Member news

September 24, 2021

Your favorite card, reimagined

Artist, pilot, and adventurer Meg Smith has channeled her love for the vast beauty of Alaska with an all-new design for the Alaska USA Visa® credit card you already know and love. 

A rewarding shopping experience

Every purchase you make with the Alaska USA Visa® credit card earns rewards points that can be used for travel and merchandise. Did you also know you can use your reward points when you make purchases at Walgreens, CVS®, or even online purchases through PayPal? Scan the QR code to learn more.

Tap to pay

The Alaska USA Visa business and personal debit cards and personal credit cards are now equipped for contactless payments. Using contactless is easy and secure!

  1. Look for the contactless symbol on the store’s checkout terminal.
  2. Tap your card or wave it within a few inches of the Contactless Symbol. (Tip: actual tapping is optional.)
  3. Once you hear the “beep,” a checkmark, or green light lets you know your payment has been processed.

To get your contactless debit card, visit your local branch or call the Member Service Center 24/7 at 800-525-9094.

 

Alaska USA Foundation

The Alaska USA Foundation was established in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, providing financial support to organizations that serve our communities through needs-based services that benefit children, veterans, active-duty military and their families, and local food banks and pantries.

Throughout its 18 years, the Alaska USA Foundation has distributed more than $3 million to nonprofit organizations across Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington. Every year the Alaska USA Foundation hosts three in-branch campaigns; Members Making Change, Cash for Cans, and Calendar Sales. Through the continued support of our members these campaigns have raised more than $150,000 annually. To further its mission, the Foundation recently held the first Fairway Friends Golf Tournament to support two Alaska organizations. The event was successful in raising $130,000, allowing the Foundation to give $65,000 to each of the beneficiaries. Another Fairway Friends Golf Tournament is scheduled for this November in Arizona and is already sold out!

Thank you for your continued support of the Alaska USA Foundation. Without members like you, we could not impact our communities in the way we do.

 

It’s time to switch to eStatements

Join the More than 200,000 member-owners that have already made the switch. It’s easy! Just log in to online account access, click the “Account Services” tab, and choose “Receive eStatements only.”

Your personal insurance shopper

Why waste time shopping for insurance when you’ve got experts to do it for free? Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has one mission: to find you the best insurance for your lifestyle, needs, and budget!

Achieve your homebuying dreams

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned homeowner looking for a vacation home, or are thinking about refinancing your current mortgage, we’re here to help bring your dreams to life. 

2022 Election information

The 2022 election will be carried out by mail ballot and will fill 2 three-year term positions on the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2022, if applicable, and the election results will be announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 8.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:

As no members qualified as candidates by the petition method, the slate of candidates is as follows:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2 three-year term positions

Wacker, Geri: Alaska USA member since 1995, member of the Board of Directors since 2015, and is Vice Chairman of Alaska USA Mortgage Company and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers. Previously served on the Supervisory Committee from 2013-2015. She served on the Last Frontier Chapter, Association of the United States Army, Executive Board from 1996-2017. Served as Chapter President 2015-2017. Has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland, and Masters’ Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Retired Army Sergeant Major, retired Army Civilian, and retired University of Alaska Anchorage Adjunct Faculty of the College of Business and Public Policy.

Skinner, Lorran: Member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and previously employed at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for over 30 years with 15 years as the Chief Lending Officer. He held executive positions in Operations, Retail Services, the Senior Leadership Team and was a member of the Finance Committee. Skinner also served on the Board of Directors of Alaska USA Mortgage Company, Alaska USA Title Agency, Alaska USA Trust Company, and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers. He retired from Alaska USA employment in early 2014. Prior to joining Alaska USA, he spent nine years at Frontier Alaska State Credit Union (now Credit Union 1) supervising collections, lending and operations functions. Skinner has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used, and will be available on November 1, 2021, at any Alaska USA branch, or by calling 907-786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by December 2, 2021.

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