Alternative Route to Augusta WECU Branch. Road construction on Ohio Street has begun here in Augusta. Here is an alternative route when heading North on Ohio.
Turn Right (East) on Belmont Ave until you reach Mainsgate Drive on your left.Take Mainsgate curving until you come to Danbury Road.Turn Left on Danbury then right on Rushwood.This will take you to the stop sign at David Street (SW 80th).Turn Left (West) on David until you reach Ohio and then turn left (South) on Ohio to White Eagle CU.
Our mobile app and WEOline Services are always available for your convenience along with Docusign for loans and other paperwork.
White Eagle Credit Union Welcomes New President and CEO
Augusta, KS – The Board of Directors has chosen Eric Brown as President and Chief Executive Officer of White Eagle Credit Union (WECU), starting Monday, May 23, 2022. The Board followed the succession plan to ensure an orderly process for executive leadership transition. WECU’s Board of Directors are elected by membership and give their time and experience to ensure the organization meets the needs of its members and the community.
“Eric excelled among a very strong pool of candidates and has demonstrated a solid vision for the future of WECU,” said Ron Reavis, Board Chair. Ron continued, “Over the past five months, the Search Committee and Board worked to find someone that would meet the current and future needs of White Eagle Credit Union. I am proud to say that White Eagle Credit Union’s reputation of changing lives and lifting communities through financial wellness and involvement inspired so many wonderfully gifted people to apply to lead our organization.”
Eric is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 23 years of experience, growth, and leadership in the financial services industry. Eric has served as Senior Vice President – Branch Delivery with Emprise Bank and Vice President – Sales and Service with Meritrust Credit Union.
Today looks quite a bit different than it did 23 years ago. Eric explains, “Then, it was locations, locations, locations. Convenience of those locations was vital, being able to meet your member where they were shopping, living, or driving by. We did not have smartphones back then or the branch right in our pockets. Branches are important and will always have a key role in our Credit Union. However, meeting the member where they are now includes the branch that sits on their phone. So, continuing to evolve that channel and its capabilities while remaining safe and secure will be important for continued growth.”
Eric’s passion and leadership style are centered on people helping people and neighbors helping neighbors. When asked why he chose WECU, Eric stated “When people can grow personally and professionally at the same time, they can achieve exponential growth. WECU’s employees have terrific tenure. What excites me about this, is our ability to grow together. When our employees are growing, our membership benefits from that and will grow as well.”
Community service is a key part of what makes White Eagle CU. “When it comes to community service it goes beyond sponsorships and donations. These are just a couple of ways we can help support our communities. But beyond that, connecting with your community and having your community connect with WECU is about volunteering. It is about getting our hands dirty right next to the other people doing the work” Eric explains.
Eric’s main goal is with every person he meets or encounters that their day should be better. Whether it is a simple smile, a light-hearted laugh together, a cup of coffee or a financial product that can make your financial life better.
Eric lives in Augusta, KS with his wife Tricia. They have three sons – Easton, Ericson, and Emmett where they live by their passion as a family of people helping people. “When we bow our heads to pray at dinner, the one phrase we always pray is “help us be blessings to others”. For those of you that we have been fortunate enough to know, I hope you have felt that in one way or another. For those of you we have yet to meet, we very much look forward to it.”
Eric currently serves on the AHS CTE Advisory Committee and University of Kansas Advisory Council and has been involved in Augusta Youth Basketball, Football, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Augusta Inc (currently known as GoAugusta!). Eric studied and graduated from Butler Community College, Emporia State University, Stonier Graduation School of Banking and received a Certificate of Leadership from the Wharton School at Penn.
Incoming WECU President and CEO Eric Brown officially assumes his duties on May 23, 2022. White Eagle Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those in Butler County and the surrounding counties/communities. White Eagle has three convenient branch locations in Augusta, El Dorado and Newton. Currently, White Eagle Credit Union serves more than 14,000 members with assets exceeding 140 million. For 87 years White Eagle Credit Union has been serving its members and communities. Nothing has changed. They are Here to serve YOU today.
White Eagle CU will be hosting Open Houses at each branch during the months of June and July. Please follow us on social media and visit us online at WhiteEagleCU.com for dates and times.
Announcing: 2022 WECU Scholarship Program for HS Seniors 2022.
If you will be a 2022 High School graduate from one of the schools listed below and meet the necessary requirements, you are eligible to apply for our 2022 WECU Scholarship Program. Visit with your counselor today for your application.
