Monday, April 14, 2014

One Nevada Hosts Community Shred Day

One Nevada Credit Union Hosts a FREE  Community Shred Day on April 26.






Secure Your ID
Free Spring Shred and Recycle Event

In partnership with The Southern Nevada Better Business Bureau

Who can shred?
Shred Day is open to the entire community. 

When and Where: 
Saturday April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Better Business Bureau
6040 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89118 


What can you shred?
Paper, checks, magazines and cardboard

What you can drop off to recycle:
Printers, computers, plastic, aluminum, wood and metal
We’ll even recycle your old cell phones. No food or bio-hazardous waste.
First ten boxes free.*
Pluse, receive a free credit card sleeve protector.

Benefiting Three Square
Food items or cash donations will be accepted for Three Square Food Bank, helping to feed the hungry in Southern Nevada. Visit threesquare.org for a list of items at the top of their wish list.



Can’t make the event? No problem!
Drop your items off at the Better Business Bureau (location listed above).

Questions? Call 702-320-4545




* First 10 boxes are free.  $10 per additional box/bag 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

ONCU Recipes - Broccoli Salad

A Collection of Recipes by One Nevada Credit Union Employees

Lori's Broccoli Salad
1 (12oz.) bag fresh cut broccoli
1 sm. red onion, diced
8 to 10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. raisins
½ c. sunflower seed kernels
1 c. mayonnaise
½ c. honey


Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! (Donna H.)




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Do You Love Your One Nevada Debit and Credit Cards? Then go card CRAZY!

If you answered yes, then you could win one of five great prizes. From April 1 – May 15, we’re having a debit and credit card usage contest and one of five great prizes could be yours. To enter, simply use your debit or credit card for your everyday purchases. Fast food, groceries, gas, clothes or coffee — it all counts! The more times you swipe and sign and choose “credit,” the more chances you have to win. 

You’re already entered, so start shopping today and use your One Nevada debit or credit card for every purchase! Don’t forget to choose “credit” and sign for your transaction.

Look for our Prize Patrol at local merchants! Visit our Facebook or 
Twitter pages for a list of weekly random drawings and prize patrol spots! Simply use your debit or credit card at designated local merchants for a chance to be seen by our prize patrol – you’ll win $50 cash on the spot!  



Thursday, March 13, 2014

ONCU Recipes - Buffalo Chicken Dip

A Collection of Recipes by One Nevada Credit Union Employees

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
½ c. ranch dressing
½ c. Franks Red Hot buffalo wing sauce
2 cans Hormel chunks chicken breast, drained
½ c. Monterrey jack cheese


Preheat oven to 350°. Melt cream cheese in a glass dish for about 1 minute until soft.  Add ranch dressing and buffalo sauce and mix well.  Add chicken and break into pieces.  Add the cheese and bake in an 8x8 glass dish for 20 minutes. (Vickie P)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nevada Division of Insurance Offers Auto Accident Tips to Las Vegas Drivers

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recently announced that effective March 3, 2014 it will no longer respond to or accept accident reports for minor, non-injury car accidents on city and county streets in the Las Vegas area. In order to help area residents who are unsure of what to do in an accident, the Nevada Division of Insurance (Division) offers the following tips.

Before an Accident

While it is impossible to plan for an accident, there are a few small steps drivers can take to prepare.

·         Drivers should review their insurance policy with their insurance agent or company to make sure that they have insurance coverage that suites their needs. The Division recommends that drivers in Nevada consider purchasing uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.This coverage pays for medical costs incurred by the driver and the passengers in the insured vehicle, for injuries sustained in an accident in which the other driver is at fault and either does not have insurance (uninsured) or does not have enough insurance (underinsured) to pay all of the loss.

