Member Spotlight: Steve Jackson and Donna Stewart
exciting achievements this year included the launch of a new responsive website with better mobile interaction with Centris. The new design includes our blog that is regularly updated with information about ways to help you manage your hard-earned money Please read about Centris members Steve Jackson and Donna Stewart who are featured in this issue’s spotlight section. They are making a difference in the lives of so many in our communities. Steve is currently serving as the President of the Susan G. Komen Great Plains Board of Directors. Many of you know that Centris is a proud sponsor of the Race for the Cure in addition to many other worthwhile causes in the communities we serve. I give you and your family my best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2017! I look forward to sharing many more accomplishments with you in the coming months.
President’s Message Happy New Year! As I think about all of the wonderful opportunities that 2017 brings for Centris I first must share with you some of our successes during 2016. I am very proud of our staff and what they accomplished this past year. Like many employers, we invest time and money into helping our employees be their best. This makes us a better credit union and allows us to offer products and services you need. When our staff is highly engaged in their work, we know they are doing their best to serve you. Recent employee surveys show that our staff is engaged and accountable for their actions. They are consistently thinking of ways to do their job better, and they feel loyal to you, our members. Member surveys support this employee feedback with very high member service scores. On behalf of all of our employees, thank you for your membership and for voting Centris Federal Credit Union the Best Credit Union in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha for the eighth year in a row! We are also making investments in new and improved facilities. In June, we opened our 12th branch at 518 East Broadway in Council Bluffs. It is a beautiful, open space with a technology bar and a modern design. If you have not been to the branch yet, I encourage you to visit. This fall, we began a major remodel of our branch near 114th & W. Dodge Road in Omaha. We are excited about this space and the efficiencies it will bring to our staff so they may serve you better. Finally, in mid-2017, we will break ground on our 13th location near 192nd and Harrison Streets in the Falling Waters subdivision. This new branch will allow us to be more convenient to members who live in southwest Omaha near Millard and Gretna. In addition to our facilities projects, staff have been working behind the scenes to ensure we are meeting all of your financial needs today and into the future. Other
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Tips to Help You Avoid Identity Theft
Every two seconds an American becomes a victim of identity theft. If the thought of having to clean up your credit report because someone stole your identity frightens you, and you don’t want to become another statistic; here are some tips to stack the odds in your favor. 1. A winning night, can turn into a nightmare really fast if your wallet is lost, or stolen, especially if personal information like your social security card is in there. Do not carry your social security card. And, just as importantly, make copies of all your cards. That way, if they’re stolen you can report it fast, and accurately. 2. You can bet that if you use easy to guess passwords and PINS—like your house number, or birth date—some hacker will figure it out. Use a mix of symbols and numbers, and upper and lower case letters.
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Annual Business Meeting The 82nd Annual Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:00 pm, at the Centris Headquarters facility, 11825 Q Street in Omaha. Two positions are up for election in 2017, and the Nomination Committee has selected two candidates for the two three-year terms on the board. See page three for the candidates’ bios. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting. Voting Procedures If a petition for nomination is submitted, and the Nomination Committee selects a candidate, an election by ballot will take place. Each qualified member of Centris who is at least 18 years of age will receive a ballot mid-February. Ballots will be mailed to the address listed on your account. Complete instructions will be included in each mail ballot packet.
3. Use your instinct. If an overly generic email address doesn’t look legit, don’t reply and don’t click on any links. Go to your account log-ins manually by using a bookmark or typing in the URL. 4. Know that your credit union will never call or email asking for your social security number or birth date. If a business or individual asks for personal information, passwords or credit card numbers--do not give them. Instead, call any financial institution requesting information directly at a number you know is legitimate. 5. Make sure all your electronic devices are as secure as possible by updating your operating systems, software and
Board of Director Candidates Veronika Pinkerton - Incumbent Veronika is employed at First Data as a Manager IT Audits. She has bachelor degrees in computer science and accounting and an MBA f rom Creighton University. Veronika has many years of auditing experience which includes financial, compliance, information technology and cybersecurity audits and fraud investigations. She has three children and has served as a member of the strategic planning team as well as on the improvement team for Millard Public Schools action plan from 2005 to 2010. Veronika has been a Centris member for 15 years.
