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IN THIS ISSUE
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Easter
Saturday, March 31st
Take the eChallenge!
 
Enter to win up to $100 when you use any of the following services!

ViaBill Pay
With ViaBill Pay1, you can schedule one-time or recurring payments,
track transactions, and receive email notifications.  As an added incentive, members that pay a bill during the eService Challenge2 will be entered into a random monthly drawing to win $100.

eStatements
If you still receive a paper statement, consider enrolling in eStatements, a safe and convenient way to receive your statement in ViaConnect. Plus, all eStatement users will be entered into a random monthly drawing to win $100 during the eService Challenge2.

Mobile Deposit
In the ViaMobile app3, you are able to check balances, make transfers or loan payments, and even deposit checks4! During the eService Challenge1, each check that is deposited using Mobile Deposit will be entered into a random monthly drawing to win $100.

1 ViaBill Pay is available by logging into ViaConnect.
2 Members that make a payment in ViaBill Pay, enroll in eStatements or make a deposit using ViaMobile from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018 will be entered into a monthly drawing to win up to $100.  Winners will be notified by the 15th of the following month.  Staff of ViaCU and their immediate family are not eligible to win.
3 When you sign up for eStatements with a valid email address, we will deposit $5 into your membership shares account at the end of the first month. However, if you should ever decide to switch back to paper statements you must return the $5.
4 ViaMobile app is available through the App StoreSM or Google PlayTM. Data rates and accessibility will depend on your device and carrier (i.e. Verizon, Sprint, etc). Please check with your carrier for specific information regarding data fees. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.
5 Mobile Deposits will instantly be credited to your account. Up to $200 of the deposit is available immediately, any amount over $200 in a day will be placed on hold for two business days. All deposits are subject to verification. If your check is not accepted, you will be contacted. Securely store your check for 60 days after depositing.
 
Scholarship Applications Available
 
Apply today for one of six $1,000 Scholarships. To qualify, the applicant must be a High School Senior, member of the credit union for at least one year by application deadline and have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applications are available online and at all branch locations. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2018.
 
Retirement Receptions
 
We would like to honor and thank both Bonnie Davis and Bonnie Thompson for their many years of service by hosting a retirement reception for each of them. Please come to enjoy refreshments and wish them well in retirement.
Bonnie Davis
Loan Officer
Nearly 40 years of service 
 
Gas City Branch
Friday, January 12 • 12-5 pm
Saturday, January 13 • 8:30 am-Noon
Bonnie Thompson
Financial Professional
Over 30 years of service 
 
South Marion Branch
Friday, January 19 • 12-5 pm
Saturday, January 20 • 8:30 am-Noon
 
Save on TurboTax and get a chance to win $25K!
 
As a member of Via Credit Union, you can save up to $15 on TurboTax® — the #1 best-selling tax software. With TurboTax, you’ll get your taxes done right and your biggest possible refund — plus a chance to win $25,000!

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Be sure nothing gets missed. TurboTax CompleteCheck™ reviews every detail in your return, walks you through any final changes, and gives you the green light to file. 

To be automatically entered to win the $25K Grand Prize or one of twelve $1,000 First Prizes, just try TurboTax Online for FREE (and provide your email address) by February 15th.
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TurboTax $25,000 Sweepstakes. NO PURCHASE OR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at time of entry, who are customers of participating Financial Institutions or employees of participating businesses. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes ends 2/15/18. Subject to complete Official Rules and all applicable federal, state and local laws. For Official rules including participating Financial Institutions and business, odds of winning, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, visit https://turbotax.intuit.com/microsite/sweeps-rules.jsp
. PRIZES: 1 Grand Prize: A check for $25,000. Retail value, $25,000. 12 First Prizes: A check for $1,000. Retail value, $1,000 each. Maximum retail value of all prizes is $37,000.  The odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received by the end of the Promotion Period.  SPONSOR: Intuit Inc., 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, SDG-2A-03-22E, San Diego, CA, 92129.
 
ViaCU Gives Back During the Holidays
 
ViaCU gives back to our communities throughout the year, but know the need is always greater during the holidays.  Therefore, ViaCU staff and members gave back in various ways.
Stocked Local Food Pantries
Non-perishable food and toiletries were collected at each branch.  

