HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/20/10)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) handed out its most prestigious awards during its 76th Annual Convention held Sunday through Tuesday in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) President/CEO Jim McCormack, left, receives the Keystone Award from PCUA Chairman Ray Brunner, CEO, WEST-AIRCOMM FCU, Beaver, Pa. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association)
Hundreds of conferees statewide attended the convention, which featured a keynote address by National Credit Union Administration Chairman Debbie Matz and other educational sessions. Individuals honored are:
* Jim McCormack, PCUA president/CEO, who received the Keystone Award for exemplary commitment to the credit union movement. * Peggy Bosma-LaMascus, president/CEO, Patriot FCU, Chambersburg, who received the William W. Pratt Award for Outstanding Professional of the Year. * Paul Nyman, board director, Horizon FCU, Williamsport, who received the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. * The late John Marisic, former vice chairman, Pennsylvania State Employees CU, Harrisburg, who was presented the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
The new 2010 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania is Amber Renick, 23, representing the York Chapter of Credit Unions. She is employed at First Capital FCU, York. As Youth Ambassador, Renick will promote credit union youth activities and serve as a PCUA representative during events and meetings. Also, Amanda Eckert of the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions and Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, was named first alternate; and Amy Swonger, representing the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions and Meadville (Pa.) Area FCU, was named second alternate. A number of awards were presented to credit unions in recognition of their work within their communities. The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards were presented to:
* Keystone FCU, Downingtown, $50 million to $150 million in assets category; * AmeriChoice FCU, Mechanicsburg, $50 to $150 million; and * TruMark Financial CU, Trevose, more than $500 million.
The Louise Herring Awards for Philosophy in Action were presented to:
* Superior CU, Collegeville, less than $50 million in assets; * Erie General Electric FCU, Erie, $50 to $250 million; and * TruMark Financial CU, more than $250 million.
The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility were awarded to:
* Greater Pittsburgh Police FCU, $20 million to $50 million in assets; * MEADVILLE (Pa.) FCU, $50 to $100 million; * Cross Valley FCU, Wilkes-Barre, $100 to $200 million; * Erie (Pa.) Federal CU, $200 to $500 million; and * American Heritage FCU, Philadelphia, more than $500 million.