browsers; being up-to-date will minimize chances of being hacked. Also, password-protect all of your devices, so that if stolen, logging in will be more difficult. 6. Shred. Yes, some of the easiest targets for identity thieves are home trash bins. Shred invoices, financial statements or any other personal type documents. Don’t just toss them out; shred them. 7. Check your online banking accounts and credit reports regularly. There are three credit-reporting bureaus - a trifecta for analyzing your activity. Check a different bureau every four months at www.annualcreditreport.com. If you see anything suspicious, report it. Follow all these steps, and your odds of being a victim of identity theft will drop dramatically. Copyright 2016 Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.
Joe Sacco - Incumbent A Centris member since 2000, Joe Sacco is the current Chairman of the Centris Board of Directors and President of The Sacco Group. As an advertising agency owner and corporate marketing consultant for nearly 30 years, Joe has specialized in financial services marketing for banks and credit unions across the U.S. He works daily with First Entertainment Credit Union, a $1.4 billion credit union based in Hollywood, CA. Joe is experienced in budget management and strategic planning, and his creative work has won many local, regional and national awards. Mr. Sacco’s community involvement includes 20+ years coaching youth sports and work for nonprofit organizations such as Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish, American Heart Association and Family Housing Advisory Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Joe and his wife Stephanie have two sons.
America Saves Week: Making Savings Automatic Numerous recent studies have pointed to a savings crisis in America. The typical household cannot replace even one month of income with liquid savings, a recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds. It’s more important than ever to establish an emergency savings fund. Join thousands of others during American Saves Week, February 27 through March 4, 2017, and step up your savings. American Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council to promote good savings behavior. No matter your financial situation or how much you earn, you can save. Even the smallest amounts tucked away regularly will accumulate into a nice savings cushion.
Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically.
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Budgeting, saving, and investing are essential components of financial well-being, and they require different strategies. Centris can help you get started. Go to www.centrisfcu.org or call us at (402) 334-7000 and ask about the Dollar Save Club. By opening a Dollar Save Club account, you commit to contributing regularly to the account and establishing the habit of saving. ©Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.
Get the Extra Cash You Need with Skip-A-Payment If you need extra cash after the holiday season, consider taking advantage of this Skip-A-Payment offer! You can delay your payment by one month and use the cash for other expenses. To see if you qualify, stop by your nearest branch location or give us a call to get started at (402) 334-7000 or (800) 334-2328. The process is simple and fast! Here’s what it looks like: • Call or stop by your nearest branch location • Ask to enroll in the Skip-A-Payment program* • If approved, work with a service representative to complete the necessary paperwork electronically or in person • A $30 processing fee will apply Certain payments are not eligible for this program such as: first real estate mortgage loans, commercial loans, home equity lines of credit, home equity fixed term loans, student loans, credit cards, holiday loans, easy loans and indirect loans approved with lenders protection. If these restrictions apply to you, please contact a service representative for alternative options to the Skip-A-Payment program. *To qualify for this offer, your account must be in current standing. You must have had a payment posted in the last 60 days which advanced the payment due date. One skip payment per loan is allowed per calendar year. The account may not have CPI or force placed insurance. This offer excludes payments on first real estate mortgage loans, commercial loans, home equity lines of credit, home equity fixed term loans, student loans, credit cards, holiday loans, easy loans and indirect loans approved with lenders protection. The processing fee of $30 applies to all skip payments. You must specify which account funds will be withdrawn from at the time of application. Please contact a service representative to arrange payment. Under this agreement, I/we agree to skip one monthly payment under the Skip Payment Program. I/we understand the interest (finance charge) will continue to accrue on the principal balance during the skip period, which may result in additional payments, and my/our payment will resume the following month and continue until the total amount has been repaid. I/we authorize Centris to withdraw the $30 fee as arranged with the service representative. REV 12/2016
Finance Your Auto with Us for Your Chance to Win! The benefits of financing or refinancing your auto loan with Centris can’t be beat. • Low fixed rates* • Flexible payment options Now, you can win auto loan payments for a year,** too. The benefits just got better. During 2017, if you secure an auto loan or refinance an auto loan with Centris, you’ll be entered to win auto loan payments for a year! What could you do with all that extra money? Pay off debt, save for a family vacation or make an investment. It’s extra money back in your pocket every month for you to decide how to spend.