Gas City: The Well

Hartford City: Senior Center

South Marion: Homeland Mission

Warsaw: Combined Community Service

West Marion: Salvation Army
Salvation Army's Angel Tree
President/CEO, Dave Abernathy and Santa presented $1,500 that was generously collected by ViaCU’s staff to Lt. Blake Fewell for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. The Angel Tree program provides gifts to children in need in our community.  
Blackford County Angel Tree
The staff at the Hartford City Branch was able to provide gifts for five children from Blackford High School.
 
Don't Forget Your Beneficiary Designations
 
Life-changing events such as marriage, divorce, and death require a review of the beneficiary designations for life insurance policies, savings and retirement accounts. These types of assets often represent a significant portion of your net worth, but often the update of beneficiary designations is overlooked.
 
Question for ViaInsurance Agent: Beth Combs
 
Did you receive a drone for Christmas?

As the owner/operator of a personal use drone, you have risks!  Should your drone fall or cause damage to other’s property, you can be held liable.  Even if it’s a child’s model, there are risks involved. Most insurance carriers now offer a “drone endorsement” for just such exposures.

Don’t take a chance of finding yourself uninsured. Give your homeowner’s agent a call today or contact Beth Combs at 765.662.3700.
 
Approaching Retirement?
 
Are you retiring soon? Would you like help deciphering all of your retirement choices? Perhaps you just need help completing retirement forms. Our Investment Professional, Heath Slain can help. Heath will look over your retirement material; ask you several questions to help determine which option would suit you and your situation best, and explain all of your options in “plain English”. Then, if you like, he will help you complete the paperwork. Heath is also available to answer questions regarding Social Security and Medicare.

There is never a charge for this service, and of course, no obligation to use the investment options*.

Please contact Heath Slain at 765.674.6631 to set up an appointment.

*Securities offered through Cetera Advisor Network LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Cetera Advisor Networks is not an affiliate of Via Credit Union.  Investments are: not NCUSIF insured, may lose value, not financial institution guaranteed, not a deposit, not insured by a federal government agency.  ViaInsurance and Investment office is located at 4505 S. Adams St. • Marion, IN 46953
 
82nd Annual Meeting
 
Save the date for Saturday, April 14, 2018!  The annual meeting will be held at the Ivy Tech Conference Center (261 S.Commerce Dr. in Marion, IN).  Doors will open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the Business Meeting.

Dinner tickets will be available March 1-30.
 
Via Credit Union Awards Grants to Six Teachers
 
Via Credit Union awarded six grants totaling over $2,400 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects.  Over the years, ViaCU has funded 74 projects totaling over $31,000 to area teachers.

President/CEO, Dave Abernathy and Warsaw Branch Manager, Tracy Speigle, delivered checks and offered congratulations to each grant recipients.  The Teacher Grants fund innovative classroom projects for which no other funding is available.  “Via Credit Union is proud to fund these projects. School budgets are extremely tight and the grants enable teachers to develop programs that would not exist without this financial help,” said Abernathy.

Grant winners competed with numerous teachers for an opportunity to make their projects come alive in the classroom.  The winning teachers will use the grant money in various ways:

Bradley Benner, Oak Hill High School, will purchase 3D printers that will allow his manufacturing students to create a mockup product that will solve a simple, everyday life problem.

Leah Kilgore, Lincoln Elementary, purchased 3D pens for her Kindergarten students to build and analyze structures for the 3 Little Pigs project.

Christina Stefanatos, Sweetser Elementary, plans to buy equipment for all her students to monitor and record the growth of several herbs and vegetables from seed.

Mallory Thompson, Park Elementary, will use STEM Bins to encourage 1st graders to think like inventors by constructing and creating.

Carla Trible, Eastbrook High School, will purchase materials to capture, identify, observe and tag butterflies for her Biology II class. (Principal, Pat McLaughlin, is pictured accepting check)

Jessica Zickafoose, Converse Elementary, created a robot with her 2nd graders and will now be able to attend local competitions to test their programming skills.
 
Slide Past Your Loan Payment
 
Take advantage of ViaSkip Payment and slide past your payment on a closed-end ViaCU loan once every 12 months. Use the extra cash to purchase gifts, fuel up the sleigh for holiday travels or just enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a little extra jingle in your pocket!
 
Please visit bit.ly/ViaSkipPay for complete details.
 
Celebrating Via Credit Union Anniversaries from July to December 2018
 
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