Published by New Dimensions Federal Credit Union
Staff of NDFCU dressed up for Halloween 2007.
CEO Corner Inside
Dear Members, Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
I would like to start by saying thank you to all the members for making 2007 a successful Get Some Credit for
year for the credit union. It is because of you the credit union continues to thrive and Saving Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
succeed. Car Buying Seminar . . . . . . . . 2
There has been a lot of media coverage recently regarding the “Subprime” mortgage
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crisis. Large mortgage brokers have failed and several banks have indicated significant
delinquency problems based on their subprime portfolios. I want you to know that your for Filing Your Taxes . . . . . . . . . 3
credit union does not make those types of loans. However, if you feel that you are a Youth Matters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
victim of “Subprime” mortgage abuse, call us! We are here to help.
On behalf of New Dimensions Federal Credit Union I would like to extend wishes for a
Account Holders . . . . . . . . . . . 3
healthy, happy and prosperous new year.
Privacy Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Sincerely Hours of Operation . . . . . . . . . 4
Holiday Closings. . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Employee Anniversaries . . . . . 4
Ryan G. Poulin
Annual Meeting Notice
The date for the 52nd Annual Meeting has been set for Sunday, March 16th at 1:30
p.m. The meeting will be held at the Waterville Elks Lodge in the Industrial Park off the
Armory Road in Waterville. The business meeting will be followed with the awarding of
Ryan Poulin, left, Mr. Normandeau, right.
prizes and refreshments.
We presented Mr. Normandeau with
The Annual Meeting is held so that credit union officials can report the financial condition
a check in the amount of $2,170. 59
of the credit union to the members. Elections are held for any open seats for the Board
for the Maine Children’s Cancer
of Directors and Supervisory Committee.
Members are highly encouraged to attend.
A sincere thank you for making
our fundraising year successful.
Providing our members with excellent benefits and services
Mission Statement: while promoting the uniqueness of the credit union philosophy.
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Services Offered For Saving on Energy
· Share Deposit Accounts Uncle Sam isn’t completely heartless, as
· Share Draft (Checking) Accounts some may claim him to be. A new
· Monty Moose Youth Savings Program energy bill allows the federal govern-
· Take Charge Young Adult Savings ment to provide tax credits related to
· Sixty Plus Senior Program energy. Since January 1, 2006,
· Share Certificates consumers are rewarded for making
· IRA Certificates some energy-saving improvements to
· Certificate Savings (Tiered) Accounts their homes and buying energy-efficient
· Club Accounts vehicles.
· Small Business Services Energy-Saving Home
· Traditional and Roth IRAs Improvements
· Coverdell Education Savings Accounts Consumers will be given a tax credit
· ATM for taking steps such as installing
· Night Deposit Box energy-efficient windows and doors,
· Teller-Phone SM adding insulation, putting in highly effi-
· Online Anytime Home Banking cient air-conditioners, and installing an
· Click-n-Pay Bill Pay Service energy-efficient furnace. To qualify for the tax credit, these improvements must take place
· CUe-Statements via the Internet between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007. The credit is applied according to the
· Visa® Check and Credit Cards tax year in which the improvement is made.
(no annual fee)
The dollar cap for installing energy-efficient windows is $200, which means you can claim
· Visa Gift Cards
up to that amount. You can also claim up to $300 for installing a highly efficient air-condi-
· Prepaid/Reloadable Visa Cards tioner, up to $150 for installing a more efficient gas, propane or oil furnace or boiler, and
· Payroll Deduction $50 for an advanced main air-circulating fan. What’s more, if you install solar panels, you
· Maine Advantage Education Loans may claim 30% of the cost (including labor) up to $2,000. Unfortunately, solar heating
(Federal Stafford Student and Plus systems for hot tubs and pools do not qualify.
· Auto Loans Buying Energy-Efficient Vehicles
· Personal Loans If you’re considering a new car purchase, go for the new hybrid or diesel automobiles. In
· Recreational Vehicle Loans the past, hybrid buyers were given a $2,000 tax break. With the new bill, energy-efficient
· Real Estate Loans vehicles will qualify their drivers for a credit ranging from $400 for a 25% improvement in
· Home Equity Line of Credit city fuel-economy to a $2,400 credit for a 150% improvement. David Friedman, a research
· Construction Loans director for Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group, estimates that hybrid
· Commercial Loans buyers will get tax credits somewhere between $650 for the Honda Accord hybrid and
· Life and Disability Insurance Programs $3,150 for the Toyota Prius. The one drawback is that once a manufacturer sells 60,000
(available to qualified borrowers) vehicles eligible for such credits, the manufacturer’s credits begin to phase out during the
· Guaranteed Auto Protection Program next year and a half until it disappears altogether.
The bottom line is that becoming energy-efficient saves not only financially, but also on
· Route 66 Extended Warranty
premature energy source depletion.
· Identity Theft 911
· Indirect Lending Program
· Safe Deposit Boxes
· Coin Stream® (coin machine) Car Buying Seminar
· Financial Planning “The Real Rebate”
· ACH/Wire Transfers
· Money Orders On Tuesday, February12th at 6:30 p.m. We
· American Express Traveler’s Checks invite you to join us at the Hampton Inn – 425
· American Express Gift Checks Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville for a FREE
· U.S. Savings Bonds Redeemed Seminar on Car Buying “The Real Rebate”.
· Federal Tax Payments Accepted This is a great opportunity to learn about Rebates,
· Free Notary Service 0% offers and The Hidden Costs that the dealerships
· Signature Guarantee Service don’t tell you about.
