Port Allen based WBRT Federal Credit Union (WBRT FCU) is celebrating 60 years of helping members meet their credit needs. WBRT FCU celebrated its anniversary at its Board of Directors Annual Meeting earlier this year. The featured theme was “A Legacy of Success, Still Growing Strong”. The event included officials, staff and members of WBRT FCU. The occasion comprised of a special presentation to board officials and a photo slideshow of historic memories. Members concluded the evening by playing Bingo, a favorite tradition and by enjoying delicious anniversary cake.
WBRT FCU was founded and chartered by a small group of West Baton Rouge Parish School educators on September 4, 1958. It was establish to provide banking services to WBR Parish School employees. After several membership expansions, WBRT FCU now serves over 1,000 members. The credit union has come a long way over the past six decades. It is a very small credit union with an asset size of only 2.4 million. The credit union has helped members buy cars, make home repairs, buy books for school as well as achieve financial stability. It will continue doing so for many years to come. Angella Johnson, WBRT FCU CEO, says “Our members are our first priority, we love having the opportunity to serve them.”
WBRT FCU field of membership includes WBR Parish School Employees and Students, WBR Parish Council and Sheriff Department Employees, City of Port Allen Employees, Town of Brusly and Addis Employees, Members of the New Poplar Grove Baptist Church of Port Allen, Members of the Cohn High School Alumni Association and Immediate Family Members of Current WBRT FCU Members.
The Board of Directors includes Wilhemenia Decuir (Board Chairman), Arlean Tillman (Vice Chairman), Angella Johnson (CEO), Frank Hannan (Secretary), Grady Edwards, Oretha Fields, and Rose Jackson. Committee Members includes Kirsten Crockett, Dwain Hall, Constance Brown, Louise Stewart, Richarda Jones, and Shanta McQuillan. Staff Members are Angella Johnson and Yvonne Jackson.
WBRT FCU is located at 673 Rosedale Road, Port Allen. The office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The credit union website is www.wbrtfcu.com.