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Credit union informs: KC branch participates in Project Warmth

 

Project Warmth   blogUnity One Credit Union's Kansas City branch has partnered with Project Warmth to collect new and gently used coats and blankets to help people in need during extremely cold weather. 

Project Warmth, started in 1982 by The Kansas City Star, aims to ensure lives are not lost to frigid cold or sweltering heat. Last year, Project Warmth collected and distributed over 6,500 coats and 2,400 blankets to those in need. 

If you would like to make a donation, please drop your items off at our Kansas City Branch, located at 4150 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106. 

All items collected are distributed free of charge to recipients by The Salvation Army. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit union informs: Unity One celebrates International CU Day

 

International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the movement, recognize the hard work of those working in the credit union industry and show members our appreciation.

This year's ICU Day took place on Oct. 16, 2014. Its theme, "Local Service. Global Good.," emphasized credit unions' positive impact in their communities and around the world.

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"ICU Day was established to acknowledge credit unions' strong base in their communities, both local and global," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. "This year's theme champions the credit union model by shining light on the industry's support of charity causes at the local, national and international levels."

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the great work that credit unions are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more involved. 

Every Unity One branch celebrated by serving refreshments, such as cakes and punch, in the lobby. 

Credit union informs: Unity One opens two student-run branches

 

Last week Unity One Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of not just one but two local student-run branches. Washington Heights Elementary

The first branch, located at Washington Heights Elementary in the Fort Worth ISD, is run by fourth-grade students. These students were nominated by their teachers for their academic performance. Over 300 students (nearly 85 percent of the student body) have opened a savings account available at the school. 

“It’s amazing to watch the excitement of the students each week as they learn new skills such as receiving deposits and balancing a cash drawer,” said Cynthia Huerta-Aguirre, branch manager at Unity One’s Stockyards branch.

“Teaching students the importance of saving early will help them later in life, and that’s our number one goal, ” she said. 

The second branch, located at Fossil Ridge High School in the Keller ISD, is run by students every Friday during their lunch periods. Students apply for the position and are trained at Unity One’s North Tarrant branch for two weeks prior to the grand opening. 

“These students have shown a commitment to working hard and learning skills to help them in their future jobs,” said Kathy Jones, branch manager at Unity One’s North Tarrant branch.

“These tellers sacrifice their lunch each week to help other students achieve their financial goals,” she said. 

Both student-run branches are open throughout the school year. Students, and their parents, at both schools are eligible for membership with Unity One Credit Union. 

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Credit union informs: Retirement Planning Seminar

 

Retirement Planning Seminar

For adults 50 to 70 years of age
When:
Tuesdays - October 21 & 28
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays - October 30 & November 6
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where:
Roanoke Recreation Center
Instructor:
Sean P. Weaver, CFP, MBA, Investment Advisor with WWK Wealth Advisors
A registered investment advisor
Tuition:
$49 (Advance registration is required.)
How to Register:
Call 817.768.2050 to register.
Visit www.wwkllc.com for more information.
Topics:unity one credit union
  • Life Planning for Retirement
  • Retirement Needs and Expenses
  • Retirement Roadblocks and Mistakes
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Retirement Plan Distributions
  • Investments
  • Risk Management & Asset Protection
  • Estate Planning
This e-mail is for information only.The views and opinions expressed at this event are those of WWK Wealth Advisors and not necessarily of Unity One Credit Union.

Credit union informs: Free Boo Bash Event

 

Boo BashThe Northpark YMCA has joined forces with Unity One Credit Union for a rockin' good time at the FREE family-friendly "Northpark YMCA Boo Bash, presented by Unity One Credit Union."

"We're proud to be partnering with the Northpark YMCA for our final 'Random Acts of Kindness' event," said Erayne Hill, VP of Marketing of Unity One Credit Union. "Over the last 6 months, we've shared more than $4,500 worth of surprise gifts to people throughout Tarrant County. From pizza to tanks of gas and meals to gift cards, the entire Unity One team has thoroughly enjoyed spreading kindness to our neighbors. The family-friendly 'Boo Bash' is going to be a fantastic finale!"

