Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors election. The deadline is Saturday, February 10, 2018. All MVFCU Board members serve as volunteers and are either elected by the MVFCU membership or, under special circumstances, appointed by the Board of Directors.
You must be a MVFCU primary member in good standing to serve. If you are interested in serving on the board, or know someone who is, please call MVFCU at (907) 745-4891, (907) 694-4891 or (808) 677-6206 no later than February 10, 2018.
Nominations by Petition
Members who desire to serve, and have not been placed in nomination by the Nominating Committee, may be placed in nomination by petition. The petition must be signed by one percent of the members (approximately 440 members). The petition must also be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee that states they are willing and able to serve, if elected.
Nominees shall provide a brief statement of qualifications and biographical data with the petition. All petitions must be received by the credit union on or before March 26, 2018.
Please join us in welcoming Noelle L. Kai, Residential Real Estate Loan Officer, to our Ohana! With over 20 years of experience in the Hawaii Real Estate Industry, Noelle is focused on fitting the best financial option of each borrower.
As MVFCU expands its services in Hawaii, Noelle will provide mobile services to members for easy access with the ability to meet members at places and times which are convenient to them.
Noelle is on the Board of Directors for Hawaiian Community Assets, a HUD-certified housing counseling agency, where she helps to build the capacity of low and moderate-income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency.
Noelle looks forward to applying her wealth of experience to serve MVFCU members in achieving homeownership.
Current Hawaii home loan rates!
Call Noelle for more information 208-0320.
Noelle Kai NMLS#1684625
The Fast and Safe Way
Having your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD)
deposited directly into your MVFCU account is
fast, safe and easy.
Just use these guidelines when
you file for your 2018 PFD:
• Enter CS for the MVFCU “Bank Code”
• Enter your account number as instructed
in the application. Your account number
is found in the upper right corner of your
periodic MVFCU statement.
The filing deadline is: March 31, 2018.
By Al Strawn
My wife asks me to stop by the store to pick up a couple of items on my way home. When I arrive at the new super shopping center, I am completely amazed, and at times overwhelmed, at the variety and sheer volume of sizes, shapes and colors. We are babysitting our grandson this weekend and a special type of yogurt is on my list. He has allergies and the yogurt he needs is not in the usual place. I must find the dairy-free, nut-free, made with soy and blueberry flavored yogurt. I remember my wife told me it’s in the natural food section next to the Ezekiel bread. She also reminded me there is only one brand my daughter-in-law trusts.
We live in an increasingly complex world with seemingly endless choices. Shopping for financial services is no exception; it can be very intimidating and stressful. I recently read an article about research indicating that “stress caused by money problems can lead to a multitude of physical ailments” including: “high blood pressure, weight gain, high blood sugar or diabetes, heart palpitations, stomach pain, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome." Having the freedom to choose is something we all cherish, but when life becomes overwhelming with complexity, it may be time to simplify!
With so the many options available, why choose Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union?
Your credit union is best suited to serve people seeking both security and simplicity in their financial lives. We cannot be all things to all people. Our challenge is to provide individuals with both financial knowledge and services that are relevant, convenient and easily understood and used. At the same time we must always safeguard and protect the information and assets entrusted to us. Your credit union wants to be your financial partner, an organization built on trust, respecting people and always acting with integrity.
I’m so thankful to live in a free society that promotes creativity and innovation. Although at times life seems a bit overwhelming, we would have it no other way! At the core, our credit union is helping to build and shape the very fabric of the communities we serve. We never want to be a source of unwarranted stress or disillusionment. This is particularly true when members are experiencing hardship, sickness and financial distress. Our philosophy of “People helping People” is a guide for all of our decision-making.
By the way, I made it home from shopping after wandering through the aisles and finally asking for help. My grandson enjoyed the yogurt, made a big mess and later after playing together, we both took a nap enjoying the warmth of the wood stove. It is our relationships and the simple things in life that brings us joy. It was a good weekend!
Time to start the New Year off right and get your finances on the right track or increase your financial health!
Stay tuned for MVFCU’s upcoming 2018 financial education webinar series. Topics include quick and easy ways to maintain a budget, managing debt, and understanding repairing credit.
Follow us on MVFCU Facebook for more information!
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Saving money and debt consolidation are good goals for the New Year. People work hard to get out of debt and save money. While there are many different paths to get out of debt, sometimes consolidation is the first step.