· Fax and Photocopying If you plan on buying a new car this spring you don’t want to miss this seminar!
· Voice Mail
Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so RSVP Windy at 872-2771 or
Call or come in to use these firstname.lastname@example.org.
convenient services at New
Dimensions Federal Credit Union.
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to File Your Taxes
Monty Moose Marathon
Our Third Monty Moose Marathon was held on October
19th. It was attended well again this year by our young
savers who had fun meeting Monty.
Monty Moose matched deposits made up to $5 and gave
an opening deposit to new savers joining the club. Light
refreshments were served along with giveaways.
A drawing of $50 was done for savers who deposited to
an existing account or opened up a new account.
The winner was Meghan McNeil of Waterville. Congratulations!
Although most of us know it happens every
year in April, many of us don’t think to prepare
for filing our tax return. We tend to put it off
and put it off until April 15th is right around the
corner. But you should be keeping taxes in mind
all year long, and keep careful records stored in
a safe place. That way they’ll be there when it
comes time to prepare your tax return.
Whether you do it yourself or use the services
of a tax professional, here are some suggestions
regarding the records that you should be setting
aside all year round.
• Gather and keep together all papers related
to any investments you have made, particu-
larly buys and sells of stocks made in 2007.
This includes not only brokerage statements,
but also individual buy and sell confirmations
for each security.
• Collect records of contributions you’ve made
to IRAs and other retirement plans, including
a Roth IRA, just for the reference. These are
• Did you make improvements on your home?
Keep those records handy.
• If you make donations to charitable organiza-
tions, organize those records, too.
• Don’t forget property tax information, includ- Attention seniors applying to college. A Take
ing your vehicles and mortgage, as well as Charge Scholarship from New Dimensions
your home equity loan and interest or divi- may help cover some of your expenses.
dends earned on savings. Call the credit union at 872-2771 for an
application and program information or
• Watch for and keep together your W-2 forms download your application from the
from employers. Youth Accounts page of our website,
Keeping these records together will make it a www.newdimensionsfcu.com.
little easier for you when you sit down to April 1st is the deadline to apply for the
prepare your tax returns. Of course, if you wind scholarship.
up having to pay, that’s not much consolation.
Privacy Notice and Disclosure
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, your member owned financial institution, is commit-
ted to providing you with competitive products and services to meet your financial needs
and help you reach your goals. We are equally committed to protecting the privacy of our
members. Under federal law, we are required to give you this privacy notice. It describes our
and disclose about our members. It also includes information about the parties who receive
personal and sometimes nonpublic information from us as we conduct the business of the
61 Grove Street
Waterville, Maine 04901-5826 credit union. These practices are followed by the credit union.
If after reading this notice you have questions, please contact us at:
Toll Free: 1-800-326-6190 1-800-326-6190
Teller-Phone SM: 207-872-4903 or or write to:
www.newdimensionsfcu.com New Dimensions FCU
61 Grove Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Hours of Operation
Lobby Information We Collect About You
Monday–Wednesday 9:00–5:00 We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
Thursday and Friday 9:00–6:00
• Information we receive from you on applications and other forms
Drive-Up Window • Information about your transactions with us
Thursday and Friday 8:00–6:00 • Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency
• Information obtained when verifying the information you provide on an application or
Holiday Closings other forms. This may be obtained from your current or past employers, or from other
The credit union will be closed in institutions where you conduct financial transactions.
observance of: Information We Disclose
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our members or former
Monday, January 21, 2008 members to anyone, except as permitted by law.
Presidents’ Day Disclosure of Information to Parties That Provide Services to Us
Monday, February 18, 2008 We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that
perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we
have joint marketing agreements.
Employee Anniversaries Disclosure of Information About Former Members
We proudly recognize the following If you terminate your membership with New Dimensions Federal Credit Union we will not
employees celebrating their anniversaries
share information we have collected about you, except as may be permitted or required by
with the Credit Union during this quarter:
Windy Dubay ..................................13 years
How We Protect Your Information
Trishia Roderick ............................11 years
Paula Pomerleau ..........................10 years We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to persons who need to
Elaine Latulippe ............................10 years know that personal information to provide products or services to you. We maintain physi-
Cathy Davis ..........................................9 years
cal, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with Federal Regulations to guard your
nonpublic personal information.
Lana Prescott ....................................9 years
Sandra Doyon ....................................6 years What Members Can Do to Help
Darlene Talbot ..................................4 years New Dimensions Federal Credit Union is committed to protecting the privacy of its
members. Members can help by following these simple guidelines:
Employee Announcements • Protect your account numbers, plastic card numbers, PINs (personal identification
Please join us in welcoming our newest numbers) or passwords. Never keep your PIN with your card, which can provide free
employees : access to accounts if your card is lost or stolen.
Brian Harding, • Use caution when disclosing your account numbers, social security numbers, etc. to
Member Service Representative other persons. If someone calls you explaining the call is on behalf of the credit union
Megan Duffy, Receptionist and asks for your account number, you should beware. Official credit union staff will
We would like to say goodbye to our retiring have access to your information and will not need to ask for it.
Lending Manager, Beverly Noonan. Thank • Keep your information with us current. If your address or phone number changes,
you Bev for your service over the past two
please let us know. It is important that we have current information on how to reach
you. If we detect potentially fraudulent or unauthorized activity or use of an account,
we will attempt to contact you immediately.
• Let us know if you have questions. Please do not hesitate to call us – we are here to