Several new trustees were named to the New York Credit Union Foundation board during the Foundation’s June 1 meeting in Bolton Landing. The meeting took place during the first day of New York Credit Union Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention.

The trustees are responsible for establishing policies to guide the Foundation and generally oversee its operation.

The following individuals have been selected to serve as trustees on the Foundation board:

  • James Durrah, Municipal CU board chair;
  • Jacqueline Noun, commercial loan administrator at AmeriCU Credit Union; and
  • Mark Welshoff, president/CEO of O & R Utilities EFCU.

Additionally, Megan Quenzer, human resources generalist at Mid-Hudson Valley FCU, was appointed to serve as the Young Professionals Commission’s liaison to the Foundation board.

The National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12.

The New York Credit Union Foundation is offering two separate training sessions for individuals interested in teaching the NEFE HSFPP in local schools and communities. Credit union staff, teachers and other community financial educators are encouraged to participate in the free training.

The first session will be held July 26 at the New York Credit Union Association’s headquarters in Albany.

The second session will be held Aug. 2 at The Summit FCU’s headquarters in Rochester.

During the training sessions, attendees will learn about the HSFPP curriculum, review the course materials, and find out how to obtain free classroom materials. Upon completing the training, participants will be prepared to take the program to the classroom or community and train others on its practical uses.

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