Summer 2014
News & Information for Pittsford Federal Credit Union Members

Move Your Money Your Way

Our most recent member survey has shown that our members would like the ability to electronically transfer money between their Pittsford FCU accounts and their accounts at other financial institutions. As a result, we will be adding new features to Internet Banking in July to help members move their money faster, easier, and more securely.

Members will soon be able to move money between Pittsford FCU and accounts owned at other financial institutions via the new External Transfers service. In addition, we will also be adding Popmoney to Internet Banking. Popmoney will allow for easy electronic funds transfers to friends and relatives.

External Transfers

As much as we'd love to be your only financial institution, we realize that many of our members have accounts at other financial institutions. External Transfers offers you the flexibility and control to transfer money between your Pittsford FCU accounts and accounts you hold elsewhere. It's the easy way to move money between your verified* accounts:


With Popmoney you don't need to write a check or carry cash to pay people. It's similar to PayPal, where you can send money using just an email address. However, Popmoney has the added convenience of being right inside your password-protected online account. You can send money directly to just about anyone; all you need is their email address and/or cellphone number to:

It's a simple and secure way to move money from your account to theirs — with no need to exchange account numbers.

Please look for these services in the Move Money menu mid July. The first three Standard External Transfer and Popmoney transactions per month are free and $3.00 each thereafter. Other fees and limits may apply. To learn more visit

* Please allow up to three business days to complete the account verification process..

Transfer Between Your Accounts

Pay Other People with Popmoney

Transfer money between accounts you have with us and accounts you have at other financial institutions.

Send money to virtually anyone using their email address, mobile number, or bank account info.

Member Survey Thank You

We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the fall membership survey. Your responses and thoughtful comments provide invaluable insight to help us serve you better. Congratulations to the survey drawing winner, Kyoko I. of Scarborough, Maine, member since 1989.

Pittsford FCU Supports Local School District Project

The Pittsford Central School District broke ground on its capital project in June at the Sutherland High School athletic field. Board of Education President Kim McCluski, Superintendent Michael D. Pero, KEEP Foundation President James Spitz, and Pittsford Federal Credit Union General Manager Bill Martin used gold ceremonial shovels to mark the beginning of construction projects to improve athletic fields around the District.

The capital project includes the installation of lights and synthetic turf at each high school stadium, as well as concession stands and restrooms funded with community contributions. "Our students and community will ultimately have facilities that we can all be proud of," said Superintendent Michael Pero at the ceremony.

Community Contributions

The school district foundation Keeping Education Extraordinary in Pittsford, or KEEP, is facilitating the collection of community contributions on behalf of the District to pay for the concession/restroom buildings at each high school stadium. Pittsford Federal Credit Union made a significant contribution to KEEP in support of the current project.

According to Bill Martin, "The donation is the largest in the credit union's 45-year history and signifies the importance of the relationship between Pittsford Central School District and Pittsford Federal Credit Union. In 1968, a group of Pittsford teachers shared the idea of forming a credit union to serve Pittsford Central School District employees. Without their efforts, Pittsford Federal Credit Union, now with assets over $350 million and 20,000 members, would not exist. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the original group of organizers and are pleased to support such a worthwhile project that will benefit so many members of the communities we serve."

An additional $342,000 in contributions is necessary to meet the original fundraising goal. Beyond the concession stands and restrooms at Mendon and Sutherland High Schools, additional funding will be used to purchase new scoreboards for both fields.

How to Contribute

KEEP welcomes further contributions in support of the unmet fundraising need. KEEP is a 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible. To make a contribution, please visit the KEEP Foundation website at or, mail contributions to:

KEEP Foundation
c/o Athletic Field Improvements
P.O. Box 243
Pittsford, NY 14534

Photo: KEEP Foundation President James Spitz, Board of Education President Kim McCluski, Superintendent Michael D. Pero, and Pittsford Federal Credit Union General Manager Bill Martin mark the beginning of new construction projects for the Pittsford Central School District.

Member Appreciation Day

Join us for our annual Member Appreciation Day on Friday, August 1. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream at both branches. Feel free to bring your friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Just in case the weather does not cooperate, our rain date is Friday, August 8.

Photo: Sean Corey cooks up hot dogs with Kathy Klueber at the Mendon Branch in 2013.

Meet our Summer Student Interns

Each summer Pittsford FCU hires a few local students to serve as interns in our branches. They provide extra help to smooth out vacation and holiday schedules. In return, they get a chance to learn about credit unions. Our current interns are:

Colby Shuler is a rising junior at American University but will be studying abroad at the University of Jordan in Amman this fall. He previously attended Honeoye Falls-Lima High School where he graduated in 2012. Colby is pursuing degrees in economics and international studies. He has been working in Member Services at both the Pittsford and Mendon branches and in the Mortgage Department. He says, "Working at PFCU is an amazing experience. All the team members are friendly and helpful, and I enjoy working for an organization that is so focused on its members. Growing up and living in Mendon for the last 20 years, it is great to be able to serve members of a community that I have gotten to know and love."

Brett Klaseus is a senior at Quinnipiac University and a graduate of Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. He is an economics major and plans to pursue his master's degree in business administration at Quinnipiac. He says, "The best part about working for PFCU is the friendly attitude of both my coworkers and the members." In his time spent working throughout the credit union from the mortgage department to the teller lines, Brett thinks this well-rounded experience will benefit him in future endeavors.