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2018 Florida Spring Car Sale

Join us at the Partners I-Drive Branch for our Spring Car Sale event. Shop and test-drive from hundreds of quality pre-owned vehicles. Partners is ready to make your car-buying experience a dream come true!

Saturday, March 3 – 7 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, March 4 –  9 AM – 3 PM

Partners I-Drive Branch
13705 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Save Time And Get Pre-Approved
Get $25 when you get pre-approved for a Partners Auto Loan*

Special Early Bird Offer
Get $25 when you purchase a car between 7 AM – 9 AM Saturday, March 3, or 9 AM – 11 AM Sunday, March 4.**

Partners wants to know what you’re looking for? Let us know the type of car models you are interested in and we will work hard to have them at the sale…just for you.


*Members that get pre-approved for a Partners Auto Loan during the period February 1 – March 2, 2018 and purchase a car during the car sale will receive $25 once the loan is funded. Funds will be deposited into Members’ Partners Primary Savings account. **Purchase a car during the Partners car sale between 7 am – 9 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 or 9 am – 11 am, Sunday, March 4, 2018 and receive $25. Funds will be deposited into Members’ Partners Primary Savings account. 

Cast Member Ryan W. from Partners by Ryan W. at Partners

Banking Magic In Motion

The Partners Mobile Branch

It’s been more than a year since what was just a dream became the reality of the Partners Mobile Branch. The Mobile Branch was birthed from our commitment to continuously enhance the Member Experience by developing exciting and new ways to bring the convenience of banking to our fellow Walt Disney Word (WDW) Cast Members (CM) spread out across our beautiful properties. It was a simple but incredibly effective ideal: We’ll go to the Members when they cannot come to us.

In this short time, we have already made waves by reaching over 20 WDW locations, including the Disney Reservation Centers in Orlando and Tampa. This has resulted in an extraordinary opportunity to deepen our relationship and continue the Partners legacy of Cast Member Serving Cast Member. In addition to taking care of traditional banking needs, our Mobile Branch has played support to our Education program and in making appearances at some of our favorite Cast and Family events at Mickey’s Retreat – right in the middle of the food trucks where its full-service ATM came in very handy!

Since the inception of the Mobile Branch, our approach has always been to provide more than just banking products. During the recovery events of Hurricane Matthew and Irma, our mobile services were tested and remained ready for immediate deployment if and when needed. The Partners Mobile Branch most recently supported the transition of the Team Disney branch to the new location at the Partners Building across the street from Disney Springs.

As we enter the new year, we continue to explore new locations to reach more Cast Members and find opportunities to truly bring Partners to you!

Partners Cast Member Enrique E. by Enrique E. at Partners

2018 Partners Annual Meeting & Election

Partners Annual Meeting:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

5:30 pm

New Location:
Grand Central Terminal
1310 Air Way
Glendale, CA 91201

Nominations are now being accepted for four (4) open seats on Partners Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly to set policy and direction for the Credit Union. An election for positions will be held during the Annual Meeting. If the number of nominees equals the number of positions to be filled, the election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor. All Partners Federal Credit Union Members in good-standing are eligible to run for directorship by submitting a letter of intent, a brief biography/resume, an outline of qualifications, a petition (form available upon request) signed by one (1) percent of the Partners Federal Credit Union Members (500 total signatures) and a statement agreeing to serve voluntary term.

Materials must be submitted by 5:00pm on March 9, 2018 to:
Partners Federal Credit Union
Nominating Committee
100 North First Street, Ste. 400
Burbank, CA 91502

At the meeting, the following Directors will be voted on:Three-year term
Dennis Ciolli
Jack Yellin
Jaye Thompson
Alden Weiss

2018 Board of Directors Bios

Dennis has served on the Partners Federal Credit Union Board of Directors since 2003. He served as a member of the Supervisory Committee for 8 years prior to joining the Board. He is currently serving as a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees.As a Disneyland Cast Member for 34 years, Dennis worked in various areas of the Disneyland Resort, including Operations, Accounting, Finance and Human Resources. He retired from the Resort as Director of Compensation and Benefits. After leaving the Resort, he worked as a VP of Human Resources at Palace Entertainment and Goodwill of Southern California. Dennis currently has his own Human Resources consulting company.Dennis worked his way through college while working at Disneyland. He earned his Accounting and Finance degrees from California State University, Fullerton. Along with Partners, Dennis is active in the community as a member of various boards and organizations, including CSUF Business Council, World at Work and Society of Human Resources Management.

