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          As part of my exercise routine, I try to run 3-4 times each week. The benefits to me are both physical but more important, mental. I enjoy the solitude, the time to think, reflect, and plan. Even though running has been a habit of mine for almost a decade, each (early) morning I run, there is that reluctance to put myself through the agony. As cliché as it sounds, the better runs are those when I challenge myself to literally, hit the ground running. If I start strong, I can focus on my thinking and not how many more miles to go. On one of my recent runs, I was thinking and planning for 2022. It is no exaggeration that First Federal is “hitting the ground running” this year. We are planning on transitioning our new Urbana customers to First Federal, planning for changes in Spencer (coming soon!), and we will be making it easier for our members to interact with us through video, text and chat. By giving our members new choices for how you connect with us, you will have easier, more convenient ways to access our services. Additionally, it is a priority for us to contact you more often to make sure we are providing the services you need. We are starting 2022 with a renewed purpose and determination to fulfill our promise to our members to provide our services when, where, and how you want them. Meeting the financial needs of our members is something we will never run away from!
          Please make plans to join us at our annual meeting on Monday, March 28th at the Hiawatha Community Center.
          As always, stop in and say hi, introduce yourself or even comment on what you want First Federal to do for you!

Tom Chalstrom

President & CEO