Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

Credit Unions Honored at PCUA's Annual Convention

5/28/2013
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) handed out its most prestigious awards during its 79th Annual Convention held May 16-18 in Hershey. Hundreds of conferees from throughout the state attended the convention, which featured a keynote address by musician and computer security expert Jeff Baxter along with educational sessions.

The following individuals were honored for their contributions to the movement:
  • David Ackerman, President/CEO of USX Federal Credit Union of Cranberry Township, received the William W. Pratt Award for Outstanding Professional of the Year.
  • Dr. Ross McFarland, Treasurer of Tri County Area Federal Credit Union of Pottstown, received the Joseph A. Moore Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

The 2013 Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania was won by Michael Williams, 23, of Erie. He is a Director of Business Development of Widget Federal Credit Union headquartered in Erie and represented the Erie Chapter of Credit Unions. For the next year, as the Pennsylvania Credit Union Youth Ambassador, Williams will represent the PCUA at events.

The First Alternate was awarded to Rebekah Frischkorn, 23, of Mechanicsburg. She is employed as a Marketing Specialist at AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Mechanicsburg and represented the Harrisburg Chapter of Credit Unions. The Second Alternate went to Nicholas Jones, 25, of Danville. He is a Member Service Representative at Service 1st Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Danville and represented the N.W. Susquehanna 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. Awards were presented to:

Youth Financial Education Award

$50 to $150 Million in Assets
First Place: HealthCare First Credit Union, Johnstown

$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
Honorable Mention: Clearview Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Twp.

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:

$5 to $20 Million in Assets
First Place: Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Twp.

$50 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: HealthCare First Credit Union, Johnstown

$100 to $200 Million in Assets
First Place: Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, Pottstown

$200 to $500 Million in Assets
First Place: Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Chalfont
Honorable Mention: Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville

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

Chapter/Multiple Credit Unions

First Place: York Chapter of Credit Unions

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:

Assets $50 to $250 Million
First Place: First Capital Federal Credit Union, York

$100-$200 Million in Assets
First Place: TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose


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: SPOJNIA Credit Union, Scranton

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: HealthCare First Credit Union, Johnstown
Honorable Mention: White Rose Credit Union, York

More Than $100 Million in Assets
First Place: Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie
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: Keystone United Methodist Federal Credit Union, Cranberry Twp.
Honorable Mention: North Penn Federal Credit Union, Colmar

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: PALCO Federal Credit union, Muncy
Honorable Mention: Pittsburgh Central Federal Credit Union, Pittsburgh

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

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 Twp.
Honorable Mention: SPOJNIA Credit Union, Scranton

$20 to $100 Million in Assets
First Place: ClearChoice Federal Credit Union, Wyomissing
Honorable Mention: Eagle One Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia

More Than $100 Million in Assets
First Place: Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie
Honorable Mention: Diamond Credit Union, Pottstown


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 $37 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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