Tri-Town Teachers Federal Credit Union was founded in 1955 to serve the special financial needs of teachers. At that time, many teachers were having difficulty obtaining credit as many banks considered them a bad risk as they were not employed all year long. A group of teachers decided to form a credit union so that they could help themselves. Thus we were born.
At the end of the first year of operation, the credit union had just over 100 members and $3,500.00 in assets. In the years since, the times have changed and we have changed with them. As of June 2013 we had over 2200 members and over $17,000,000.00 in assets.
Today, the tradition of community involvement and support continues, as strong as ever.
Free EV Charging Station
Recently Tri-Town Teachers and Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan teamed with the Town of Westport and the State of Connecticut to establish a FREE station for charging electric plug-in vehicles. The charging station is solar powered and free to the public. .
Special Loans for Electric Vehicles
We also announced that we are offering special EV loan rates for members who buy plug-in electric vehicles. "We are committed to helping our members become more eco-friendly so it is only natural that we should make it easier for our members to buy electric vehicles,": David Ritch, manager.
Tri-Town Teachers Credit Union Recognized
In 2012. the Westport Historic District Commission presented us with a Preservation Award. The award was in recognition of the "excellence in care" given to our "office home" at 61 Jesup Road. The Godillot Carriage House was constructed in 1882 as a carriage house for a nearby residence.
But by far, the major contributions to our communities come from Tri-Town Teachers Credit Union members themselves.
Everyday Community Service
Many serve, or served before retirement, as teachers or municipal employees. In addition there are members who serve their communities as volunteers in many capacities. For example, We have members who give time as youth sport coaches, others that serve as EMT's.
Several members have offered their own personal stories as community service volunteers. Take a look, you might know them, they may be collegues, and you weren't aware of their community service. To look .
We are continuing to seek out opportunities where the Tri-Town Teachers Credit Union can serve our community-at-large, both as an organization and as individual volunteers.