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Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

 


















 

For the month of October, First Choice America has been supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.  All eight offices of the Credit Union have been decorated in pink and have different Breast Cancer Awareness Themes.  All offices are also selling pink paper ribbons to give to charity.  In the week of October 20th employees will be supporting this great cause by wearing pink. Pictures from the offices will be posted during the week of October 20th.
 

 

 

 

EGCC Book Fund Assistance
COLLEGIATE ASSISTANCE—Recognizing the value of Eastern Gateway Community College to the local area, First Choice America Credit Union presented a generous check to the Steubenville college’s Book Fund.  The Book Fund strives to help students with textbooks on an as need basis through the support of organizations and businesses. In turn, students have committed to returning the textbooks to the Book Fund for recycling to students enrolled in the next semester.  At the presentation are (l-r) Juanita Barrett, Manager of First Choice America’s Wintersville office; Paula Morrison, Manager of the First Choice America’s Steubenville office; and Dr. James Baber, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the college.  The school located at 4000 Sunset Blvd. has a record enrollment of approximately 3,600 students, growing about 15% each semester. 

 


Weirton United Way

First Choice America Credit Union is once again the major sponsor for the 15th Annual All-Women’s Golf Challenge benefitting the Weirton United Way.  The event takes place on Saturday, August 23rd  at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course near New Cumberland.  Registration begins at 8 a. m. with a shotgun start at 9 a. m. Teams will compete in a four ladies’ scramble format.  Pictured are (1st row, l-r) Scott E. Winwood, President of the Credit Union; Ginger Greene, Chairperson of the tournament; Sheila Robinson, Co-Chair; Kristin Bowman Cross, Executive Director of United Way; (2nd row, l-r) Edward L. Kennedy, John R. Thayer, Robert G. Mrvos, and Kenneth W. Truax, members of the Credit Union’s Board of Directors.  For more information on the tournament, call the United Way office at 304-748-7213.

 


Memorial Golf Tournament Set
First Choice America Credit Union’s generous donation assured the renewal of the 2014 Ron (Fritz) Williams Memorial Golf Classic.  Tournament principals are (l-r) Wendy Williams, committee member; Whitney Martin, scholarship recipient; William Curenton, Chairman of the 4-man golf scramble; Scott E. Winwood, President and Chairman of the Credit Union; and Ontasia Petteway, scholarship recipient.  The tournament will be played on Saturday, August 16th at 9 a.m. at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Fritz Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of the great Weir High School athlete.

 


25 Year Club Gears for Picnic
With assistance of a generous contribution from First Choice America Credit Union, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club is gearing up for its annual picnic slated on Saturday, July 12 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Markos Apesos, Club Past President; Ray Buratynski, Club Past President; Brenda Ice, Club 2nd Vice President; Scott E. Winwood, Chairman and CEO of the Credit Union; Bill Walters, Club President; and Ron Baker, Club 1st Vice President.  In the rear row (l-r) are Edward Kennedy, Credit Union Board Member; Robert G. Mrvos, Credit Union Board Member; Ernie Nicholas, Club Past President; John R. Thayer, Credit Union Board Member; and Kenneth W. Truax, Credit Union Board Member. 

 

 

Fun For All at Cool Kids Events   
Repeating a summer ritual for the ninth year, First Choice America Credit Union staged four picnics in June for the “Cool Kids” of the Upper Ohio Valley. Hundreds of youngsters and their families and friends turned out to enjoy the attractions at grassy sites in Weirton, Steubenville, Wheeling and Chester.
At the Three Springs Drive site in Weirton, the sun-drenched grassy field became a sea of bright, yellow tee shirts worn by credit union employees manning the food and beverage stations, plus the prize registration sites.  Each site offered the kids identical rides and attractions. A huge inflated tug boat standing on end became a nifty slide; at the baseball challenge, a ball jiggled on an air current defying the batter’s skill; there was a “bounce house,” and a “Kool Kat” tunnel. Kids spun the “Birthday Wheel” of Froggy Radio hoping to win a prize.  The “Cool Kids” expended tons of energy having fun at the four events. They could bounce, throw, slide, bat, crawl, climb, ride, eat, drink, romp, shout, scream and pet the police dog.  In all, the four picnics were a great fun day for the younger set. In all, the energy expended by the Cool Kids matched the pride of the credit union upon having reached its 75th year of service to Ohio Valley residents.


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