RALEIGH, N.C. (6/25/10)--State Employees’ CU (SECU) and the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe in North Carolina recently reached an agreement to place a SECU Cash Points ATM on tribal grounds in Hollister, N.C.
The agreement marks the first scheduled installation of a SECU ATM on the Indian tribe’s property, with activation slated for July. The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe has more than 3,800 enrolled members, with more than 70% residing within a six-mile radius of Hollister. The tribe was recognized by North Carolina in 1965 and is governed by an 11-member tribal council elected by its citizens, with Rev. Ronald Richardson currently serving as chief. The mission of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe is to provide the community with economic, cultural, social, and educational advancements and benefits. The tribe has worked to establish an ATM as part of its ongoing efforts to provide services in the Hollister area. “Our tribe recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of state recognition at our annual Haliwa-Saponi Powwow, the largest such event in the state,” said Richards. “This Powwow event attracts thousands of visitors each year, ranging from tribal representatives from around the nation to North Carolina families and citizens interested in experiencing our culture,” he added. “A SECU no-surcharge ATM will provide convenient access to funds not only for our residents, but also those who visit our tribal community.” Toretta Snipes, SECU senior vice president in Butner, N.C., notes that, “as the tribe works to help develop services in the Hollister area, SECU is happy to assist.”