CU Community Events
Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, Aberdeen, Md., announced a new business partnership with Bay View Elementary School in North East, Md. The partnership was announced during BVES’s Spring Fling Night by Principal Jenni Hammer. Tina Mike, assistant vice president of financial education, and Digna Barretto, financial literacy educator represented APGFCU. With this partnership, APGFCU will make financial education presentations in classrooms for every grade level, host free money management seminars for parents, school staff and community members and provide recognition and reward incentives for student and school achievement. Since 1995, APGFCU has partnered with five other schools in Cecil and Harford counties providing free financial literacy programs and wealth-building resources to youth and adults, tailored to the needs of the school community. APGFCU received the inaugural Lifetime Achiever Award in 2011 by the national Education Credit Union Council in recognition of its long-term strategy for delivering financial education. Last year, the credit union delivered nearly 430 financial presentations to over 10,150 students in Cecil and Harford counties.
Coastal Empire Credit Union Chapter, Duluth, Ga., of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, recently welcomed the cyclists of the Cabot Creamery 2012 Community Tour to Savannah, Ga. The tour was created to celebrate cooperatives during the International Year of Cooperatives, the chapter said. The cyclists enjoyed an overnight stop in Savannah during their 2,300-mile bicycle ride along the East Coast Greenway. The expedition started in Miami on May 12 and ended on July 7 in Portland, Maine. At the reception held at the downtown SpringHill Suites in May, the chapter provided snacks and beverages to refresh the cyclists.
Freedom Federal Credit Union, Bel Air, Md., provided 13 Harford County elementary schools with incentives to their students to complete their Patriot program requirements. Freedom FCU provides successful students with an incentive of a knapsack or T-shirt. Both items feature the Patriot program logo. Each school reported positive growth in the program and credited the incentives as contributing to this success. The program helps students learn about patriotism and America’s past, present and future, as well as national geographic facts. The Patriot programs are supported at Bakerfield Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, Emmorton Elementary, Forest Lakes Elementary, Havre de Grace Elementary, Joppatowne Elementary, Norrisville Elementary, Prospect Mill Elementary, Red Pump Elementary, Ring Factory Elementary, William S. James Elementary, William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary and Youth’s Benefit Elementary. The programs are developed by the schools’ PTAs, school administrators, teachers, parent volunteers and Freedom FCU. Rose Ann Lambert, president/CEO of Freedom FCU, Mike Dilworth, senior vice president of marketing, and Patrice Ricciardi, business development specialist, participated in the schools’ awards assemblies held at the end of this past school year.
MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union, Macon, Ga., held a Coney Island-style family celebration for the grand opening of its newest branch location in Macon.