CU Happenings – Jan. 12, 2018

Navigator shares holiday joy with children in community

Employees of Navigator Credit Union in Mississippi, an affiliate of LSCU, gave up a Friday night in December to spread a little Christmas cheer to Gulf Coast children at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center’s “Kids Street Christmas” event. The credit union mascot, Navvi-Gator (the financially savvy gator), put on his Santa suit and joined St. Nick in taking pictures and sharing hugs while Navigator employees gave away balloons and coloring sheets.

The event was provided a fun, creative forum for children to make their own jingle bells, Christmas cards and ornaments, and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and reindeer food. They also enjoyed face painting and story time, along with a special presentation by Wings Performing Arts.

“The event was a wonderful orchestration of activities for children of every age,” commented Navigator’s Chief Communications Officer Kathy Scarbrough. “We’re so glad to be part of an event that focuses on brining fun into children’s lives as they use their talents to create keepsakes and take the time to appreciate the arts.”

 

Army Aviation Center FCU employees donate trees to local organizations

Celebrating are, from left: Leah Reed, AACFCU member service representative; Graham Campbell, Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center CEO; Krista Miller, AACFCU branch manager; Katina Lee, AACFCU teller.

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) employees recently donated Christmas trees to local nursing home residents this holiday season. The Christmas trees were the result of a decorating contest with 26 branches and departments participating.

In 2017, AACFCU distributed Christmas trees to eight organizations including: Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs, FL; Daleville Senior Citizen Center in Daleville, AL; Enterprise Health and Rehabilitation Center in Enterprise, AL; Mobile Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mobile, AL; Oakview Manor Health Care Center in Ozark, AL; Opp Health and Rehabilitation in Opp, AL; Troy Health and Rehabilitation in Troy, AL; and Wesley Place in Dothan, AL.

 

Pen Air encourages students to apply for scholarships

Pen Air Federal Credit Union is calling for applications from high school seniors who have a passion for helping others pursue a post-secondary education.

“We believe in helping our student members pursue their dream of obtaining a higher education,” said Stu Ramsey, president and CEO of Pen Air. “We are looking to help students who have done well academically, and who also live our core value of Communerosity in the community.”

Scholarships will be awarded based on a student’s academic performance and passion for helping others. All applicants must be a primary member of Pen Air and must submit the following to be eligible: an official high school transcript, a copy of an acceptance letter from the college, university, community college, or technical school, and a completed and signed Pen Air Scholarship Application. The amount awarded per scholarship is up to $10,000, depending on the degree pursed.

Pen Air started its college grant program in 2010, giving more than $43,500 to local high school graduates.
All entries must be emailed or mailed to Pen Air before March 30 to be eligible. To apply or learn more about the scholarship program, visit penair.org/Scholarships.