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Hartford Healthcare FCU hosts Trinidad CU
HARTFORD, Conn. (9/17/09)--Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare FCU strengthened its decade-long relationship with the West Indian
Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare FCU employees Karen Viets, standing, and Kim Gavon spent more than a week interning at the San Fernando Community CU in Trinidad in a cooperative international exchange program.
population of the Hartford metropolitan area, hosting more than a dozen credit union visitors Monday from the both the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago and Trinidad credit unions. The visitors spent the day touring the Connecticut state Capitol and meeting with representatives of the legislative and executive branches of state government. The West Indian population of the Hartford metro area is the third largest in the U.S. The event was a follow-up to last September when the credit union signed an International Partnership agreement through the World Council of Credit Unions with San Fernando Community CU (SFCCU) of Trinidad, pledging to share procedures, philosophy and staff for the cooperative improvement of both financial institutions. The credit union this year hosted Angelica George, an SFCCU employee, to intern in Hartford for eight days, and also sent Karen Viets and Kim Govan, two Hartford employees, to the SFCCU in Trinidad. Several Connecticut and Trinidad credit unions are in cooperative efforts. “U.S. credit unions are recognizing the importance of making an international connection,” said Carol Bayreuther, president/CEO of
Joy Chance, left, president of the West Indian Foundation of Hartford, chats with Angelica George, an employee of the San Fernando Community CU in Trinidad and an intern at Hartford Healthcare FCU. (Photos provided by Hartford Healthcare FCU)
Hartford Healthcare FCU. “We’re learning to reach out not only locally, but also globally to encourage the strength of credit unions and foster the progress of financial independence of credit union members everywhere.” Hartford Healthcare FCU recently was selected by the West Indian Foundation of Hartford as an integral part of its community, Bayreuther added. Hartford HealthCare FCU has $29 million in assets.


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