Call for Essential Board Nominations

Each year, Essential members have the opportunity to elect their fellow members to our all-volunteer Board of Directors.  Every Essential member over the age of 18 and in good standing is eligible to be nominated for the election; all nominees agree to serve for a full term of three (3) years.  For those interested in learning more about the qualification for a Board position, please contact Robbie Bagaley by email at  Interested parties may also contact us by mail:

Essential Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Robbie Bagaley
P.O. Box 738, Plaquemine, LA  70765

All nominations must be received by October 31, 2019 in order to be considered.


Free Financial Webinars


We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants ways to financial control—including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019  |  12:30 a.m. CT

Thursday, November 21, 2019  |  7:30 p.m. CT

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Credit cards can be a great financial tool, but for some, can lead to debt and financial trouble. This session provides an overview of credit card usage, warning signs of credit issues, and options for debt management and reconstruction existing credit.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019  |  12:30 a.m. CT

Thursday, December 12, 2019  |  7:30 p.m. CT

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Voice of the Member Survey

We are excited to announce that we have created an easier, more convenient way for you to let us know about your experience with us, and you should see it in your inbox soon!  As part of our ongoing improvement efforts, we have created a short survey and we would love to get your feedback. This survey will be sent to you by our partner, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., on our behalf, and should take just a couple of minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-369-2207 or email us at We truly appreciate your business and look forward to receiving your feedback.


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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