RALEIGH, N.C. (10/22/10--State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) welcomed more than 1,000 member-owners for its 2010 Annual Meeting, Oct. 12, in Greensboro, N.C. The meeting featured a luncheon and educational workshops for SECU Advisory board and Loan Review committee volunteers. Guest speaker Patrick Adams, president of St. Louis Community CU, empowered luncheon attendees, and volunteer educational sessions highlighted a variety of topics including fraud prevention, SECU services provided to members at various life stages, and newer SECU products and initiatives to combat overdrafts. The day concluded with the general membership meeting for all SECU members, with Board of Director’s Chair Jim Barber presiding over the event. During the general meeting, Barber presented an overview of the SECU’s fiscal health and stability, along with updates on previous and current year initiatives. “With the ongoing economic crisis, members are looking to do business with an institution on which they can trust and depend--folks that put members first,” Barber said. “That’s why SECU’s unique credit union model is so successful in today’s financial marketplace. With fair treatment of members, continued financial stability, low-cost services, a desire to help others and tremendous branch convenience, SECU truly is serving all of North Carolina.” Joining Barber during the general meeting, SECU Foundation Chair Shirley Bell highlighted numerous Foundation initiatives from the past fiscal year. “Through the SECU Foundation, SECU members collectively invest in the future of North Carolina," Bell said. "Whether in the field of education, housing, health or human services, large-scale projects are being accomplished with much enthusiasm and excitement.” A video pictorial featuring the statewide projects of the member-funded Foundation also was presented to attendees.