The mission of Affinity First Federal Credit Union is to develop and provide quality financial services meeting the growing needs of all members.
Affinity First Federal Credit Union will be acknowledged as the “Members Choice” in our industry and region.
We provide exceptional and innovative financial services on a personal, professional, and technological level to our membership.
We will maintain trust and mutual respect among all employees, volunteers, and members.
Employees and volunteers will fully understand and support the credit union mission, and each will enthusiastically assist in its accomplishment.
Affinity First Federal Credit Union was organized and chartered by seven Trinity Hospital employees on April 23, 1959 as Triniservice Federal Credit Union. Its purpose was to promote thrift among its members by affording them an opportunity to accumulate their savings and to create an additional benefit for Trinity employees. To become a member, you had to be in the field of membership, fill out an application and deposit $5.00 for one share in the Credit Union plus a 25-cent membership fee.
Affinity First was operated out of a small office on the fifth floor of the hospital and was run strictly by volunteers made up of a Board of Directors, Credit Committee, Supervisory Committee and a Marketing Committee. The Board of Directors and Credit Committee were elected by the membership at the annual meeting to serve three-year terms. Other commitee members are appointed by the board.
Initially the services offered were savings, life insurance for $2,000 and low cost loans. All work was done by volunteers until the early 1970’s when a treasurer was paid $50.00 a month. In May of 1977 a part-time manager was hired. This person was also part-time financial aid coordinator for Trinity’s School of Nursing.
Many services were added late in 1977 when Affinity First (Triniservice) had a full-time staff. Records were converted to a weekly batch data processing system in Iowa and free travelers checks were added. In January of 1978, the first budget and policy manual were adopted. In 1979, Affinity First (Triniservice) reached 1 million in assets. In 1981 the par value of shares was increased from $5.00 to $30.00 and the membership fee was dropped.
On November 6, 2004, Triniservice Federal Credit Union’s name was changed to Affinity First Federal Credit Union. The field of membership was expanded to include the counties of Mountrail, McLean, McHenry, Renville, Bottineau and Ward.
The success is attributed to its dedication to the philosophy of “People Helping People”. Affinity First is a financial institution that prides itself on knowing its members and serving their needs.
If you are looking for a fast paced environment focused on excellent member service, Affinity First is the place for you!
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