It’s Back to School WE n OUR MEMBERS!
– Blackhawk Style Mark your calendar for Blackhawk’s
Over $7,000 and 10,000 items FALL PICNIC & MEMBER
donated in school supply drive APPRECIATION DAY
Saturday, Oct. 22
Imagine being a student Janesville – Court Street Branch
starting the school year 11 am – 2 pm
o without the essential
supplies like paper, pens, and • Free picnic lunch & beverages.
more. This year, Blackhawk • Balloons & face painting for kids.
was there to help meet the
• Free piggy banks & ﬁstful of cash
increasing demand from
for our youngest members.
families needing assistance
with their back to school lists. • Storytime circle.
During the month of August,
“We focus our energies on provid-
the credit union partnered Blackhawk, Kunes Country Auto Group and local school ing high quality, personal service to
with Kunes Country Auto employees teamed up for the 6th Annual Cram the Van
School Supply Drive to collect and deliver much needed our members,” said Sherri Stumpf,
Group for its Cram the Van
back to school supplies for branch area schools. Blackhawk CEO. “This celebration
school supply drive.
will give us a chance to spend time
Since 2006, the Cram the Van promotion has been a part of Blackhawk’s with our members, to say thank
community outreach for its Delavan o ce, collecting supplies for the you for their business and let them
Delavan-Darien schools. This year, Blackhawk expanded this program in know that we appreciate them –
order to reach schools throughout all the communities it serves in southern everyday.”
Wisconsin. (continued on page 2)
In This Issue
Cram the Van School Supply Drive Fall & Winter Calendar “Ready When You Are” Gas Card Winners
School Branches Awarded $1000 Grant Discounted Janesville Jets Tickets On Sale New Board Member, Josh Fetting
Blackhawk VISA Simply a Better Blackhawk In the Community Blackhawk at Parade of Homes
School branches School Supplies Drive (continued...)
receive grant to All locations of Blackhawk (Janesville, Delavan, Edgerton and Stoughton)
displayed a special van in each location’s parking lot as a visual reminder
expand financial of the school supply drive. Supplies were gathered and assembled for a
display at each location before they were delivered to schools in the area
including Janesville, Delavan, Edgerton and Stoughton.
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foun-
Our members are generous!
dation Board selected Blackhawk
as a recipient of a Real Solutions Members donated an estimated 10,000 school supply items, with an
initiative award, one of four in the additional $7,700 in donations that were collected to purchase more school
state to receive a grant in 2011. supplies. Some members even brought in extra school supply coupons
The $1,000 grant is earmarked to they had on hand to help stretch the dollars collected. The Delavan branch,
expand our “Smart Saver” program, in its sixth year of running the Cram the Van program, collected a record-
which was launched in 2010 at
breaking amount of donations – nearly $3,000 and over 7,000 school
Blackhawk’s two student branches,
the Viking Student Credit Union supply items!
and Cougar Credit Union.
Employees Get Extra Credit for their Part
How it works: Blackhawk employees spent many hours of time gathering the donations
• Student sets a goal and make to help make Cram The Van a di erence for deserving students and
deposits to reach the goal schools throughout the community. Seeing the joy on the faces of the
• Deposit $20 = $5 in Barn Bucks school sta when we delivered these supplies made this experience an
or Cougar Cash “A+” for everyone!
• Deposit <$19.99 = $2 in Barn
Bucks or Cougar Cash
• One coupon per student per
week awarded for meeting
Tammy McCaslin Krebs, who
oversees the student branches,
is working with the schools to
help student employees expand
their ﬁnancial literacy message to
more students and their parents,
educating them on the importance
of saving. She feels that “teaching
all students to save is an important
part of the high school experience.
It also helps set good long term
savings habits,” she added.
CRAM THE VAN SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE A SUCCESS!
Pictured in top photo are: Blackhawk Employees, Kunes Country Auto Group Employees, and Teachers
from Delavan Schools. The donations table at our Court Street (Janesville – Westside) branch is shown
in the lower photo.
Maybe “what’s in your wallet” should
be “who’s in your wallet?”
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Nationally known personal ﬁnance expert Suze Orman has believed for a
long time now that credit union issued credit cards provide much more
value than those provided by other issuers like large banks. That knowledge
could mean big savings to you when you hold a credit card from us.
DID YOU KNOW…
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cards in the country by the Credit Card Connection*.
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• Low everyday rates on all purchases,
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• ScoreCard reward points – earn points to get brand name
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Apply online anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.bhccu.org.
Or, stop in any of our branch locations to apply.
Lighting up Rudolph…and Friends!
There’s nothing better than a beautiful winter scene – especially when there
are 300,000 lights shining brightly upon it. Behold the breathtaking beauty
of the season!
Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show
December 16-23 AND December 26-31
Special Event: Blackhawk is proud to be the sponsor of the new live Reindeer
Corral on December 23. Plan to stop by to enjoy refreshments & see “Rudolph”!
Purchase your tickets for the Holiday Light Show at any Blackhawk branch beginning in December!
Fall & Winter 2011 Calendar
September 14 Celebration of Caring Day (United Way)
October 12 Steak & Burger Event with the Boys & Girls Club
October 22 Blackhawk Member Appreciation Day
November 11 All o ces of Blackhawk closed in observance of Veterans Day
November 24 All o ces of Blackhawk closed in observance of Thanksgiving
December 2-4 Stoughton Victorian Holiday
December 5 RotaryFest by Janesville Noon Rotary
Dec. 16-23, 26-31 Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show
December 23 Reindeer and Refreshments with Blackhawk at Rotary
December 24 All o ces of Blackhawk OPEN regular hours
December 26 All o ces of Blackhawk closed in observance of Christmas
December 31 All o ces of Blackhawk OPEN regular hours
January 2 All o ces of Blackhawk closed in observance of New Year’s Day
GAME ON FOR OUR MEMBERS!
Discounted tickets for Janesville Jets exclusively for Blackhawk members
Score some great tickets for Jets home games
this season! This year, all Blackhawk branches
will o er specially priced tickets. Take in one
game – or more and cheer on your home team!
Seniors (62+)/children (5-18, 4 and under free)
— $5.00 (save $2/ticket)
Adults — $7.00 (save $3.00/ticket)
Plus, pick up a handy refrigerator magnet with
the 2011-12 season schedule when you stop by
any Blackhawk branch (while quantities last).
BLACKHAWK EMPLOYEES GET AROUND
IN OUR COMMUNITIES
West Side Block Party – free family fun
Blackhawk took part in this annual end-of-
summer event on Janesville’s west side. Families
and kids enjoyed Miss Madison’s story reading,
a “money grab” for kids and great treats.
to our “Ready
Pictured are: Blackhawk Employees,
Teri Barnes and Tammy McCaslin Krebs When You Are”
2011 Bert Blain Memorial Heart Walk
Team Blackhawk participated at this incredible Seven lucky winners sped o
event, with 15 employees and their families with lots of free gas and cash
walking in this event to show their support. this summer in our Ready
Our team contributed the fourth largest When You Are promotion.
donation to the cause. What an honor to be a Our winners were thrilled with
part of this great event!
Pictured are: The ﬁrst “Team Blackhawk”, Grand prize winner:
looking forward to making the Heart Walk
an annual tradition. $1500 gas card
Sandra K., Janesville
Grounds for fun at Stoughton’s Co ee Break Festival!
Blackhawk sponsored Stoughton’s Annual Co ee $150 gas card winners:
Break Festival in August. This one day event celebrates Madeleine M., Milton
Stoughton’s claim as the Home of the Co ee Break. Brian B., Janesville
David C., Janesville
William C., Beloit
John K., Burlington
Pictured are: Julie Foss-Johnson and the Countess
of Co ee from this year’s Co ee Break Festival.
BLACKHAWK HAS A
HOME LOAN THAT WILL
HELP YOU ACHIEVE
If you’re ready for that dream
home, Blackhawk has a variety
of mortgage options to consider.
If you’re staying in your existing
home and it’s time to replace
that kitchen or other room with
tired décor, Blackhawk has a
variety of home improvement
ﬁnancing options for you.
Blackhawk is recognized as Rock
County’s #1 Mortgage Lender.
Did you know we provide all
Proud to be in the Parade of Homes types of mortgages, including
ﬁrst time homebuyer programs,
construction ﬁnancing and
People attending this year’s Parade came away excited about buying their
vacation home ﬁnancing?
dream home… or with great ideas for upgrading or improving their own
homes – from changing a wall color to building a dream home. Blackhawk
Count on Blackhawk to provide
worked with other homebuilding partners in this annual South Central
you with that personal touch and
Wisconsin Builders Association event in mid-September. Blackhawk’s,
local servicing, and convenient
Leslie Hass, noted that the Blackhawk display at one of the homes on the
repayment options. We’ll make
Parade gave members an opportunity to visit and get better acquainted.
it happen for you!
“We talked to many members who stopped by our booth to say hello or
to get a question answered on a new or reﬁnanced mortgage or home
Apply online at BHCCU.org,
equity loan … and to get people dreaming again in this economy.” by phone at 800-779-5555, or
stop in at any branch location.
Contact us today about your dream home at 800.779.5555.
Board member updates
Congratulations to Josh Fetting who was recently
appointed to the Board of Directors. Josh is the
International Partnerships O cer of the World Council
of Credit Unions (WOCCU).
Josh replaces Blaine Adams, who has retired after 41
years of service on the board.
Thank you Blaine for your longstanding service to
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