Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

Area Credit Unions Honored at PCUA’s Annual Convention

5/25/2012
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) handed out its most prestigious awards during its 78th Annual Convention held May 20-22 in Pittsburgh.  Hundreds of conferees from throughout the state attended the convention, which featured a keynote address by political analyst and Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, Palin and McCain, and the Race of a Lifetime author Mark Halperin, along with educational sessions.

The following individuals were honored for their contributions to the movement:
  • David Baker, President/Treasurer of York Educational Federal Credit Union of York, received the William W. Pratt Award for Outstanding Professional of the Year.
  • Robert “Bob” Greek, Board Director of Pittsburgh Central Federal Credit Union of Pittsburgh, received the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
The 2012 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania was won by April Singleton, 25, of Downingtown, representing the Lan-Chester Chapter of Credit Unions and employed as an eBusiness Web Account Specialist at Citadel Federal Credit Union headquartered in Exton.  As the Youth Ambassador, Singleton will promote credit union youth activities and serve as a representative of the PCUA at events throughout 2012.

First Alternate was awarded to Andrea Garver, 23, of Pittsburgh, who is employed as a Marketing Coordinator at Pittsburgh Central Federal Credit Union headquartered in Sewickley, represented the Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions.  Second Alternate was presented to Matthew Lynn, 24, of Huntingdon Valley, a Member Service Representative at TruMark Financial Credit Union headquartered in Trevose, represented the Montgomery Chapter of Credit Unions.

A number of awards were presented to credit unions in recognition of their work within their communities.

The Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognize the financial literacy efforts of credit unions in educating youth or adults. Awards were presented to:

Youth Financial Education Award
$50 to $150 Million in Assets
First Place: P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, Tunkhannock
Honorable Mention: Keystone Federal Credit Union, Downingtown

$150 to $500 Million in Assets
First Place: Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville
More than $500 Million in Assets
First Place: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose

Adult Financial Education Award
$50 to $150 Million in Assets
First Place: HealthCare First Credit Union, Johnstown

The Louise Herring Awards for Philosophy in Action Award display how credit unions put People Helping People credit union philosophy into action.  Awards were presented to:

$50 to $250 Million in Assets
First Place: Timberland Federal Credit Union, DuBois
Honorable Mention: PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy

More Than $1 Billion in Assets
First Place: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose

Credit Union Chapter
First Place: Erie Chapter of Credit Unions


The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility Award signifies a commitment to volunteering time, energy, and resources to boost the living standards of others.  Awards were presented to:


Assets $50 to $150 Million
First Place: PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy

$100-$200 Million in Assets
First Place: Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Wilkes-Barre
Honorable Mention: M-C Federal Credit Union, Danville

$200 to $500 Million in Assets
First Place: Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Chalfont

$500 Million to $1 Billion in Assets
First Place: Clearview Federal Credit Union, Moon Township

More Than $1 Billion in Assets
First Place: American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia
Honorable Mention: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose
 

Credit Union Chapter
First Place: Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions
Honorable Mention: Lan-Chester Chapter of Credit Unions


The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association also recognizes achievement in marketing materials to credit unions.  Annually, awards are presented to credit unions for their good work in creating annual reports, newsletters, and websites

In the Credit Union Annual Report Contest, awards were given in three asset groups:   

Less than $20 Million in Assets
First Place: Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Twp.
Honorable Mention: Wyse Federal Credit Union, Baden

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: HealthCare First Credit Union, Johnstown
Honorable Mention: Keystone Federal Credit Union, West Chester

More Than $100 Million in Assets
First Place: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose
Honorable Mention: Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville

In the Credit Union Newsletters Contest, awards were given in three asset groups:   

Less than $20 Million in Assets
First Place: North Penn Federal Credit Union, Colmar
Honorable Mention: Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Twp

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: CTCE Federal Credit Union, Reading
Honorable Mention: Keystone Federal Credit Union, West Chester

More Than $100 Million in Assets
First Place: Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville
Honorable Mention: Riverset Credit Union, Pittsburgh

In the Credit Union Website Contest, awards were given in three asset groups:

Less than $20 Million
First Place: Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Township
Honorable Mention: SPOJNIA Credit Union, Scranton

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union, St. Marys
Honorable Mention: Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union, Camp Hill

More Than $100 Million in Assets
First Place: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose
Honorable Mention: First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Lehigh Valley

Credit unions are financial cooperatives that provide affordable financial services to help their owner/members.  The Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is a trade association that provides legislative, promotional, educational and operational support for more than 400 credit unions in Pennsylvania.  These credit unions have assets in excess of $36 billion and serve more than 3.7 million members.  For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit www.iBelong.org.

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