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The 3rd Quarter has been another busy one for Wymar FCU. Check out our new Events page at www.wymarfcu.com/events to see what we have been up to. Also, follow us on Facebook for current updates and valuable information.
If we do not have your current email address on file, please provide that to us as this is one of the primary ways we provide information to our membership, especially during emergency situations. Speaking of emergency situations, Wymar FCU was proud to donate $500 to CUAid, a credit union foundation that is providing funds to credit unions and their employees affected by Hurricane Harvey.
A few new things we’ve added since the last newsletter; members can now get a Payment Protection Plan for their mortgages. This is a great way to protect your family at a reasonable cost, and there are no medical exams required. Check out the article in this newsletter for more info.
Also, employees of the BASF Zachary site are now eligible for membership in the credit union as well as their immediate family members.
Now, you get a FREE 3-month subscription to SiriusXM® radio with every used car you finance with Wymar!
2017 is shaping up to be another outstanding year for your credit union. We have made loans to a record number of members so far this year, and our membership continues to steadily grow. As always, we welcome your feedback on how we are doing. Remember, it is YOUR credit union!
Ronnie L. Stephens, CEO
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Sarah Sassin – Lending Operations Assistant
I started working at the Credit Union Service Center in 2005 as a part-time job while attending LSU. However, my interests and passion for my studies eventually changed, and I wanted to work in the financial sector of business…and I feel like I found my calling! I started at Wymar in March 2016 in Member Service, but jumped at the opportunity to work with the Lending Department when it became available. I now help out both the Consumer and Mortgage Departments with various tasks in an effort to make everyone more efficient as our loan needs grow.
If you have ever met with me on a personal level, I have undoubtedly found a way to work my “Hunny” or my four fur-babies into our conversation. In August 2017, I got engaged in the most awesome way ever; a dolphin delivered the proposal! So, while we enjoy quick weekend getaways, fishing, and having family and friends over for a BBQ or fish fry, our free time recently revolves around wedding talk. But hey, getting ready for a wedding can be fun. We have found a new hobby in riding bikes, walking the dogs, and getting exercise around the neighborhood together.
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Wymar Supports Harvey Relief Efforts
Our thoughts are with all those recovering from Tropical Storm Harvey’s destruction. As part of our credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” Wymar donated $500 to relief efforts organized by two credit union foundations that are helping to rebuild the hardest-hit communities.
The National Credit Union Foundation and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation offer assistance in disaster areas, ensuring credit unions are able to provide critical funds, emergency services and humanitarian aid to those affected. Any funds not used for Tropical Storm Harvey relief will be transferred to a “General Disaster Relief fund,” which supports disaster recovery in every state – including Louisiana.
Christiane Gigi Hyland, executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation, said, “Thank you for helping us provide desperately needed support to credit union people in Texas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Your gift will empower heroic credit union members, employees and volunteers to cope with personal losses and emotional trauma while working under extreme conditions to provide critical services that will rebuild the lives of members in the disaster area.”
Wymar FCU received several Marketing Awards at the 2017 Louisiana Credit Union League Conference for credit unions with assets between $101-$200 million. Congrats to our staff for their hard work and dedication, and thank you to our members for your support!
1st Place – Business Development (for Member Referral Program)
1st Place – Direct Mail Piece (for Grand Re-Opening Mailer)
2nd Place – Best Community/PR Event (for Grand Re-Opening)
2nd Place – Best Newsletter
2nd Place – Best Website
YETI Referral Winners
Congratulations to Robert Wolfe and Cole Wolfe, who both won a YETI® Roadie 20 cooler in our “Refer a Family Member or Friend” promotion!
Stay tuned for future referral promotions for your chance to win.
Wymar Participates in Cars and Coolers
On September 7, 2017, Wymar participated in the Latin American Employee Group’s 2017 Cars and Coolers event, a showcase of BASF employees’ hot rods, classic cars and luxury vehicles, by providing refreshments for all attendees.
BASF employees had a chance to share their unique vehicles and learn about how BASF creates chemistry in the automobiles we drive. From car paints to seating and even catalytic converters, BASF creates chemistry to make vehicles shine brighter and run faster.