Contact us today to discover your best auto loan financing options! Federally Insured By NCUA. *Loan needs to be secured by a new or used vehicle that is 2013 or newer. $5,000 new money and automatic payment required. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Inquire at Centris for complete terms and conditions. **The Promotion begins on or about 1/1/2017 at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and ends on 12/15/2017 at 6:00 p.m. CST (the “Promotional Period”). During the Promotional Period, when you open or refinance a Centris Federal Credit Union auto loan in Nebraska or Iowa, you will automatically be entered to be drawn as a winner in the Auto Payments Giveaway. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents at least 18 years old as of 12/15/2017, and have a valid driver’s license. You must be a Centris Federal Credit Union (hereafter referred to as Centris) member to enter and have closed and have received funds for an auto loan or auto refinance from Centris during the Promotional Period. New money from another financial institution is required for a refinance. The auto loan must be open with Centris at the close of the contest. One entry per person. Employees, directors and/or volunteers of Centris, or their affiliated and subsidiary companies; their legal advisors, advertising agency or other radio or television stations, any other media; as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) or members of the households of such employees, officers or directors and/or volunteers (whether or not related), are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Centris, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited. The Auto Payments Giveaway does not require any entry fee, payment or promise of valuable consideration as a condition of entering, other than evidence of the applicable opening or refinancing of an applicable auto loan with Centris. There will be one (1) prize awarded which will be determined by a drawing conducted randomly amongst all eligible entries and one winner will be selected. The prize that will be awarded to the eligible winner is: 12 consecutive auto payments of principle and interest only for up to $10,000. Retail Value: up to $10,000. Payment start date will be jointly determined by Centris and prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Number of written prize notices to be distributed will depend on number of inquiries about promotion. If a winner is disqualified or cannot accept the prize as stated, Centris reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Winner must agree to take possession of prize in person by 12/29/2017, in Omaha, NE. Centris may require winner to complete, execute and return affidavits of eligibility, liability releases and publicity releases prior to taking possession of prize. Failure to sign these documents, or if winner cannot be notified, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, then the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner agrees to continue making monthly auto payments which are above and beyond the monthly difference in principle and interest (auto prize money). Contact Centris Federal Credit Union for complete terms and conditions.
Professionally, Stewart is a Ph. D. licensed psychologist at Boys Town where she manages their two community behavioral health clinics – one in north Omaha and one in south Omaha. The clinics serve the under-insured and low socio-economic populations and provide individual, family and group therapy. Their mission is to keep families intact through intervention and preventative services. Through her career, she intrinsically helps others, but her dedication to the community goes beyond her nine to five hours. Growing up, her parents set a great example of serving the community, and Stewart developed the same passion. Her various commitments include:
• Encouraging people to vote through Warren Buffet’s Drive2Vote campaign • Coaching her children’s various athletic teams • Assisting with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop • Actively participating in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Omaha alumnae chapter • Volunteering at Salem Baptist Church in the children’s church ministry
Stewart is also a Promise Me leader. The Promise Me program is an extension of Susan G. Komen Great Plains (formally Susan G. Komen Nebraska) and according to their website, “encourages women to make a personal promise to prioritize their own health and well-being. The goal of the program is to encourage women to get regular breast health screenings”. The Promise Me program provides mammograms through Methodist Hospital to anyone who needs one regardless of if they can pay or not. As a leader, Stewart facilitates small group informational sessions about breast health for African American women.
