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Community Involvement

Soles 4 Cardio 5k Run/Walk

We had a great time participating in the 6th Annual Soles for Cardio 5k Run/Walk at Tolfree Wellness Park.  Soles 4 Cardio is a fun and healthy event for everyone in the West Branch community.

Proceeds from Soles 4 Cardio benefit health and wellness programs and services at West Branch Regional Medical Center to promote healthy lifestyles and activities for the people of the community. 

Money Smart Week

NAFCU Branch Managers presented free educational events during Money Smart Week.
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help teach people how to better manage their personal finances. 

NAFCU taught 3rd Graders at Mio AuSable School about the importance of saving money and presented a free Understanding Your Credit Report seminar at the Oscoda County Library. 

For more information about Money Smart Week visit www.moneysmartweek.org.

Northland Surpasses Relay for Life Annual Goal

Our Iosco County Relay for Life Team has already surpassed this year’s fundraising goal by 66%. 

So far this season, Northland team efforts and generous member donations have allowed us to raise $ 4,158.28 to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.  

Although we’ve already exceeded our overall goal for the year, the Iosco County team will continue to raise funds through the end of the Relay for Life fundraising season.

Alpena Credit Unions Team Up For Shop With a Cop

CU's teamWe recently teamed up with the Alpena Police Department, Wal-Mart, the Department of Health and Human Services as well as three other local credit unions; Alpena/Alcona Area Credit Union, Team One Credit Union, and Thunder Bay Area Credit Union to help sponsor the 13th annual Alpena Police Department ‘Shop with a Cop.’

Shopping alongside our law enforcement officers is a great way to help the children of our community to have a happier Christmas and to see their local police in a positive light.

NAFCU CEO, Pete Dzuris said of the event; “Credit Unions do a lot of good for the community and the fact that we can work together, not in competition, is truly the spirit of credit unions.

NAFCU Supports Hope Shores Alliance

Each November our branches host food drives to support hunger-relief in our communities. Our Oscoda Branch recently had the opportunity to share their food bank donations with Hope Shores Alliance.

Hope Shores is a community supported service organization that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Hope Shores serves the victim as well as family and friends who are affected in Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties.

Hope Shores extends free, confidential, and dignified assistance to victims to help them overcome the barriers that prevent them from escaping abusive situations. They aim, with the help of the community, to end domestic and sexual violence through education and social change. We are proud to support this vital service.

Real Life Santa

Here in Iosco County, we love the Christmas spirit of giving. One big-hearted Northland Area Federal Credit Union member embodied the true meaning of the Christmas spirit this week when he and his helpers delivered 70 bikes and bundles of toys and helmets to the Northland Tawas Branch.

Every December Northland Area Federal Credit Union collects gifts for Toys for Tots to help bring the joy and hope of Christmas to less fortunate children in our communities. We are always delighted by the generosity of our members.

Yet, for three years in a row, this real life Santa has exceeded our wildest dreams. This year he credits the Tawas Walmart for providing a 20% discount that allowed him to buy more bikes.  We are thankful to this caring man who has asked to remain anonymous, for making it possible for us to present so many toys for the less advantaged children of Iosco County. We are thankful to Walmart of Tawas and to all of our generous members who make us proud to be part of Iosco County.

Food DriveNovember is Here

November is here! Who doesn’t love “No-Shave November? Hunting, tailgate parties, comfort food, and rolling in the holidays?  Wait! We know that not everyone is set up to enjoy the coming months.  But up here in the north we take care of each other and do what we can to give others the best shot at the season.  That’s why you’ll see some of your Northland Branches collecting for local food banks and help centers. Scope out what’s going on at your branch this month.

AuGres, Fairview, Mio, and Tawas are collecting non-perishable foods.

Glennie is collecting non- perishable food and toiletries Nov. 1st -18th.        

Grayling is collecting mittens, scarves and hats.