Jaye has served on the Partners Federal Credit Union board since 1999 and held leadership positions such as Committee chair, Vice Chair and Chairman. In 1996, after 12 successful years with Southern California Edison, Jaye joined the Disneyland Information Technology (IT) organization.
Jaye started her Disney Career at Disneyland then moved to oversee the desktop and executive support service for most of the West Coast Disney lines of business. From there Jaye moved to Enterprise IT and was responsible for implementing the first major Technology Outsourcing agreements company-wide. Currently within Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Technology team, Jaye has held executive leadership roles over the Imagineering IT team, Back-of-House Applications Support and is now the Director, Vendor and Resource Management.JACK YELLIN
Jack Yellin is Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for The Walt Disney Company and affiliated companies. He joined Disney in 1990 as Senior Counsel and progressed to Senior Vice President before assuming his current role as Chief Compliance Officer for the Company. Since 1994 he has headed the Company’s Global Ethics and Compliance Management group, which sets the business standards for the entire Company. Jack manages the ethics and compliance risks for the Company.Jack earned his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College magna cum laude; his law degree from Santa Clara University Law School summa cum laude, and a Master of Laws from the University of California at Berkeley.

Alden Weiss has been a member of the Partners Federal Credit Union Board of Directors since April 2003, and has served on the Operations / Finance Committee. Prior to serving on the board, he was a member, for three years, of the credit union’s “Member Services Advisory Committee,” which interfaces with the board and credit union management on behalf of Walt Disney World ® (WDW) Resort Cast Members.

Having worked at WDW for 39 years, Alden is currently a manager, responsible for setting up Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Sales Centers in the US and abroad. Prior to DVC, he worked in WDW Building & Property Management for 16 years and was in WDW Finance for 14 years.

Cast Member Ryan W. from Partners by Ryan W. at Partners

Making Dreams Come True

People looking at a new home

This month marks the 5th anniversary of our HomeAdvantage® program, powered by our partners at CU Realty Services. Since 2013, this program has given almost $1M back to our members in closing cost rebates—that’s an average of over $1,800 per mortgage – and Partners is looking to break the $1 million dollar give-back mark in 2018! ‘We’re excited to be able to give back so much in real dollars to our Members.’ shared Brad Tichenor, VP, Home Mortgage at Partners. “When we break the $1 million mark, we’ll only be the 5th credit union under this program to do so, how exciting!’

What makes HomeAdvantage® unique is that it offers Partners members access to information that is usually reserved for real estate professionals, including free access to property searches allowing members to conduct research on not just the home, but local schools and neighborhoods. Additional information available includes local home sales data to help identify the value of homes in an area along with listing to identify homes currently for sale in a given area. By opening up this information to Members, it makes them more knowledgeable about the process and makes purchasing or selling a home easier. ‘We find that the more our Members know about a property and community, the more comfortable they are in the sales process, which helps them through their decision-making through a sometimes stressful experience.’ stated Tichenor. ‘Not all financial institutions want their Members to have almost as much information as possible, but we found that the savvier the shopper, the better it is for everyone involved!’ Tichenor finished.

If you would like to learn more about HomeAdvantage® please visit us online or by meeting with any of our home loan experts located in your local branch.

Juliana T by Juliana T. at Partners

Tips To Jump Start Your Budget

2018 is well on its way but it’s never too late to jump start your budget to help you reach your financial dreams. Whether you’re looking for ways to stay on top of your everyday expenses, or saving for the purchase of your dream home, or maybe this is the year you pay off your debt, our Budgeting with Partners video offers a plan to help you get started.

Juliana T by Juliana T. at Partners

New Partners Vlog: Let’s Talk Money

What do Janet Yellen, Alan Greenspan, and Jerome Powell have in common? And, why are they important to you? Today is your lucky day because the Partners Team, along with Executive Wealth Advisor, Stuart Ng have assembled a great introduction of these three individuals and more. In our inaugural Vlog, we take a look inside “The Feds” or as it is officially known, The Federal Reserve and discuss how it relates to your money. There’s even a mention of Tina Fey you shouldn’t miss!

Cast Member Ryan W. from Partners by Ryan W. at Partners

More Convenient Hours for Harbor Pointe

Harbor Pointe Branch

The Partners Harbor Pointe branch has solidified its new hours for Fridays and Saturdays to provide more convenience to the Cast Members working at Disneyland Park and Resorts. The full-service branch is currently open during the following lobby hours to serve TWDC Cast:

Monday to Wednesday: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
TWDC Cast Only

Cast Member Ryan W. from Partners by Ryan W. at Partners