Friday, July 7, 2017

Credit Union ONE meets with State Representative Henry Yanez

Ferndale, Michigan – Two Credit Union ONE Employees met with State Representative Henry Yanez at the Credit Union’s Branch in Sterling Heights Michigan on June 28th. Representative Yanez makes himself available for issues that are important to all Credit Union’s and their members, and has met in the past at Credit Union ONE.

Topics discussed in the two hour meeting included the always important Data Breaches, ID Theft, Payday Lending and CVR / E-titling. Data Breach topics included the number of breaches and the cost of replacing debit cards, access to Secretary of State databases to help deter ID theft, and the ability to E-title and file liens for quicker and safer security for the member and the financial instituition. “ We have continued regular dialogue with State Representative Yanez over the last few years” said Stephen Dedene Vice President Compliance and Risk. “ Representative Yanez is always ready to discuss the topics important to our members and the Credit Union, and we are always pleased to meet with him”.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Junior Achievement Classes in Traverse City

Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE Branch Manager Michelle Kilinski of Traverse City just completed teaching two Junior Achievement Classes in June. Michelle taught 19 First Grade students once a week on Monday’s in Megan Wolf’s class at Blair Elementary, and 20 students on Thursday in Sarah Mooney’s second grade class at Blair Elementary.

The first grade theme was “ JA Ourselves “ which focused on the value of work, choices, giving, along with earning and saving. The second grade class learned the “ JA Our Community “ a program which focused on learning about different jobs in a community and how money moves through it, along with how people work together, and how taxes work and what that affords a community. With her first time in the program Michelle stated “ I had a JA class in middle school and it really left an impression on me, I see the lack of financial education across many backgrounds and ages, and I want to help people learn and not be scared of all things money” Michelle stated. “ I was glad that I could work out the time commitment and the teachers schedule as both classrooms were wonderful students”.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Credit Union ONE Repacks Food For Forgotten Harvest

Ferndale, Michigan – Twenty Two Members of Credit Union ONE’S Leadership Team volunteered about three hours each on June 5th, to repack and help ship over 8,500 pounds of food . Included were peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and beef sticks. This food is rescued from stores and food plants, and redistributed to help those who are in need.

In 2013 Credit Union ONE started a partnership with Forgotten Harvest by holding food drive collections during the Holiday’s. For the last two years members of the Credit Union ONE  Leadership Team have volunteered at both the Distribution Center and a Forgotten Harvest Farm.

“ It is amazing what gets accomplished at these food repacking events in such a short amount of time” said John Kozich Vice President of Community Relations.” This is a great teambuilding exercise and it really helps out Forgotten Harvest”. Future events are being planned with Forgotten Harvest and the Leadership Team of Credit Union ONE.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

$10,000 in Scholarships Awarded by Credit Union ONE

Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE has announced the William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Awards for 2017. This year, nine graduating high school seniors were selected to receive scholarships totaling $10,000.

Eric Nielsen of Lake Orion has been awarded $2,000; while Madison Murdoch of Dearborn, Brendan Hogan of Plymouth, John Vulaj of Sterling Heights, Ilana Weinfeld of Farmington Hills, Nina Como of Troy, Noah Tylutki of Grosse Ile, Maureen Luddy of Royal Oak, and William Bostick of St.Clair have all been awarded $1,000.

The Scholarship recipients were selected based on exemplary academics, community service, and written essays.

The William G. Coyne Memorial Credit Union ONE Scholarship Program, named in honor of the late Chairman of the Board of Directors, was created in 2009 to help the credit union’s student members further their education after high school.

‘As a community based member-owned organization, we are proud of these young people and are pleased to be able to give back to our student members to assist in their successes,” said Paul Stuart, Credit Union ONE Chairman of the Board.

Continuing Education Scholarship Recipients Chosen For 2017

Ferndale, Michigan – Two Scholarship Recipients were chosen in the first year of this Scholarship Program. $2,500 was awarded to Amarachi Wachuku of Bloomfield Hills, and Stacy Simmons of Detroit.

In expanding Credit Union ONE’S Scholarship programs, some of the qualifications for this program included:

Be a Member of Credit Union ONE of Michigan, Be a high school or GED graduate with a gap in education of two years or more, Plan to enroll in the fall of 2017 in undergraduate classes at an accredited two or four-year college or university, or accredited trade or vocational school.  

“We are happy to help in the continuing education of these two 2017 recipients” said Paul Stuart, Credit Union ONE Chairman of the Board.