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About Us

Becoming A Member

Our field of membership includes: persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in, and businesses and other legal entities located in the counties of Kennebec and Somerset, Maine; and, also included are spouses of persons who passed away while within the field of membership of this credit union, employees of this credit union, members of their immediate family* or household**, and organizations of such persons.

* "Immediate family" members are defined as grandparents, parents, step-parents, spouses, siblings, step-siblings, children, step-children, adopted children, and grandchildren.

** "Household" is defined as persons living in the same residence and who maintain a single economic unit, including family members, domestic partners, foster children, and legal guardian relationships.

History

In 1956, a group of parishioners led by a parish priest of the Notre Dame Church in Waterville, Maine, explored the possibility of organizing a credit union. Within months of their first meeting, they had applied for and were approved for a parish charter by the Bureau of Federal Credit Unions. The charter was comprised of “members of the parish of Notre Dame Church in Waterville, Maine.” The Notre Dame Credit Union was launched on August 27, 1956, operating out of a corridor at the Notre Dame School on Water Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The credit union’s first employee, Earl Rancourt, (who later became President/CEO) renovated his basement to house the operations from 1963 to 1973. In 1973, as membership grew, the Notre Dame Credit Union purchased and renovated a former homestead at 5 Kimball Street in Waterville. A ground breaking ceremony for the current facility at 61 Grove Street was held in October of 1986.

On July 1, 1992, Notre Dame Credit Union welcomed Calvary Temple’s Berean Federal Credit Union members as a result of a merger. In 2002, the Notre Dame Credit Union’s charter was expanded to serve Kennebec and Somerset Counties. As a result of the charter expansion and to better reflect the community that it serves, the Board of Directors voted to change the credit union’s name in January of 2006 to New Dimensions Federal Credit Union. On March 21, 2011 we opened our first branch office at 72 Cony Street, Augusta, Maine.

Since its meager beginnings in a school corridor, the credit union has grown to 8,000 members, added products and services to meet members’ current needs, and enhanced technology to provide fast, reliable service with a click of a mouse.

Community Involvement

In keeping with the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” the New Dimensions Federal Credit Union is dedicated to the community it serves.

The most recent community involvement project called the “Financial Literacy Take Action Program” was designed to bring financial awareness and education to members and non-members in the community. The goal was to enrich the financial quality of life for the membership. Some of the free program offerings included Identity Theft Prevention, Credit Report Analysis and Understanding FICO Scores; Build a Basic Budget, and others.

The New Dimensions Federal Credit Union is an active participant in fundraisers designed to benefit the people of Maine, particularly in its community. Fundraising efforts are focused on three organizations. They are: the Maine Children's Cancer Program, Special Olympics, and Ending Hunger in Maine. In addition to those, the credit union supports other fundraising efforts such as the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta, Children’s Miracle Network, and the Kennebec Valley College Endowment Scholarship Program. Throughout the year, the credit union hosts various fundraising events at its facility. Some of the most popular events are the soup days during the winter months, the two-day Harvest Fest in the fall, and the summer hotdog sale in the credit union parking lot. All proceeds are donated to a predetermined charity.

The New Dimensions Federal Credit Union fundraising achievements are a direct reflection of the generosity of its members. If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to make a donation to any of the three worthy organizations listed above, please contact the credit union. All inquiries may be sent to either 61 Grove Street, Waterville, ME 04901 or e-mailed to Lucie Poirier

Privacy Policy

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union, your member owned financial institution, is committed 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 credit union's privacy policy and practices concerning the personal information we collect 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 credit union. These practices are followed by the credit union.

If after reading this notice you have questions, please contact us:

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union
Attention: President/CEO
Address: 61 Grove Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Local: 1-207-872-2771
Toll Free: 1-800-326-6190
Fax: 1-207-877-0555