Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Credit Union ONE hosts Spring Shred Days

To help members safely dispose of confidential information, Credit Union ONE recently hosted two document shredding events. Members were invited to the Ferndale branch on April 30 and the Macomb branch on May 14, 2016. In total, more than nine tons of confidential personal and business documents were shredded. While the shredding services were free, members generously donated more than $800 during the events to support Beaumont Children’s Hospital. 

John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations, helps a
member empty a box of paper to be shredded. 
The credit union hosts free document shred days throughout the year to encourage awareness and help members securely destroy confidential material to deter potential identity theft and fraud. Documents containing social security numbers, addresses, account information, financial records, or other personal data can be stolen and used fraudulently to open lines of credit or falsify an identity.

“Identity theft is a very real threat, and we try to help our members be proactive in safeguarding their information,” John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE said, “Providing a free shred day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of sensitive materials and we’re happy to offer this service to our community.”

Shredding services and equipment were provided by Shred Corp., an industry-leading shredding company specializing in the protection of information related to business, financial, medical and legal fields. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

Ferndale, MI - Credit Union ONE’s Annual Meeting, which includes the Board of Director's election and an open forum for the membership, was held at the credit union's headquarters in Ferndale on April 26, 2016.

Per the bylaws, notices were provided petitioning for director nominations. No nominations were submitted by petition of the members. The Nominating Committee unanimously put into nomination the incumbent candidates for three Director positions, each with a 3-year term.

The following incumbent directors were re-elected: Rudy Montano, Jr., Dave Prybys, and Ray Redmond.

The 2016 Board Officers, elected by the Board of Directors are: Paul Stuart, Chairman, Guadalupe Lara, Vice Chairman, and Joan Stefanski, Secretary/Treasurer.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

$10,000 in Scholarships Awarded by Credit Union ONE

Ferndale, Michigan - Credit Union ONE has announced the William G. Coyne Memorial Scholarship Awards for 2016. This year, nine graduating high school seniors were selected to receive scholarships totaling $10,000.
Nina Caradonna of Grosse Pointe Park has been awarded $2,000; while Justin McMahon of Warren, Jennifer Kanneth of Macomb, Cindy Chu of Troy, Mikaylah Gard of Livonia, Rochele Rayl of Sandusky, Allen Hull of Hazel Park, Julia Loring of Sterling Heights, and Eryn VanderVlucht of Roseville 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 retired 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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Credit Union ONE Celebrates Youth Month with the Ferndale Area District Library

Local children make
duct tape wallets during a craft
activity at the library. 
Credit Union ONE partnered with the Ferndale Area District Library to host a series of money-themed events for local children and their families. The events were designed to teach children of all ages about the value of money, the importance of saving, and the difference between a want and a need.

Children worked together and with
volunteers to measure, cut, and tape
during the arts and crafts event.  
Three events were held at the library during the final week of April, which is recognized as Money Smart Week by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. April is also National Credit Union Youth Month and National Financial Literacy Month.

Credit Union ONE staff volunteered to help with the activities, which included an arts and crafts session where children made duct tape wallets, a story time featuring money-themed children’s books, and a price guessing game.

“We were honored to partner with the Ferndale Library to host these events for the community,” Judi Desilets, Director of Corporate Events for Credit Union ONE said. “Smart money habits start at a young age, and we believe it’s never too early to start a conversation about financial responsibility." 

Library staff worked with volunteers to host
a family story time, featuring money-themed
children's books.
Middle school-aged children won prizes for
accurately guessing prices during a
"The Price Is Right" style game. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Don't Toss It - Shred It!

Credit Union ONE invites members to join us at our upcoming
Shred Day event.

Macomb Branch
16255 Hall Road
Macomb, MI 48044
Saturday, May 14
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
View the event on Facebook

Members are encouraged to bring up to 4 boxes of paper to shred for free. Shredding documents is a more secure way of disposing personal and confidential information. 

Donations, although not required, will be accepted on behalf of Beaumont Children’s Miracle Network.