In This Issue:
Upcoming Events & Holidays
July 2, 2018
Teacher Grant Application Deadline
July 4, 2018
September 3, 2018
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We would like to welcome Norman Public Schools to our family of Spirit Cards!
It is with great excitement, Oklahoma Educators Credit Union is proud to welcome Norman Public Schools (NPS) to our Spirit Card family! Similar to the our other available Spirit Cards, for every purchase made using this card, OECU is able to give back to the school district. If you choose, this card can replace an existing debit card linked to any OECU checking account. Not only are you able to help your school earn money by using this card, if you choose to link the card to a Go Green Checking Account, you can earn 1.25% APY* if certain terms and conditions are met. Oklahoma Educators Credit Union is helping educators throughout Oklahoma bring their “Big Idea” to life. When there is a need in the classroom, there is always an idea how to make it happen. As members of OECU, you are encouraged to submit your ideas through the Teacher Grant Program.
Speak with an OECU employee at your local branch and show how deep your school spirit runs!
Supporting our members is TOP PRIORITY!
April started off with nine days we will never forget. A historic gathering of educators and families at the Oklahoma State Capitol in order to get better funding for schools around the state. Educators from all over drove and WALKED from their home towns to participate. OECU stood by our members and non-members each day of the Teacher Walkout, providing water and showing our support. Neither rain nor wind stopped supporters or OECU from showing up. Employees from all five branches made sure no one went thirsty throughout the day handing out over 31,000 bottles of water! Member Services Representatives, Branch Managers, Corporate staff, and the President and Senior Vice President of OECU all took turns at the Capitol while ensuring members could still conduct normal business at their respective branch. It was an honor and a privilege to show our support as YOU are our top priority!
Donate Blood Save Life
On April 24, 2018, OECU and the Oklahoma Blood Institute partnered up for a blood drive held at the OECU Northwest Branch. There were 14 successful donors who showed they were “Fearless” in helping save lives!
Christmas Club Savings Account
The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of year, but do you feel like you are always strapped for cash after buying presents for the family? OECU has a solution to make that overwhelming feeling vanish. The Christmas Club Savings Account allows you to have an extra place where you can tuck away money for the holidays with no worry about losing it from under the mattress. This account will keep your money safe to deposit as little or as much as you want throughout the year and will be ready for withdrawal and gift purchases each October through December. This is a great way to reduce stress and know how much you have for gifts without “breaking the bank”.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Each year, school districts, alongside parent teacher associations, utilize a week in May to celebrate teachers. As the educator’s credit union, we take pride in applauding the hard work of teachers and support staff every day, but we work extra hard during teacher appreciation week. This year, we assembled over 650 appreciation bags filled with goodies and delivered them to 15 schools in the OKC metro area. Daily donut and cookie deliveries were made and we also sponsored 8 breakfast meetings and 4 luncheons throughout the week. Overall, it was a very busy and meaningful week in which we were thrilled to participate.
Kaylen Ashford, Lending Support Supervisor, has been named Oklahoma Educators Credit Union’s Outstanding Associate for the third quarter of 2018. The Outstanding Associate award is given to a credit union employee who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis.
Kaylen has been with OECU since August 2017 and has been an important asset to the credit union. She spends countless hours reviewing loan files and making sure every member’s loan account is accurate and up-to-date.
Each day, Kaylen comes to work with a smile on her face and ready to help members and her coworkers. She loves the family atmosphere at the credit union and how everyone strives to make the day run as smooth as possible for every member interaction. Kaylen is a true advocate of “teamwork makes the dream work”.
When asked what one her favorite moments has been so far, Kaylen knew right away. “One of my favorite moments was when we received a note with a skip a pay stating the member had asked the Lord for help this month and then received the skip a pay in the mail. I love when we can help our members out when they have hard times.”
Although Kaylen works hard day in and day out, she does not live to work. She knows how to find the balance between work and life. On her time away from the office, Kaylen is an avid reader. Kaylen also loves going to the movies with her husband, playing with their three dogs or taking in an intense baseball game.
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*APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Rate is accurate as of 5/17/2018. APY is available when linked to an OECU Go Green Rewards Checking Account. Minimum to open account is $25. Earnings are tiered as follows: 1.25% APY applies to balances of $.01 – $15,000 and 0.20% APY applies to balances over $15,000 as long as qualifications are met each statement cycle. 0.10% APY applies to all balances if qualifications are not met. Visit www.oecu.com/checking/gogreenrewardschecking/ for qualifications. APY may change after the account is opened. Fees may reduce earnings. No monthly service charge. Available to personal accounts only.