships are now closed. Visit this page for news regarding recipients. New scholarships will be offered for the 2019-19 school year. Details regarding these awards will be available Fall 2017. Applications will open also during the Fall of 2017 and will be taken through March 30, 2018.

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Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-2266


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