MEMBER NEWS Winter 2010 IN THIS ISSUE...

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Credit Union.
All Rights Reserved.