Seminars and Classes

Defensive Driving Classes

Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

All classes held at First New York’s Community Room at 2 Wall Street, Colonie, NY

Upon completion of a 6-hour course you will:

  • Receive a 10% insurance discount on the collision and liability premium for the driver on the policy, valid for 3 years.*
  • Reduce the total points on your driving record up to 4 points for violations occurring within the past 18 months.
  • Refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention.

The cost of a course is offered at a discounted price of $25. But hurry–we have a limit of 24 participants per class.
To reserve your spot, call (518) 393-1326, press #1804 or

* Actual discounts and point reductions may vary. Consult with your auto insurance carrier for more details. A minimum number of attendees are required to hold the seminar.

Mortgage Lobby Day

Friday, October 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.

First New York’s Halfmoon Branch, 1533 Route 9, Halfmoon, NY

Thinking about buying a home, but don’t know where to start? Is it time to move on to a better fit for
your growing family? Maybe there are renovations that would be easier to tackle with a home equity loan to finance it all?
These are just a few of the questions you can ask our dedicated mortgage specialist at Mortgage Lobby Day! Stop by and get all your questions answered.


Social Security and Your Retirement

Wednesday, October 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

First New York’s Community Room at 2 Wall Street, Colonie, NY

Are you looking for more information about how to maximize your Social Security benefits? Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will likely be an important part of the road ahead. But many individuals don’t realize there are options to consider when it comes to collecting Social Security. The decisions you make now could help you get more out of your benefits.

This seminar will address these issues and answer more of your questions:

  • What are the rules for collecting your Social Security benefits?
  • How can spouses coordinate their benefits and possibly receive more?
  • Are there different routes to take that could potentially increase your benefit amount?
  • How can Social Security fit within your overall retirement income plan?

This no-cost, no-obligation seminar is presented by Travis Stanley, Regional Sales Director for MEMBERS Financial Services in conjunction with Don Dorr, MEMBERS Financial Services Representative located at First New York Federal Credit Union.

To reserve your spot, call (518) 393-1326, press #1302 or

Student Financial Aid and Admission Night

Wednesday, October 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

First New York’s Community Room at 2 Wall Street, Colonie, NY

Keeping up with the increasing cost of college tuition can be tough.
If you are wondering how you will pay for college, or are confused by the financial aid process, this seminar is for you
Laura Augustine, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Union College, will present information about the financial aid process and college application process.

To reserve your spot, call (518) 393-1326, press #1804 or