About us

Members 1st Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative chartered in 1957. You are eligible to join our credit union if you live or work in the following counties: Windham, Windsor, Bennington and Rutland Counties in Vermont; Sullivan and Cheshire Counties in New Hampshire; Franklin county in Massachusetts and/or are an immediate relative of a current member.  The credit union was originally for the employees of the Brattleboro Industries Company which later became the Bookpress, Inc.  The Members 1st Credit Union name was voted in by the board of directors in 1996 and continues to stress the importance of thrift, community involvement and family in our lives.


What is a credit union?                                 

We are a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution that is owned and controlled by all of the people who use our services (called 'members').  We exist to provide a safe, convenient place for members to save money and to get loans, debit and credit cards at reasonable rates.  Like all cooperatives, we are based on the concept of "people helping people." But unlike financial institutions that are operated for a profit, all income that our credit union generates from its operation is distributed as dividends or used to keep loan rates and fees as low as possible for our members.

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Our dedicated employees and volunteers

Office Staff

Evelyn M. Sirois - CEO

NMLS #110688

Judith Wisell - Treasurer

Dottie Goldy, Mortgage Officer, NMLS#1281678

Linda Carta, Loan officer

NMLS #1202947

Kelly Wunsch

Gretchen White, Operations Officer

Susan Hadden

Megan Santor Laflam

Skyla Harvey

Debi Williams


(Hover over name to see email address or click a name to send email)



Board of Directors

Betty Chamberlin - Chairperson

William Harvey - Vice-chairperson

Judith Wisell - Treasurer

Tamara Gray - Secretary

Stephen Clark

William Duggan

David Cotton


Supervisory committee

Kathy King, Chairperson

Sherie Bolster

P.J. Braun


Members 1st Website Policy



Office hours


Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.




Drive-up Teller

Opens at 8:00 Monday through Friday morning and closes at the same time as the Lobby each afternoon



 ATM locations to serve of our members

1.       Our office, 10 Browne Court open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2.       Guilford Country Store, 475 Calvin Coolidge Memorial Hwy open during store hours

3.     Avenue Grocery, Western Avenue, Brattleboro,

4.     Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro,

5.     Brattleboro High School,

6.     ColdBrook Ice Cream and General Store, Governor Hunt Highway, Vernon,    NEW!


Contact Us

Call 24 ... 800.582.8255

Lost ATM Card ... 800-528-2273 (during office hours, please call 802-257-5131)

Lost VISA Card ... 800-433-0505

VISA Dispute ... 800-600-5249