by Doug True, CEO
April is National Credit Union Youth Month and FORUM annually participates with credit unions across the country in celebrating our youth and helping them form healthy financial habits. This year we are excited to announce we are giving away an Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset to one lucky winner. Here at FORUM, we recently selected our 2021 FORUM Foundation collegiate scholarship winners
and as we were reviewing the applications from our young FORUM members, a frequent thought was how bright our future is given the talent and passion of these young people. Their accomplishments, their ability to make a difference in the lives of others, and their dreams for the future are all inspiring and point to a bright future. Combining the virtual reality headset and the recent FORUM Foundation experience, I did think about the 1986 hit song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” by one-hit wonder Timbuk 3. Okay, so I have dated myself and drifted off topic.
So, back to what you or the young person in your life might be interested in by reading the headline to this piece – the Oculus Quest 2. To enter to win, members need to open a Youth Savings Account or if you already have a youth savings account, simply make a deposit of $25 or more into your FORUM youth account during the month of April. Details can be found here: www.forumcu.com/youthmonth
. For your younger kids, let’s work together and start a habit of savings. We have a savings tracker you can pick up at your nearest branch (or download here
) to save $21 in April for 2021. Turn in the savings tracker at a FORUM branch location or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and your child will be entered to win $100.
In May, we will be promoting 529 savings habits on May 29th
and please keep in mind we have a popular complimentary savings account called the Sprout Account for college savings
. The Sprout Account has an attractive matching component allowing FORUM to participate along with you in your savings journey. 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Credit Union as we celebrate 80 years of helping members live their financial dreams. Thank you for being a member and good luck on winning the cool virtual reality headset.