Dutch Point and NEAT of Middletown Support Financial Education
September 2019 - Our Chief Member Experience Officer Tony Sacchetti and Business Development Officer Laurie Mornhineway attended the North End Action Team (NEAT) of Middletown's annual Garden Party to highlight our financial education programs. NEAT is a community organization that advocates for the betterment of the North End neighborhood of Middletown. The annual event was attended by residents, community leaders and neighborhood stakeholders.
During the months of July and August, Dutch Point Credit Union was on a Goodwill Crusade in Niantic for residents and businesses. We spread goodwill throughout Niantic with various crusade events, some of which included: paying for a family's museum tickets, treating local residents to free ice cream and paying for admission to the local movie theater.
Newington Library 5K Challenge
May 2019 - Team members Maria and Marjorie participated in the 23rd annual Newington Library 5K Challenge on Sunday, May 19th. The race raises funds for Newington library programming to help keep events free to the community. Dutch Point was also an event sponsor. Congratulations to Maria and Marjorie on completing the race and supporting the community!
Dutch Point Crusaders Walk for a Hunger Free Connecticut
May 2019 - The Dutch Point Crusaders participated in the Connecticut Food Bank's annual Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, May 18th. Funds raised from donations help provide food to people in need and help us move toward a hunger free Connecticut.
Teaching Financial Literacy
March 2019 - DPCU team member Laurie conducted a financial literacy seminar to a group of women at the YWCA in New Britain. The Y’s Family Resource Center strives to promote change through improving lives for individuals and families. Their paramount theme is for every woman to achieve economic security. We are proud to educate our local community!
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and Dignitaries Welcome Dutch Point Credit Union into the Community
February 2019 - Dutch Point Credit Union celebrated its relocation to 241 Main Street, Niantic with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, February 6th. Dutch Point’s previous location was 8 West Main Street, where we first opened our doors to the Niantic community 13 years ago. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was attended by more than 30 people. Some of the attendees included: Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez, Senator Paul Formica, State Representative Holly Cheesemen, First Selectmen of East Lyme, Mark Nickerson, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Tony Sheriden, and several staff members of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
With the Niantic branch relocation the new branch has a 24 hour ATM, convenient parking, an Internet Café and more. Stop by our Niantic branch to see our new home!
Dutch Point Raises Funds for Making Strides of Hartford
October 2018 - Several of our team members were among thousands of walkers who joined up to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer at Making Strides of Hartford. The Dutch Point Crusaders raised $1,500 in donations from members, family and friends, and matching donations from DPCU. Every breast cancer walk and event brings us one step closer to winning the battle against this disease. We are proud to participate in this worthy cause.
Wethersfield Cornfest 2018
September 2018 - Dutch Point was once again proud to be the Main Gate sponsor of this year's Wethersfield Cornfest. There was good music, good food, and good conversation with our local community!
DPCU Supports the Credit Union Legislative Action Council
August 2018 - Team members participated in our second annual breakfast fundraiser to show support for the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, otherwise known as CULAC. The credit union raised a total of $290 for this worthy cause while team members enjoyed a homemade breakfast. We support the credit union movement!
First-Time Home Buyer Seminar
June 2018 - 21 community members visited our Wethersfield Branch to learn tips on navigating the marketplace as a first-time home buyer. Representatives from William Raveis Real Estate, Members Mortgage Company, Inc., and Golas, Golas & Golas, PC discussed topics such as how to succeed as a first-time home buyer, financing options, choosing a realtor, searching for a home, market conditions, and contract considerations.
Student Loan Seminar: Plan, Prepare and Stay in College
May 2018 - Community members visited our Wethersfield Branch for an informational presentation on college planning. A representative from our student loan partner Credit Union Student Choice provided helpful tips on:
- Scholarships, grants, and discounts
- Federal and private student loans
- Cost of attendance and assistance
- Budget, planning, and repayment
Shred Day Success in Bloomfield!
April 2018 - Our Bloomfield Branch hosted a very successful community Shred Day! According to Shred-It, approximately 8,500 pounds of paper was shredded. This paper will be recycled into reusable items such as paper plates, tissue, wrapping paper and gray board. We are proud to support the environment and offer this service free of charge to the community.
Pictured left to right: Kevin Hill, Enterprise Car Sales and Maria Soucie, DPCU Bloomfield Branch Manager.
Dutch Point Teaches Financial Literacy
November 2017 - DPCU team member Laurie recently taught a class on financial literacy for the Wethersfield Family Learning Program. The Family Learning Program offers participants the chance to learn English as a second language, as well as educate them on important life and valuable workforce skills.
Dutch Point Raises Funds For Making Strides of Hartford
October 2017 - Fifteen of our employees were among thousands of walkers who teamed up to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer at Making Strides of Hartford. The Dutch Point Crusaders raised $1,000 in donations from members, family and friends, and matching donations from DPCU. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer and is a way to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease through research and services. We are proud to participate in this worthy cause.
Another Successful Shred Day is in the Books!
