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Introducing PFCU youth accounts

Because Pittsford FCU believes you’re never too young to start making smart decisions about your money, we are pleased to introduce newly-packaged youth accounts for members age 21 and under. There are three different account types specially designed for youth at every stage of their lives.

Our In The Money Kids Account, for kids ages 10 and under, is a fun program for kids to learn good savings habits at an early age. Mascots Dollar Bill and Sally Cents encourage kids to learn the benefits of saving for the future, spending wisely and sharing with others.

Texting tweens and teens know that “itm” stands for “in the money.” Our ITM Account, for youth ages 11-15, is a great program to help them move towards financial freedom and independence.

Our ITM Plus Account, for young adults ages 16-21, is perfect for older teens and young adults who are managing greater financial responsibilities with jobs and/or college.

Celebrate with us and win!

One benefit all youth accounts share is a new special-rate “In The Money Certificate” (see details below). Members who open an In The Money Certificate from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2009, will automatically be entered to win one of three prizes. Prizes will be drawn for each type of account as follows:
In The Money Kids Account – Official 50 state quarters collector’s map and electronic bank
ITM Account – iPod Nano and PFCU backpack
ITM Plus Account – $150 VISA gift card and PFCU backpack

In The Money Youth Party July 31

Join us Friday, July 31, 2009, at one of our branches for a cookout to celebrate the launch of our new youth accounts.

For complete details on our new youth accounts, In The Money Certificate and the prize drawings, please ask a representative or visit www.PittsfordFCU.org/youth.



5.00% APY* In The Money Certificate

  • Minimum Rate, 5.00% APY*
  • Minimum Investment, $50; Maximum Investment, $500
  • Additional Minimum Investments, $50
  • 12 Month Certificate automatically renews until minor turns 21
  • No penalty for early withdrawal
  • One account per minor member
  • This Certificate requires that the associated account statement be combined with a parent/guardian’s Statement or receive an eStatement only.

* APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Dividends posted to share account monthly. Member must be 21 years or less to qualify.



Preparing young people for a successful future

Pittsford Federal Credit Union is doing our part to help young people learn about entrepreneurship, business, and finance. PFCU joined forces with Junior Achievement to deliver its world-class “Company Program” in Barker Road and Calkins Road Middle Schools this year. More than 25 students participated in these after-school, year-long programs, which allowed students to form and operate an actual company with the guidance of a business mentor.

Students had the opportunity to discover how businesses function, while learning about the structure of the free enterprise system and its benefits. They developed an understanding of the economic principals that influence business decisions, gained an introduction to career opportunities and work readiness skills and fostered positive relationships with members of the business community.

Perhaps just as critical, students spent time learning about the philanthropic aspects of business, and PFCU is proud that a majority of the profits in both Company Programs have benefited local non-profits in our community.

PFCU would like to thank teachers Suzanne Graser of Barker Road and Nancy Williams of Calkins Road, and business mentor John Baker, President & CEO of ACC Business, for the many hours of sound business advice and mentoring throughout the school year.

Pictured: Junior Achievement seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.



PFCU supports summer movie nights

This summer, Pittsford FCU is pleased to help support outdoor movie night events in Pittsford and Honeoye Falls. For details, including locations and other event listings, visit www.townofpittsford.org and www.hfmchamber.org.

Pittsford Movies:

August 13 – Journey to the Center of the Earth (in 3-D)
August 27 – Madagascar

Honeoye Falls/Mendon Movies:

July 10 – Bee Movie
July 24 – Shrek III
August 7 – Madagascar



Mendon hosts high school art exhibit

Pittsford FCU is hosting an artwork exhibit from members of the Senior Art Class at Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School. The exhibit is on display at the Mendon Branch of the credit union from June 9 through July 8, 2009. The exhibit was organized by HFL High School Art Teacher Harold Coogan. Several different types of art are represented, including sketches, several kinds of paintings, and both color and black and white photography.

A reception for the artists was held at the Mendon Branch on June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Artwork by Lizzie Swietzer, HFL Senior Art Student.




Ronald McDonald House support

“Ham on white, with Swiss! Turkey on wheat, with Provolone! I need an apple for this order! More mayo, please!”

For nearly a year, Pittsford FCU has prepared and delivered a supply of 50 bagged lunches on a monthly basis for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY. The lunches go to the visiting families, whose children have traveled to Rochester to receive treatment for various childhood diseases. Each lunch includes a sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a crunchy snack. In addition, we include an inspirational note to brighten each recipient’s day. Every month, up to six team members volunteer to assemble and deliver the lunches.

“We have undertaken this initiative to give back to the community in an area where we perceived there was a need,” said Member Service Center Manager Donna Burch, who helped establish the program. “Our plans are to donate the lunches on a monthly basis for the foreseeable future.”

Since we started this project almost a year ago, the cold cuts and condiments have been generously donated by the Mendon Meadows Market. Pittsford FCU is extremely appreciative of the Market’s support in our monthly effort to help the Ronald McDonald House.

For more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charities and their work in Rochester, visit them online at www.ronaldshouse.com.


Cover Photo: Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally at Letchworth State Park (by Angel D. Fischer)

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