** Please note: All applications are due back to your counselor by March, 31, 2022.
The Recipient must demonstrate exceptional character, community involvement, an interest in school activities and the potential for academic success. A grade-point average of no less than 3.00 is highly recommended but not required for application. The recipient must be planning to attend a 2–year community college or an accredited 4-year university as a full-time student
White Eagle Credit Union Recognized by DepositAccounts.com in 2021
Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America
Charlotte, N.C., 8-10-2021— DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2021 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America.
“It is such an honor to have our White Eagle Credit Union recognized among the top 200 healthiest in America,” said Jennifer Pazzie, Interim President/CFO “Being part of this list shows our commitment to excellence.”
DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally-insured bank and credit union in the United States once per quarter. To determine bank ranking and recognition, DepositAccounts.com grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.
“We believe it is important to give consumers a way to evaluate the financial health of their institutions,” said Ken Tumin, founder of DepositAccounts.com. “Our list empowers consumers to make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”
DepositAccounts.com is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the U.S. dedicated to banking and deposits product information for consumers. Covering every federally insured bank and credit union and utilizes its patented technology to track approximately 275,000 consumer deposit rates, each updated nightly. The site features more than 11,000 editorial articles detailing depository strategies and highlighting current bank rates and offers. DepositAccounts.com is also home to one of the largest communities of depositors on the Web, hosting more than 100,000 comments, customer reviews, and forum threads.
School will soon be back in session. Ease the stress and costs of books and tuition this fall with a Back to School Signature loan from White Eagle CU. For a limited time you can apply for a Back to School Signature Loan with rates as low as 7.9%. Apply between August 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. Apply today!
*APR – Annual Percentage Rate. Lowest possible APR for Qualified Borrowers. Limited time offer: 8/1/21 thru 9/30/21 only. Example $1200 @ 7.9% APR for 12 months plus origination fee = $105.38.
All loans subject to approval.
AUGUST SKIP-A-PAYMENT (Ends 9/1/2021)
Have a White Eagle CU loan? During the month of August, you have the opportunity to skip your loan payment on qualified loans. This includes all WECU loans except first mortgages and/or fixed rate second mortgages.
You must be current on all loans and have made at least one payment on your loan(s).
You must have good loan payment history and be in good standing on all WECU accounts.
No late fees will be added to your loan and your regular payment will resume the following month on your regularly scheduled payment date.
Loan interest will continue to accrue and will be collected with your next payment.
A $25.00 processing fee will be charged for each loan payment advanced or 10% of the payment amount, whichever is less.
**Credit Life and Disability Insurance, GAP Insurance or warranties may be affected, if you choose to defer payments on loans with any of those coverages. For more details, visit with a loan officer today!
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our President/CEO, Rick Blue on Monday, July 5, 2021. Rick was our president for 36 years and a staple in the community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and to our staff.
In honor and remembrance of Rick, our branches will be closed on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
We would also like at this time to announce that The White Eagle CU Board of Directors has met and in accordance with our Succession Policy, the Board has appointed Jennifer Pazzie as interim president of White Eagle Credit union. The appointment is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice.
Although we have suffered a tremendous loss, White Eagle CU remains the same and is here for you.
Congratulations to our 2021 White Eagle Scholarship Winners. We would also, like to you thank all the applicants that applied for our 2021 Scholarships. We have a committee that reviews all scholarship applications to make sure the selected recipient meets our Scholarship Guidelines.
The Recipient must demonstrate exceptional character, community involvement, an interest in school activities and the potential for academic success. A grade-point average of no less than 3.00 is highly recommended but not required for application. The recipient must be planning to attend a 2– year community college or an accredited 4-year university as a full-time student.
This year’s 2021 Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Each year, the Board of Directors offers a one-time $500.00 Scholarship to a full-time college student. The Quest Scholarship is a non-renewable award which is awarded to a credit union member, child or grandchild of a credit union member.
The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 2-year community college, an accredited 4-year university or graduate school. Also, all applicants must be planning to continue their pursuit of a higher education. (High school seniors, Class of 2021, are not eligible to apply). Applications will be available through the office and/or on-line from May 1, 2021 with an application deadline of June 30, 2021.
Please return completed application forms no later than June 30, 2021 to the branch nearest you . The Board of Directors of the White Eagle CU will then review the applications and notify the winner of the scholarship.
Recipient of the scholarship will receive the monetary compensation for this award. Recipient will be required to provide proof of enrollment per the above guidelines along with copy of billing or payment of fees and tuition will be required.
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Britain, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 316-775-7591 or email@example.com.
Down load your application here or pick one up at any White Eagle branch.
It is a new year and a busy time of year for everyone including the fraudsters.
