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Spring Into Savings with Our NEW Loan Saver Tool!

LVECU’s New Loan Saver Tool

Want to see how much money LVECU can save you? Visit and compare the loans you have at other financial institutions with LVECU’s low rates and see the potential savings instantly! No obligation and no personal information collected unless you Request a Savings Proposal.

Request a Savings Proposal and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $250 Visa Gift Card!**

AUTO *Rates based on an evaluation of your credit, your actual rate may vary. Rates subject to change without notice and not all applicants will qualify. Other rates and terms available. Payment Examples: New Auto=You pay $28.42 per month/$1,000 financed. Used Auto=You pay $28.64 per month/$1,000 financed.

HOME EQUITY *Rates based on an evaluation of your credit, your actual rate may vary. Rates subject to change without notice and not all applicants will qualify. Other rates and terms available. Payment Examples: You pay $29.08 per month/$1,000 financed. $50 government recording fee due at time of application. HE loans are limited to 85% of property value minus any existing liens. Loans are limited to 1 to 4 family, owner occupied or second homes which are residential properties. Loans are limited to Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. Any amount over $200,000 requires an appraisal.

PERSONAL LOAN *Rates based on an evaluation of your credit, your actual rate may vary. Rates subject to change without notice and not all applicants will qualify. Other rates and terms available. Payment Example: Personal=You pay $31.32 per month/$1,000 financed.

**No loan application required, offer expires May 31, 2014

Catch the Save WaveNational Credit Union Youth Week
April 20th - 26th • Open to members age 17 & younger

Kowabunga! This April, youth will be riding the save wave into the credit union. Whether they’ve surfed or not, youth love the beach; digging their toes in the sand, playing with beach balls and jumping in the waves. During the month of April, kids will have the opportunity to feel like they’re at the beach when visiting their credit union as they get tips on how to surf and save.

Like surfers, young savers need tools and techniques to improve their skills. And we’re here to help youth start on the path to healthy savings habits. During the month of April, LVECU will celebrate National Credit Union Youth Week™. This year’s theme, “Catch the $ave Wave™,” highlights tips and resources available at the credit union to boost good habits and “hang ten” on the $ave Wave. Through practice, young surfer savers will learn the secret of riding a gnarly wave that will help them achieve big-time savings.

So stop by LVECU and get in on the action at our Youth Week events:

The Month of April Kirby Club Members can
(ages 12 & under):

  • Receive *Double Kirby Credits for Deposits
  • Color the NCUYW Coloring Page to help decorate the credit union
  • Get a Free Beach Ball** or Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Disc**
  • Enter to Win the NCUYW Grand Prize of a
    Sand Box or Slip ‘n’ Slide***

The Month of April CU Succeed Members can
(ages 13-17):

  • Enter to Win the $100 Quarterly Drawing
  • Get a Free Beach Towel** when you visit the credit union
  • Enter to Win the NCUYW Grand Prize of a Bodyboard***

Bring your saving surfers into LVECU and we’ll show them how to grab some air and carve through the save wave.


Copyright 2013 Credit Union National Association Inc.
Information subject to change without notice. For use with
members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.
* Maximum 20 credits per deposit/visit.
** Youth member must be present to receive free giveaway.
*** See a Teller or MSR for Entry Blanks. LVECU employees,
volunteers, and immediate family members are not
eligible for drawings.










Announcing the 2013 Scholarship Winners!

This is the 13th year LVECU has offered scholarships to our young members who are continuing their education. Once again, we awarded ten $1,000 scholarships. Since the program’s inception, we have awarded $125,000 in scholarships.

Scholarship Winners

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants needed to complete an application, write an essay, have a GPA of at least 2.75, participate in extra curricular activities or community service and include a letter of recommendation. We had many qualified applicants and the Scholarship Committee had a difficult time choosing the 10 winners.

We would like to congratulate the following recipients:

McKenna Bast – McKenna is a 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School. She is currently a junior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art & Public Health.

Hannah Brough – Hannah will be graduating from Emmaus High School in the spring. She plans on majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and is undecided where she will attend.

Nathan Christie – Nathan graduated from Allen High School in 2012 and is currently attending West Chester University. He is a sophomore in their Pre-Occupational Therapy program.

J.P. Gallagher – J.P. is a senior at Quakertown Area High School. He plans on attending either Penn State University or The University of Pittsburgh and majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Business.

Gabrielle Gombos – Gabrielle is a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School, and is a junior at East Stroudsburg University. She is an English/Secondary Education major with a minor in Theater.

Lyndsey Iacobelli – Lyndsey will be graduating from Parkland High School in the spring. She plans on attending West Chester University and majoring in Speech Therapy with a minor in Psychology.

Jacob Lafferty – Jacob graduated from Parkland High School in 2012 and is currently attending Penn State University. He is majoring in Information Science & Technology, with a minor in Security & Risk Analysis.

Amy Lebrecht – Amy will be graduating from Northwestern Lehigh High School in the spring. She will major in Mathematics, and is undecided where she will attend.

Barbara Quaglieri – Barbara is a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School and is attending Muhlenberg College. She is a freshman in their Media & Communication program.

Nathan Smith – Nathan will be graduating from Southern Lehigh High School this year and would like to attend either Penn State University or The University of Pittsburgh where he will major in Business.

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting was held on Saturday, March 15th at Parkland High School. We had a wonderful turnout with just under 200 members in attendance. A report portfolio of our continued solvency and growth was given to members for review (see Board of Directors Annual Report). Robert Bold, Nominating Committee Chairperson cast a ballot for the election. Eugenia Emert, Gary Fedorcha and Gary Phillips were elected to the Board of Directors for a three year term.

Scholarship winners (pictured above) were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Everyone enjoyed the musical performance by Skylar, a Parkland Middle School student who sang and played guitar. There was a variety of fruit and breakfast pastries to snack on, as well as a full breakfast of waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and more. The morning wrapped up with a raffle of door prizes. We would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Todd Holmes and the Parkland High School cafeteria staff for the great service, and Mark Stutz, PHS Art Director for coordinating the entertainment.

Child ID EventChild ID Event
Saturday, April 19th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Almost 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the US each year. A current electronic record of a child dramatically increases recovery time and could save your child’s life. The Child ID program is free to members and includes:

  • All 10 fingerprints electronically scanned
  • The child’s physical description
  • A video recording
  • A voice-print
  • A photograph of the child
  • Additional pertinent information provided by the parents and children to assist in locating them, should they go missing.

By Appointment Only – Call Rachel at ext. 422 to schedule your appointment.

CAPlus – College Assistance Plus Seminar
Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

CAPlus – College Assistance Plus SeminarTake the confusion, financial burden and worry out of planning and financing your child’s college education. CAPlus is a highly-personalized, fee-based service that is designed to help parents and grandparents:

  • Locate colleges that match your student’s criteria and your family’s budget
  • Review the FAFSA form for common mistakes and offer ideas to help you lower your EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
  • Navigate through the entire process, from college visits through graduation
  • Leverage your child’s achievements to obtain lower tuition costs at selected colleges
  • Maximize your student’s academic success while minimizing expense and college debt

This seminar is free to members and there is no obligation or sales pitch…just some free advice about how to choose the right college for your student! Call Kristin at 610-820-0145, ext 125 or email to reserve your spot!

Birthday Treat for Kirby Club Members!

NEW! Kirby Club members can stop into either office anytime during their Birthday month to receive a special treat from LVECU!

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