Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

Area Credit Unions Receive Awards at PCUA's Annual Convention

5/19/2010
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) handed out its most prestigious awards during its 76th Annual Convention held May 16-18.  Hundreds of conferees from throughout the state attended the convention, which featured a keynote address by National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz and other educational sessions.

The following individuals were honored for their contributions to the movement:
  • Jim McCormack, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Harrisburg, received the Keystone Award for exemplary commitment to the credit union movement.
  • Peggy Bosma-LaMascus, President/CEO of Patriot Federal Credit Union of Chambersburg, received the William W. Pratt Award for Outstanding Professional of the Year.
  • Paul Nyman, Board Director of Horizon Federal Credit Union of Williamsport, received the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
  • The late John Marisic, former Vice Chairman of Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) of Harrisburg, was given the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
The 2010 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania was won by Amber Renick, 23, representing the York Chapter of Credit Unions and employed at First Capital Federal Credit Union, York.  As the Youth Ambassador, Renick will promote credit union youth activities and serve as a representative of the PCUA during events and meetings.

In addition, Amanda Eckert, 21, of the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions and representing Members 1st Federal Credit Union of Mechanicsburg was named First Alternate; and Amy Swonger, 24, representing the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions and MEADVILLE AREA Federal Credit Union 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:
$50 to $150 Million in Assets
Keystone Federal Credit Union, Downingtown
    Honorable Mention
    Bucks First Federal Credit Union, Bristol

$50 to $150 Million in Assets
AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg
    Honorable Mention
    Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville

More than $500 Million in Assets
TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose

The Louise Herring Awards for Philosophy in Action was presented to:
Less than $50 Million in Assets
Superior Credit Union, Collegeville

$50 to $250 Million in Assets
Erie General Electric Federal Credit Union, Erie
    Honorable Mention
    Bucks First Federal Credit Union, Bristol
    Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Wilkes-Barre

Greater than $250 Million in Assets
    TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose
        Honorable Mention
        Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie

The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility were awarded to:
$20 Million to $50 Million in Assets
Greater Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union, Pittsburgh
Honorable Mention:
    Timberland Federal Credit Union, DuBois

$50 to $100 Million in Assets
MEADVILLE Federal Credit Union, Meadville
    Honorable Mention
    PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy

$100 to $200 Million in Assets
Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Wilkes-Barre
Honorable Mentions
Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville

$200 to $500 Million in Assets
Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie

Over $500 Million in Assets
American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia


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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 nearly 500 credit unions in Pennsylvania.  These credit unions have assets in excess of $31 billion and serve more than 3.5 million members.  For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit www.iBelong.org