Annual Membership Meeting


As a member and owner, you are invited to attend our Annual Membership Meeting.  Hear about our accomplishments in 2017 and learn about our plans for 2018.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm | Presentation will begin at 6:30pm
West Baton Rouge Conference Center
2750 North Westport Drive, Port Allen

Essential Scholarships

Education is essential and that's why we're rewarding academic and community service excellence!  Two $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to 2018 graduates.  Please click the link below for rules, requirements and to download an application.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 9, 2018.

Rules & Application

Using Your VISA Card When Traveling

When traveling please remember to notify Essential FCU to prevent unnecessary blocks on your card. Certain transactions may be blocked due to behavior conflicts on your card, this is for your security. Notifying Essential will make using your VISA Card easier so you can enjoy your traveling experience.  Contact us at 888.369.2207 or email us at  For Visa Global Emergency Assistance, please click here.


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