Member Spotlight: Steve Jackson and Donna Stewart “The more we grow as a family, Centris represents what we stand for,” said Centris member, Steve Jackson. Steve Jackson became a Centris member 13 years ago when he married his wife, Donna Stewart. As a child, Stewart’s mother belonged to a credit union in St. Louis and taught Stewart how to save her money at the credit union. From then on, no matter where she lived, Stewart continued that credit union relationship. Upon marrying Jackson, she encouraged him to open an account.
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“Regardless of how Donna and I initially connected to credit unions, it’s more important why we have stayed,” Jackson said. Both Jackson and Stewart believe in the credit union philosophy of making the community a better place through volunteerism and helping people. They see Centris as a great collaborative partnership. “Centris is a place we can trust,” Stewart said. “It’s an extension of our family and a community resource that helps our children develop financial responsibility.” Not only do Jackson and Stewart believe in what Centris stands for, but they take it to heart in their own lives. To say that they are active in the community would be an understatement.
The Susan G. Komen Great Plains connection runs in the family as Jackson is the Board of Directors, President. Fortunately for Komen, Jackson’s position as the Health Promotions Supervisor at the Douglas County Health Department makes him a great asset to the organization. He was able to join the board, add diversity and shed light on various health initiatives. Every f our to f ive years, Komen performs a needs’ assessment of breast health issues for the state of Nebraska (Nebraska community profile). Jackson immediately stepped into the role of organizing a team and utilizing his community and academic connections to conduct interviews, surveys and analysis. According to the 2015 Community Profile Report, “getting regular mammograms (and treatment if diagnosed) lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening mammography can find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are the highest”.
As the President, it is Jackson’s responsibility to seek out community grant money and disperse to state-wide organizations who promote positive breast health and screening. Jackson devotes many hours a week to Komen as well as the Omaha National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He started as a volunteer in 2003 and has held various volunteer positions since including his most recent as the second vice president and member of the executive committee specifically the health committee. Through his career at the Douglas County Health Department, Jackson is responsible for community health education, and his main responsibilities include:
• Infant mortality • Chronic disease prevention • Preventing the spread of tobacco use • Vulnerable populations (minorities and refugees) • Branding and marketing the health department • Seeking out grant money
Jackson and Stewart are a dynamic duo who recognizes the importance of giving back to the community through their careers and volunteerism. Jackson acknowledges the fact that being so active in the community is a balancing act with his family and career. However, he and his wife are trying to instill selflessness in their children (Arie, 7, and Myles, 10). The children often join their parents at the various committee meetings and activities.
“Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose and makes me realize the world isn’t just about me. There’s always someone in a situation far worse. You can always do something to help someone else,” said Jackson. The Jackson/Stewart family believes in bettering the community and in their credit union, Centris.
Are you a Centris member making a unique contribution to the community or know someone who is? Tell us your story for a chance to be featured in the Member Spotlight of the Centris Newsletter. Contact us at email@example.com or (402) 758-6523.
As for Erica … all other variables frozen, if she saves $14,000 per year, instead of $5,000 a year, at a consistent 8% yield for 20 years, her savings at the end of that two-decade period will be $691,921 rather than $247,115.1 Your risk exposure matters. In a perfect world, taking on X degree of risk would lead to Y degree of reward. If only it worked that way. Still, a portfolio that assumes reasonable levels of risk may generate better long-term returns than a highly conservative, risk-averse one. The inescapable truth of investing is that when you forfeit risk, you also often forfeit your potential for significant gains. To be more specific, getting out of equities when the market sours puts you on the sidelines when the market rallies. Should you abandon equities in a correction or bear market, you face another kind of risk – the risk of selling low and buying high.
