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Students are CUs first junior board of directors
WHITEFISH, Mont. (2/28/12)--Whitefish (Mont.) CU, has selected its inaugural junior board of directors.

Four seniors and three juniors were selected by Whitefish High School to serve on the board. Junior board members will conduct their own board meetings, write articles for the credit union newsletter and implement a community service project, said Sue Schenck, Whitefish CU's business development director.

"One of the really important functions of a credit union, and also part of the credit union philosophy, is financial education," said Schenck. "This is a great way to get the credit union philosophy out there and hopefully have some fun with these students while we're doing it."

During their monthly meetings, the students will learn about the 77-year history of Whitefish CU and its place in the communities of northwest Montana. Guest speakers will teach junior board members about the grassroots movement that brought about credit unions in America and basic credit union philosophies.

Board members include:

  • Hailey Vasquez, senior, chair;
  • Abby Wagner, senior, vice chair;
  • Perrey Sobba, junior, board secretary;
  • Joseph Perry, senior;
  • Ally Pickeral, senior;
  • Kelsey McFeely, junior; and
  • Rachelle Brown, junior.
The junior board of directors will meet until the end of the school year.

Schenck said she and Whitefish CU "expect great things this year from these amazing students," and plan to continue the program again with another group of high schoolers in January.


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