Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

State's Top Credit Union Volunteer Award Given to Pottsville Resident

HARRISBURG – Charles Lantz of Pottsville was recently presented the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s (PCUA) top award for volunteers. Lantz accepted the Joseph A. Moore Award for the 2014 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year during the gala banquet at the PCUA 80th Annual Convention & Exposition held May 20 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For more than 40 years, Lantz has served on the volunteer board of directors of Hidden River Credit Union in Pottsville. Since 1984, Lantz has served as Board President/Chairman.

Lantz’s credit union volunteer experience began in 1970, when he was asked to fill a vacancy on the board of the Schuylkill County School Employees Credit Union (now known as Hidden River Credit Union). In addition, he was actively involved in the Anthracite Chapter of Credit Unions, and served as Chapter President until it merged in 2003.

Lantz has been instrumental in the continuing efforts to instill and solidify the credit union’s culture and foundation of service leadership that has contributed to the growth of the credit union, as well as the entire movement.
“The foundation of a credit union is its volunteer board of directors,” said PCUA President & CEO Patrick Conway. “It was a pleasure to recognize Charles Lantz for his four decades of service to his credit union and community.”

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented in memory of Joseph A. Moore, who served as an Association Board of Director from 1936-1972. He sat as Board Chairman for three terms and was the state’s first national delegate to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors.

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 400 credit unions in Pennsylvania. These credit unions have assets in excess of $38 billion and serve more than 3.8 million members. For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit

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