First Annual WECU Retiree Brunch

First Annual WECU Retiree Brunch

“Often, we think we the Credit Union began upon our arrival. That’s not true. We move through our credit Union every day, places that would have never been if not for those that came before us. We have a responsibility to live up to the legacy of those who came before us doing all we can to help who come after us.” – Eric Brown
On Wednesday, September 20, 2023 we held our 1st Annual WECU Retiree Brunch to honor those who retired from WECU. It was great to visit with all those that were able make it.  Thank you for all you have done to make White Eagle Credit Union the place it is today.

WECU Youth Checking

WECU Youth Checking for ages 14 & Up.
Perfect for youth to keep their monies safe and available for when the need arises for gasoline for school and work, snacks from the vending machine and cups of coffee.
Open your account today! * Parent or Guardian also on the account *until you are 18

Giving back to our communities

2nd Chance Beginnings Giving back to our communities is what we do.
Thursday, May 17, 2023 we presented a check to the 2nd Chance Beginnings located in El Dorado.
They are Sedgwick & Butler County Mentorship and Recovery Homes. Empowering men and women with the resources they need to rebuild and restore their lives, relationships, families and marriages.
#WeBelieve #givingback #communities #2ndChanceBeginnings

Make the switch to Estatements

Save Time. Save Trees. Switch to E-Statements.

Make the switch to E-statements. With White Eagle E-Statements, you’ll have secure, convenient access to your statements whenever you need them, plus you’ll avoid the time-consuming hassle of maintaining and storing paper records. Your statements will look just like they would if you received them by mail, and you’ll receive them via email on the first day of each month.

  • E-Statements are presented in PDF format, so they’ll be easy to read on any device.
  • You’ll have access to previous statements via our WEOnline Services for easy reference.
  • Best of all, since they’re paperless, signing up for E-Statements is an environmentally responsible choice.

Login to the WEOnline Services to sign up for E-Statements today!

Spread more magic with Holiday Loan

Spread more magic this Holiday Season when you unwrap special savings with a White Eagle CU Holiday Loan.  With the holidays and festive seasoning fast approaching, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for everything.  It is a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends and it can also be a stressful time for your budget.  Plan ahead to reduce the stress and enjoy all the festivities with a 2022 Holiday Signature Loan.

For a limited time you can apply for a Holiday Signature Loan with rates as low as 7.9%.  Apply between November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023.  Apply today!


*APR – Annual Percentage Rate.  Lowest possible APR for Qualified Borrowers. Limited time offer:  11/1/22 thru 1/15/23 only.  Example $1200 @ 7.9% APR for 12 months plus origination fee = $105.38. *All loans subject to approval.


Don’t forget to check out our other Holiday Specials.

Giving back to our communities

Giving back to our communities is what we do.  Each year White Eagle CU donates over $30,000 to local charities and organizations.  Here are just few of those from 2022.

So Shine – After School program in Newton Kansas for 5th and 6th Graders

Safe Hope – Women’s Shelter – Newton, Kansas

Kansas Numana

Kansas Cannons


USD 402 – Supplying shirts for the two schools that merged together.

Core Community –

Augusta Swimming Pool passes

Augusta Community Garden


Newton Public Library Foundation:

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Hello Summer Signature Loan 2022

“Hello Summer”!  Enjoy every moment of your summer and make your days sunnier with a “Hello Summer” Signature Loan from White Eagle Credit Union.  This special summer Loan comes with a low rate of *7.9% APR for twelve months. (subject to approval)
Don’t miss out on this limited time offer – Apply Today!  This limited time offer begins June 01, 2022.

*Loans Subject to Approval. Limited time offer. Hello Summer Signature Loan begins 6/1/22. Example :$1,500 loan at 7.90% for 12 months is $130.44 per months. Federally Insured NCUA. * Rates are subject to change.

Other Loans and Rates

White Eagle Credit Union Welcomes New President and CEO

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

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 for dates and times.








Become a White Eagle CU Volunteer

We would like to thank everyone that has served in the past, currently serve and all those that will volunteer in the future.  We appreciate you.

Become a White Eagle CU Volunteer!

Would you like to serve at WECU?   Become a White Eagle CU Volunteer. We are seeking applications from our membership that would like to serve as volunteers on the WECU Board of Directors or on a Committee.  Please inquire at any branch location and pick up or download a Volunteer Application below.  Applications are due by April 03, 2022.

Why Volunteer?

At WECU, we are more than just a credit union.  We are community builders, friends and neighbors and we give back to our communities every day and it starts with people like YOU.

Volunteers are the heart of White Eagle – they are members like you who donate their time and expertise governing our financial cooperative.  Our volunteers provide WECU with leadership while gaining opportunities for personal satisfaction, growth, education and experience. Volunteers are an integral part of White Eagle CU’s success.

Our volunteers know its a commitment of time and effort that includes attending monthly committee and board meetings.

