The Current – Winter 2024

water spray from the waves

At Community West Credit Union, we understand the value of higher education and how it helps prepare generations to serve their communities, plus the difficulties students face with the high cost of furthering education.

Community West awards the Vern Hyde Scholarship to four area students each year to encourage our local community to pursue their educational goals: two scholarships to current high school seniors starting college in the fall, one to a current college student, and one to an individual planning to attend or currently attending a trade program.

We’ve made important updates to our scholarship program, bringing you more accessibility and benefits!

  • Must be a member by February 1, 2024, and remain in good standing for at least 6 months
  • Current college student application is now open to all ages
  • Total scholarship amount increased for trade applicants
  • New essay requirements detailing volunteerism and leadership

Apply by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, to be considered for the scholarship

Tax Season is Near

If you will be e-filing and direct depositing a tax refund for the 2023 tax year, you will be required to fill in the ROUTING number for Community West, as well as your ACCOUNT number. The sample below contains the CWCU routing number. For your account number, please review a recent account statement or visit your nearest branch for assistance.

NOTE: Your debit card number is not your CWCU account number and will delay your refund significantly.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the government agency that collects federal taxes. Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send them money and other sensitive information.

The IRS will NEVER contact you by phone call or email and will not require a specific payment method. When in doubt, hang up and call the IRS directly at 800.829.1040.

Image Description: Light pink background containing a smartphone with an ominous arm coming out of it holding a rose.

Did you know fraudsters often pose as someone special looking for love on dating websites or apps? Soon, they want to email, call, or message you to get off the platform. They will tug at your heartstrings by saying it’s true love. Then, they start asking for money. Maybe it’s for a plane ticket to visit you, to cover an emergency surgery or car problems. There will always be a sense of urgency to pressure you into acting immediately, but it’s a SCAM!

Keep in mind, if it seems too good to be true – it likely is.

Protect Your Account. ID Protect: Protect your money and your identity with ID Protect. Fraud Alerts: Automated alerts to notify you of potentially fraudulent transactions. Card Alerts: Free service for custom notifications for transactions. eStatements: Keep documents safe and secure in online banking.
Image Description: light blue chat bubble outline with a megaphone in the upper left corner. Text Description: Save the Date

2024 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 23, 2024  |  Kentwood Branch

5801 Broadmoor Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49512

3 board seats available

Petition due February 1, 2024

Image Description: White, wooden sled with two money bags sitting on it and one money bag to the left partially out of frame. Text Description: Get your cash delivered up to 2 days early! With ACH On Demand

2023 Community Involvement Recap

Community is in our name and part of our DNA

At CWCU, we are dedicated to supporting the local communities where we live, work, and play through volunteerism, sponsorships, and donations. Many of our team members make regular contributions of their time, talent, and treasure to worthy causes. Take a look at some of our highlights within the community over the last year:

  1. Completed over 600 hours of volunteer time company-wide in 2023.
  2. Contributed over $12,000 of scholarships and sponsorships throughout Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, and Ottawa counties.
  3. Attended over 50 community events, including parades, concerts, expos, and more!

For a full list of 2024 branch closures, visit our Holiday Hours page.

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1 | All Branches Closed

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Saturday, January 13 – Monday, January 15 | All Branches Closed

President’s Day: Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19 | All Branches Closed

Scroll to Top