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Affinity Plus Foundation celebrates 2014, releases Impact Report

Over 30 members and volunteers of the Affinity Plus Foundation gathered on Wednesday, April 29 for the 14th Annual Meeting. Attendees celebrated giving over $80,000 to support the mission of enhancing the quality of life in Minnesota communities through partnership, programs and support. During the meeting, the Foundation Board of Directors released its Impact Report detailing the grant, scholarship and fundraising programs.  Read More...


Affinity Plus supports American Red Cross relief efforts

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 30, 2015) – In the past two weeks, Affinity Plus has been actively engaging its membership through its partnership with the American Red Cross – Minnesota Region by hosting blood drives and most recently, announcing that it’s collecting donations to support the Red Cross relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The credit union is collecting donations through May 30 and is providing a match of $5,000. Donations can be made in a branch or over the phone by calling (800) 322-7228.  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation an active sponsor of the 2015 Personal Finance Decathlon

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 29, 2015) – High school students from across the state of Minnesota gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to compete in the 2015 Personal Finance Decathlon State Championship. Twelve teams were invited to the state championship after demonstrating their knowledge of personal finance online against dozens of other Minnesota high school teams. The winning team will have the opportunity to compete at the National Personal Finance Decathlon taking place in St. Louis, Missouri in May. The Affinity Plus Foundation sponsored the Decathlon through the Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE).  Read More...


Affinity Plus Foundation fills education gap for Minnesota consumers

ST. PAUL, MINN. (April 29, 2015) – According to the Consumer Banking Insights Study conducted in January, more than one-quarter of American consumers do not feel they are in control of their personal finances. And levels of confidence have decreased in all demographic categories – seniors, millennials, men and women – compared to similar research presented in 2013.  Read More...


Affinity Plus partners with Winona State, local high schools, and the Winona Public Library to help consumers be “Money Smart”

WINONA, MINN. (April 27, 2015) – In partnership with Winona State University’s Krueger Library and College of Business, Affinity Plus sponsored the community’s 1st annual “Money Smart Week” to help consumers learn financial management skills. As part of its sponsorship, Affinity Plus hosted two presentations.  Read More...


Affinity Plus – Nicollet Mall branch calls new location home

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (April 27, 2015) – Members of Affinity Plus who frequent the Nicollet Mall branch will have a slight change in their route to the credit union as the branch moves across the skyway to its new location at 555 Nicollet Mall in the RBC Plaza. The first day the new branch will be open is Monday, May 18, and the Grand Opening of the new location will occur on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Read More...


From Bemidji to St. Paul, Affinity Plus leaders pour into Minnesota college students

ST. PAUL & BEMIDJI, MINN. (April 22, 2015) – Over the course of the last few weeks, leaders from Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union held guest speaking roles at Minnesota colleges both in St. Paul and Bemidji. President/CEO Dave Larson and Vice President of Lending Corey Rupp spent an afternoon at the University of St. Thomas and Bemidji State University, respectively, sharing advice and experiences with the future generation of employees.  Read More...


Affinity Plus spares time and change for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Winona

WINONA, MINN. (April 22, 2015) – On Friday, April 17, members and employees from Affinity Plus’ Winona branch knocked down a few pins at the community’s annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake in support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Winona.  Read More...


Onsite interviews for open positions at Affinity Plus happening at Roseville branch

ROSEVILLE, MINN. (April 20, 2015) – Recruitment staff from Affinity Plus will be available at the Roseville branch from 2 – 5 p.m. on Wed., April 22, hosting interviews with applicants who are interested in working at one of the credit union’s nine metro locations.  Read More...


Affinity Plus collects items to make May Day baskets for Children’s

LAKEVILLE, MINN. (April 15, 2015) – To entertain and spur creativity in little hands and minds, the Affinity Plus branch in Lakeville is collecting donations to make May Day Baskets for kids seeking treatment at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The branch will be collecting items through April 25, and will assemble and deliver the baskets to Children’s by April 30.  Read More...


Events

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Estate Planning Workshops

April 30, 2015

These workshops are designed to provide you with a will, health care directive, durable power of attorney and basic transfer deed for real property, if needed.The cost of participation in these workshops will be $500 for a single person and $600 for a couple. Because these workshops are designed to provide completed plans by the end of the workshop, participation will be limited to no more than 20 members per workshop. To determine if your estate planning goals can be met through these workshops, please contact our estate planning advisor to arrange for a free consultation. If afterwards you feel the workshop will meet your needs, you may register for one of the workshops scheduled to take place between January and May.

The workshops will be held on the following days:

Workshop Dates Workshop Location
April 30 Roseville Branch
May 28 Roseville Branch

Each participant will be provided a packet of worksheets to complete and return one week prior to the scheduled workshop date. Whenyou arrive at the workshop your estate plan drafts will be ready for review andcompletion. No participant will be required to spend the entire day at the workshop inorder to complete your estate plan. If you cannot attend the workshop you may schedule an individual session during a time
that is convenient for you.

For more informationand to determine if the workshop is suitable for your needs, please contact Ray
McCoy, estate planning advisor at (651) 312-9878 or rmccoy@affinityplus.org.



News: Donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief

May 30, 2015

Only days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal and its neighbors, the city is mourning the loss of over 4,000 lives. Left with nothing, and attempting to care for more than 6,500 injured, rescue teams and efforts have been activated even in the midst of continuing aftershocks of the strongest earthquake in more than 80 years.

This earthquake isn't just a tragedy from a distance for many of you – maybe you have been anxiously awaiting news from family and friends who reside in Nepal. Yesterday, student members from Nepal that attend college in St. Cloud and Moorhead were telling us their stories, and they have already taken action by hosting fundraising booths at the school.

Affinity Plus wants to help, so beginning today through May 30, we will be collecting donations and providing a match of $5,000. We will also be taking donations of Participation Rewards points. If you'd like to donate, simply contact us or stop by a branch location. Affinity Plus will work with the American Red Cross on how to best get the money to good use as we collect it.

Additionally, the Red Cross offers resources for people who may be searching for loved ones in Nepal or surrounding areas:

For people anywhere in the world, trying to find family members separated by crisis in other countries:http://familylinks.icrc.org/en/Pages/home.aspx

For people in the United States trying to find family members who live in the affected region:http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/find-family-after-war-international-disaster

Searching for a U.S. citizen who is in Nepal? Contact the U.S. State Department: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/NepalEarthquake.html



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Holiday Closings

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Memorial Day Holiday Closing

May 25, 2015
All branches will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Independence Day

July 04, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Labor Day

September 07, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Columbus Day

October 12, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.

Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2015

All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Please note: The following branches will be closed on Friday, Nov. 27: Bemidji Campus, Mankato, Moorhead Campus, St. Cloud Campus, and Nicollet Mall.

Christmas Day

December 25, 2015
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day.

New Year's Day

January 01, 2016
All Affinity Plus branch locations will be closed Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

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Take action now to protect your credit union! Join the tax status fight.

You may have heard that Congress is considering a major reform of the U.S. tax code, meaning all current tax exemptions, including the tax-exempt status of your credit union, could be nullified.  Read More...