Speaker for March 5 Meeting was Barbara Pope: "Senior Crime Prevention"


Our speaker on March 5 was Barbara Pope, Vice President and Branch Manager, American First National Bank in Henderson. Ms. Pope provided some history about American First National Bank –what it means to be a Community bank, what makes them different. AFNB is an Asian-American owned National Bank with assets of $1.904 billion at the end of 2019 with full FDIC insurance, headquartered in Houston. AFNB’s mission is “to become the leading Asian-American owned financial institution within the United States”.   

Ms. Pope covered “Senior Crime Prevention: Recognize and reduce the risk of elder financial exploitation”:

  • What is Elder Financial Exploitation
  • Common Examples of Financial Exploitation
  • Safeguards to protect yourself from exploitation
  • Abuse by caregivers/in home helpers
  • Investment Fraud
  • Telephone scams & other types of fraud seniors are subject to

The presentation is available in "Documents" on the right side of this page ---------------------------->

 And there was a very different surprise! Ms. Pope brought some “Lucky Money” giveaways.  In celebration of the 2020 Year of the Rat Chinese Lunar New Year, the newest addition to the Lucky Money Collection was announced --- 2020 Year of the Rat Lucky 8’s Serial Number Banknotes. The Year of the Rat 2020 product is designed with Decorative Chinese Symbolism and packaged in a Symbolic Red Folder adorned in Full-Color. Each folder contained an uncirculated Genuine Legal Tender United States Banknote. This features an uncirculated $1 Federal Reserve note with serial numbers containing the numbers “88."

As raffle prizes, AFNB donated three savings accounts at the bank.  The winners were Lynne Warner ($300), Robert Trocco ($200) and Hinde Socol ($100).