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Equifax Data Breach

As you may have heard, Equifax credit bureau has experienced a data breach. We recommend you follow their instructions to see if you’re impacted and enroll in their ID theft monitoring program. Read more about what you can do from the Federal Trade Commission

Other things you can do: Set up CU Alerts (text or email) for balances and debit card usage in online banking and set up VISA credit card alerts in the online credit card management system.

Always review your account and credit card statements monthly.

Athens Area Stand Down Collection

The 2nd Annual Athens Area Stand Down event will be held on Friday, October 6th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Athens County Fairgrounds. This event is aimed at supporting homeless and near homeless veterans and community members, providing clothing, toiletries, services and more to those in need.

OUCU is happy to once again serve as a collection point for donations, and donation boxes are located at all three OUCU locations. We encourage the community to donate items to be distributed at the event, and no donation is too small. Donations will be distributed to those in need right here in Southeast Ohio.

Items needed include:

  • hygiene items
  • non-perishable food
  • coats/gloves/winter hats
  • paper products
  • lip balm
  • pocket calendars
  • first aid items
  • clothing/shoes/boots
  • sleeping bags/tents
  • sunscreen
  • wet wipes
  • backpacks
  • flashlights
  • diapers

Collection will run through Wednesday, October 4th.

2017 Meat Raffle Winners

Congratulations to these 15 lucky winners in this year's meat raffle!

Brittany Brown

Allison DeWitt

Kim Dickerson

Nick Englehart

Chris Gabriel

Heather Hill

Lauren Howard

E.A. Kralik

Catherine McCualsky

Patricia Miller

Cindy Perry

Suzanne Perry

Nancy Smith

William Swart

Lisa Weyand

Donna Russell Wins 2016 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year Award

Congratulations to Donna Russell, Manager of Member Business Services at OUCU, on being awarded the 2016 Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year award! Donna has been a champion of the Chamber's "Keep It Local" mission for many years. This is the second time she has received the Ambassador of the Year award.

The Ambassador Team facilitates connections between the Chamber and member businesses by attending networking events, ribbon cuttings and other Chamber events. They also help with fundraising, new member recruitment and member retention. For large events, like the Annual Dinner, Golf Outing and Steak Fry, Ambassadors help with set-up, registration and clean-up.

Donna's hard work helps the business community see the credit union difference in action!


Credit Union Receives National Marketing Awards

Ohio University Credit Union was recently honored with two Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 30 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

Ohio University Credit Union won the Miscellaneous category for its entry, entitled Guiding Principles Calendar. This monthly wall calendar features the works of local Passion Works Studio artists coupled with OUCU Guiding Principle concepts. The calendar was introduced to the community with a special artists’ signing event at the credit union. Ohio University Credit Union also won in the Internal Marketing Incentive/Recognition category for its Guiding Principles program entry. This internal program includes several components including an employee recognition and an employee volunteer program. Credit union employees have volunteered 222 hours for local Athens organizations.

OUCU Marketing Department employees in the photo L to R: Marketing Manager Laura Pratt, Marketing & Event Assistant Kory Kasler, Marketing & Education Specialist Heidi Sochia, Marketing & Design Specialist Morgan Reeb, Member Development Specialist Eva Bloom.


OUCU Receives 'Exceptional Community Support Award'

Ohio University Credit Union received the 2015 Exceptional Community Support Award from the Athens Chamber of Commerce.

Outgoing Chamber Executive Board Member Libby Villavincencio presented the award to OUCU CEO Phil Meyer at the Chamber annual meeting and dinner on Thursday night.

OUCU was recognized for the many contributions it has made to the Athens community including:

  • Donation of over $12,000 through our "Give and Grow" campaign to Athens County Humane Society, Big Brother Big Sisters, Passion Works Studio, Good Works, Athens County Food Pantry, and Harry B. Crewson Foundation
  • Guiding Principles Volunteer Program where OUCU donated 178 employee volunteer hours to United Seniors of Athens County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Good Works, OhioHealth Home Care, Athens County Food Pantry, Salvation Army and Athens County Dog Shelter
  • Premier sponsor of ACEnet 's30th Anniversary Campaign
  • Numerous community organization donations
  • Gave three $3,000 scholarships to high school seniors to attend Ohio University
  • Supported Childrens Services with $1,000 PBJ program donation, PBJ member collection and Warm Up Athens County Coat Drive
  • And more!

Give and Grow Promotion

OUCU donated $12,118 to six local charities, as directed by members who joined and opened accounts. Charities involved were the Athens County Humane Society, Athens County Food Pantry, Big Brother Big Sisters of Athens, Harry B. Crewson Scholarship, Good Works and Passion Works. Thank you for helping us surpass our $10,000 goal and for helping us live our People Helping People philosophy!

OUCU Member wins $1,000 Bill Pay Sweepstakes Grand Prize!

A member for over 20 years, Lucy Behm was the lucky $1,000 grand prize winner during the spring Bill Pay sweepstakes promotion!

All members who utilized our Bill Pay system this spring were automatically entered into the sweepstakes along with members of other credit unions around the country, and we were thrilled to find out that Lucy was the grand prize winner! Lucy paid us a visit here at OUCU and was presented with her winnings, which she then used to take her great-grandchildren on an exciting vacation to Myrtle Beach!

She also wanted to mention to us that she "has not had one problem here" and stated, "I have been very pleased with the service here." Thank you for being one of our great longtime members, Lucy, and congratulations!

OUCU member wins Credit Union Magic Minute!

OUCU member Richard Hazler was one of six members nationwide who won a trip to Chicago to participate in the Credit Union Magic Minute rewards warehouse dash! Watch him speed through the warehouse aisles stocked with great products! Richard and his partner Jolynn Carney grabbed over $4,300 worth of items including TVs, an iPad Air, a MacBook Air, a Playstation 4, the Wave Music System, a juicer and more!

The sweepstakes was open to all PSCU Member-Owner Credit Unions that were enrolled in the company’s CURewards® loyalty programs. PSCU is OUCU’s partner for credit card processing. To enter the sweepstakes, members of enrolled credit unions registered their contact information on PSCU’s CURewards website and used their credit or debit cards in at least 3 purchases between Aug. 4 & Oct. 26 to enter into 6 weekly drawings that took place from Aug. 17 to Oct. 26. 

View his Magic Minute warehouse dash HERE!


Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

OUCU has partnered with GM and Invest in America to help collect old cell phones.

The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone -- the money is used to purchase prepaid calling cards which are sent to troops.

Cell phone donations are accepted at both OUCU branches. You can even donate phones that are no longer in working condition -- they will be dismantled and recycled to reclaim some materials.

For more information contact marketing@oucu.org