2nd Quarter 2018


*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 $28.42 per month for every $1,000 financed. Offer expires April 30, 2018. **Visa® Gift Card will be given at time of loan disbursement for all new auto loans (new & used vehicles), not available with current LVECU loan refinances. $25 Visa® Gift Card for auto loans under $20,000 or $50 Visa® Gift Card for auto loans of $20,000+. Limit 1 gift card per loan. Offer void if loan is cancelled for any reason. Gift cards have no cash value. Offer valid March 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018.

*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 $28.42 per month for every $1,000 financed. Offer expires April 30, 2018. **Visa® Gift Card will be given at time of loan disbursement for all new auto loans (new & used vehicles), not available with current LVECU loan refinances. $25 Visa® Gift Card for auto loans under $20,000 or $50 Visa® Gift Card for auto loans of $20,000+. Limit 1 gift card per loan. Offer void if loan is cancelled for any reason. Gift cards have no cash value. Offer valid March 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018.


National Credit Union Youth Month

The science of saving. Can you save for the future?

April 1st - 30th • Open to members age 17 & younger

Visit LVECU during the month of April 2018 and help us celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month™.

LVECU wants to help youth and teens learn The Science of Saving™. Stop into one of our offices to enter our NCUYM drawing and receive your Science of Saving Goodie Bag! And remember, LVECU membership is open to all members of your family.†

Stop by LVECU and learn The Science of Saving.

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 Science of Saving Goodie Bag

  • Enter to win the Kirby Club NCUYM Grand Prize: One Full Year Da Vinci Science Center Family Membership (2 adults and 4 children), and 3 4M Fun Mechanics Kits (Table Top Robot, Tin Can Cable Car and Solar Robot)!***

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

  • Enter to win the $100 Quarterly Drawing. Congratulations to our 2017 4th quarter drawing winner Dylan Kressley!

  • Enter to win the CYY NCUYM Grand Prize: $75 VISA Gift Card, 2 AMC Tickets, and 2 Da Vinci Science Center Single Admission Tickets!****

†Visit our website for eligible family members. 
Copyright 2018 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. Must be a member age 17 and under to enter.   *** Maximum 20 credits per deposit/visit.   **** See a Teller or MSR for Entry Blank.


Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) – Endorsement Requirements

Starting April 1st, due to regulation changes, we will no longer be able to accept checks submitted with improper endorsement. In order to avoid any delays in your deposits, the endorsement requirements are as follows:

  • If check is payable to one payee, sign your check exactly as your name is spelled.

  • If check is payable to two or more payees, all parties must endorse if there is an “and” between the names (i.e. John and Mary Doe).

  • Please mark the box on the back of the check next to “check here if mobile deposit.”

  • If the “check here” box is not imprinted, please write “mobile deposit” under your endorsement.

  • Failure to check the box or write “mobile deposit” will result in your deposit being rejected.

These requirements must be acknowledged on your device before submitting your check deposit by pressing “Continue”. Please contact the credit union with any questions regarding these changes.


2018 Scholarship Winners

This is the 18th 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 $165,000 in scholarships.

Pictured from left to right: Mickey Arce, Jr, Molly Cari, Kennedy Spencer, Garret Hoffman, Cole Connolly, Maya Hambrick

Pictured from left to right: Mickey Arce, Jr, Molly Cari, Kennedy Spencer, Garret Hoffman, Cole Connolly, Maya Hambrick

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:

Scholarship recipients

MERQUIADEZ MICKEY ARCE, JR – Mickey is a 2015 graduate of Central Magnet School. He is currently a sophomore at LCCC majoring in Political Science.

MOLLY CARI – Molly will graduate from Allentown Central Catholic this spring and is undecided on which college she will attend. She plans on majoring in Communications with a minor in French. 

COLE CONNOLLY – Cole is a senior at Emmaus High School. He plans on attending Penn State University in the fall and majoring in Biological Engineering with a minor in Horticulture.

CHAD COOPERMAN – Chad is a graduate of Salisbury High School and is currently a sophomore at Bloomsburg University in the Supply Chain Management program

MAYA HAMBRICK – Maya is a senior at Northwestern Lehigh High School and is planning to attend Georgetown University in the fall, where she will major in Psychology and minor in Pre-Law.

COURTNEY HERR – Courtney graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in 2016 and is currently a sophomore at Messiah College where she is a Biochemistry and Spanish major.

GARRET HOFFMAN – Garret graduated from Emmaus High School in 2016 and is currently attending Bloomsburg University as a Finance major with a minor in Applied Statistics.

AUTUMN KANDT – Autumn will be graduating from Southern Lehigh High School in the spring and is undecided where she will attend next fall. She plans on majoring in Pre-Med and Global Health with a minor in Spanish.

KRISTEN ROTH – Kristen graduated from Emmaus High School and is a sophomore at Duquesne University majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Psychology.

KENNEDY SPENCER – Kennedy graduated from Emmaus High School and is a sophomore at Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy and Nutrition.

Good luck to all our scholarship winners and all LVECU’s recent graduates.


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Free Shred Day

Members Only • Free Document Shredding

Saturday, May 5th, 9:30 am to 12 pm
LVECU, 3720 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA


Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting was held on Saturday, March 17th at Parkland High School. We had a nice turnout with over 150 members in attendance. Annual reports from the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer were presented to the membership for review. Eugenia Emert, Nominating Committee Chairperson and Board Secretary/Treasurer, cast the ballot for the election. Robert Bold, Daniel Joseph and Ryan Van Norman were elected to the Board of Directors for a three year term.

Our 10 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 and to Beverly Bradley for sharing information about the Cops 'n' Kids Literacy Program.


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