  • A volunteer must be a member of WECU in good standing for a minimum of six months.
  • Volunteer positions are held for a three year term.

Volunteer Positions

  • Board Member
  • Supervisory Committee

Volunteer Expectations

All volunteers are expected to understand and fulfill the attendance requirements of their respective role and are expected to maintain confidentiality, abide by all policies and governance as required by White Eagle CU and the NCUA.

Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee members may be required to attend continuing education opportunities regarding the credit union industry. All volunteers are expected to support the strategic goals of the credit union and carry forward the mission statement.

Our Mission
White Eagle Credit Union, a financial cooperative dedicated to outstanding personal service, the latest technology and products, and empowering members to improve their financial well-being.

Ready to apply?

Simply fill out an application and email to:, drop off it at one of our convenient branches or mail to:  White Eagle CU  Ref: Volunteer Interest:  2830 Ohio St, Augusta, KS  67010

WECU Volunteer Application





2022 WECU Scholarship Program

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

Andover High School

Andover Central High School

Augusta High School

Bluestem High School

Circle High School

Douglass High School

El Dorado High School

Flint Hills High School

Newton High School

Remington High School

Rose Hill High School

Good Luck!  Check out last year’s winners.

2021 Scholarship Winners


Moo-ve over your payments

2021 Mooo-ve Over Holiday Skip-a-Pay!(2)

Moo-ve over your White Eagle Loan payments with Holiday Skip-a-Pay!  It’s your Holiday Budget, Flexible Pay. Your Way!

White Eagle Credit Union is pleased to offer its members, the 2021 Holiday Skip-a-Payment.  Members can choose to skip their qualified loan payments for either the month of November OR December of this year.  This does include all White Eagle Credit Union loans except first mortgages and fixed rate second mortgages.  *All loans are subject to qualifications.  Check to see if your loan qualifies today.  Fill out and bring in the form below or stop in and see a loan officer today.

Don’t forget to also check out our Holiday Signature Loan Special that will be coming in November.

Download your Application today.

Holiday Skip-a-Payment Application 2021



White Eagle CU recognized top 200 Healthiest Credit Union

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White Eagle Credit Union Recognized by in 2021
Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America

Charlotte, N.C., 8-10-2021—, 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 healthiAPlus-HealthGradeBadge-2021 (2)est in America,” said Jennifer Pazzie, Interim President/CFO  “Being part of this list shows our commitment to excellence.” 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, 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 “Our list empowers consumers to make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”

For a complete listing of the 2021 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, visit Learn more about White Eagle Credit Union at


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Notice to our Membership

Notice to our Membership

Richard BlueFor those of you that may not be aware, our president, Richard G. Blue, passed away on July 5, 2021. We know you would join us in sending our deepest sympathies to his wife, Shawn, and daughters, Coleen and Crystal, as well as all the members of his family.

How does one close a chapter of a CEO/president who gave 36 years to the White Eagle Credit Union? What words accurately express our gratitude to the man that led this credit union from a tiny office on State Street in Augusta to an organization of three full-service locations in Augusta, El Dorado and Newton?

We don’t have them. But we believe that collectively as a board of directors, employees and members of the White Eagle Credit Union, we could fill pages in his honor. We are grateful and are determined to carry out the legacy of not only Rick Blue, but all those who have come before him for the last 86 years. From the humble beginnings of seven men meeting under an oak tree in Augusta in 1935, to what we are today.

The Board of Directors, in accordance with the Succession Plan of White Eagle Credit Union, has named Jennifer L. Pazzie as Interim President. She will continue with her duties as Chief Financial Officer as well as the presidency at this time. Our Management Team has over 175 combined years of experience with this credit union. They are up for the task and look towards the future with the combined resolution of fulfilling our mission statement of providing “dedicated and outstanding personal service, the latest technology and products, and empowering our members to improve their financial well-being.”


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In Honor and Remembrance of Rick Blue

Richard Blue

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.

Don’t fall for Gift Card Scam

Don’t fall for Gift Card Scam.  Gift cards are for gifts, not for payments.

If someone calls with urgent news or a convincing story and pressures you to pay them by buying a gift card, like an iTunes, WalMart, or Google Play card, and want you to give them the codes on the back of the card – stop. It’s a scam.  Here are couple scenarios that scammers may use.

  • A scammer calls and pretends to be from a government agency.  Such as IRS or Social Security. The scammer says that you owe money for taxes, bail money, debt collection, and more. They then tell you have to pay them with gift cards.
  • A scammer claims to be a family member in trouble or someone you know. The scammer tells you that they need to be paid in gift cards in order to remedy the situation. Don’t believe them. Never buy gift cards for them or provide them with any gift card codes.
  • You receive an email that looks like it from someone you know i.e.: your boss, mother, spouse, friend, family member and the person asks you to go buy gift cards and give them the code on back…. STOP!  It’s a scam.
  • Let’s make some quick money scam.  You are short on money and you see the “Make Quick Money” advertisement. Beware this is a scam.   The way it works:  The scammer is always excited when someone answers their ad. All you have to do is buy them a few gift cards.  They will deposit money in your account for the cards plus a few extra dollars for your time.  However, they need your banking information in order to deposit the money.  DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR INFORMATION.  It is a SCAM.

