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Community First Company Newsletter
Volume 2 | Issue 3 | March 2019
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.
State of the Credit Union
Dear Valued Member,

The month of March marks the official beginning of the spring season. I can't help but think about how this season signifies a period of growth and renewal. Most people associate spring with the blossoming of new flowers (and if you're anywhere in Northeast Florida, yellow pollen coating your vehicles, driveways, and patio furniture!) But I'm thinking of a different kind of renewal -- one that focuses on your opportunity for personal empowerment.

Think about all the ways in which you can empower yourself this season. Perhaps you want to further your education, spend more quality time with your family, or get your financial life in better shape. Maybe you want to do more to contribute to your community’s future. I'm happy to say that in this month's edition of the Community First Insider, we are providing our members with opportunities to do all of those things.

I encourage you to enjoy some upcoming events with your friends and family, whether it's going to an Icemen hockey game, catching the opening Jumbo Shrimp baseball game, or enjoying the Clay County Fair with your children. If you know any teenage students, it's important to teach them the basics of budgeting. Consider registering them for our moveUP Teen Money Experience event happening in Bartram Park this month. Maybe you are a college student who needs to recharge your mind before final exams. Spring Break is the perfect opportunity!

Did you know that Duval County has a first-ballot election taking place on March 19? This is your chance to contribute toward the growth and future of your community. Historically, voter turnout for first-ballot elections in Duval County has been very low, typically not much higher than 30 percent. Regardless of your political beliefs or party affiliation, I strongly encourage you to feel empowered to vote on or before Election Day. Finally, with taxes coming due, now is the time to take control of your finances. We are delighted to announce the return of mobile text alerts, which is a simple feature you can set up in Online or Mobile Banking.

We'll be holding our Annual Meeting at our Corporate Headquarters this month, and as a co-owner of this credit union, I encourage you to attend. Much like we tend to do at the beginning of the year, we'll be celebrating the successes and accomplishments of 2018. After the meeting, however, I look forward to moving into a new season of growth. We've had a tremendous winter, but I hope you'll all join me in embracing this opportunity to "spring forward." I hope this new season gives you even more reasons to Love Where You Bank.
Community News

Jax Icemen 

 Discounted Tickets for the Icemen

The Jacksonville Icemen are playing well this season! Community First Credit Union and the Jacksonville Icemen would like to invite all Community First members, employees, friends, and family to take advantage of a special discounted ticket offer. Keep this great offer handy as the Icemen get closer to the playoffs!  

Get Tickets
85th Annual Meeting

Mar. 14 | Community First Credit Union 85th Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend Community First Credit Union’s 85th annual meeting. Our board of directors and leadership team will highlight and discuss the successes and accomplishments of 2018. As a member, you are a cooperative owner of the credit union. This is your chance to hear about the credit union’s growth and improvements to serve your daily and lifelong financial needs, as well as our efforts to build a stronger community.

The annual meeting is also a chance to meet other members and get to know our dedicated staff. In addition to the annual financials, we’ll give updates on our transformation projects, our new process improvement initiatives, as well as our expanded community partnerships.

When: Thursday, March 14 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Community First Headquarters | 637 N. Lee Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Join us for our annual meeting and learn how we’re working hard to give you even more reasons to Love Where You Bank. 

Get Directions


 Local Election

Mar. 19 | Duval County Elections

Did you know that Jacksonville holds unitary elections for its consolidated government? The first ballot election is held with a single ballot for all voters within each electoral district, regardless of party affiliation. As a voter, that means you can vote for any candidate, regardless of the part affiliation on your registration!

The 2019 first unitary election will be held on March 19. During this election, if a candidate receives the majority of votes (50 percent of the votes plus one vote), then the election for the office is decided. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, then a runoff election is held May 14, 2019 between the two candidates who receive the greatest number of votes.

Historically, voter turnout for first-ballot elections in Duval County has been very low, typically not much higher than 30 percent. This means a candidate could win the first ballot election with up to 70 percent of the voter population not represented. Regardless of your political beliefs or party affiliation, we strongly encourage you to vote on or before March 19. Mail in ballots were sent on February 12 and early voting begins on March 4. You can learn more about the elections through the link below. 

Election Information


 moveUP Financial Wellness Series 

Mar. 9 | Special moveUP Money Experience & Block Party

Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for our moveUP Money Experience at our Bartram Branch! Plus, enjoy our Community First Block Party! During our moveUP Money Experience, teens will be given new identities including careers, families, and educational backgrounds. They will visit with real world merchants like car dealerships, realtors, and other merchants to learn how to budget for the future. During our Block Party, you'll enjoy live music, free food, refreshments, and visit with local businesses.

moveUP Bartram Park Event

When: Saturday, March 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Bartram Branch | 13910 Village Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32258


Our staff has the tools and resources to help you get what you want from your finances so you can live a happier life! Contact us today if you'd like to set up an appointment to discuss your financial situation with a Community First representative. 


Upcoming Events 

 UNF Spring Break 

Mar. 18-22 | University of North Florida (UNF) Branch Closed for Spring Break

Mark your calendars! The Community First branch located at the University of North Florida (UNF) will be closed during the university's Spring Break, which is from March 18 through March 22, 2019. Please visit our website's Branch Locator to learn how you can visit one of our other 18 branches during this time.  

 Branch Locator


 Jumbo Shrimp Game 

Apr. 4 | Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Season Opener

Join us at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville as we celebrate Opening Day for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp! There will be a major fireworks display, entertainment, and of course, special appearances by mascots SouthPaw and Scampi. Tickets are 2-for-1 at the box office every Tuesday for Community First Credit Union members who use their CFCU credit or debit cards. And don't forget about the Jumbo Shrimp Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10% discount on merchandise, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase, and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office. We'll see you at the game!  

Tickets for the 2019 Season


Clay County Fair 

Apr. 4-13 | Clay County Fair

The Clay County Agricultural Fair is taking place April 4-13, but tickets are on sale now! In fact, Community First is the Official Ticket Sponsor and our Clay County branches are designated advanced ticket outlets! Visit our Fleming Island or Orange Park branch to receive discounted tickets, including ride armbands that are good for any one full day at the fair. Advance ticket sales end on April 3, so stop by one of these branches today!

Fleming Island Branch: 2004 East West Parkway, Fleming Island, FL 32003
Orange Park Branch: 625 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073

We'll see you at the fair! 

Ticket Information


Services to Make Your Life Easier


 Text Alerts

Text Alert Enhancements are Now Available

As we continue to make improvements to our Online and Mobile Banking Alerts, we are excited to announce that we have detailed Text Alerts available for all members!

You can choose to receive texts about your transaction details, current balance, and available balance. Simply log in to Online or Mobile Banking and follow the instructions below:

Setting up alerts for Transaction Details:

  1. Log in to Online or Mobile Banking
  2. Under the main menu, click on 'Settings & Alerts'
  3. Click on 'Alerts'
  4. Click the dropdown for 'New Alert' and click on 'History Alert'
  5. Select the account for which you would like to receive transaction details, and follow the prompts to set up your preferences

Setting up alerts for Account Balances:

  1. Log in to Online or Mobile Banking
  2. Under the main menu, click on 'Settings & Alerts'
  3. Click on 'Alerts'
  4. Click the dropdown for 'New Alert' and click on 'Account Alert'
  5. Select the account for which you would like to receive account balances, and follow the prompts to set up your preferences

You can also choose to receive alerts via email. Get started today! 

Set Up Text Alerts

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