Community Involvement

At MEMBERS1st, we are devoted to our members and our community, and we believe it is important to offer our time, talents, and resources in order to strengthen communities and create long-lasting relationships. This year, our staff has participated in more than 40 charitable causes that impacted the communities where they live and work.


April – Team members dropped off goody baskets for dispatchers serving each of our branch communities during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 10-16.

April 15 – Sydney, Alaina, Dana and April worked the concessions stand at the Traer Iowa movie theater. In advance, they invited youth members to stop by the branch for a free ticket and meet us at the movies!

April – Sydney filled Easter eggs for the Iowa Falls Chamber.

April 2 – Julie collected funds for Pine Lake Saddle Club to raise money for Camp Sunnyside which provides services to people living with disabilities.

March – The last of the Blessing Tables donations were placed in local Blessing Boxes in Story and Boone Counties.

March 26 – Jamie, Maria, Yolanda and Jerry worked at a Community ID event in Ames, which reaches out to immigrant communities.

March – A team of employees participated in Bowl for Kids Sake, which benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Iowa.

March 19 – A team visited the Marshalltown Home and Garden Show.



November 12 – MEMBERS1st made a gift of $2,500 to YSS of Marshall County to support their excellent community resources. Learn more about YSS on their website.

October 25 – The MEMBERS1st team participated in “Pink Out For Breast Cancer Awareness” in partnership with JBS, raising $585 to wear jeans during the work day. Thanks to everyone who was able to take part for such a great cause!

September – We had a great time representing MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union at Marshalltown’s annual Oktemberfest parade!

August 13 – We had a lot of fun last Friday night sponsoring Saucy Jack at Ames on the Half Shell! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello during the great turnout!



Nov. 1-25 –  Every branch collected non-perishable food items to benefit families in the communities we serve.

October 1-31 – Held an online winter clothing drive to benefit children in the communities we serve. We collected and donated 23 Coats, 13 Hats and 26 pairs of gloves.



August 31 – We did it! Your non-perishable food items were dropped off at Sal’s Cupboard in Marshalltown shortly after this summer’s food drive. An enormous thank you to each and every member who participated! Your support for the Salvation Army’s local projects goes a long way towards addressing food insecurity in our community!

July 30 – Amy from our Traer office recently took her macaw, Barrett, to Sunrise Hill Care Center for a question and answer session with the local seniors. They enjoyed learning about Barrett’s day-to-day life and asked some great questions!

July 18 – Our MEMBERS1st volunteers had a great time supporting Midnight Madness runners in Ames this year! The annual race kicked off at 7:30 p.m. in front of a lot of spectators and fans. Congratulations to all the participants!



December 14 – MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union’s Boone staff took a turn ringing the Salvation Army Bell again this year. Our kettle shift raised $134.15 for The Salvation Army of Boone’s programs and services! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello!

July 28 – Shortly after our July tornado in Marshalltown, Gene from our Ames office volunteered to help with the extensive clean up efforts. We are proud of the way the community has pulled together!

May 6 – Our Boone branch participated in the Home Tweet Home silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Their birdhouse sold for $75.00 and $17,324.00 was raised overall!

April 21 – As part of the annual Cleaniac Program, MEMBERS1st staff members showed their local pride gathering trash, leaves and light branches at Timber Creek Park in Marshalltown in preparation for the park’s summer use.

April 14 – Members had the opportunity to bring sensitive documents and media materials to our Ames & Marshalltown branches to be shredded at no cost.

March 29 – The Marshalltown Regional Partnership’s Chamber Ambassadors visited our Marshalltown office this week to present MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union with a plaque of recognition! The Certificate of Appreciation was to recognize the credit union’s positive economic contribution to the Marshalltown area. Their visit gave us an opportunity to describe all the services we have to offer and explain how important our members are to us!

March 13 – Several members of our staff had a wonderful time representing MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union at Bowl for Kids’ Sake in Marshalltown! Over 300 bowlers participated and had fun with this year’s theme, “superheroes!”

March 7 – More than 700 credit union supporters — including  MEMBERS1st‘s Janet, Braeden and Beth — gathered at the State Historical Building of Iowa Wednesday afternoon to discuss tax legislation that is being presented to the Iowa House. If passed, it will negatively impact Iowa’s credit unions, increasing rates and fees for Iowa’s credit union members!

Supporters then marched up the steps of the Iowa State Capitol and met with House Representatives to explain to them how credit unions are truly different from banks, in philosophy and structure, and how this bill will hurt 1.1 million Iowans!

March 2 – We had a great time with the Healthy Family Fair at the Marshalltown Mall! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union table to see Jane, Michelle and, of course, Buck!


MEMBERS1st is honored to support the communities where our members live and work! Here’s a list of the more than 40 organizations that have benefited from the time and financial contributions of our employees and the credit union over the past year.

  • 2017 Marshalltown Regional Partnership Annual Banquet
  • American Legion Building Fund
  • Ames Area Education Association
  • Ames Library Foundation
  • Boone County Dialysis Foundation
  • Boone County Economic Growth Corporation
  • Boone County Fairgrounds
  • Boone County Freedom Flight
  • Boone Daybreakers
  • Boone Daybreakers Kiwanis
  • Boone Lions Club & Community Pancake Days
  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake – Fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Business After Hours (Marshalltown Chamber)
  • Child Abuse Prevention Services
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • Cleaniac Park cleanup
  • DMACC Boone Campus – In My Boots 5k
  • Ecumenical Bible Camp
  • Eldora Chamber of Commerce
  • Fill the squad car food drive for Emergency Food Box
  • Habitat for Humanity (Ames)
  • Hardin County Fair
  • Healthy Family Fair in Marshalltown
  • Iowa Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • Iowa Falls Lions Club
  • Marshall County Relay for Life
  • Marshalltown HS After PROM
  • Midnight Madness Run
  • National Child Safety
  • New K-9 Unit – Boone Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
  • North Tama Booster Club
  • North Tama High School Year Book
  • North Tama Wrestling
  • Pufferbilly days
  • Rotary Club of Boone
  • Salvation Army – Ringing the Bell
  • Shawn Petersen Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Trivia Night Fundraiser for Iowa Valley Leadership Team
  • Trunk or Treat
  • United Way of Boone & Story Counties
  • Winding Stairs Festival
  • Winter clothing drive at all MEMBERS1st branches
  • YMCA
  • Youth & Shelter Services