National Credit Union Youth Month
April 1st - 30th • Open to members age 17 & younger
Visit LVECU during the month of April 2016 and help us celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month™.
LVECU wants to help youth and teens get Credit Union Strong™ and pump up their savings at their credit union. Stop by our lobby to enter our NCUYM drawing and receive your FREE Fruit Infusion Water Bottle! And remember, LVECU membership is open to all members of your family.
Stop by LVECU and get in on the action at our youth month events:
The Month of April Kirby Club Members (ages 12 & under) can:
- Receive Double Kirby Credits for Deposits*
- Color the NCUYM Coloring Page to help decorate the credit union
- Visit the credit union and receive a Fruit Infusion Water Bottle
- Enter to win the Kirby Club Grand Prize of a Sports Prize Package!**
The Month of April CYY Members (ages 13-17) can:
- Enter to win the $100 Quarterly Drawing
- Congratulations to our 2015 4th quarter drawing winner Caitlyn Fenstermaker!
- Enter to win the CYY Grand Prize of a fitbit flex™!***
Copyright 2016 Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.
LVECU employees, volunteers and immediate family members are not eligible for drawings.
* Maximum 20 credits per deposit/visit.
** $150 approximate value. Prize package includes a: Basketball, Soccer Ball, Volleyball, Kickball, Badminton Racket Set & more, See a Teller or MSR for Entry Blank. Must be a member age 12 & under to enter.
*** $100 approximate value. Must be a member age 13-17 to enter.
Use a Patient Advocate
Dealing with today’s complex health-care system can be, well, a pain. And when it comes to a hospital visit, it’s important to have someone along to help make sure you receive the type of medical care you need.
In a hospital, emotions can run high. An advocate who’s alert and asks questions on your behalf, especially when you’re not at your best or recovering from a surgery or medical condition, can:
- Help prevent potential problems such as medication errors and infections
- Make sure that staff is responding to changes with your vital signs
- Make sure that you’re receiving the right medications at the right time
- Communicate what you need to hospital staff.
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Free Shred Day
Free Document Shredding
Saturday, April 30th
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LVECU, 3720 Hamilton Blvd.,
2016 Scholarship Winners
This is the 16th 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 $145,000 in scholarships.
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 extracurricular 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:
Samantha Abert – Samantha is a 2014 graduate of Parkland High School. She is currently a sophomore at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Graphic Design.
Casey Anthony – Casey graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 2013. She is a junior at Juniata College majoring in Elementary Education & Pre-K through 8th grade Special Education, with a minor in Spanish.
Sarah Edelman – Sarah is a 2013 graduate of North Penn High School and is a junior at Elizabethtown College. She is an Early Childhood & Special Education major.
Kelly Garrigan– Kelly graduated from Salisbury High School in 2014 and is currently attending Saint Joseph’s University. She is sophomore majoring in Biology with a minor in Health Care Ethics.
Courtney Herr – Courtney is a senior at Southern Lehigh High School and is planning to attend Messiah College in the fall, where she will major in Biochemistry and minor in Spanish.
Paige Horner – Paige graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 2014 and is currently a sophomore at Bloomsburg University where she is a Nursing major.
Kaitlyn Kulp – Kaitlyn graduated from Salisbury High School in 2015 and is currently attending DeSales, with plans to transfer to Duquesne University in the fall. She is an Early Childhood Education major.
Alexander Rohn – Alex will be graduating from Whitehall High School in the spring and will attend Penn State University next year. He plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Erika Thomas – Erika will be graduating from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 2016. She plans on attending Marywood University to enter their Communication Sciences & Disorders 5-year Master’s Program.
Stephanie Shara – Stephanie will be graduating from Parkland High School this year and will be attending Geneva College in the fall. She will major in Communication Disorders.
Good luck to all our scholarship winners and all LVECU’s recent graduates.
If you’ve been looking everywhere for a way to stretch your budget, consider a Personal Loan from LVECU, and use the cash for whatever you need – education expenses, debt consolidation or even a well-deserved vacation.
With rates as low as 7.75% APR,* our Personal Loan could be a more efficient and convenient way to manage your money than other loan options. An LVECU Personal Loan includes:
- Instant approval on most loans
- Easy payment options
- Terms up to 84 months
We also offer Personal Lines of Credit for a more flexible way to receive instant and ongoing cash access.
Ready to get started? Give us a call at 610-820-0145, drop by any branch or visit us online, and let LVECU help you find a way to get more.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rates based on an evaluation of your credit score, and your actual rate may vary. Rates subject to change without notice, and not all applicants will qualify. Other rates and terms available. Payment Example: You pay $31.21 per month for every $1,000 financed at 7.75% APR for 36 months.
IRS Phone Scam
The IRS has seen an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far in the 2016 tax season.
The emails are designed to trick taxpayers into thinking these are official communications from the IRS or others in the tax industry, including tax software companies. The phishing schemes can ask taxpayers about a wide range of topics.
E-mails can seek information related to refunds, filing status, confirming personal information, ordering transcripts and verifying PIN information.
For full article and information on other current IRS scams, click here.
Budgeting 101: Help Your Child Plan for College Expenses
For recent high-school grads, college means a lot of new changes – moving away from home, harder classes, and more freedom. But has your child considered the new financial responsibilities they will have to take on?
If your student has been relying on you for cash, it might be time to give them a financial wake-up call. Make sure that your child understands that tuition is not the only cost associated with going to college.
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Have you checked your credit card statement lately? You could be paying unnecessary fees or, even worse, a higher rate than you realize.
Fetch the financial partner you can trust – Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union.
Avoid hidden credit card fees and save money by transferring your balances to an LVECU Platinum or Prestige Visa® Credit Card.
Get your paws on savings with our drool-worthy features:
- Balance Transfer Rate of 6.25% APR* for the life of the balance!
- No Balance Transfer Fees
- Variable or 1% Cash Back Cards Available
- No Annual Fee
- No Transaction Fee
- No Minimum Finance Charge
- And More!
Transfer your balances today and give your budget room to breathe.
Give us a call at 610-820-0145, drop by any branch or visit us online.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rate subject to change without notice. Not available on current LVECU credit card balances.
Our annual meeting was held on Saturday, March 12th at Parkland High School. We had a wonderful turnout with just under 130 members in attendance. A report portfolio of our continued strength and growth was given to members for review (see Board of Directors Annual Report). Eugenia Emert, Nominating Committee Chairperson and Board Secretary, cast a ballot for the election. William Ayers, Carmen Riola and Daniel Weaver were elected to the Board of Directors for a three year term.
Scholarship winners were recognized for their outstanding achievements. There was a variety of fruit and breakfast pastries to snack on, as well as a full breakfast of french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and more. The morning wrapped up with a raffle of over 30 door prizes. We would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Lori Seier and the Parkland High School cafeteria staff for the great service.