HISTORY OF PHENIX PRIDE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Phenix Pride Federal Credit Union, originally chartered as Phenix City Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union, was approved to open business on July 18, 1960. An amendment to the charter, changing the name to Cobb Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union, was made on August 30, 1979. The final charter was amended July 16, 1987 to what is now Phenix Pride Federal Credit Union.
The original seven charter members in 1960 for Phenix City Hospital FCU were: Mrs. Avis G. Lee, Mrs. John P. White, Joseph E. Bakken, Juanita Quant, Lester C. Deese, Roberta K. Rush, and Eron I. Foster. These seven members also acted as the board of directors for the credit union. The aforementioned began serving the Phenix City Hospital employees, doctors, medical staff, and technicians, and then expanded to facilitate Select Employee Groups. When the final charter was amended in 2007, the credit union became a community charter serving Russell County. We have grown from seven members in 1960 to sixteen hundred members today. We are continuing to grow as we also continue to serve our community.
Phenix Pride FCU is a member-owned, democratically operated, not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors. We are a full service credit union with a philosophy of "Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you." Phenix Pride exists to promote thrift among its members by affording them an opportunity to accumulate their savings and to create for them a source of credit for wise and productive purposes.