HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association handed out its most prestigious awards during its 77th annual convention held from May 11 to 13 in Hershey. Hundreds of conferees from throughout the state attended the convention, according to a news release. The convention also featured a keynote address by newly-confirmed Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking Glenn Moyer and other educational sessions.
A number of awards were presented to credit unions in recognition of their work within their communities.
The Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility Award signifies a commitment to volunteering time, energy, and resources to boost the living standards of others. One honorable mention award, in the $50 to $100 Million in Assets category, was presented to Horizon Federal Credit Union, Williamsport.
The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards recognize the financial literacy efforts of credit union in educating youth. A Desjardins Award, in the $150 to $500 Million in Assets category, was presented to Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville. Service 1st Federal Credit Union in Danville also won an award for its annual report.
Credit unions, the news release said, 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 $33 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.