Retirement Planning: What You Can and Cannot Control
If you absolutely detest risk and want to minimize your risk exposure as you save and invest for retirement, then you must compensate for that lessened risk exposure by saving more, whether in cash or conservative investment vehicles. Remember that to save more, you must also spend less.
Some things you have no influence over. You may have some power to affect other factors. Provided by Michael Sieler Are you worried about retiring? Many baby boomers are, and they have reason to be, given low interest rates, subpar returns on equities, increasing health care costs, and the issues facing Social Security. Now, do yourself a favor. Read that last sentence again, and ask yourself, “which of those four things can I control?” The correct answer: none of them. That may be frightening, but it is also truthful. As you plan for retirement, you must acknowledge that certain factors are beyond your control. As much as you would like to influence or change them, you have no say over them. So, what can you control? Primarily, three things: the way you save; the way you manage risk; and the way you will spend your savings. The way you save may be more important than the way you invest. Every saver hears about the benefits of an early start, and those benefits can be considerable. As an example, consider these hypothetical savers: Erica saves $5,000 per year for 20 years at an 8% return, and thanks to time, inflows, and compounding, she turns that initial $5,000 into $247,115 two decades later. Midway through this 20-year stretch, Giovanni, Erica’s co-worker, decides he will start saving too. Time is not such a good friend to him, however. If he wants to amass $247,115 (give or take a few bucks), he will have to pour in around $15,795 into his retirement account annually at that 8% yearly yield.
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Will you plan how to spend your retirement savings? That will put you a step ahead of many retirees, who have no strategy whatsoever. You need to plan both the succession and amount of your retirement withdrawals – what annual percentage should be distributed from what accounts in what order. Four primary variables may affect your plan, and you arguably have some control over them all: your yearly withdrawal amount, your level of debt, your health, and your retirement date. You cannot control the tax code or the equities markets, but you can try to pay off debt, improve your health, spend reasonably, and work longer, if needed. Focus on what you can control. It may keep you from losing some sleep over what you cannot. Questions? Contact Mike at (402) 697-6726 or Mike.Sieler@CurnesGroup.com. This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note - investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty. This is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment. Securities and advisory services offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Centris Federal Credit Union and Cetera Advisor Networks are not affiliated. Not insured by any federal government agency. May lose value. No bank or credit union guarantee. Not NCUSIF Insured. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Citations: 1. bankrate.com/finance/ investing/saving-money-or-investing-more-important-over-time.aspx [12/30/15]
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The Fastest Way to Receive Your Tax Refund Tax season is here. As you begin to gather all the appropriate forms, take a minute to read through these tips about your refund. As a reminder, direct deposit is the best and fastest way to receive your tax refund. When filing your tax return, verify your deposit account number and routing number to make sure they are entered correctly on the return. Also, verify that the name on your return matches the name on your deposit account. Here are a few other items of importance to keep in mind. • Allow one to five days for the funds to be deposited into your account once they are sent from the IRS to Centris. • If you receive a deposit that doesn’t belong to you, please contact Centris immediately so we can return the deposit. • If the refund amount is different than what you filed, call Post Payment Hotline at (855) 868-0151 for more information. • If you have any questions, contact your tax preparer or the IRS at: o “Where’s My Tax Refund” at www.irs.gov o IRS2GO (mobile app) o www.efile.com o (800) 829-1040
House Hunting or Ready to Refinance? Look to Centris for All Your Mortgage Needs! If you’re in the market for a new home or ready to refinance, look no further than your nearest Centris branch. Our neighborhood mortgage experts are here to assist you through the home buying process. From pre-approval to closing, Centris has the products and services you need and benefits you won’t find anywhere else.
Here’s Your Chance to Win... Now for a limited time, you have the opportunity to Win Mortgage Payments for A Year! (Up to $10,000. Odds of winning based on number of entries received.*) Apply in person, online or call and get pre-qualified before you shop for your new home. We’ll show you why Centris is your trusted neighborhood mortgage partner.
