Rogue Federal Credit Union, Medford, Ore., has hosted its first annual Commencement Ceremony for Rogue Federal Employee University graduates. Some 11 staffers were honored. To date there are over 40 students enrolled in the University. For student’s achievements and commitment to furthering their education, staff members were awarded four hours off with pay for each level of study completed, each level is equivalent to 40 credit hours. Workers’ Credit Union, Fitchburg, Mass., has celebrated 90 years of service. Nearly 200 guests attended the birthday celebration. To cap the celebration, an enormous cake capable of feeding more than 600 people, created by the students at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s Culinary Arts Department, was unveiled. The cake was so large that a door had to be removed so they could get it out of the school, and the rear seat of a van was taken out so it could be delivered. US Airways Federal Credit Union, Pittsburgh, President/CEO Joseph C. Cirelli has celebrated 35 years of dedication to his credit union. In honor of his many years of service, Cirelli hosted a luncheon for credit union staffers at headquarters. During the luncheon, Cirelli spent time with employees sharing memorabilia, photos and history from his long credit union career. Washington State Employees Credit Union, Olympia, has celebrated 47 years of service by hosting a Heritage Celebration to honor current members who were the first 1,000 people to join the credit union. Planners organized a special brunch for Heritage Members that included champagne and music held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. The celebration was a festive visit to the past as attendees talked about the old days of the institution before automation, ATMs and all the modern banking conveniences consumers have now. Leominster Credit Union, Mass., has kicked off its 50th anniversary by giving back to the community. The credit union has plans to award a total of five scholarships of $1,000 to one eligible graduating senior from Leominster High School, Clinton High School, Wachusett Regional High School, Burncoat High School and Worcester Vocational High School. The credit union plans a series of activities and celebrations at its local branches over the coming months.

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