www.affiniafcu.org MEMBER NEWS Winter 2010 IN THIS ISSUE. . . Affinia Offers Free AutoCheck Fight January Credit Blues Happy Members Win Referral Rewards in 2009 Working for Little Miracles Easy Baked Ziti Recipe Upcoming Affinia Board Elections Affinia Annual Meeting Affinia Offers Free AutoCheck Affinia has added a great new member benefit for those buying a used car. As a perk for being an Affinia member, you can receive a free AutoCheck vehicle history report when you get your used vehicle loan pre-approved. AutoCheck vehicle history reports help you make used car purchases with confidence. Use the report to reduce the risk of purchasing a car with hidden problems and increase the likelihood of finding the vehicle that best suits your needs. In a head-to-head comparison*, consumers chose AutoCheck vehicle reports with the AutoCheck Score as the best at helping them make a vehicle purchase decision. The report provides detailed history information in these important areas: • Lemon Car • Accidents • Odometer Rollbacks • Water Damage, Salvage and much more… AutoCheck vehicle history reports exclusively feature AutoCheck Score, which allows you to quickly and easily evaluate the vehicle’s history in one convenient score. Ask for your free AutoCheck at Affinia and know the score. *Blackstone Consumer Used Car Shoppers Survey, 2007 Fight January Blues with a Great Rate Are holiday balances on high rate credit cards getting you down? Apply today for an Affinia Express Line of Credit. We’re offering a special discount rate of 8% APR on Express Line balances from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.* Express lines are available in various amounts with convenient, set payment amounts. And, your line of credit will be there next time you need funds. Our Express Line of Credit can be a great help in budgeting. Call today 937-485-0160, or apply online at www.affiniafcu.org. * During discount period (Jan 1- Dec 31, 2010), rate will be frozen at 8% APR. After discount period, rate on outstanding balances will reset to Prime +3% with a floor of 10%. If normal rates were in effect during this period, the current rate would be 10%. Rates typically adjust on the first day of each calendar quarter. Subject to credit approval. GROW W I T H PE O PLE Y OU K N O W ® Happy Members Win Referral Rewards $$$ in 2009 November brought good news for Cathy money directly deducted from my September turned out to be a good Williams of Reynolds and Reynolds paycheck has made saving for the month for WorkflowOne associates holiday effective. I’m already when she found out that she had won Kelly Whitt the $100 Visa gift card for referring saving for next Christmas!” and Michelle Sandy Bush, who then won a $50 Brennaman card. Cathy says she likes the nice, In October, Johan Botha of when they won friendly people Reynolds and Affinia’s monthly at Affinia and Reynolds won referral drawing. she loves the the $100 Visa Kelly received a holiday savings gift card for his $100 Visa gift September winners (left to right) Michelle account. referral of Pat card for referring Brennaman, Kelly Whitt and Member Services Coordinator, Ruth Chandler Sandy said Caruso, who in a new member she joined as turn won a $50 and Michelle soon as Cathy Visa gift card. According took home a $50 card as a new credit November winners Sandy Bush (left) told her about to Johan, “I referred Pat union member. and Cathy Williams the holiday because the credit union is account. “I really like the holiday customer friendly and it’s easy to get Kelly said, “I have been banking with things done. It’s all about the people. savings account idea, and it’s also Affinia Federal Credit Union since great to win a gift card,” said Sandy. I’ve been a member for more than 1997. I have always banked with 3 years and credit unions, and banking with one Members have a chance couldn’t be associated with my company was to join this lucky group happier.” Pat particularly appealing, because of by referring eligible cosaid, “I started the convenience and the personal workers or family members. a savings attention from the staff. They are We draw a winner from account with focused on serving their members and referring members and one direct deposit. the level of customer service will keep from referred members the Affinia is easy me a member for years to come.” first of each month. Our to work with, October winners Pat Caruso (left) and Johan Botha next winner could be you! so I’m looking Michelle added, “I opened a separate forward to savings account with Affinia to save referring other people.” up money for Christmas. Having the Working for Little Miracles Hospital was thrilled to accept a check Children’s Miracle Network has a for $353. In addition special place Affinia sold Entertainment in the hearts 2010 books in November of all credit and December with part union associates of the proceeds going to nationwide. At Children’s. Affinia, we focus our efforts on Affinia will continue its Dayton Children’s support of this worthy Hospital, cause and hope