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CU System Briefs (05/22/2013)
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/22/13)--Michael Williams, representing the Erie Chapter Credit Unions was named the 2013 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association has been holding the Credit Union Youth Ambassador Contest since the early 1970s to attract young people to credit unions and help prepare them for leadership roles. Contestants are judged on their ability to communicate their knowledge of the credit union system. Williams, who is now the director of business development for Widget Financial FCU, Erie, will spend the next year representing PCUA at several events. Rebekah Frischkorn, who received the first alternate award, is a marketing specialist at AmeriChoice FCU and represented the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions. The second alternate award was won by Nicholas Jones, a member service representative at Service 1st FCU. He represented the N.W. Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions ...
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (5/22/13)--Shared Resources CU, Pasadena, Texas, has been approved by the Texas Credit Union League to be a "Juntos Avanzamos" credit union.  TCUL President/CEO Dick Ensweiler presented the credit union with a Juntos Avanzamos flag to fly, as a symbol to the Hispanic community that the credit union has the capacity, commitment, and compassion to serve their financial needs.  To receive the designation, Shared Recourses CU had to pass the program by offering members bilingual services and information, affordable products and services that fit the needs of Hispanic families, and important financial information to empower Hispanic families. It is an honor to receive the Juntos Avanzamos certification from the league," said the Shared Resources CU President/CEO Stephanie Salazar. "We believe this is exactly in line with the vision of Shared Resources, which is 'being the best at making life changes'" (LoneStar Leaguer May 21) ...


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