Security State Bank was out and about this year at local stock shows to participate as a buyer in several counties. SSB believes in the importance of helping our youth develop life skills that they will use as adults as well as supporting all of the hard work that these kids put into their 4H and FFA projects. This year, as in several years past, SSB was an active buyer in Atascosa, Frio and Medina County! Several officers from different bank locations attended the various sales to show their support!
Employees at Security State Bank’s Main Office in Pearsall, bought Christmas presents for 33 CASA children this year. CASA is short for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. The children in this program are victims of neglect and/or abuse & are appointed a CASA volunteer to represent their best interest. The volunteers also help the children feel safe and do their best to find these children permanent homes where they have the opportunity to thrive. Thanks to the donations from SSB employees, 33 children who have already suffered so much, will have a much better Christmas! Pictured L-R are SSB employees, Derek Smith, Andra Shaw, SSB President Mike Wilson, Sarah Martinez, Debbie Cox, Emily Briscoe, & Annie Garcia.
Employees at the Devine Branch of Security State Bank, donated new shoes and socks for children in need at Devine Elementary. Pictured here from Left to Right are Sue Geyer, VP of SSB, Stephanie Kohlleppel, counselor at Devine Elementary, and Michelle Spivey, AVP of SSB, as they delivered their box of donations to the school!
On Sept. 6, 2018, Security State Bank and Primo’s Feed & Supply, came together to donate a brand new scoreboard for the football field at Charlotte ISD! Pictured here from left to right, are the individuals who made the project possible: Becky Ramos, Charlotte ISD Board President, Mike Wilson, SSB President, Christina Campos, SSB employee & CISD Board Member, Kelsey Wiley, Primo’s Feed & Supply Representative, and Shawn Vowell, CISD Athletic Director. Good Luck Trojans! We wish you a great 2018 Football Season!
Employees at both Pearsall Security State Bank Locations recently held a uniform drive to collect gently used uniforms to donate to the students of Pearsall ISD. The bank along with numerous employees gave money to purchase new uniforms to donate with the used ones that were collected. This is the second year in a row that SSB has committed to making sure every student at PISD has uniforms to wear to school! Both Pearsall SSB locations also participated in the “Stuff The Bus” program and were able to donate an entire vehicle full of school supplies! Pictured here from Left to Right are Mr. Adams, Vice-Principal of the Intermediate School, Mr. Cantu, Principal of the Intermediate School, Annie Garcia & Abel Trevino, both from SSB, as they dropped off the uniform donations.
On Monday, August 20, 2018, Mary Mangold & Carrie Schutze, both officers of our Castroville Branch, along with several other community members, volunteered their time to help serve lunch to the entire faculty of Medina Valley ISD during convocation! Whataburger food was brought in and over 840 burgers were served along with all the fixings. The teachers and faculty of MVISD were very appreciative of the food and for all of the volunteers who took the time to make sure every one was fed. Pictured here are Mary Mangold, VP/Branch Manager of our Castroville Office, along with Missy Lessing, President of the Medina Valley Education Foundation, & Holly Haby, Community Partnership Coordinator for MVISD.
The 4th Annual Backyard Bluegrass Concert, to benefit the Castroville Regional Park, was held in Castroville, TX on October 15, 2017. This years concert featured The Tennessee Valley Authority as well as Houston Marchman & The South Texas Field Hippies. The event was put on by the Friends of Castroville Regional Park and all proceeds went to the enhancement of the Botanical Garden Trail. Security State Bank & Medina Electric were the two main sponsors of this year’s event and were recognized during the concert. Pictured here are (L-R): FCRP members – Arnold Dollase & Victor Ortiz,Representative of Medina Electric – Brian Bell, Castroville Mayor – Tim Kelley, FCRP member – Pat Marince, Security State Bank Officers – Mary Mangold & Cindy Taylor, and FCRP member – Patrick Connor.
On Tuesday, July 25th, the Pleasanton Office celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary! The Bank invited Kona Ice Tropical Shaved Ice to come out and serve free cups of shaved ice to the community courtesy of SSB. This celebration was held as a thank you to the community for helping Security State Bank grow over the last 10 Years. Almost 200 cups of shaved ice were given out to cool the people of the community off on a hot July day!
Special Thanks to the Pleasanton Express Newspaper, The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Pleasanton Homecoming Court for coming out to help celebrate this huge milestone for Security State Bank!
On July 14, 2017, over a hundred people joined Security State Bank in celebrating the one year anniversary of the Castroville Branch. Dirt Road Cookers, out of Hondo, TX, created an 8 foot pizza with the bank’s logo on it to serve all of the guests. The weather was warm but everyone was able to come inside the bank and enjoy the pizza, an iced cold drink and some delicious desserts, not to mention the cool air conditioning.
The Castroville Branch has done extremely well at the new location and continues to grow daily. With the city of Castroville growing at a rapid pace, Security State Bank is honored to be a part of the new growth and looks forward to continuing to be a vital part of the community.
Special thanks to all of the guests that braved the heat and came out to help celebrate this milestone for the bank!
Security State Bank is pleased to announce that your new Chip MasterCard debit card will arrive in May. Please discontinue using and destroy your VISA debit card as soon as you receive your new MasterCard chip card and it has been activated. To activate your new card, simply follow the activation instructions on the sticker located on the front of the new card. You can also activate your card by using your PIN number at an ATM or at a merchant.
Your Security State Bank MasterCard Debit Card ….
- Has an EMV Chip inside of it. Just insert the card into the card reader for advanced protection against fraud. If the merchant is not set up to use EMV Chips, just swipe the card like normal.
- PIN number. Your PIN number has NOT changed. You will continue to use the same PIN number that you used on your VISA card.
- Pre-authorized Automatic Debit Transactions. You will need to submit your NEW MasterCard debit card number and expiration date to the originator of the transaction (i.e. Dish, Direct TV, cable). Your VISA card will not work after August 30, 2017.
Your MasterCard Debit Card is welcome at millions of locations that accept MasterCard debit cards. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. If you have any questions about your new card, you can contact any of our branches. Thank you for banking with Security State Bank.