Another valuable coverage is medical payments, also known as “MedPay.” This pays for treating injuries to the driver and their passengers without regard to fault. It provides a way for quick payment of immediate medical bills without having to deal with the courts or waiting for another insurance company’s liability determination.
·         All drivers are required by law to have a current evidence of insurance card in their vehicle. The Division suggests that drivers double check to make sure they are complying with this requirement.
·         Putting a small notepad, pen and disposable camera in the vehicle is a way for drivers to ensure that they can document the details of an accident. A smartphone with a camera and note-taking app can also suffice. Insurance carriers also sometimes provide accident toolkits to customers upon request.
·         Download the free smartphone app WreckCheck. Developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), this app outlines what to do immediately following an auto accident and takes users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report. It also provides tips for staying calm, safe and smart on the road, and makes it easy to capture photos and document the necessary information to file an insurance claim. Additionally, the app lets users email a completed accident report directly to themselves and their insurance agents. The app is free and available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can download the NAIC’s Accident Checklist here: http://www.insureuonline.org/auto_accident_checklist.pdf.

After an Accident
The minutes and hours following an accident can be hectic and adrenaline-filled. Here are some important things to remember in the heat of the moment:
  • Remain calm.
  • Assess the scene. Do not get out of your car if it is not safe to do so.
  • Check for injuries and call the police if there are any.
  • Exchange information with the other drivers. Get: NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, INSURER’S NAME, INSURER’S PHONE and POLICY NUMBER for all of the drivers involved. Taking a picture of the other driver’s evidence of insurance card is a simple way to get their insurance information.
  • Get names and phone numbers of witnesses and all passengers in the vehicle.
  • Take photos/video of the scene including the damage to all cars. Cell phone photos will work to document initial damage.
  • Write down/record your record of the events.
Filing the Claim
·         Filing a claim can be a confusing process. To help, drivers should notify their agent or insurance company about the accident as soon as possible while the details are still fresh.

·         When reporting a claim, have available your insurance card or declarations page, and all of the information collected at the scene.

·         Ask questions. Claimants should make sure they understand who's coverage pays for which damages, and that they understand the insurance company’s claims handling procedure.

·         If it was a multi-car accident, the insurance companies involved may investigate the circumstances of the crash. A claims adjuster will likely want to examine the damage to the car and talk to the parties involved about the accident. The insurance company will use the adjuster’s findings as the basis of their settlement.

·         Keep notes of all conversations had with various company representatives, repair shops and other parties. Also keep all written material regarding the claim.
·         Nevadan’s who have done the above but still feel like they need help navigating the claims process, or those who have questions or concerns may contact our office in Las Vegas at (702) 486-4009 and in Carson City at (775) 687-0700. Or they can visit doi.nv.gov for more information and to file a complaint online.

About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.2 billion insurance industry. It has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2012, the Division investigated more than 1,900 consumer complaints and recovered nearly $4 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.



Monday, February 10, 2014

Member Profile

Member name: Tony Berti 
 
Occupation: Co-Founder & Dir of Strategic Operations Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
Member since:
Las Vegas resident since: 1997
Favorite thing about One Nevada: Local, community credit union. Great customer service.



Q: Can you tell us about the Goodie Two Shoes Foundations and how it got started? My wife, Nikki, and I started the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation in 2003, with the simple premise that we wanted to outfit children in need with new shoes.

GTS was patterned after a similar but much simpler event put on by the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. Tony and Nikki volunteered at the event annually when Tony played for the Chargers from 1995 to 1998. Upon retirement from the NFL in 2001, Tony and Nikki brought the concept home to Las Vegas, improved upon it and grew it into one of the top children’s charitable events in the city! Tony and Nikki continue to be passionate about this organization and deeply committed to its success. They have overseen, nurtured and encouraged the organization’s growth from its humble beginnings as a one-day event benefiting 225 children from a single Boys & Girls Club in 2003, to its current status as a nationally-recognized 501c3 charitable organization with the goal of reaching nearly 10,000 Las Vegas children in need annually.


