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N.Y. CU association announces awards
ALBANY, N.Y. (8/12/09)--The Credit Union Association of New York recognized state credit union professionals, volunteers and Hall of
Click to view larger image William Mellin, Credit Union Association of New York president/CEO, presents Linda Garboczi of AmeriCU CU with the 2009 Professional of the Year Award.
Click to view larger image George Bauer, a board member of AmeriCU CU, received a Volunteer of the Year award at the Credit Union Association of New York’s annual convention.
Fame inductees during its annual convention last week. The conference, which was attended by more than 500 individuals, was held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The theme was “Credit Unions: The Odds on Favorite.” During the conference, several individuals received awards. Linda Garboczi, vice president of member relations and marketing at AmeriCU CU in Rome, N.Y., received the Outstanding Professional award. Receiving Outstanding Volunteer awards were:
Click to view larger image Yvette Rubio, Alternatives FCU board chair, was presented a Volunteer of the Year award by the Credit Union Association of New York.
Click to view larger image George Wilkinson, Fidelis FCU, received a Volunteer of the Year award. (Photos provided by the Credit Union Association of New York)
* George Bauer, recording officer, board of directors, AmeriCU CU; * Yvette Rubio, board chair, Alternatives FCU, Ithaca, N.Y.; and * George Wilkinson, board president, Fidelis FCU, New York City.
Hall of Fame inductees included:
* Kathleen Frawley, Buffalo (N.Y.) Metropolitan FCU; * Patricia McManus, Buffalo Metropolitan FCU; * Richard Moore, Reliant FCU, Sodus; and * James Thierman, Olean (N.Y.) Area FCU.
Kathy Pelletier, whose grandfather was Roy F. Bergengren, a pioneer of the credit union movement, served as a keynote speaker. Fire Department of New York Battalion Commander Richard “Pitch” Picciotto, the highest ranking firefighter to survive the Sept. 11 collapse of the World Trade Center, also spoke as a keynoter. Pelletier and Picciotto have both spoken at the Credit Union National Association’s America’s Credit Union Conference and Expos in the past. Next year, the New York association’s annual convention will be in June in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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