Friends of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Inc. presented $40k to local society

Pen Air donation check photoThe Friends of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization facilitated by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, presented a check for $40,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society of Pensacola at the 18th annual Friends of the NMCRS, Inc. Charity Golf Tournament on April 13 at A.C. Read Golf Course.

Since 2000, Pen Air has given more than $475,000 to further the mission of NMCRS at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The credit union hosts the charity golf tournament to raise funds on behalf of the society who is unable to solicit their own funding. The Pensacola society is ranked second in the nation for receiving the most financial support by its community.

The funds given will be used for programs such as Quick Assistance Loans, Budget for Baby workshops, Emergency Travel Loans, Education Assistance, Health Education and Post-Combat Support, Disaster Relief, and Financial Assistance and Counseling. In the past year, more than 2,000 military families were assisted by these programs from the Pensacola society.

“Our mission at Pen Air is to enhance lives and military families are a top priority for us,” said Stu Ramsey, President/CEO of Pen Air. “We are here to help our service members always, but especially in times of financial need. It’s important to us that our troops have the financial education and assistance they need so that they can do what they do best, serve and protect our country.”


Naheola Credit Union supports FCCLA’s Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync battle contestNaheola Credit Union took part in FCCLA’s first Lip Sync Battle at Demopolis High School on Thursday evening. Student performances were judged on lip sync ability, creativity, stage presence, and choreography.

FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and is a career and technical organizations for students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science Course. FCCLA’s goal is to promote leadership by emphasizing the importance of family bonds, careers, and participation in the community.

Naheola awarded gift cards to the top three performances. Winners included: first place, Emily Hall and Eddie Coats performed Finesse by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B; second place, Breanna Braxton, Tamia Neal, Kavalyn Bryant, and Morrnesha Turner performed Jumpin Jumpin by Destiny’s Child; and third place, A2x (Aireka Riggs and Ashleigh Ivory) performed Perm by Bruno Mars.


South Florida Educational FCU hosts CU delegates from Korea

picture of Korean delegationSouth Florida Educational Federal Credit Union in Miami, FL, recently hosted a delegation from Korea during their time in the city for World Council of Credit Unions Conference.  Credit Union leaders visited with them to share ideas and information.

World Council acts as the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community. World Council continues to promote economic freedom and the sustainable growth of financial cooperatives across the globe through education, collaboration, and community-based development projects.