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Peanut Butter & Jelly Project

We are helping Athens County Children Services collect jars of peanut butter and jelly to help feed children in Athens County. The 11th Annual Peanut Butter & Jelly Project is part of a nutrition program that provides PB&J to kids at Trimble, Coolville, Amesville, The Plains and Alexander Elementary schools during the summer months.

Drop off your unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly at any of our branches through June 30. Cash donations will also be accepted at the teller lines.

 


 

East State Street Building Named for Retired CEO

Phil Meyer Building

The OUCU Board of Directors has designated the East State Street branch as the Phil W. Meyer Building, to honor our recently retired CEO. The building plaque was unveiled to Phil’s surprise during a special reception.

"As Ohio University Credit Union CEO from 1999 – 2018, Phil was instrumental in the construction of this building. He was dedicated to improving the lives of credit union members, employees and the community."

 

 


 

OUCU Board of Directors Selects New CEO

The OUCU Board of Directors has selected Ohio University Credit Union Financial Services Vice President Cory Corrigan as the new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds current Chief Executive Officer Phil Meyer who will be retiring at the end of April after almost 20 years of service. Corrigan will begin his new duties May 1, 2018.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” stated Corrigan.  “The solid foundation that has been created over the last 50+ years by an outstanding Board, dedicated staff and tremendous membership is unmatched in my opinion.  I am very appreciative for the opportunity to take OUCU to the next level,” he added.

Corrigan began his career at the credit union 22 years ago a student intern. He played professional baseball for several years, working in the off season in the credit union accounting department. He later joined OUCU full-time and was promoted to accounting manager within a year.

In 2002, he was named vice president of the Credit Union Service Organization, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OUCU, offering tax preparation, business accounting and payroll services, financial and investment planning. While there he earned several MEMBERS Excellence and Pacesetter awards for outstanding performance.

Corrigan is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Credit Union National Association Management School. An Athens native, he is a graduate of Athens High School and received his BBA from Ohio University.

Corrigan currently serves on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce board and Athens Catholic Community Food Pantry board. He previously served on the Sandlot Baseball and Copperheads Baseball boards. In addition he coached youth sports for many years.


 

CEO Phil Meyer Retires

Phil Meyer, chief executive officer for almost 20 years, retired at the end of April.

Under Phil’s guidance the credit union grew tremendously. Total assets grew 262% from $98 million to $357 million; loans grew 357% from $55 million to $196 million and membership grew 67%. Above all the credit union thrived, maintaining the financial stability and success our members expect.

Thank you for your leadership over the last 19+ years; we wish you a happy retirement!

 

 


 

Deardorff, Foster and Reeves Elected to OUCU Board of Directors

Dr. Karen Deardorff, Dr. Shane Foster and Barbara Reeves have been elected to the Ohio University Credit Union Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term.

Deardorff has been an OUCU member for over 30 years and served many years as chair of the OUCU Nominating Committee. She is a lecturer and internship coordinator in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. She is also associate director emerita of the Cutler Scholars Program. Deardorff holds a Ph.D, M.A. and B.S. from Ohio University.

A credit union member for over 30 years, Foster is an optometrist and partner/owner of Drs. Quinn, Foster & Associates. He has also been named board secretary. He holds an O.D. from Ohio State University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B. A. in Spanish from Ohio University.

Reeves, associate provost and associate professor emerita at Ohio University, has been an OUCU member for over 45 years and has served on the board for over 11 years. She also serves as secretary for the Ohio University Credit Union Financial Services Organization Board of Directors. Reeves holds an Ed.D. and B.A. from University of Kentucky an M. Ed. from the University of Arizona.

The board of directors also elected its executive officers for 2018. They are Chuck Culp, chairperson; Thom Luce, vice chairperson; Bob Courtney, treasurer and Shane Foster, secretary.

 

 

 

Dr. Karen Deardorff

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shane Foster

 

 

 

 

Barbara Reeves

 


 

2019 Wall Calendar Photo Submissions

We are currently accepting photo submissions for our 2019 wall calendar! The calendar will focus on capturing the diverse culture of Southeastern Ohio, including events, festivals, structures or landscapes.

To enter:

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018

 


 

Be Aware of Debit & Credit Card Fraud

1 in 10: More than 33 million Americans, or about ten percent, were victims of card fraud in 2017, according to LendingTree unit CompareCards. More than 66% of victims reported that someone tried to make a purchase with their digital account information, even though the actual plastic card was not stolen. Also, 47% of victims said their bank contacted them first about the fraud, with 37% saying they learned of the fraud first by reviewing account statements. Debit and credit cards were targeted equally, suggesting one type of card isn't inherently safer than the other.

There are reports of card fraud in Athens area. This fraud affects all debit & credit card users from all financial institutions, not just OUCU.

Helpful tips:

LOOK CLOSELY WHEN INSERTING YOUR CARD -- especially at gas pumps

In August 2017, the Athens Police found credit/debit card skimming devices on local gas pumps. This device allows fraudsters grab your card data. Carefully look at the card devices especially at gas stations and ATMs before inserting. Select ‘credit’ even if using a debit card.

Read: Guard Your Card

SET UP ALERTS
Receive emails or texts whenever your debit or credit card is used.

Debit Alerts:
In online banking, choose ‘CU Alerts’, then “Add New”. You can set it up to be notified anytime your card is used at an ATM or item is purchase over $.01. Call us immediately if you suspect an issue; after hours call (866) 820-1042.

Credit Alerts:
Login to your credit card account; under ‘communications’ select ‘Visa transaction alerts’ and follow the instructions. You may need to “add a new delivery destination” to add a mobile phone number or email (however you would like to receive your alerts).

VISA ZERO LIABILITY POLICY
You are covered in the event your card information is used to commit fraud.

REVIEW YOUR ACCOUNT ACTIVITY
Always review your account transaction activity frequently, in online or mobile banking. Be sure to look at your statement monthly.

 


 

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 pre-paid calling cards which are sent to troops.

Cell phone donations are accepted at all 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