January 2010   :   www.fairwinds.org
Greetings from the President/CEO

FAIRWINDS accomplished great things in 2009 and exciting opportunities lie ahead in 2010.

Larry Tobin, President/CEO
Larry F. Tobin
Your credit union remains financially sound and secure. We continue to be well-capitalized and ended the year with a modest return for our membership organization. We are dedicated to upholding our core values by maintaining high service standards and offering solutions to members who find themselves in difficult financial times. Whether the financial climate is good or challenging, we are committed to continuing these successes and practices in 2010.

We were especially proud this year as we received multiple recognitions as a top employer, including recognition from Florida Trend magazine as the 5th "Best Company to Work For" in the state of Florida. Members also made their voices heard as we were once again selected as the "Best Credit Union" in the Orlando Business Journal’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards. These honors only reinforce our commitment to do what is in the best interest of our members and crewmembers each day.

As we look ahead to 2010, we are excited to provide you with new opportunities and enhanced technology to help all of our members become financially secure and economically successful. Mobile banking, including a downloadable iPhone app, will soon be available along with a completely redesigned member website. Enhancements to online banking will offer you mobile account alerts, helping you stay on top of your finances anytime, anywhere.

We are honored that you continue to trust FAIRWINDS for your financial needs. Our commitment to providing you with exceptional service and value remains unchanged and we look forward to serving you in this New Year. Thank you for your loyal membership and support.

Take Charge of Your Finances

We are pleased to provide FAIRWINDS members the opportunity to work with debt counseling services and an expanded library of financial tools and resources available on our website. Through our partnership with InCharge Institute, professional counselors are available to help FAIRWINDS members become financially secure through a variety of programs including debt management, money
management, budgeting, and more. All sessions are confidential and services are conveniently offered in both English and Spanish.

Click here to learn more and get ahead of your finances today!

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Board of Directors Election

Cast your vote in the 2010 Board of Directors election! The Nominations Committee has selected four candidates to fill two vacancies.

Please review the qualifications of each candidate and to cast your vote online through our secure site.

Financial First-Aid Workshop

Thursday, January 28

FAIRWINDS Corporate Center
3087 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Put your best financial foot forward and start off the New Year on the right track. Please join us at this complimentary workshop as Joy Kafka, Senior Loan Analyst for FAIRWINDS Credit Union, shares her expertise and strategies for creating a budget and improving your credit. Seminar topics will include: how to create a monthly budget, tips for regularly tracking your budget, understanding the importance of credit, and more.

Plus, FAIRWINDS' lending experts will be available to pull live credit reports and provide you with techniques and strategies to help improve your score.

Click here to reserve your seat.

Shred Fest

Saturday, January 9

FAIRWINDS Clermont Branch
1380 South Grand Highway
Clermont, FL 34711
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Protect yourself from identity theft by safely destroying your personal documents and papers in our shred truck, courtesy of Crown Shredding.

Click here for more information about Shred Fest and to view the 2010 Shred Fest calendar. We may be coming to your neighborhood soon!

Discounted Rate: a rate reduction of .25% will be given for any payment made by payroll deduction or automatic payment. If payroll deduction or automatic payment is discontinued, the APR will increase to the applicable rate and any increase in the rate will result in more payments of the same amount until what you owe has been repaid. This will become effective 1/18/2010.

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