The mission of the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is to provide disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development. GTSF strives reach 10,000 Southern Nevada children in need annually, via 25 scheduled shoe distribution events hosted September through May of each school year. Each child receives a new pair of shoes and six pairs of socks, on-site at their school or referring organization location.

Each year, GTSF identifies 10,000 of the most-needy children in the Clark County School District! The children, qualified through the free– and reduced-lunch program, are each paired with a community volunteer and empowered with the opportunity to select any pair of shoes of their choice from our mobile shoe-store-on-wheels. Some of the children in the program have NEVER had a new pair of shoes of their own much less experienced the empowerment of having the opportunity to make an unrestrained choice.

In October 2013, we outfitted our 40,000th Southern Nevada child in need. We outfitted 20,000 children in our first nine years, and another 20,000 in the last two.

Q: What ages do you serve? GTSF serves children age Pre-K through 12th grade, referred by schools, social service agencies and other nonprofit organizations dedicated to assisting children in need. Any school child on the free or reduced lunch program qualifies for our programming as well as any low-income child in crisis.


Q: What makes Goodie Two shoes different from? We don’t just hand a child a pair of new shoes. We measure their feet on-site to ensure proper fit. We pair them one-on-one with a community volunteer whom takes a special interest and walks them through the process. We make them the center of attention, and we empower them with choice; by giving them the opportunity to select any pair of shoes from our large traveling inventory of high-quality athletic shoes, just like the ones their friends at school might be wearing.


Q: Who provides all the shoes? Does the organization purchase them at discounted prices or are they all donated? GTSF works directly with manufacturers and retailers to secure our product. Some of our product is donated and some of it is purchased at a flat pre-negotiated rate. Our goal is to outfit each child with new shoes and six pairs of socks, on-site at their school for $25 per participant.


 Q: Do you accept shoe donations from the public and if so, is there a list of what’s needed on your website or is any shoe accepted? Do you accept only new shoes? GTSF does accept brand new, boxed and tagged sneakers in sizes youth 11 through adult 12. However, we encourage interested donors to instead consider making a monetary donation because we can outfit a child on-site at their school with new name-brand, quality athletic shoes of their choice and six pairs of socks for just $25. That’s far less than what someone would spend on their own securing product at a local retailer.


Q: Where are your events or giveaways?
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Q: How does a family in need reach out to your foundation or where do they go to obtain shoes for their children in need?

The cost for GTSF to outfit one child on-site with new shoes and socks is approximately $25 per participant, or $2500 per 100. Our ideal distribution model allows us to outfit 400 children in need at each of 25 Friday distribution events scheduled each school year September through May. Schools which have business partners willing to help offset the costs of a distribution fast-track to available distribution dates. Schools which rely on GTSF to provide full funding for their event are placed on our school waiting list.

Our primary goal is to serve as many Title 1 schools as possible each year, and we work very hard to secure funding on behalf of those waitlisted schools. But, the wait time can often be as long as 6 to 18 months depending on our funding success and how quickly the overall event calendar fills. We schedule the schools on our waitlist in order of contact but we also take into consideration Title 1 status, school demographics, administration cooperation and how much time they’ve spent on the waitlist. In addition, schools which have never been a GTSF host site are weighted slightly heavier than schools which have benefitted from our programming previously. Schools are only eligible for our services once every 13 months.

GTSF rarely accepts referrals from individuals, and we don't typically outfit individual children or families. Instead, we work directly with other nonprofit groups, social services agencies, school counselors, principals and the CCSD partnership office to identify large organized groups of children and/or schools, which would benefit most from our large-scale shoe distribution events.


Q Do you have a store front or is everything done with the mobile shoe unit? We have a warehouse facility but all of our programming is done on-site at local schools during the school day.


Q: What has been the most challenging part of running the foundation? Juggling supply line issues, warehouse inventory, fundraising events and 25 distributions outfitting up to 10,000 children.


Q: The most rewarding? Every smiling face and all the dancing feet.
  

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