What's New

Social Security Seminar

Social Security - It's the choice of a lifetime. Filing for Social Security is one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make. Do you ever wonder if you're making the right choices to fit your overall retirement income plan? Now's the time to find out! Learn more at our upcoming seminar:

When: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Time: 1st Session at 3:00 PM; 2nd Session at 6:00 PM

Where: West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road in Plattsburgh

Hosted By: CFA Insuring and UFirst Federal Credit Union

Presented By: Eleana McLane, CIMA - Nationwide

RSVP to Jody Carpenter at 518-324-0611 or jodyc@ufirstfcu.net

Please bring a recent Social Security statement to this seminar. You can download your statement on the Social Security website, ssa.gov/myaccount

School Supply Drive

It's time for the annual UFirst School Supply Drive! From August 1st - September 15th, we will be collecting new backpacks and school supplies to help children in our community get back to school! And for every backpack that gets donated, UFirst FCU will donate one too! All supplies will be donated to children in need within our community through the JCEO (Joint Council for Economic Opportunity). To donate, you can:

Donate School Supplies: (For all ages) Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, crayons, glue sticks, etc.

Donate $: We'll shop for you! Donations will be used to purchase needed items. To donate from your account, you can call one of our Member Service Representatives at 518-324-5700 option 1 or email Meg Pelkey, mpelkey@ufirstfcu.net. For cash donations, please visit a UFirst location nearest you.  

Drop supplies at any of our locations:

  • Plattsburgh Main Branch - 274 Rugar Street
  • Plattsburgh North Branch - 53 Weed Street
  • Rouses Point Branch - 72 Champlain Street

We LOVE helping to give back to our community and what better way than to help a young child be prepared for school and have the tools they need to learn! We thank you for your continued support and for your generosity!

90 Day No Pay

Time for a new ride?! With rates as low as 1.99% APR* and 90 Payments for 90 Days, now's the time to finance or re-finance your auto loan with UFirst Federal Credit Union! And we make the process of getting a loan simple and convenient with:

  • Online Loan Application
  • In-House Decisioning
  • eSign your documents without having to visit a branch (unless you want too, of course!)
  • And when it comes to pay after 90 days, make your loan payments conveniently online through your UFirst account or by using a credit card or checking account from another financial institution!

So, if now's the time to buy, think UFirst Federal Credit Union! We're helping you get there!

*APR - Annual Percentage Rate. Rate may vary depending on loan term, type of loan and creditworthiness. Subject to credit approval and credit union lending guidelines. Your APR might be higher based on your credit score. ** No Payments for 90 Day offer is valid August 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017. "No Payments for 90 Days" offer applies only to 2011 and newer vehicles not currently financed at UFirst Federal Credit Union. All rates subject to change at any time without notice. Payment is deferred for 90 days. Interest begins accruing upon disbursal of loan. Call or visit any branch for more details. Membership is required. Federally Insured by NCUA.

Branch Bash

To express our gratitude and thanks to our members for their continued support of UFirst FCU, we are hosting our 4th Annual Branch Bash!! Please join us and enjoy:

  • Donuts & Coffee in the morning
  • Free lunch and refreshments beginning at 11:00 am
  • Mingle with UFirst staff
  • UFirst give-a-way items
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Enter to win a 5 piece patio set (valued at $469.99)! Tickets will be on sale during Branch Bash and ALL proceeds will go to benefit Camp Ta Kum Ta. For more information on Camp Ta Kum Ta, visit them online at takumta.org.


Plattsburgh North Branch - 53 Weed Street

Friday, August 4th

Plattsburgh Main Branch - 274 Rugar Street

Friday, August 11th

Rouses Point Branch - 72 Champlain Street

Friday, August 18th

We thank you for your business and we hope to see you there!

Merger with GPCFCU

We are proud to announce the upcoming merger partnership between UFirst FCU and GP Community FCU! The merger will occur on July 1st, 2017. Please see below for additional information regarding the merger and join us in welcoming our new members into the UFirst family!  

Existing UFirst Members:

Existing UFirst members will not be directly affected by the merger; however, after July 1st, you can all enjoy the added convenience of our new location, the Plattsburgh North Branch, located on 53 Weed Street in Plattsburgh. You can expect to continue receiving the same high-quality service and experience when you enter any UFirst location. We thank you in advance for your patience and support as we work through this transition.

GP Members:

Welcome to UFirst Federal Credit Union! Our staff stands ready to meet you and assist you with any questions you may have.  We know that you must have a lot of questions, so we put together some materials to help get you ready for the transition. Below is a copy of the merger letter and FAQ that you received in the mail. We've also put together a merger guide that can help provide more detailed answers to questions about your accounts, direct deposit, eServices, etc.

Merger Letter from Board Chair and President/CEO

Merger FAQ

Merger Guide

Click here to view tutorial videos for our eService products so you may familiarize yourself with them before you enroll!

Important: On July 3rd, 2017, the Plattsburgh North Branch, located at 53 Weed Street, will be closed to allow for additional training and to ensure that the transition is fully completed. It will re-open for normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 as all UFirst branches are closed in observance of July 4th.

Board Elections

Election of Board of Directors

A 2017 nomination form was emailed to members in May. Additionally, any nominations for vacancies may also be made by petition signed by 1% of the members which would require 73 signatures. Petitions must be returned to the credit union office by the close of business, August 18, 2017. Petition forms are available at the credit union office. The election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled.

Nomination Form

Nominee Bios

UFirst FCU's Annual Meeting to be held:

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM

Where: Plattsburgh Main Branch, 274 Rugar Street

Shred Days

Mark your calendars for the UFirst Shred It & Forget It Event!  

Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your unwanted personal documents to the UFirst Shred It & Forget It event. Adirondack Mobile Shredding will be on site to shred your documents safely and securely, Free of Charge! Here are the details:


Saturday, September 16th, 2017


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Plattsburgh Branch Parking Lot

274 Rugar Street

Plattsburgh, NY

Cost: FREE! We only ask that you consider making a donation to Camp Ta Kum Ta. In 2016, we raised just over $1,700 from generous donations made at our shred days! That helped us tremendously towards our goal!

Can't make it to shred day? That's ok. We have a secure drop off bin available in the Plattsburgh branch. Tellers are available inside for donations.

** So we can better serve everyone, please limit to 5 boxes of personal documents.