Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

US Senator Casey Presented With Keystone Award

5/22/2007

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) handed out its most prestigious awards during its 73rd Annual Convention at the HERSHEY Lodge in Hershey.  Conferees from throughout the state attended the meeting, which featured a keynote address by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski.

            U.S. Senator Robert Casey, Jr. was presented the Keystone Award for his work as state Treasurer in developing the Credit Union Better Choice program with Pennsylvania credit unions.  This statewide program provides consumers with an affordable alternative to payday loans.

            The following individuals were honored for their contributions to the movement:

·         Bruce Foulke, President/CEO of American Heritage Federal Credit Union of Philadelphia, received the William Pratt Award for Outstanding Professional of the Year.

·         Dale Pickering, Treasurer of People First Federal Credit Union of Allentown, received the Joseph Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

The 2007 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania was won by Toni Montgomery representing the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions and employed at AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg.  As the Youth Ambassador, Montgomery will promote credit union youth activities and serve as an representative of the PCUA during events and meetings.

In addition, Daniel Hambleton of the Lan-Chester Chapter of Credit Unions and representing the Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union of Lancaster was named First Alternate and Jill Houseknecht representing the Wyoming Valley Chapter of Credit Unions and employed by Cross Valley Federal Credit Union of Wilkes-Barre 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 Award was presented to:

More than $200 Million in Assets

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Broomall

The Louise Herring Awards for Philosophy in Action were presented to the following:

Less than $100 Million in Assets

PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy

More than $100 Million in Assets

Belco Community Credit Union, Harrisburg

 

The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility were awarded to:

$20 Million to $50 Million in Assets

PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy

$100 to $200 Million in Assets

Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Wilkes-Barre

$200 to $500 Million in Assets

Diamond Credit Union, Pottstown

Over $500 Million in Assets

American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia

 

Credit unions are non-profit financial cooperatives that provide affordable financial services to help their owner/members.  The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, based in Harrisburg, provides legislative, professional development, and operational support and services for nearly 600 credit unions in Pennsylvania. These credit unions have assets in excess of $24 billion and serve nearly three and a half million members. For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit www.PaCreditUnions.com.

Editor’s Note:  Photos available upon request

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