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Youth Flea Market

First Choice America donated toward the upcoming Hidden Treasures Youth Flea Market in Weirton. The flea market will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 11am to 2pm at the Millsop Community Center. It is open to vendors 16 years old and younger, but all are welcome to shop. The event will include food, games, an appearance by the Pirate Parrot, Weirton Police Department bicycle patrol, and K-9 unit and fingerprinting the children. Attending the check presentation are from left, Lorna Young, First Choice America Education Committee; event organizer Deb Witkowski, WTOV-TV; Scott Winwood, First Choice America President and CEO; event organizer Amber Nest, Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle; Dawn Swiger, First Choice America Three Springs Manager; Nancy Buchanan, First Choice America Main Office Manager; Pat Ford, Business Development Corp.; and organizer Chris Krishak, Millsop Community Center.

Weirton United Way Annual Golf Classic

Supporting the Weirton United Way – First Choice America Credit Union continued its strong support for the Weirton United Way with a generous donation to the charity’s 36th Annual Golf Classic scheduled for Monday, June 12th at Williams Golf and Country Club. 

At the check presentation, in the front row, are (l-r) Rachel Price, United Way Administrative Assistant; Linda Stear, United Way Executive Director; Scott E. Winwood, Credit Union President/CEO and Board Member; John Kirlangitis, Tournament Director; and Luke Myers, 2017 United Way Campaign Vice Chairman.  In the second row (l-r) are First Choice America Board Members: Robert G. Mrvos, John R. Thayer, Kenneth W. Truax, and Edward L. Kennedy.

The golf tournament is one of the premier events on the Weirton United Way fundraising schedule for the year.


WSX 25-Year Club Golf Scramble

First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union will be an event sponsor for the upcoming Weirton Steel 25-Year Club First Annual Golf Scramble.  This event will take place on Saturday, May 13th at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.  The proceeds from this Golf Scramble will help with the Annual Weirton Steel 25 Year Club Picnic.  Pictured are (front row, l-r) Ernie Nicholas, Jr., Club Member; Brenda Ice, Club Vice President; Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of First Choice America; Ron Baker, Club President; and Ernie Nicholas, Club Past President.  Second row (l-r) are First Choice America Board Members John R. Thayer, Kenneth W. Truax, Robert G. Mrvos, and Edward L. Kennedy.  Unavailable for the picture was the event coordinator Walter Ruszkowski.

 

First Choice America Honors Employees

Pictured are the recipients of awards for service, seated from left to right are: Margaret Bolock, Karen Truax, Scott Winwood, Susan Trader, Tammy Linaweaver, and Barbara Traylor.   Standing from left to right are: Lorna Young, Jolene Hines, Paula Morrison, JoAnn Rine, Veronica Skinner, and Jediah Perko.

    “As Chairman of the Board, I wish to thank and congratulate each employee of First Choice America for your dedication, your pride, your team spirit and your commitment to excellence,” said Robert G. Mrvos at First Choice America Credit Union’s Annual Employee Appreciation event on Friday night, April 28th.
    Honored with service awards were 15 employees at a banquet held at the Williams Golf and Country Club in Weirton.
Mrvos noted, “Despite lethargic economic conditions and a continued low interest rate environment, First Choice America had another successful year.”  He noted that the business set all-time highs in several key financial categories – total assets of $441 million; deposits $378 million, and investments $277 million.
    Additionally, First Choice America received another “Superior” rating from an official industry rating group for safety and soundness.  And once again, for the eighth consecutive year, the Credit Union received a flawless audit from our independent auditors, which is the ninth time the company has accomplished this distinction in the last ten years and is unparalleled in our Credit Union’s long history.  Both achievements demonstrate our unwavering commitment to excellence.
    He added, “All of these things—accomplished in a weak economy—can only be attributed to the dedication, hard work, and pride of First Choice America’s skilled team of employees.  Clearly our employee group is exceptional, and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank and congratulate each of you for your excellent work”.  “Your collective skills, knowledge, and strong commitment make First Choice America the success it is today, and positions us for an even greater future.”
    Also, First Choice America recently received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award from the West Virginia Credit Union League in recognition of the Credit Union’s continued strong community support of those in need.  This represents the 14th consecutive year that First Choice America has received this distinguished honor.
    Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO, and J. C. Peterman, Chief Financial Officer, presented the appreciation awards to the following employees for their service:

              40 years—Jolene M. Hines and Lorna E.  Young

              30 years –Paula K. Morrison, Susan Trader, and  Karen J. Truax,

              20 years—Margaret Bolock, JoAnn C. Rine, and Scott E. Winwood

              10 Years—Cindy Diserio, Tammy Linaweaver, Barbara Traylor, Mel Valentine, and Nancy Vulgamore

              5 Years—Veronica L. Skinner and Jediah A. Perko.

             

Helping Weirton Rotary's "Run for the Roses" Fundraiser

First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union made a significant donation in support of the 2017 Weirton Rotary Club’s Kentucky Derby fundraiser. Pictured are Mike Gianni, Rotary member and Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of First Choice America. This year’s 143rd Kentucky Derby “Run For The Roses” will be held at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort on Saturday, May 6th for the Rotary’s 13th Annual Charity Event.  Doors open at 5:30 with entertainment by Gary Perl’s Rock on D.J. Service from Cleveland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Union Assists Weirton Christian Center Building Fund

First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union showed its continued support for the Weirton Christian Center with a generous donation to the Center’s Build-A-Building project. This project is for the construction of a new facility for the center in Weirton.  Pictured are, from left, Christian Center Executive Director Kim Weaver and Scott E. Winwood, President & CEO of First Choice America Credit Union.  The Christian Center’s goal is to secure the needed funds and break ground in May.  The Christian Center is also planning a 100th anniversary celebration to be held in September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Sponsorship

First Choice America Credit Union renewed its Platinum Level sponsorship to the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights for its annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Williams Golf & Country Club. At the presentation are (l-r)Dan Spickard, Co-President of the Weirton Heights Rotary Club; Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of the Credit Union and Paul Lauttamus, Co-President of the Weirton Heights Rotary Club.  All proceeds this year will benefit the Weirton Medical’s planned Breast Cancer Center. The Mardi Gras event will feature music by the “Groove Doctors”, dancing, Hors d’oeuvres & other surprises.

 

 

 

 

 
MoneyPass

Your Credit Union has joined the MoneyPass Network so that our members will have access to over 25,000 ATMs in 50 states surcharge-free. To locate an ATM in the MoneyPass Network, click on the following link: www.moneypass.com or look for the MoneyPass logo on the machine.

 

 

Visa Gift Cards Make Great Gifts!!

Do you have a hard to buy for person on your list?  Or do you want to give someone the freedom to buy what they want?    First Choice America has the perfect solution for you: a VISA Gift Card.  They are a great fit for anyone on your list.  You can buy a VISA Gift Card at any of
First Choice America's eight locations.

*There is a $2.00 fee for VISA Gift Cards.


 


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