March 2011 eNewsletter
April is National Financial Literacy Month
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and according to Texas Credit Union Foundation executive director Courtney Nickles, time to take an honest evaluation of your financial situation.
Not sure where to begin? Consider these financial spring cleaning tips:
Financial Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Organizing your personal and financial records is much easier when the clutter is gone. Put all your receipts together, print out your checking and credit card statements, and use them to assess your financial situation.
- Perform a credit report checkup. A good credit report is a valuable asset. Get your free credit reports every 12 months from each of the three national consumer credit reporting companies. Order the reports from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) by visiting www.AnnualCreditReport.com or calling (877) 322-8228. Check your reports carefully for accuracy and report any mistakes.
- Reviewing your credit reports also is a great way to get a snapshot of your financial obligations. If you find mistakes in your report, contact the credit-reporting agency immediately. Rather than dispute the mistake via an online form, send a letter that includes your complete name and address, a description of each item you dispute, an explanation of why you dispute it and a request for deletion or correction of the information.
- Wipe out debt. Start by focusing on debts with the highest interest rate first and once that account is paid off, apply that amount to the debt with the next highest interest rate.
The 70th Annual Meeting of Austin Telco Federal Credit Union was held on March 24, 2011, at The North Austin Event Center in Austin, Texas. Chairman, R.B. Smith, called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Linda Nichols, an Austin Telco member, served as the parliamentarian for the meeting. A quorum was determined to be present. After a member motion and a second, it was voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the 2010 minutes. In the same motion the minutes were also approved. Reports were made by the Chairman of the Board, the Treasurer, the Supervisory Committee Chairman, and the President/CEO. No old or new business was presented at the meeting. The election of directors was conducted by acclamation and Charlene Spillmann and Larry Lantrip were elected to three-year terms. $5,500 in cash door prizes (including $500 in the children’s drawing) was awarded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Pictured left to right: R.B. Smith (Board Chairman), Paul Paulsen (Board Treasurer), Larry Lantrip (Board Member).
Spring into action and start all those home improvements you’ve been planning. A home equity loan from ATFCU can make it a breeze to turn your dreams into a reality.
Contact a loan specialist at 800.252.1310 or 512.302.5555 Ext. 7194.
Upon completion of construction, our newest branch is scheduled to open in Lockhart in June or July. The location of our future branch is at Hickory Street across SH 183 from HEB. We look forward to building relationships and serving new members in the community of Lockhart.
Please visit our Branches in the Works page for updates.
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As of February 28, 2011
Number of Members
Number of Checking Accounts
Monday & Friday
All Lobbies 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Drive-Thru's 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
All Lobbies 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Drive-Thru's 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Select Lobbies* 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
All Drive-Thru’s 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
*La Frontera, Taos, Leander, Bastrop, Pecan Park, Brodie Lane, Georgetown, Lakeway, Cedar Park, Buda, Stone Hill, Tech Ridge, Taylor and University Oaks
If you have any questions or need more information on our locations, please call 512.302.5555 or 800.252.1310, Ext. 7000.
Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
8929 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
Austin Metro Area: (512) 302-5555
Toll Free: (800) 252-1310
Loan Department/Member Services: 7194
Administrative Office: 7000
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James D. Poplin, President/CEO
Robert Hernandez, Sr. VP, Finance/CFO
Tony Rawls, Sr. VP, Lending/CLO
Karen D. Robinson, Sr. VP, HR & Branch Operations
Brett Watkins, VP, Information Systems
Raye Anne Cawthon, VP, Accounting
Jim Howey, VP, Lending
Pamela W. Cotton, VP, Member Services
Kathleen Miller, Assistant VP, Administrative Services
Sandie Peña, Assistant VP, Branch Operations
Board of Directors
R.B. Smith, Chairman
Joyce Howell, Vice Chairman
Paul Paulsen, Treasurer
Charlene Spillmann, Secretary
Dottie Tichavsky, Security/Safety Officer
Joyce Askins, Membership Officer
Larry Lantrip, Board Member
Larry Lantrip, Chairman
Steve Read, Secretary
Don Adams, Member
Melanie Tipps, Marketing Director