Contact Us for Complete Details. Federally Insured By NCUA.*Official Rules: Centris Federal Credit Union Mortgage Payments for a Year Giveaway (“Mortgage Payments Giveaway”) Up to $10,000 for 12 consecutive monthly payments. Promotional Period: The Promotion begins on or about 1/1/2017 at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and ends on 12/15/ 2017 at 6:00 p.m. CST (the “Promotional Period”). Eligibility and Restrictions: During the Promotional Period, when you open or refinance a Centris Federal Credit Union mortgage loan in Nebraska or Iowa, you will automatically be entered to be drawn as a winner in the Centris Federal Credit Union Mortgage Payments Giveaway. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents at least 18 years old as of 12/15/2017, and have a valid driver’s license. You must be a Centris Federal Credit Union (hereafter referred to as Centris) member to enter and have closed and have received funds for a mortgage loan or mortgage refinance from Centris during the Promotional Period. New money from another financial institution is required for a refinance. The mortgage loan must be open with Centris at the close of the contest. One entry per household. Employees, directors and/or volunteers of Centris, or their affiliated and subsidiary companies; their legal advisors, advertising agency or other radio or television stations, any other media; as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) or members of the households of such employees, officers or directors and/or volunteers (whether or not related), are not eligible. By entering, you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Centris, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited. The Mortgage Payments Giveaway does not require any entry fee, payment or promise of valuable consideration as a condition of entering, other than evidence of the applicable opening or refinancing of an applicable mortgage loan with Centris. No purchase necessary. Prize: The prize that will be awarded to one (1) eligible winner is: 12 consecutive mortgage payments of principle and interest only for up to $10,000. Retail Value: up to $10,000. There will be one (1) prize awarded which will be determined by a drawing conducted randomly amongst all eligible entries and one winner will be selected. Payment start date will be jointly determined by Centris and prize winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Number of written prize notices to be distributed will depend on number of inquiries about promotion. If a winner is disqualified or cannot accept the prize as stated, Centris reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Winner must agree to take possession of prize in person by 12/29/2017, in Omaha, NE. Centris may require winner to complete, execute and return affidavits of eligibility, liability releases and publicity releases prior to taking possession of prize. Failure to sign these documents, or if winner cannot be notified, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, then the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner agrees to continue making monthly mortgage payments which are above and beyond the monthly difference in principle and interest (mortgage prize money). Taxes: The winner of the Mortgage Payments Giveaway is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable state or federal taxes. Winner must provide Centris with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before the prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from Centris will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year in which the prize money is allocated and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. Release: By participating in the Mortgage Payments Giveaway, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against Centris, its employees and agents for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the giveaway, or from the use of any prize. In order to receive the prize, participants must sign an official waiver form and publicity release form provided by Centris. Failure to sign the release forms will be grounds for disqualification and redemption of prize. Publicity: Each winner agrees to permit Centris to utilize his/her name, image and likeness in promotional and other Centris materials, without additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. The winner’s name will be available at all Centris offices. Compliance with Law: The conduct of the Giveaway is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Centris shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Mortgage Payments Giveaway, etc. as required by local and state law. Limitations of Liability/General Rules: By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless Centris and its affiliates, and subsidiary companies, advertising agency and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, participation in any Mortgage Payments Giveaway related activity, or participation in this Mortgage Payments Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Centris is not responsible for any technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Mortgage Payments Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Mortgage Payments Giveaway, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, these official rules, or in any advertising or materials; or for stolen, lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed, illegible or ineligible entries; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, failure to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or human or other error. Sponsor: Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137-3503
InTouch / Winter 2017
Centris in the Community The credit union philosophy is “People Helping People”, and at Centris we live this philosophy by guiding members financially as well as serving the communities where we are located through volunteer work. Here are a few photos our staff participating in the “Adopt-A-Family” this past holiday season.
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