Members of CoVantage Credit Union are invited to attend the organization's 65th Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 21. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Volm Theatre, Antigo High School, 1900 Tenth Avenue in Antigo. Member registration begins at 6:00 p.m.
All credit union members are encouraged to attend the meeting which will include an introduction of the CoVantage board of directors, financial reports and highlights from 2017, and a preview of what is being planned for 2018.
Candidates for the CoVantage Credit Union Board of Directors are:
Susan Gitzlaff, Practitioner in Project Management with Deluxe Corporation
Lee Siler, owner and president of the Lud Stoor Insurance Agency and Miner's State
Mike Winderberg, retired human resource professional
Any member who wishes to be placed in nomination for a board opening may do so by submitting a written petition. Nominees must have been a member for one year prior to
December 31, 2017 and must be eligible to vote. Said petition should include a signed and dated statement of willingness to serve, along with qualifications. The petition must be signed by at least 50 CoVantage members who are eligible to vote. The deadline for petitions is January 26, 2018. Send petitions to: CoVantage Credit Union, ATTN: Chairman, PO Box 107, Antigo, WI 54409
Current Board members of CoVantage Credit Union are: Charles Dallas, Shawano; Matt Kolling, Stevens Point; Bob Lamovec, Wausau; Karen Novak, Antigo; Paul Payant, Antigo; Willis Qualheim, Shawano; Lee Siler, Crystal Falls (MI); Eugene Shawano, Argonne; and Susan Gitzlaff, Wausau.
Members who attend will receive a complimentary gift and a chance to win one of numerous cash prizes. A meal will be served after the meeting has adjourned.
The Commercial Loan Department needs a copy of your 2017 business and personal tax returns, and updated personal and business financial statements to meet regulatory requirements.
Please ask your accountant to mail copies to: CVCU, Attention: Commercial Dept; PO Box 107, Antigo, WI 54409; or send an encrypted e-mail with copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a more secure way to send the documents, upload them to MyCoVantage.Click here to can download the personal financial statement form and business financial statement.
Contact your Commercial Loan Officer with any questions.
Please provide the IRS with your account number in the proper format for direct deposit of your tax refund. See the guidelines below:
To request that your tax refund be deposited into your Checking Account, the transaction need to be presented as a“checking” transaction and requires you to provide your account number in the same format as it appears at the bottom of your checks. This is always a ten-digit number that starts with a “1.” It is found to the right of the number “275976655,” which is the routing number for CoVantage. We recommend using checking whenever possible.
To request that your tax refund be deposited into your Savings Account, your account number must be presented as a 15-digit number. To figure this number you will need:
To put your 15-digit savings account number all together, put a number “1” at the beginning, then put the 10-digit number as explained above, and finally put the 4-digit share ID. Using the above example, an electronic format of an ACH account number for savings is: 100000123450000.
Please call us at 715-627-4336, option 4, if you need assistance.
Visit our Electronic Transactions page to learn more.
The funds from your tax refund can be accessed using a CoVantage debit card or Load n’Go card. Please see a Member Specialist at any location to open one if needed.
Get your tax refund within 3-5 days from the State, and 10 days from the IRS when you e-file your taxes and have your money deposited directly into your CoVantage savings, checking or Load n’Go account. Direct deposit is free, and a great no-cost alternative to a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL). You may be tempted to get your tax refund using a RAL because of its fast turnaround, but you’ll be charged high interest rates and fees for that convenience. Avoid Refund Anticipation Loans; instead,file your taxes electronically and have your refund direct deposited. It will not cost you a dime!If you would like us to provide you with your account
number in the proper format or have any other questions, call us at 715-627-4336 or 800-398-2667, option 4.
The Board of Directors for CoVantage Cares Foundation announced that checks totaling nearly $240,000 are being presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities where CoVantage Credit Union has branches. The funds were made possible thanks to generous donations by CoVantage Credit Union members, staff, and community members who responded to the Foundation's matching funds Giving 2sday campaign.
Giving Tuesday, which is immediately after Black Friday, is nationally-recognized for charitable giving. This date was selected by the Foundation as an opportune time to kick off a fund-raising effort in support of local organizations that help local individuals and families in need. Branch staff throughout CoVantage Credit Union's locations were asked to select a non-profit group in their community to be the recipient of funds raised, with the understanding that contributions generated during the two-week effort would be matched up to $75,000 by CoVantage Cares Foundation. Because of the overwhelming response in public giving, the Foundation has since decided to increase their matching gift to $100,000. Thanks to this gift, along with the generosity of many, donations totaling $239,653 are being gifted locally.
According to Charlie Zanayed, CoVantage CEO and CoVantage Cares Foundation Board Member, "We are so thankful to our 100,000 member-owners who support CoVantage Credit Union and their local community. We are very grateful to our members, employees, and community members for their generosity and could not be more thrilled to be able to give a financial boost to these nine deserving charities right before the holidays."
Charities selected to receive funding from this year's Giving Tuesday initiative and their sponsoring CoVantage branches include: United Way of Langlade County (Antigo), Elcho Food Pantry (Elcho), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin (Wausau, Weston, Rib Mountain, and Rothschild), SAM25 Homeless Shelter (Shawano), Boys and Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point), Northwoods United Way (Crandon and Rhinelander), Iron County Cancer Unit (Iron River, MI), Friends of Camp Batawagama (Crystal Falls, MI), and Marinette-Menominee YMCA (Menominee, MI).
The Antigo Housing Authority was recently awarded a $510,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) to renovate the Depot Apartments located in downtown Antigo. In addition to affordable housing, the Depot Apartment structure is also home to a daycare center, title company, and a home health care provider, all essential services to the downtown Antigo area. The grant funds will be provided through FHLB's competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP).
With this grant, the Antigo Housing Authority will update the common areas of the Depot Apartments, and revitalize the living quarters with modern finishes to ensure the property remains a viable, desirable place for residents to live for years to come. Architectural improvements that are part of the project include roof replacement, siding and window replacement, along with other enhancements designed to preserve the historic depot building. There will also be mechanical improvements with planned replacement of existing components.
"Christmas definitely came early to the Antigo Housing Authority this year," Antigo Housing Authority Director Mary Pavek said. "We have had our sights on the downtown Depot complex as our next major renovation project for the last year and could not be more pleased with this announcement. This project is truly a hometown effort with local organizations coming together to invest in our community."
This project is made possible through a partnership with CoVantage Credit Union, a FHLB member financial institution, who will provide additional renovation dollars. CoVantage also sponsored the Antigo Housing Authority's grant application which was a requirement for them to apply for the FHLB program.
According to Stacy Bouche, CoVantage Credit Union VP Chief Mortgage Lending Officer, "CoVantage is proud to be a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank. This relationship allows us to sponsor FHLB grant requests and be engaged in renovation projects such as this. We are excited to partner with the Antigo Housing Authority as we work to improve and enhance the quality of life in the City of Antigo and the downtown business district."
The award for Antigo Housing Authority housing project was one of 42 projects throughout Wisconsin and Illinois financed through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.