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Bowling Toy Drive

Join the Local 798 SFFD Bowling Team for a Bowling Toy Drive
at Sea Bowl on December 1st at 7pm
4625 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA
Don’t forget to bring a toy, and enjoy the drink specials and raffle prizes.

24th Annual Old-Timers' Night Dinner

The 2016 Phoenix Society of San Francisco invites you to join us at our 24th Annual Old-Timers’ Night Dinner

Honoring Retired S.F.F.D. Veterans:
Lt. Early Davis – E23, T5, Lt. BFP, E5-T5 (Swing), E40, DOT
Lt. Bill Moe – FF Old E16, E28, T13, T2, Lt. Fireboat, E41, E25, T17, BFI
FF Bob Moore – FF T5, T3, T1, R1, Airport Rescue 1
FF Dan O’Donnell – FF E1, Rescue 1

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Spanish Cultural Center- Patio Español
2850 Alemany Blvd. at Farragut Ave., San Francisco

10th Annual Johnny V. Memorial Toy Run

Wind & Fire MC – Barbary Coast Chapter – San Francisco

presents “The 10th Annual Johnny V Memorial Toy Run”

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
2225 Jerrold Street, San Francisco, CA

Registration: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Donation: $25 (Rider $5)
with New Unwrapped Toy

A run dedicated to benefit, “Local798’s”, San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program, In Memory of (Firefighter, Brother, Toy King) John Voelker, “Johnny V”

Workshop: Financial Planning

Financial Planning Workshop

Most Americans will complete their education without ever taking a class on the topic of financial planning. Instead, we get our education from the School of Hard Knocks! SF Fire Credit Union and CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CSF)* are here to help. We’re hosting a workshop designed to answer your questions. We will discuss goal setting, budgeting, planning for emergencies, credit, investing, retirement planning and more.

Wednesday, October 19th at 6:15 p.m.
Stonestown Branch
565 Buckingham Way, San Francisco, CA
Register with Kevin Rucker
(415) 674-4874 | krucker.cfsinvest@sffirecu.org

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Protecting Members from Elder Financial Abuse

Rules and Regulations

In the “Rules and Regulations” series, we’re hoping to inform members of the regulatory reporting that we’re required to follow in order to comply with banking regulations. In this article, we’re addressing elder financial abuse.

What is Elder abuse?

Elder abuse in the credit union world refers to the financial abuse of an elder (any person residing in California who is 65 years of age or older) or dependent adult (anyone between the ages of 18 and 64 who has physical or mental limitations that restrict their ability to carry out normal activities or to protect their rights). Financial abuse is generally the taking of real or personal property for wrongful use, or assisting in doing so.
Unfortunately, the perpetrators most often include family members, specifically spouses, children or grandchildren. Other perpetrators may include individuals who seek out vulnerable seniors with the intent of exploiting them.

How does SF Fire Credit Union identify possible elder abuse?

A few of the things we look for include:
Statements made by the apparent victim or suspect
Changes to banking patterns or practices, unusual activity, such as large withdrawals or large wires
Abrupt changes to legal or financial documents, such as power of attorney or trust instruments
Sudden confusion by the apparent victim regarding their personal financial matters
Establishment of unnecessary credit for the apparent victim for themselves or another person

What is the Credit Union required to report?

We are required to report suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult to the Adult Protective Services agency (APS) or law enforcement in the county where the apparent victim lives within two working days. Financial institutions that fail to comply with this timeline are subject to civil penalties of up to $5,000.

How can members report suspected elder abuse?

If you suspect that you or someone you know are a victim of elder abuse, we encourage you to contact us at the Credit Union, or reach out to your local authorities.

Questions?

If you have questions about elder abuse, please contact Chris Van Sickle, our VP of Internal Audit/Compliance at cvansickle@sffirecu.org, or Emily Borowski, our Internal
Audit & Compliance Manager at eborowski@sffirecu.org.

Important Election Notice

The Annual Meeting of the Members and elections of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee will be held on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20th, 2017, at the Spanish Cultural Center located at 2850 Alemany Blvd. in San Francisco.

There are three positions on the Board of Directors and two positions on the Supervisory Committee which are up for election.

Nomination petitions must be received at the Main Branch of SF Fire Credit Union by November 22nd, 2016.

Santa Claus is Coming to SF Fire Credit Union

‘Tis the season! Drop by one of our branches to have your photo taken with Santa.
Every kid (or kid at heart) can get a free photo to take home.

Young and old alike enjoy visiting Santa Claus (SFFD Retiree Bob Cuff) every year at our branches. This year he’ll be in town on the following dates:

Pacifica Branch – Monday, Dec. 12th – 10am – 11:30am
Stonestown Branch – Monday, Dec. 12th – 1pm – 4pm
Mint Plaza Branch – Tuesday, Dec. 13th – 10am – 11:30am
California Street Branch – Tuesday, Dec. 13th – 1pm – 4pm

See you there.

SFFD 150th Anniversary Parade & Historical Exhibition

Celebrate 150 years of emergency response and firefighting in San Francisco with the brave men and women of the SFFD.
Historic apparatus & vehicles will be on display at Fisherman’s Wharf on the waterfront between Pier 39 and Pier 45.

Come see…
1895 Steam Pumping Engines in Action
Horse Drawn Apparatus Galore
Fire Dept History comes to life

13th Annual Steven Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament

13th Annual Steven Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament
Event Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Bay Club Stone Tree, Novato, CA

About the Steven Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament

Steven Rucker was a Novato firefighter, who lost his life in the Line of Duty on October 29, 2003 while battling the Cedar Fire. Since 2004 the Steven Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament has raised over $250,000. The Novato Fire Foundation uses these funds to support the Fire Squirts camp for kids, the Steven Rucker Scholarships, the Automated Defibrillator program, and other Foundation sponsored events.

Passing of James Olson - Long Serving Board Member & Credit Union Advocate

It’s with a heavy heart that SF Fire Credit Union notifies to our membership that James (Jim) Olson passed away on August 4th. Services were held on August 24th at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma, where friends, family, and colleagues paid tribute to Jim’s life and career.

Long and Storied Career of Protecting San Franciscans
Jim enjoyed a long and successful career in the San Francisco Fire Department, which began as a cadet in 1963 and concluded as Deputy Chief of Department in 1996. Always a mentor to up-and-coming firefighters, he will be remembered by many for advising them to “Never forget you started on the back step of the truck.”

Decades of Credit Union Stewardship
Having always had an interest in finances, Jim understood the positive impact our Credit Union had on the lives of its members. Serving as an elected official for over twenty years, he will be remembered for being a steward of the Credit Union who was always an advocate of the member.

Official Obituary & Online Guestbook
The Olson Family has shared the official obituary on www.sfgate.com, which also provides visitors with the ability to leave comments.