Unfortunately, fraudsters have been getting cardholders to share the information they need to commit fraud. One way is by posing as financial institution call center agents. They are also known to send text messages that look like they are coming from your financial institution. These text messages may contain a warning of suspicious transaction activities.
Here are some following points to help you avoid compromising your personal information:
First things first, Download CardValet for your WECU Visa Debit Card.
CardValet® is ideal for cardholders who want to protect and manage their debit cards through their mobile devices.
You manage your finances while guarding fraud by using CardValet. Simply download the app and start protecting yourself and your card today.
Text and Phone Alerts
A text alert from Fiserv warning of suspicious activity on a cardholder’s card will NEVER include a link to be clicked. Cardholders should never click on a link in a text message that is supposedly from Fiserv. A valid notification from Fiserv will provide information about the suspect transaction and ask the cardholder to reply to the text message with answers such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘help’, or ‘stop,’ and will never include a link.
A text alert from Fiserv will always be from a 5-digit numberand NOT a 10-digit number resembling a phone number.
What should I do if I receive a phone call from Fiserv
No information should have to be provided by the cardholder other than their zip code
Only answer “yes” or “no” to their questions.
Fiserv will NEVER ask for the PIN or the 3-digit security code on the back of a card. Only a fraudster will tell you that they are going to issue you a new card and need your PIN number
If a transaction is confirmed fraudulent, then Fiserv will ask for more information. The cardholder will then be transferred to an agent who will ask questions to confirm the card member’s identity before going through their transactions.
Feel uneasy about the call or questions, please hang up and call WECU.
Final note: Please check your account(s) regularly for online for suspicious transactions. Especially if you are unsure about a call or text message you have received. If anything looks amiss, please call WECU directly for assistance.
For 85 years White Eagle Credit Union has been there for our members, their families and the communities we serve. Nothing has changed. You can count on us to be there for you during this period of uncertainty.
Letter from our President
WECU’s Coronavirus Update Communication.
As the Coronavirus continues to spread and affect our communities, the well-being of our members and employees remains our highest priority. At this time, White Eagle CU is taking proactive steps to best protect our members and employees. We are temporarily closing all White Eagle Credit Union branch lobbies effective Monday, November 23, 2020 until further notice. All drive thru services will remain open.
If you have questions regarding your account or need to schedule an appointment if necessary, please call one of our branches:
Augusta: 316.775.7591 El Dorado: 316.320.7649 Newton: 316.283.8517
Please stay connected with us through social media, website and the WECU mobile app
I know this year has been full of challenges and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our members for allowing us to serve you. We are grateful for you.
Richard Blue – President
As a reminder, White Eagle Credit Union offers a variety of Online/Convenience Services to access your account 24/7 without leaving your home or work environment.
Call 24 – 24 Hour Teller is also available 24/7 at 1.800.564.2520. When you need assistance, we are here to help 24 hours a day. Simply call our 24-hour teller line to check your account balance, transfer funds, check the status of your last deposit or check clearances — or anything else you might need. We’ll take care of your requests quickly and deliver the friendly, personal service you expect from White Eagle.
ATMs – White Eagle offers access to four branded ATM machines for use by our members, as well as a network of nearly 30,000* surcharge-free ATMs, covering all 50 states and 10 countries – an ATM network that’s larger than almost any bank.
Member Support – Our Member Service Representatives are available by phone during normal business hours. Our representatives can handle basically any non-cash transaction you may have via your telephone request. Phone requests may require additional security questions to assure we have properly identified the caller.
Remote Deposits – Make deposits with your smartphone conveniently and securely with Mobile Deposit from White Eagle. Just install our Mobile App, and you’ll have FREE access to this easy-to-use tool that will save valuable time every time you use it! With Mobile Deposit, you can deposit checks anytime.
Loans – we have several different options/solutions available during this time. For the Holiday Season also we are currently offering the Holiday Loan Special and Holiday Skip-a-Payment on qualified loans. Please visit with a loan officer for more information on these products and other solutions that are available to you.
Be diligent in protecting yourself, your financial and personal information.
Never give out your personal financial information. White Eagle CU will NEVER ask for your personal information via text, email or unsolicited phone call. Please never give out your PIN, SSN, DOB or your account number to anyone calling you and asking for it.
Do Not give out your online banking information. Please do not give out your account/password/pin.
Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes.
Checks: Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F Kennedy
Thanksgiving and Gratitude for our members and the communities we serve.
This is the time of year that we take time to acknowledge the things that we are thankful for. Things like family, friends, health, and also the things we take for granted. With the current pandemic that we are going through we pray for those that feel isolated and lonely. We encourage you to reach out to someone you know that is in this position.
Also, we want to thank our members and our communities for allowing us to serve you. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe and stay healthy.
