Learn More About Your South Bend Firefighters Credit Union
Your credit union was organized on October 1959 at a meeting held at the Central Fire Station at 200 E. Wayne Street. Nine firefighters formed the not-for-profit financial service cooperative with the purpose of helping members improve their financial well being. After many years at the Central Fire Station, the Credit union purchased a building and moved it to our present location 1122 S. Main Street.
The original charter members were Virgil Martz, Richard Sowala, Lowell Badman, Joseph Szekendi, Richard Busfield, John Filchak, Harold Schuttrow, Russell Hoffman, George Krovitch.
The first manager of South Bend Firefighters Federal Credit Union was Richard Sowala followed by Joseph Nyerges with 27 years of dedicated service and recently retired Margaret Walden with 30 years of service. Present employees to be recognized are: Manager Darlene Lopez, Assistant Manager Becky Kessler, Kelli Michael, Maureen Carrera, Kathy Lodyga, Patti Conard, Melissa Naragon, Elizabeth Coney, Kristina Chelminiak and Diane Hanyzewski. They have all given an enormous amount of time to bring the credit union to where it is today.
In 2002, we were recognized with the Ward-Smith High Performance Rating. We’re 1 out of 6 credit unions in the state of Indiana to get the High Performance Rating. Only 85 out of 10,062 credit unions Nation-wide made the list.
Our credit union Motto is “People Helping People.” We’re all working together to help each other. As member-owners, we all have a stake in the credit union’s success. The better our credit union does, the better you do. That’s the value of credit union membership.
Board of Directors - 2013
- Dave Cherrone - President
- Margaret Walden - Vice President
- Brian Ruckert - Secretary
- Randy Magdalinski - Treasurer
- Nick Kowalski
- Mike Damiano
- Rick Switalski
- Supervisory Committee
- Brad Fuelling
- Michael Guest
- Rob Rose
As a member, you have a voice and vote that counts! At the annual meeting, you elect the Board of Directors. Throughout the year, your comments and concerns account for many of the changes in services offered.
South Bend Firefighters Federal Credit Union is pleased to provide it's members 24 hour access to many services to help you take advantage of the products we offer to help you meet your financial needs. Some of the Online Services are:
Applications for loans, credit card, debit/ATM card.
- Online Check Reordering.
- Calculators for many types of needs.
- Home Banking.
- Bill Pay
- Mobile Banking
Do not hesitate to use these services or to contact us for assistance.