Friday, January 7, 2011

January 2011 Pen Air Newsletter

*** If you are not receiving these emailed newsletters each month and would like to, please stop by or call your local Pen Air branch to update your email address with us.***

Celebrating 75 Years of Serving the Gulf Coast
In celebration of Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s 75th anniversary (1936-2011), Pen Air has created a year-long advertising campaign focused on member testimonials – and some of these faces might be familiar to you! No one is more qualified to talk about Pen Air than the members themselves.
Last summer, 15 Pen Air member-owners, volunteered their time to come and speak with us about their Pen Air experience.

Without prompting, they touted our safety and security, commitment to members and superior service our employees provide – all benefits you already enjoy, being a member-owner yourself. Because of these fabulous comments, those of us at Pen Air lovingly call these members the “Fabulous 15.”

We will also launch a web site dedicated to the campaign,, with a profile on each of the Fabulous 15, and a link to a short video of them telling their Pen Air story. There, you also have the opportunity to share your Pen Air story with us and possibly see it featured on the site.

The “Love It!” campaign will run throughout 2011 as we celebrate our diamond anniversary. Be sure to stop by your favorite Pen Air office to pick up the "Love It!" checkbook-sized calendar, as well as a “Love It!” car magnet (while supplies last) so you can show off your Pen Air pride!

Those of us at Pen Air appreciate your membership and are proud that you have entrusted us with your financial future for the past 75 years. Thank you for your membership.

Internet Access and Bill Pay Service Conversion

In February 2011, Pen Air will be converting to a new, enhanced Internet Access service. You will have access to an even wider range of products and services to fit your changing lifestyle and financial needs. You will be able to export to Microsoft Money, Quicken, or Quickbooks, mobile banking capabilities with your PDA/phone/iPhone, receive alerts, and process remote institution-to-institution transfers.

All the usual features you expect from this service to access your funds will still be available and more. You will be required to register your information with our new system. This will involve establishing new sign-on information.

Additional details about the new Internet Access service can be found here.
New Eastern Shore Branch Opening Jan. 10

Pen Air's newest branch will open Monday, Jan. 10! This much-anticipated branch is located at 10010 Eastern Shore Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL, 36527, just off of the Interstate 10 Malbis exit. Not only will this branch be convenient for Baldwin County members, but it's also a quick stop for Floridians heading west out of town.

Be sure to stop by this new, contemporary branch and meet branch manager Tabitha Raus and staff. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for February.

Office Hours Changes

Three Pen Air offices will change their Saturday hours beginning Jan. 8. The Pace and Corry Station offices will now have lobby hours from 9 a.m. to noon. The Gulf Breeze office's lobby will now be closed, but the drive-thru will continue to be open 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. For a complete list of office hours, log on to

Legal Services Seminar

Need to get your legal affairs in order for the New Year? Not sure what type of Will you need, much less other documents such as Powers of Attorney? Then this no-cost seminar is for you!

Pen Air's Prepaid Legal Service provider, Staples, Ellis and Associates, will be conducting a seminar addressing these issues from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Pen Air Corporate Office, 1495 E. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola. This seminar is free to members. Members can register here, or contact Brad Larsen at (850) 505-3200, Ext. 3333 with any questions.

Start Saving!

Is one of your goals for 2011 to start saving more money? Maybe supporting the community more? Pen Air has three accounts that can help you out:

Christmas Club: Start a Christmas Club account with a minimum deposit of $25. Add to it each month snd the balance will be transferred to your savings account in November to use for your holiday shopping. To renew the account, simply make a deposit of any amount.
Round It: The Round It program rounds your debit card transactions up to the next dollar. The extra funds are transferred nightly to a special Round It Savings Account, earning the current Savings Dividend rate.

Share It: The Share It program was designed to give our members an easy way to contribute to their community. Pen Air FCU will donate $.01 to a school district for every signature transaction made on an enrolled account. Visit for more information.

* It's easy and no cost to you or the school district

* It's the first countywide education donation program

* Allows you to choose to apply your donation-Escambia, Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa Counties in Florida, or Escambia or Baldwin Counties in Alabama

Upon enrollment in the Share It program, you have the opportunity to Share It even more! For each new loan booked of $10,000 or more, Pen Air will donate an additional $25 to your designated school district. This offer is valid for NEW loans opened within 60 days of enrollment in Share It. For more information, log on to

Find out more about all of these accounts and others on our web site, or by visiting your local Pen Air office.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 17: All Pen Air Offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 18: No-cost legal seminar for members (see details above.)

January 20-22: Ted Ciano's in Pensacola's Car City and Pen Air are teaming up for a car sale!

Friday, Jan. 21: Ice Flyer's Night with the Pen Air employees! Come on out and enjoy the hockey game starting at 7:05 p.m. at the Pensacola Civic Center and get your Pen Air cowbell while supplies last!

February 4 and 5: Fort Walton's Preston Hood and Pen Air are teaming up for a car sale!

Monday, Feb. 21: All Pen Air Offices will be closed in observance of the President's Day holiday.

Friday, Feb. 25: Ice Flyer's Night! Come on out and enjoy the hockey game starting at 7:05 p.m. at the Pensacola Civic Center and get your Pen Air cowbell while supplies last!

Save Lives, Win a Car

Pen Air has teamed up with Mentor Leaders and Sandy Sansing Nissan for a win/win opportunity on Feb.5, 2011.

All Pen Air offices are accepting $99 donations, which gives the donor an opportunity to win a new 2011 Nissan Murano or Maxima, among other prizes. The proceeds will go toward building fresh water wells, basic medical needs and orphans in Togo, West Africa. The winners will be drawn at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at Sandy Sansing Nissan.

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