An email with a link to the election page has been sent out. If you did not receive this and wish to vote online, please contact us with your correct email address. Thank you.
WECU will hold the 2020 Board of Volunteers Election via online voting and in-branch voting at open houses.
The 85th Annual Voting of the Board of Volunteers will take place this month and we would love to have your input/vote. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 precautions, we have elected to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting and Dinner. Please watch social media, our website and your emails for more information.
We will be sending out emails on Mon, Sept. 21, 2020 with links to cast your vote online.
Open Houses at each branch on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 (with social distancing precautions) where you will be able to cast your vote in-person.
Voting will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
It’s time for the Dad and Me Selfie Photo Contest. Submit a photo of your best moment with your dad for a chance to be featured on the KSN TV Channel 3. The winner will be featured on the 12 pm newscast on June 18th, 2020 and $200 in Visa gift cards. Entries accepted Tuesday June 2, 2020 through Wednesday June 17, 2020. A winner will be chosen by random drawing on Thursday June 18, 2020 and announced in the 12 pm newscast.
Our lobbies are open. Welcome back! We have missed you!
We have opened our lobbies with precautions and we are encouraging our members to still use our drive-thru services. Before entering the lobby there will be a sign posted as below. Please read before entering. 😀 Thank you for being such awesome members. We appreciate you!!
DRIVE THRU: Please use our drive-thru for as many transactions as possible.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Please wait on one of the dots on the floor until your turn. If dots are full, we will take your phone number and ask for you to wait in your car until your turn.
WEAR A MASK: We wear masks to keep you and our staff protected. We encourage you to wear one and have masks readily available for you too.
CLEAN AND DISINFECT: We will continue to follow proper cleaning protocol of our facilities, ATMs, electronics and soft surfaces. Hand sanitizers are available for your use.
COIN MACHINE is UNAVAILABLE at this time.
BATHROOMS are CLOSED to the public and members at this time.
SICK? If you are experiencing any symptoms or ill, please use our drive-thru and/or WEOnline banking services -. Do not come into the lobby.
2020 Scholarship Awards. We are proud to present the following 2020 High School Graduates with a WECU $500 Scholarship Award. Each student applies for a scholarship through their school counselor and then they are submitted to White Eagle Credit Union and reviewed.
The Great White Eagle CU and KSN Umbrella Giveaway. White Eagle has once again partnered with KSN as the Umbrella sponsor for 2020. You could win of these great big, classy umbrellas! They are perfect for the rain, for the golf course, beach and wherever you may be to keep the rain and sun away.
Each night a lucky winner will be drawn on KSN News @ 6:00.. To Enter visit: Umbrella Giveaway
It is that time to for full-time college students to submit their application for the Annual Quest for Education Scholarship.
The Board of Directors offers, as part of the WECU Scholarship Program, offers a one-time $500.00 non-renewable award to a credit union member, child or grandchild of a credit union member.
The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 2-year community college, an accredited 4-year university or graduate school. Also, all applicants must also be planning to continue their pursuit of a higher education. (High school seniors, Class of 2020, are not eligible to apply). Applications will be available through the office and/or on-line from May 1, 2020 with an application deadline of June 30, 2020..
Applicants should return the completed form to WECU by June 30, 2020. The Board of Directors of the WECU will then review the applications and notify the winner of the scholarship. All documents should be submitted to WECU for scholarship payment.
Questions may be directed to Jamie Britain, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 316-775-7591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipient of the scholarship will receive the monetary compensation for this award. Recipient must show proof of enrollment per the above guidelines as well as proof of billing or payment of fees and tuition.
Down load your application here or pick one up at any White Eagle branch.
White Eagle Credit Union making dreams come true for 85 years.
Whether it’s a new home, car, growing family, graduations, home improvements, retirement and/or other life events White Eagle has been there; serving members in Butler County and surrounding communities since 1935.
White Eagle is here to meet all your financial needs too! We offer the latest in technology and products with the personal service you deserve. We invite you to check us out. Give us a call, check us out online at White EagleCU.com or stop in at one of our convenient locations in Augusta, El Dorado, or Newton. You will be glad you did. Our tagline says it all: Refreshingly Personal. Remarkably Advanced.
WECU Mortgage Team receives the Rising Star Award.
The White Eagle Credit Union Mortgage Team received the Members Mortgage Services Rising Star award for 2018. WECU increased their total mortgages loan amount by 70% in 2018 and placed 1st out of all mid-sized credit unions in Kansas and Missouri. The member Mortgage Service is based out of Hutchinson and credit union based for lenders for credit unions in Kansas and Missouri.