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News from St. Louis Credit Unions

St. Louis-area credit unions are going strong! Recently, the St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their annual kickoff breakfast and First Missouri Credit Union held its annual meeting of more than 325 attendees. 






  St. Louis Chapter leadership
  Lynn Beuchaine with First Missouri CEO Steve Ogolin

St. Louis Chapter Kickoff Breakfast
The St. Louis Chapter of Credit Unions hosted its 2019 Kickoff Breakfast on February 21. Sponsored by Millennium Corporate Credit Union, it was well attended by staff from 13 credit unions and many strategic partners. Kitty Gray from Millennium Corporate headlined the event and gave credit union leaders insight into what is happening at the corporate credit union.

Steve Poniewaz, First Missouri Credit Union VP of member service, and Jason Peach, West Community Credit Union president/CEO, each encouraged credit unions to continue participating in the chapter.

Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) staffers were invited to share updates. Amy McLard, executive director of advocacy, provided insights about credit union advocacy; Haley DaVee, VP of association services, updated attendees on HCUA news; and Andrea Robinson, executive director of external affairs and philanthropy, spoke about the Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation.

Rachel Parrent, Vantage Credit Union director of marketing & business intelligence, unveiled the chapter’s new website as well as the chapter’s brand new logo.

Upcoming events include:

  • Networking Breakfast, April 18
  • Chapter Shred Days, May 4-25
  • Golf Tournament, June 6

First Missouri Credit Union’s 93rd Annual Meeting
Missouri’s oldest and longest serving credit union, First Missouri Credit Union, hosted its 93rd annual meeting on February 27. First Missouri’s annual meeting boasts a large participation with more than 325 attendees.

Brad Douglas, HCUA president/CEO, delivered the keynote address. 

First Missouri Credit Union Board member, Lynn Beauchaine, received special recognition for having been a credit union volunteer for more than 40 years. First Missouri staffer Debby Basch received special recognition for 30 years of service.

First Missouri has a long tradition of supporting Feed My People, and this event helped raise more than $600 for this worthy cause which is desperately in need of support right now.

It all began back in 1910, when St. Andrew Workingman’s Sodality started a savings club, and then were granted Missouri’s first credit union charter in 1927. Today, First Missouri serves St. Louis and Jefferson Counties with two locations located in south St. Louis County.

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