Coins Newsletter - Spring 2014

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It's Our Sapphire Anniversary

The 45th Annual Meeting of Piedmont Credit Union will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The venue will be the Community Market on Craghead Street in Danville.

Country Kitchen will grill steaks on site!  Fried chicken will also be served.  Tickets are on sale now through April 25th.  Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with other credit union members and hear all about the latest happenings at your credit union.

Tickets must be purchased by April 25th.  You may purchase them at either the main office, at the new 58 West branch ofice, or online by visiting www.piedmontcu.org/meeting2014.
Members will receive a commemorative 45th Anniversary T-shirt.  Sizes are limited so purchase your tickets early!

  • Members & Joint Members... $7
  • Non-Members... $18
  • Children ages 7-12... $5
  • Children ages 0-6... Free (You still need to request a ticket by April 25th!)

Sorry, no take home plates.

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New Branch Updates

Now that winter is officially over construction of our new Mt. Hermon Branch is moving right along. This state of the art facility, located on Franklin Turnpike just past the driving range, should be completed by July 1st.  But this won’t be the first Piedmont CU branch to open this year. In fact it won’t even be the second!  Turn to page three for details about our 58 West and South Boston branches.  These are exciting times for Piedmont CU!

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Route 58 West Branch Now Open

It seems just a few years ago that there was absolutely nothing past Reuben’s Restaurant on Route 58 West.  Now the area is home to many families, several businesses and the future there is bright.  As of March 31st there is an extension of Piedmont CU!  The 58 West Branch is now open in the shopping center across the street from the Berry Hill Road intersection.  The space is that formerly occupied by Dickey’s Barbecue. 

At full operation, this office will support two member service representatives and one loan officer.  Very soon a new drive-up ATM will be installed in the parking lot just in front of the office.  Mary Beale will serve as the branch manager and loan officer on-site.  Angela Oakes will move from her Member Service position at the main office to serve at the new location.

Piedmont CU will host a grand opening for 58 West on Saturday, May 10th from 11am until 3pm.  There will be food, door prizes, games for children, and a reprise of Shred Day.  Stop by and join in the celebration!

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South Boston Branch Coming Soon

Save, Borrow, Live & Learn.  These are words that describe how each of us relate to our money and what you can do with it at Piedmont CU.  Soon the community of South Boston will discover the benefits of Piedmont CU.  The branch office will be located at 4027 Halifax Rd. in South Boston.  When fully staffed it will have one loan officer and two member service representatives.  There will also be two drive-thru lanes, a new ATM, and a night depository. 

Plans are to open the new South Boston branch around the end of May.  There is no new construction necessary so even if there is yet another snow storm we should meet this goal.

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The History of Memorial Day

The following is an excerpt from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Read more by following the QR code below or by visiting this link...
         http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp

“Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.  The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.

Local Observances Claim To Be First

Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well.... “   Read More Online >>

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Free Community Shred Day

Few things are worse than having your personal information taken advantage of by a criminal.  The number one cause of this is not computer hacking as one might surmise.  Rather, it is good old fashioned loss of physical papers and personal effects that leads to the majority of identity theft.  According to insurance company statistics, more than 70% of identity fraud claims stem from burglary, or stolen or misplaced items which contain personal information. 

One thing that you can do to prevent fraud is to securely destroy or shred your private documents that you no longer need.

Make plans to attend our Spring Shred Day on April 26th at our Piney Forest Road office.  From 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM the shred truck will safely destroy any documents you bring us.  ( If you need to drop off items to be shredded earlier than 1:00 PM  you may bring them starting at 9:00 AM.  Shred Bins will be available and securely stored inside the building until the shred truck arrives.)

Personnel will be available to unload your items from your car to the shred bins.  Then you are welcome to watch as the shred truck destroys the documents beyond recognition.

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Please Welcome Our New Staff Members

  • Aaron Davis - Loan Officer
  • Keona Hunt - Member Service Representative
  • Carol Caldwell - Phone Receptionist/Member Service Rep.
  • Lori Collins - Member Service Representative
  • Carol McGraw - Accountant

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Employee Anniversaries

Congratulations to the following who celebrated anniversaries at Piedmont Credit Union.

  • Miracle Hopkins - 14 Years
  • Ed Glass - 3 Years
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Upcoming Events and Holidays

  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 21, 2014 - PCU Closed
  • Free Community Shred Day - Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1pm - 3pm
  • Annual Meeting - Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6pm - Close at 2pm
  • 58 West Branch Grand Opening - Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11am - 2pm
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 26, 2014 - PCU Closed
  • Independence Day - Friday, July 4, 2014 - PCU Closed
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