Friday, October 19, 2012

JACKSON CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS PARTNER TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES & PROVIDE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


The Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions is pleased to announce their on‐going collaborative efforts to support local charities and provide training opportunities for credit union employees. “Each year, the Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions adopts one local charity to support in a variety of ways…Our relationship with the Jackson Friendly Home has been so positive and rewarding in years past, that we voted unanimously to make them our charity of choice for 2012,” said Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions President, Steve Cobb. “However, our contributions to charitable organizations does not end with the Friendly Home…we are pleased to support a variety of local and national programs throughout the year, including the Jackson Percussion Concussion and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.” In August, the Chapter hosted a community golf outing with all proceeds being awarded to the Jackson Friendly Home for a total of $3,000.00! The group also raises funds for the Home in a variety of other creative ways throughout the year, including: employee dress down days, bake sales, household donation drives and much more! Additionally, several times a year, volunteer staff from area credit unions plan a themed lunch, donate all of the food, decorations and table ware, and even cook and serve the nice ladies at the Home…sometimes even providing entertainment.

The mission of the Jackson Friendly Home is to provide low income housing to women of limited means in a safe, healthy, home‐like atmosphere. The Friendly Home is a 501©3 Charitable organization and donation receipts are available for income tax purposes. To learn more, visit www.jacksonfriendlyhome.com.

Additionally, the Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions provided a “Bass Sponsor” (top sponsorship) donation of $2,000 to the Jackson Percussion Concussion FUNdraiser, a battle of local area high school drumlines which benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Plus, the credit unions are challenging each
other to match their $2,000 sponsorship for a total of $4,000.

In addition to charitable donations, the Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions partner to provide important
training opportunities for credit union employees. On November 12th, more than 100 credit union employees
from Jackson and the surrounding area will gather for our annual All‐Day training event. Speakers will be
joining the group from local colleges, Michigan Credit Union League, and other credit unions to present on
topics such as Bank Security Act, ID Red Flag, robbery, sales & service, and leadership development, to name a few. “Employees really enjoy the opportunity to learn, network with others, and have fun together outside of the office,” said Kathy Spahr, Human Resources Director at EECU – A Community Credit Union. The Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions is a cooperative group of local credit unions that work together to promote the credit union difference. Participating credit unions are: Aeroquip Credit Union, American 1 Federal Credit Union, CP Federal Credit Union, EECU ‐ A Community Credit Union, Consumers Professional Credit Union, Jackson City County Credit Union, Jackson Community Credit Union, Lenco Credit Union, and South Central Credit Union. For more information contact your local credit union or visit www.creditunionlink.org for information on joining a credit union in your area.

CUTLINE FOR PHOTO #1: Diane King, Friendly Home Administrator (far right next to Bart Hawley of JTV), is presented with a check for $3,000 on The Bart Hawley Show from members of the Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions: (from left) Jim Francis, CEO of Jackson Community CU, Terri Papiersky, CEO of South Central CU, and Steve Cobb, CEO of EECU – A Community CU.

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