JACKSON, Miss. (5/15/09)--More than 500 managers, volunteers, staff and guests from Mississippi credit unions attended the Mississippi Credit Union Association’s (MSCUA) 72nd Annual Meeting in Biloxi, Miss., last week. During the meeting, four MSCUA board directors were re-elected for a three-year term:
* Guylean Cooper, Valley Gas Employees CU, Jackson; * Doug Adams, MUNA FCU, Meridian; * Ray Scott, University of Southern Mississippi FCU, Hattiesburg; and * Laurin Avara, Navigator CU, Pascagoula.
The MSCUA board officers are:
* Chairman, Lt. Col. Dean Todd (ret. USAF), Keesler FCU, Biloxi; * Vice-Chairman, Dion Williams, Central Sunbelt FCU, Laurel; * Treasurer, Ray Scott, University of Southern Mississippi FCU; and * Executive Committee Member, Jimmy Smith, Singing River FCU, Moss Point.
During the event, two individuals were presented the state’s highest honor, induction into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame. They were:
* Francis J. Frederic Jr., Navigator CU; and * Pete Fairley, Singing River FCU.
Also, Jackson Area (Miss.) FCU received an award for being the top 2008 Credit Unions for Kids fundraiser.