Our credit union began as “Conrail Credit Union” on November 10, 1942 for railroad employees and their family members. In July of 1997, our name officially changed to “Members Choice WV Federal Credit Union”, and on May 8, 2000, we opened for business in a brand new building built for our members located at 201 Ohio Avenue on the West side of Charleston, WV. Since 2015, we have been known by our new brand name “MCWV”. The purpose of our credit union is to promote thrift among member by affording those members opportunities to accumulate their savings, and create for them a source of credit for productive purposes.
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Members Choice originally served employer groups who were not large enough to form their own credit union, but wanted to offer their employees credit union services at no cost to the employer. Now we currently serve over sixty employer groups in Charleston and are a community chartered credit union encompassing all of Kanawha County. This change was implemented after recognizing the need for an expanded field of membership; allowing more people to gain access to the many benefits MCWV offers. With the new charter, MCWV is now serving people who live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school and businesses or other legal entities in Kanawha County, WV, and their family members.
Our CEO/Manager Stephanie has been employed by the credit union for over twenty years. All members of the Board of Directors are volunteers, elected by the membership at our Annual Meeting.
We are governed by the laws of National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) relating to credit unions, its articles of incorporation and bylaws adopted by the board and approved by NCUA.
If you are interested in joining our credit union family, please visit our Membership page.
The CU Difference Between:
|Not-for-profit, democratically controlled cooperatives||Generate profit for stockholders|
|Can serve only those in their field of membership||Can serve the general public|
|Governed by volunteer board of directors elected by membership||Governed by paid directors elected by stockholders|
|Returns profits to all members in the form of dividends||Returns profits to stockholders|
|Accounts insured up to $250,000.00 by the National Credit Union Administration||Accounts insured up to $250,000.00 by the FDIC|