The Boo Bash will include:

  • Spiderweb Crawl
  • Pumpin Bowling
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Carnival Games
  • Cake Walk
  • Special appearance by Rangers Captain, mascot for Texas Rangers Baseball

Three finalist bands chosen from an online contest will participate in a "Battle of the Bands" judged by local leaders. The finalists are:

  • Zero Gravity - This Keller band has been playing together for 3 ½ years. They play a variety of music from Guns and Roses to Paramore and of course their originals, including their wildly popular "You Only Live Once."
  • The Tendons - The Tendons are a rock band based out of Fort Worth. Their influences range from Rush and the Grateful Dead to Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine.
  • The Josh Lee Band - The Josh Lee Band is based out of Arlington, Texas. Each member is dedicated to creating music that is written with passion for every note played. They play a variety of music and are influenced by many different genres including: country, pop and classic rock.

There will also be an opportunity during the "Boo Bash" for adults to participate in a Cash Cube offering nearly $1,000 in prize money. Complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs are available for the first 600 people, along with free drinks and candy for the kids. 

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ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

ABOUT THE YMCA OF METROPOLITAN FORT WORTH

With more than 120 years of service, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, impacts our community by serving over 103,000 with an emphasis on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Programs range from youth sports, child care and swimming to wellness, family events and senior adult programs. The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth operates 13 branches in Tarrant, Johnson and Hood County and reaches a six-county service area. 

Credit union informs: Cybersecurity & Millenials

 

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

Credit union informs: Safe Online Shopping

 

Unity One Credit Union informs its members and friends of ways amp up their cybersecurity and protect themselves. According to StaySafeOnline.org, powered by the CyberSecurity Alliance, here are the top tips for safe online shopping:

  • Keep a Clean Machine. All devices (desktops, tablets, phones, etc.) that you use for shopping should have up-to-date security software, operating systems, programs and apps.safe online shopping
  • "When in Doubt, Throw it Out!" Links in emails, tweets, posts and online advertising are often ways that cyberthieves compromise your info.
  • Get Savvy about FREE Wifi. Don't share info over an unsecured network. Using direct web access on your device is safer, in most cases.
  • Make Sure the Site is Legit. This includes a closed padlock on the Web browser's address bar or a URL address that begins with shttp or https. This indicates that the purchase is encrypted or secured.
  • Protect Your Personal Info. Only fill out required fields on the checkout forms. Also, don't forget to check the site's privacy policy so that you know how your information will be used.
  • Use Safe Payment Options. Credit cards are generally the safest option because they allow buyers to seek credit from the issuer if the product isn't delivered or isn't what was ordered. 
  • Keep a Paper Trail. Save records of your online purchases, including the product description, price, terms of sale, etc. Read your credit card statements as well to track unauthorized charges.

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Credit union informs: Free Shred Day

 

Unity One's Vadnais Heights Branch is hosting a FREE Shred Day, Saturday, October 4, 2014. It's free for members and non-members.

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Special Note for Unity One Members

 

Unity One Credit Union switched debit card processors this week to enable a wider surcharge-free ATM network and enhance fraud protection to proactively protect member accounts.

Due to unexpected technical difficulties with this change, some PIN debit card transactions are not being approved. Until further notice, process your payments as CREDIT. If you are in need of CASH, make CO-OP ATMs your first priority. If you incur any fees, the credit union will reimburse the charges. Our Member Contact Center is available to answer any questions you may have.

Please see the hours below.

Contact Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Know that your credit union is working feverishly with the card processor to correct glitches so that you are not inconvenienced any further.

Click here to locate a CO-OP ATM.

Click here for more information on the enhanced fraud protection.

Credit Union Informs: Kansas City Member Appreciation Day

 

Unity One Credit Union is hosting its annual Member Appreciation Day for Kansas City members Friday, September 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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