October 2017 - Our annual Shred Day at the Wethersfield Branch was a huge success! According to Shred-It, approximately 8,500 pounds of paper was shredded. This paper will be recycled into reusable items such as paper plates, tissue, wrapping paper and gray board. We are proud to support the environment and offer this service free of charge to the community.
Hurricane Relief Donations and Support
September 2017 - Earlier in September the National Credit Union Foundation activated their online disaster relief system to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Dutch Point members and employees donated $1,657 to this worthwhile effort.
"The storms were devastating and our hearts go out to the millions affected," said Dutch Point President and CEO Francis Proto. "People helping people is a core principle of credit unions, and we are thankful to our members and employees for their contributions to the disaster relief efforts."
Thank you to everyone who donated!
DPCU Supports the Credit Union Legislative Action Council
June 2017 - DPCU team members participated in a breakfast fundraiser to show support for the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, otherwise known as CULAC. The credit union raised a total of $270 for this worthy cause while team members dined on homemade pancakes and sausage. We support the credit union movement!
Pictured left to right are DPCU team members Shannon, Donna and Collette, Kelly Fuhlbrigge, Vice President of Government Relations for the Credit Union League of CT, DPCU President and CEO Francis Proto, and DPCU team members Maria, Liz and Suzanne.
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut Scrabble Challenge
May 2017 - Dutch Point was once again proud to be a Platinum sponsor at this year's Literacy Volunteers of Central CT annual Scrabble challenge! Proceeds from the event help the LVCC offer specialized literacy programs to the local community and train and support tutors and volunteers. Everyone had a great time!
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation Partnership for 2017
March 2017 - Dutch Point has partnered with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. For every loan made in 2017, we will donate $5.00 to the Foundation and the donation will go directly to the CCMC School in New Britain, CT.
We value education and realize the importance it has on improving people’s lives. We believe that every child should have the educational resources to become a successful adult and with this program we can make a difference. Our goal is to pay it forward and help the students of CCMC School.
Middletown Chamber and Mayor Welcomes Dutch Point Credit Union into the Community
February 2017 - Mayor Dan Drew, along with representatives from the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, the State Senate, the Credit Union League of Connecticut and the DPCU Board of Directors took part in our Middletown branch ribbon cutting ceremony.
In November 2016, MiddConn Federal Credit Union merged into Dutch Point Credit Union. The MiddConn Middletown office became a part of our expanding branch network as a result of this merger.
Wethersfield Cornfest 2016
September 2016 - Dutch Point was once again proud to be the Main Gate sponsor of this year's Wethersfield Cornfest. There was good music, good food, and good conversation with our local community!
2 Cans for a Pint Blood Drive
September 2016 - We'd like to say thank you to the American Red Cross and all those who came to our 2 Cans for a Pint Blood Drive at our West Hartford branch. Participants donated blood and non-perishable food items during the event. Here's a picture of some of our volunteers helping out at the event - we couldn't have done it without you!
Bloomfield Community Festival
June 2016 - The community came together to have fun on the Bloomfield Town Green and help raise awareness for Journey Home, Hartford. Donations totaling $500.00 were accepted for the organization and will be used to help end homelessness. We also shredded over 6000 pounds of paper during the event! Other special guests included Shred-it, The Keith and Mazer Trio, TCBY at Wintonbury Mall, Bloomfield CT Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Car Sales, Bloomfield Healthcare Center for Nursing & Rehab, and Nurse Next Door Home Care Services Central CT.
Another Successful Shred Day!
April 2016 - Our annual Shred Day at the Newington Branch was a huge success! According to Shred-It, approximately 8,500 pounds of paper was shredded. This paper will be recycled into reusable items such as paper plates, tissue, wrapping paper and gray board. Community members donated funds to Journey Home, a local charitable organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. We are proud to support the environment and offer this service free of charge to the community.
Pictured left to right: Liz Mumford, DPCU Vice President of Marketing, and Jim Schmidt, Enterprise Car Sales.
Partnerships and Programs
The credit union has partnerships with the Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Channel 3 Kids Camp and the American Red Cross.
100% of our employees participate in a weekly matching funds donation campaign raising over $8,000 annually.
We participate in the Literacy Volunteers of Central CT Annual Scrabble Tournament as a Sponsor and team attendee.
We sponsor the Channel 3 Kids Camp in various fundraising efforts.
We host an annual blood drive, Two Cans for a Pint, with the American Red Cross. For every pint of blood donated, we donate two cans of non-perishable food items to local organizations in need.
We support education and athletic events for schools in the Towns of Wethersfield, Newington, West Hartford, Bloomfield, Rocky Hill, Berlin, and East Lyme.
Our employees volunteer their time at the CT Special Olympics, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, other various walk-a-thons, and other community related initiatives throughout the state.
Dutch Point participates in the YES (Youth Employment Skills) program, which is run by the Wethersfield Department of Social Services to help upcoming high school graduates learn valuable life skills. The students learn basic banking, lending and interviewing skills.
We offer free educational/financial seminars and high school teaching programs. We educate and provide students with tools for financial success for all ages and stages of life. These programs educate participants about building a budget, understanding credit reporting and scores, and digging out of debt. We provide schools and the community with information to help them become financially aware, stable, and save the most money over the course of their lives.