LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has invited the public to participate in LAFCU Shred Day to help fight identity theft, Saturday, Oct. 13. It is 10 a.m. to noon at LAFCU’s West Lansing Branch and headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd.
“We’re encouraging LAFCU members and the public to be vigilant in safely destroying documents with sensitive information to avoid fraud,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in response to increased security efforts. So, it can be the little things that help protect one’s financial identity.”
LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is hosting an informational seminar about Medicare, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m., at its West Lansing Branch/headquarters, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing. The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested but not required.
“Medicare 101” is for those who are approaching 65 years of age, the age of eligibility for the federal health care insurance program, including those transitioning from employer health insurance coverage.
Credit union is positioned to serve members throughout state.
LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is welcoming two mortgage loan officers as the credit union ramps up lending service to meet demand in the real estate market and to provide service in new areas within LAFCU’s expanded state-wide service territory.
Jon Novetske, of Eaton Rapids, and Andrew Houle, of Chelsea, cumulatively bring more than 20 years experience with the finance industry, specializing in residential mortgages. They will represent LAFCU in their respective geographical areas as well as work with people across the state who apply for mortgages by phone and online.
LAFCU has promoted Kimberly Austin to the position of director of collections.
LANSING, Mich. — With 27 years of financial experience and specialization in collateral management and bankruptcy, Austin is tasked to make substantial changes to the collections department. The goal is to increase help for members in tough times and to limit damage to their credit score.
“We are using technology to transform how the collections department interacts with members,” said LAFCU CEO Patrick Spyke. “We want LAFCU to be their credit union for life. It’s important we engage them in communication on their platform of choice, that it starts early, and that the strategies developed with the member are good for both the member and LAFCU.
LANSING, Mich. — MBN's Jeff Mosher was on hand to celebrate the winners of LAFCU’s non-traditional scholarship essay contest for adult women have been announced and recognized at an awards presentation. He also spoke with Alyssa Sliger of LAFCU, and Steve Slocum of the LCC Foundation.
More than 912 pounds of toiletries, food collected at LAFCU branches to help local charity
LANSING, Mich. — Thanks to the generosity of LAFCU members and the public, LAFCU’s month-long toiletries and food drive netted 912 pounds of donated items for an Eaton Rapids charity, Heart and Hands Inc.
The charity has been working with those impacted by the fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America, an auto parts manufacturing plant in Eaton Rapids and the community’s largest employer.
Photo above: Surrounded by the 900 pounds of food and toiletries collected in the LAFCU toiletries and food drive for the Eaton Rapids community are Jordan McNeilly and Alyssa Sliger, with LAFCU’s marketing department; Eaton Rapids Mayor Paul Malewski; Heart and Hands Director Cathy Howell; Polly Cornish, manager of LAFCU’s Eaton Rapids and Mason branches; and Chrystal Murphy, manager of LAFCU’s South Lansing Branch.
Merger overwhelmingly approved by LPCCU members; former LPCCU branch gets LAFCU facelift, ribbon cutting/open house July 13
LANSING, Mich. — With overwhelming approval of Lansing Postal Community Credit Union (LPCCU) members, the area’s first credit union has merged with LAFCU, effective July 1, 2018.
Credit union’s involvement with Perry Public Schools lays foundation for state-of-the-art technology to serve community
LANSING, Mich. — The partnership between LAFCU and the Perry community was awarded the Innovation Award from Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) at the trade association’s annual convention, June 6-9, in Traverse City.
Photo above: LAFCU management, board and committee members at Michigan Credit Union League’s 2018 Annual Conventionshare in the excitement of receiving MCUL’s Innovation Award from Dave Adams, MCUL CEO, far left.
$1,000 will fund master class, new music, new instruments
LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU’s $1,000 donation to the Holt High School band program is earning the mid-Michigan credit union the school district’s highest accolade – #WowWowSuperWow, according to David Hornak, Ed.D., Holt Public Schools superintendent.
“We’re elated and extremely grateful to LAFCU for helping keep the Holt High School band in tip-top shape,” he said. “Holt school programs are doing some amazing things, but funding these amazing things can be difficult. Partnerships, such as the one with LAFCU, are critical to our success.”