“I have been a member of Wymar FCU for over 15 years! Wymar
has always been a great place to
do banking. They have a nice and friendly staff who is always willing to help me, from debit card disputes to a new account or when applying for a new loan. Not to mention they have free banking and great products and promotions.” - Clint Broussard
“Everything was handled quickly and efficiently, from the pre-approval process to closing my loan. All I had to do was show up to the dealership. Nakita was AWESOME to work with; I know I can count on Wymar FCU for all my financing needs.” - Blake St. Pierre
Rate discounts for automatic payments and down payments
Fast, friendly loan approval
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FREE 3-month trial of SiriusXM on used cars
FREE Auto Buying Assistance through Auto Link, plus $50 rebate
FREE 4-year subscription to myEZ Car Care including Electronic Glove Box
Reasons Why You Should Finance Your Car with Wymar
Everyone loves to save, especially on products and services you use every day. That's what Love My Credit Union Rewards is all about. Members have saved nearly $2 billion in discounts from valued partners through Love My Credit Union Rewards. You can save too with valuable discounts from these partners:
*Activation Fee: Up to $30/line. Credit approval req. Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards Offer: Offer Ends 12/31/2017. Avail. for eligible credit union members and member employees (ongoing verification). Tax ID req. to establish business acct. Switch to Sprint and receive a $100 cash reward for each new smartphone line activation. Reqs. port-in from an active number (wireless or landline). Existing customers receive a $100 cash reward for each new smartphone line activation and/or a $50 cash reward for each smartphone line transferred to program. New lines req. activation at point of sale. Max 15 lines. Sprint acct must remain active and in good standing for 31 days to receive Cash Reward. Excludes MBB devices, tablets and Sprint Phone Connect, upgrades, replacements and ports made between Sprint entities or providers associated with Sprint (i.e. Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance.) May not be combinable with other offers. $50 Loyalty Cash Reward: Members can earn one $50 cash reward annually when Sprint acct remains active and in good standing for 1 year. Max 15 lines. Cash Reward: Cash Reward issued by CU Solutions Group. Allow 6-8 wks for Cash Reward to be deposited to your Credit Union acct. If the Cash Reward does not appear after 8 wks, visit lovemycreditunion.org/sprintrewards. Other Terms: Offers/coverage not avail. everywhere or for all phones/networks. May not be combinable with other offers. Offer, terms, restrictions, and options subject to change and may be modified, discontinued, or terminated at any time without notice. Restrictions apply. © 2016 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.
Wymar FCU Members Get Exclusive Discounts from
$100 cash reward with every new line activated with Sprint®! Current customers will receive a $50 cash reward for every line transferred into Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards. Plus, get a $50 loyalty cash reward every year for every line.*
Save up to $15 on TurboTax® federal products!
Get an exclusive smoke communicator and a $100 gift card with a new ADT® monitored home security system.
Call 844-703-0123 to activate this special offer.
Get trusted protection at true savings with the TruStage® Auto & Home Insurance Program.
Shop and get cash back at over 1,500 online retailers with Love to Shop.
To find out more and learn about other valuable discounts, visit www.wymarfcu.com or LoveMyCreditUnion.org.
You get all these offers and discounts just for being a member of Wymar FCU!
Families face tough financial decisions when a primary wage-earner becomes disabled by a sickness, injury or even death. Wymar FCU recognizes this can be a very stressful event for our members to deal with, and we are dedicated to assisting our members during those trying times.
Beginning October 1, Wymar FCU will be able to offer our members a Payment Protection Plan for their mortgages. Whether it is a new mortgage that our Mortgage Department is working on with you or even a mortgage that is pre-existing, we want to make sure that you and your loved ones have all the options necessary and are fully covered and insured in case of an untimely event in either your or your loved ones' lives. And just to take a little stress off our members – there is also no medical exam required to be approved!*
If you would like more information regarding this plan, please contact Ashley D. Parrott, Mortgage Operations Manager at 225-673-7186.
*Some conditions may apply; please contact the Mortgage Department for additional details.
Wymar Federal Credit Union Releases Mortgage Payment Protection Plan
The CO-OP® Shared Branch network has surpassed Chase in number of branch offices, making the credit union cooperative the second largest network of financial institution branches in the country.
CO-OP Shared Branch now totals 5,671 physical locations. No. 3 Chase has 5,567 branches as of July 18, according to FDIC figures. The credit union network added more than 400 branches during the past two years, when CO-OP Shared Branch surpassed Bank of America. The network is less than 500 locations away from No. 1 Wells Fargo, which has 6,150 branches.
"Shared branching is to credit union members what Uber is to passengers looking for a nearby ride," said Todd Clark, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. "It's the best example there is of why credit unions are different than banks – they share! Around 1,800 of the 6,100 U.S. credit unions share their branches. In addition, more than 3,000 are part of our CO-OP ATM network. When you couple-in digital services, credit unions offer a financial ecosystem that is convenient, accessible and a positive force in communities."
The shared branch network enables members to enter the branch of any participating credit union and conduct their business as if they were in their own home branch. In addition to member convenience when traveling, shared branching offers credit unions revenue streams and operational efficiencies, and a key means of retaining members who move. The resulting profitability translates to ongoing investments in member benefits by virtue of the not-for-profit structure of credit unions.
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