March 15, 2010 –
MAYETTA: Roger T. Aeschliman of CoreFirst Bank & Trust is on the reservation today giving demonstrations of how to use the new cards that have been mailed to tribal members. He was at the Government Center this morning and will be at the Firekeepers Elder Center this afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Elder Center is located at 15372 K Road.
Below are some photos that were taken this morning at the Government Center where the system was first tested. The ATM machine will stay on site for about 30 days but any ATM machine can be used (check user fee costs with your card information).
Burton “B.J.” Jones made history as the first tribal member to use the stystem. After activating his card (by phone) that he received by mail, he was ready to use the ATM. The entire balance of the quarterly per capita payment is available after funds are loaded by the per capita administrator. The cards can be used anywhere that accepts VISA and can be used two ways: Select “debit” and enter your PIN number, or select “credit” and sign the receipt.
Jim Garcia of Member Services, left, with Roger Aeschliman, Vice President Trust Officer for CoreFirst Bank & Trust, the group that is issuing the cards. The two men were in the lobby of the Government Center this morning giving demonstrations of how the new VISA debit card works. For convenience the ATM machine will stay temporarily in the Government Center lobby so that tribal members can learn how to use the system.
On the far right is Vice Chairwoman Joyce Guerrero with Aeschliman and Jones standing in front of the CoreFirst Bank exhibit at the Government Center. For more information about the new card system call the PBPN Member Services at 785.966.3993.