Credit Union News
Fall Golf Challenge Set
Choice America Credit Union renewed its host
sponsorship of Weirton United Way’s Annual Charity
Fall Golf Tournament this year. Pictured are, front
row (l-r): Robert Mrvos, First Choice America Board
Member; John Thayer, First Choice America Chairman
of the Board; Scott Winwood, First Choice America
President and Board Member; Chris Hatala, 2019
United Way Campaign Chairman; Kenneth Truax, First
Choice America Board Member; and Linda Stear,
Weirton United Way Executive Director. The
tournament will be played at the Mountaineer
Woodview Golf Course on Saturday, September 21st
starting at 9 a.m. Registration begins at
8:00 a.m. Teams will compete in a four person
scramble format. All proceeds will go to the United
Way’s programs helping the needy in the community.
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through September 30, 2019. Repayment terms of 12
monthly payments of $86.52 for each $1000 borrowed.
Rates and terms subject to change without notice.
Memorial Golf Scramble Set
Choice America Credit Union made a generous
contribution to the Ron “Fritz” Williams Golf
Scramble to take place at
Woodview Golf Course on
24th at 9 a.m. The outing pays tribute to the late
All-America basketball player at Weir High School
and West Virginia University who was a No. 1 draft
pick in the NBA. All proceeds from the tournament
benefit The Fritz Williams Scholarship Fund.
Pictured are (l-r): Taryn Davis, scholarship
recipient; Trezur Elmore-Sartor, scholarship
recipient; Scott E. Winwood, First Choice America
CEO and Board Member; William Currenton, Chairman of
the Golf Scramble; and Kenneth Miller, Golf Scramble
Boosting Rotary's Charity Golf Event
Choice America Community Federal Credit Union
contributed a monetary donation to the Weirton
Rotary’s “Nine & Wine”. The event will be held on
Friday, August 16th at 5:30pm at Williams
Golf and Country Club. The fundraiser includes nine
holes of golf, featuring wine and appetizers at each
hole, and live music. There will also be a sip and
paint party for those not interested in golfing.
Pictured at the check presentation are Mike Gianni,
Rotarian and Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of
First Choice America. Proceeds from this event will
go towards The Weirton Rotary Scholarship Fund as
well as Weirton Rotary Charities Fund.
WSX 25-Year Club
Supported by a generous
contribution from First Choice America Credit Union,
the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will stage its 73rd
ladies and men’s annual summer picnic on Saturday,
July 13th at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton. Pictured are
(front row, l-r) John R. Thayer, First Choice
America Chairman of the Board; Edward L. Kennedy,
First Choice America Board Member; Scott E. Winwood,
First Choice America President and Board Member;
Kathy Baily, WSX 25-Year Club Member; Brenda Ice,
WSX 25-Year Club Vice President; and Ernie Nicholas,
Sr., WSX 25-Year Club Member. Pictured are (back
row, l-r) Kenneth W. Truax, First Choice America
Board Member; Dan Kelly, WSX 25-Year Club Member;
Perry Duckworth, WSX 25-Year Club Member; Ernie
Nicholas, Jr., WSX 25-Year Club Member; and Robert
G. Mrvos, First Choice America Board of Director.
Not pictured was Ron Baker, President of the WSX
Cool Kids All Star Event
Everyone was an All Star at First Choice
America’s Cool Kids All Star Event! And even
rainy weather could not stop the fun!
During the 4-day event, children were
entertained with inflatable amusements and
games. Each child received a goody bag and
were treated to hot dogs, freeze pops, and
popcorn. Local radio station, FROGGY, was
on hand for a Live Action Broadcast. FROGGY
brought Mister Froggy, who was joined by
Kennywood Park’s Kenny the Kangaroo, WTOV9’s
Snowbird, and a friendly baseball mascot.
All events were free for all children who
The festive atmosphere was topped off with great prizes,
which included baskets of toys, Kennywood
Tickets, Pittsburgh Pirate Tickets,
Washington Wild Things Tickets, and
Pittsburgh Zoo tickets.
During these fun days, safety lessons were taught by local
police, sheriff, and fire departments.
Chester and Weirton events presented a
canine officer show with the local deputies
and police force. Kids in Steubenville and
Chester learned lessons in drinking and
driving through impaired goggles. Wheeling
and Weirton also had their fire departments
bring smokehouses to teach the children fire
Wheeling Park cheerleaders stopped by the Wheeling event and
Weirton Madonna Cheerleaders stopped by the
Weirton Event. Both squads of cheerleaders
cheered on First Choice America with an
The All Star Event was brought to local neighborhoods in
Chester, Steubenville, Wheeling and
Weirton. Once again, it was a successful
year for the children who attended the
events, many of them left with huge smiles
on their faces!
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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
America's eight locations.
is a $2.50 fee for VISA Gift Cards.
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
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