March 2018 Newsletter

March Newsletter

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Your Identity Belongs to You – Protect it!

With the continuing onslaught of cyber-attacks and online phishing schemes you’re probably extremely concerned about identity theft.

The smartest way to protect yourself from identity theft is to prevent it from happening to you. However, if your identity is stolen, you’ll be able to lessen problems by acting quickly.

  • Call your credit card companies immediately
  • Call your bank or credit union
  • Flag your credit reports
  • Consider requesting a credit freeze
  • Report to the police
  • Complete a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Theft Affidavit and FTC report (call 1-877-ID-THEFT to request the forms)
  • Keep records of any conversations and correspondence

To help you safeguard your identity and monitor your credit, Apollo Insurance Services is pleased to provide IDLock®, an identity theft protection product.

ID Lock offers:

  • Easy-to-use Credit Reports & Credit Scores
  • ID Theft & Credit Monitoring Alerts
  • Personal Finance Management
  • Action Buttons to easily communicate with your creditors
  • $1M Identity Fraud Insurance

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Join us at this classic car show!

The annual Kiwanis Corn Feed Run Car & Cruise is a celebration of the life of the founder Gene Skiles, 1931 – 2015. This car show for charity is held at the Chino Civic Center and is open to all pre-1976 cars, and motorcycles. Take part in the open header contest and cruise the avenue at this fun event.
On Saturday, April 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the whole family can enjoy breakfast and lunch from the Kiwanis Club snack bar, shop from many local vendors, and visit our Apollo Insurance Services booth! You can sign up for complimentary insurance reviews, participate in our raffle to win an emergency roadside kit and receive some other giveaways. Whether you’re inquiring about a policy, looking for coverage, or in-it-to-win-it for our giveaway, be sure to stop by and say ‘Hi’.

All proceeds from this event will go to support youth and senior citizens in Chino, California through the Kiwanis Club of Chino. This active service club serves the Chino community year round while supporting many other groups and causes.

We hope to see you there!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the family!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good idea to know where you and your little leprechauns can go to celebrate. From parades and festivals to gold hunts and corned beef, there are lots of options for everyone to have a sham-rocking good time! Read on to discover the fun you’ll definitely find at the end of this rainbow!

Seaside St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In true small-town, parade-by-the-beach fashion, this Hermosa Beach annual event certainly brings on the Irish with school marching bands, bagpipers, floats, horses and Irish Setters. Grab a curbside seat with your wee ones, throw on some green and prepare to watch the revelry unfold. Afterward, march yourselves over to Hennessey’s Tavern to refuel the family (and to keep the St. Patrick’s Day fun going!).

Can You Find Lucky the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold?

On the Friday morning before St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy a story with the Malibu Public Library’s Children’s librarian, create holiday-inspired art, hunt for gold, win a prize and eat a snack fit for a leprechaun (or two). Be sure to keep your Irish eyes peeled for the special surprise guest scheduled to make an appearance!

St. Patrick’s Day at the Original Farmer’s Market

Frolicking fun is in full Irish effect with live music, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and lots o’ cheer at the Original Farmers Market on St. Patrick’s Day. A bagpiper strolls the Market in the afternoon and a traditional Irish folk singer plays in the evening. It’s the perfect place to get a little shopping done while you and the family get your green on!

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It’s time to start making healthy choices

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  If you haven’t already started on eating healthy & exercising as part of your New Year’s Resolutions, it’s never too late to start!

To make eating healthily more interesting, here are some fun food facts:

  • Banana plants are members of the herb family.
  • Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
  • Coffee beans are the seeds of the fruit of the coffee plant.
  • One can of soda contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar.
  • A hardboiled egg will spin but a soft-boiled one won’t.
  • A medium-sized potato is a similar size to a computer mouse.
  • Only wash grapes just before you eat them as they keep better unwashed.

Enjoy Nutrition Month every March, eat well and live healthy, and then carry on for the rest of the year!