Thank you, for all you do. Together we’ll make this a blessed November for our communities. 

Harrisville Parade picHarrisville Labor Day Parade

This little lady gave the Harrisville Labor Day parade a big thumbs up! Harrisville hosted its annual Harmony Days event over Labor Day weekend and celebrated workers on Sunday with a good old fashioned parade. The beautiful harbor town knows how to throw a parade and make celebrations memorable for thier little ones. 

A special thank you to the branch staff for supporting the community of Harrisville and taking part in the Labor Day Parade. 

On the Road to Financial SuccessLife Skills Youth Day Camp

Mike (Harrisville Branch Manager) and Kelly (Marketing Director) recently attended Alcona High School's 'Life Skills Youth Day Camp' where they presented Greenpath's "On the Road to Financial Success". This seminar taught kids 12-16 years old basic money management and budgeting skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

Northland is committed to providing financial education to more than just our members :) We have such a great, involved team!

Alpena Relay

The Alpena Lending Center office is taking part in a Paint Your World Purple contest to raise awareness for Relay for Life. Great job with the decorations ladies! We encourage everyone to take part in this contest, the more the merrier! Alpena’s Relay for Life is August 20th – 21st at Maritime Heritage Trail. Join Relay For Life and communities across the globe to help kick cancer to the curb!

See you there! :)

Alpena Relay for LifeAlpena Relay for Life








Tolfree Foundation's RIDE ON eventRIDE ON event

Branch managers Janelle Tambling (WB1) and Theresa Snyder (Hale) were honored to take part in Tolfree Foundation's RIDE ON event - a 120 mile ride to honor fallen riders and raise money for the 'We Honor Veterans' program.

They started at Tolfree Wellness Park and it was a multi-stop 6 hour trip filled with comradery and appreciation for nature and our veterans.

Ride on!

Oscoda Adopt-a-HighwayOscoda Adopt-a-Highway

Shoutout to (L-R) Joy, Tammy, Kristie, Pamela, Gina, Jimmy, and Jack (not pictured) for cleaning up 6 bags of trash from the roadway yesterday! Way to go!

Adopt-a-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state's highway roadsides clean and attractive. Participants adopt both sides of a section of state highway roadside to clean up over a two-year period. A minimum two-mile stretch of roadway is recommended.

Iosco County Relay for Life

The Northland Loan Rangers set a big total to raise $6,000 for Relay for Life this year. With numerous fundraisers and tremendous dedication, they've raised over $6,900 for cancer research! The best part is that we're not done yet! We're so proud of all our staff volunteers who came together for an excellent cause. Your compassion and support is a beautiful thing.

Thank you for all you do for our communities! :)

Iosco County RelayIosco County Relay

Operation LZ Vietnam Veterans' Welcome Home!

Northland was proud to partner with the Operation LZ Michigan Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans' event that was held at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. Oscoda, MI gave Vietnam Vets the thanks and recognition they deserve. Special thanks go out to Joe Brinn, Rose Mary Nentwig, and all the event sponsors and folks who donated to this exceptional cause.

Operation LZ event

2016 Crawford Relay for LifeCrawford County Relay

Our team had a blast at the Crawford County Relay for Life! We held a pie eating Relay fundraiser that was won by Chelsea Rowden (left) receiving her gift of goodies from Matthew Shaw (Houghton Lake manager).

Everyone was a mess but had fun for a good cause!

Northland has been involved with Relay for Life for 18 years now and we are so proud of our staff for all the hard work and volunteering they have put in.

Thanks again team! And congrats Chelsea! :)

Donated Popcorn Machine

A HUGE thank you to the two members who donated a popcorn machine to our Harrisville branch! These generous folks would like to remain anonymous, but they did tell us that one of them is a cancer survivor! In their honor, the branch has decided to hold popcorn sales every Friday this month to help raise funds for Relay for Life!

Stop in on Fridays and help us Paint the World Purple!