that little where more miracles just keep on than 265,000 happening. Thanks to all children a year of our members for their benefit from Debbie Butner, Children’s Miracle generous support. specialized Network Manager at Dayton Children’s, displays Affinia’s $353.00 donation. pediatric care. On September 16, 2009, Affinia associates participated in “Miracle Jean’s Day,” which is an annual nationwide effort by credit unions to spread awareness and raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network. Affinia staff members purchased buttons to participate and distributed cookies for donations. They raised $200 from members on that day. SammY'S COrner Hey kids, connect the dots to draw a picture of Affinia’s favorite Super Saver. Remember, if you received any presents of money over the holidays, don’t forget to think about saving some of it for a special purchase, or just to practice good savings habits for the future. 3 4 5 2 6 36 39 1 7 37 38 35 8 9 On October 28th and 29th Affinia celebrated International Credit Union Month with cider and donuts and 10 varieties of fresh orchard apples. Members chose their favorite apple and made a donation to Children’s. Another $153 was raised for our favorite cause. 34 10 33 32 11 31 30 12 29 13 28 14 Debbie Butner, Children’s Miracle Network Manager at Dayton Children’s 27 22 15 21 16 20 17 18 19 26 23 24 25 Easy Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage • 8 ounces dry ziti, cooked, drained • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 12 ounces mild Italian sausage links • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced • 2 (15-ounce) marinara sauce • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan 1. Preheat oven to 400°. 2. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish. 3. Heat olive oil in large saucepan. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage; stirring frequently, until browned. Drain. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender. Add sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Remove from heat. 4. Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss well to coat. Spoon into baking dish; sprinkle evenly with both cheeses. 5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Cool slightly before serving. Location One Reynolds Way • Dayton, Ohio 45430 Mailing Address P.O. Box 1005 • Dayton, Ohio 45401-1005 Email [email protected] Phone 937.485.0160 / 937.485.0161 fax Affinia Telephone Teller 937.485.0164 / 888.767.2340 Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — 7:30am – 4:00pm Wednesday — 9:30am – 4:00pm Board Elections in March Are you looking for a community service? Members of the Affinia Board of Directors volunteer their time and look out for the best interests of our members. They meet monthly in Dayton and actively assist in planning the direction of the credit union. We welcome your talent and enthusiasm! In addition to monthly meetings board members are sometimes asked to chair, or serve on, committees often dealing with new products, marketing or financial issues. Board members serve a 3-year term of office. you might be interested in becoming a candidate, please contact the credit union at (937) 485-0160, or email [email protected] You must be an Affinia member to run for the board. The next opportunity to run for the Affinia board will be at our Annual Meeting on March 16. If you think Annual Meeting – Tuesday, March 16 Happy St. Patrick Day! Mark your calendar to attend Affinia’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 16. We will hold the meeting at our Research Park office, beginning in the Nascar Room, with refreshments immediately following in the credit union lobby. and other members of the credit union. We’ll review our progress in 2009 and look ahead to what’s in store for 2010. Parking will be available in the Reynolds employee lot in front of the credit union office and you may enter the building through the credit union. Join us for food, prizes and networking with our board of directors, our staff Most importantly, our annual meeting is when we hold elections to fill Staff Members Ruth Chandler Member Service Coordinator, 937.485.0167 Joan Dunsky General Manager, 937.485.0175 Cassandra Harris Loan/Collection Officer, 937.485.0170 Charlene Hill Member Service Representative, 937.485.0162 Dodie Lockwood Marketing Manager, 937.485.0172 Debi McDonnold Member Service Representative, 937.485.0163 Beth Willis Loan Officer, 937.485.0168 Board of Directors Dave Bates President Tom LaDu Vice President Mike Wollenhaupt Secretary Deb Falknor Treasurer Cheryl Dunaway Director openings on our board of directors. Your vote counts, so please plan to join us. Let us know you will attend at [email protected] or give us a call 937-485-0160. Who knows? You may be the lucky winner of a 4-leaf clover, or a pot of gold! Terry Sheridan Director Jon Strawsburg Director Jack Walker Director Stephanie Woeste Director ©2009 Affinia Federal Credit Union. All Rights Reserved.
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