If you are ever in doubt if something is correct.  Just stop.  Give us a call and whatever you do… do not share your personal information and banking information.  Thank you.

If you’re a victim of a gift card scam – report it. You can also report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission.

Also, share your experience.  There are many ways to help prevent others from falling victim by reporting the scam and sharing your experience via social Medias and also on Google.


Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Just when you thought 2020 was devoid of good news for Americans – here is a small financial reason to smile! U.S. consumers paid down a record amount of credit card debt this past year.

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Paying off credit card debt can seem daunting – especially if you’ve amassed quite a bit. But with determination and some solid advice, living credit-card-debt free is possible. Here are some tips from to get started in the right direction:

  1. Get organized – Gather all the information for every card on which you’re carrying a balance. Note the balances, interest rates, due dates and minimum payment for each card. Add up all the minimum payments on each of your credit cards to determine how much you must pay each month just to stay on top of credit card bills.
  2. Consider paying off the card with the highest APR first –Try boosting your payments on the card with the highest APR and paying the minimums on the remaining cards. Once that card is paid off, move on to the card with the next highest APR.
  3. Or consider paying off the card with the lowest balance first –This may be a method that’s easier to stick to for those who have a difficult time staying motivated without quick gratification. Enjoy the feeling of paying off that lowest balance – then keep paying off from there!
  4. Create a budget –If you’re not spending within your means, you’ll likely never be able to pay down debt.  Create a budget that works for you, leaving wiggle room to pay down that credit card debt. WEBudget is the perfect tool that shows your spending and allows you to create your budget.  Check it out in WEOnline Services.
  5. Be realistic – It’s important to remember that you still need to spend money on necessities (food, clothes, rent, etc.). So be realistic about how much you can put toward your credit card debt each month.
  6. Schedule Payments – You can schedule ongoing payments in WEPay.  You set the dates and amounts. Making it easier to stay ahead and payoff items quicker.


Remote Check Deposit Made Easier!

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Just Sign, Snap and Send

Make deposits to your account without having to make a trip to White Eagle.

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.*

To get started, simply:

  • 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.*
  • Endorse your check as follows:  Complete Name (Pay to the Order of)  with the words For WECU Mobile Deposit Only”, your signature and date.
  • Take a photo of the front and back of your check
  • Send using the Deposits tab in our Mobile App
  • With an update to our remote check depositing processing; you will now receive an automatic reply via email once your transaction is complete.  The email will let you if your deposit was accepted or rejected with a transaction number
  • Download the mobile app today and start snapping away.

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WECU Cardholder Fraud Education

WECU Cardholder Fraud Education.

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:

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 number and NOT a 10-digit number resembling a phone number.
What should I do if I receive a phone call from Fiserv
  1. No information should have to be provided by the cardholder other than their zip code
  2. Only answer “yes” or “no” to their questions.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Spreading Holiday Cheer in 2020

Spreading Holiday Cheer in 2020 to our communities is a must here at White Eagle Credit Union.

Get Well Soon - LakePoint Augusta

Recently we brought some holiday cheer to our friends in the Covid Unit at LakePoint Nursing Home in Augusta.  We delivered 27 holiday gift bags for patients and nurses there.




Dept of Aging - Holiday Cups

On Tuesday, 12/1 – Giving Tuesday 2020, we delivered Holiday Cups filled with goodies along with signed cards for the 80 Holiday bags to the Butler County Dept. of Aging. The Butler County Department of Aging will be distributing them to shut-ins during December.


ElDorado Tree - Food Donation 2020Our El Dorado branch is currently taking food donations (non-perishable items only) for the Salvation Army. Give them a call at (316)320-7649 to schedule a time to drop off.

Next on our list will be our JAG kids and their annual Christmas party and gathering Christmas gifts for 6 families in need in Augusta.

Don’t forget to watch here and social media for other ways we will be spreading Holiday Cheer.  We wish you a very nice holiday season and Merry Christmas.  Stay safe and healthy.

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

“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.

Best regards, Rick Blue – President


The WECU 2020 Holiday Loan is here!

Does 2020 have your holiday budget feeling a little “ruff”?  Add some cheer to your day and jingle to your pockets with a WECU 2020 Holiday Loan this year.

For a limited time you can apply for a Holiday Signature Loan with rates as low as 7.9%.  Apply between November 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021.  Apply today!

*APR – Annual Percentage Rate.  Lowest possible APR for Qualified Borrowers. Limited time offer:  11/1/20 thru 1/15/21 only.  Example $1200 @ 7.9% APR for 12 months plus origination fee = $105.38.

  • All loans subject to approval.