|Pictured (from left): Ryan O’Hagan, Piedmont Advantage CU; Amie Hawley, Summit CU; Jessica Dillon, Piedmont Advantage CU; Brandon McAdams, Coastal FCU; Carla Kimel, Members CU; Laura Engle, Piedmont Advantage CU; Patrick Livingston, Coastal FCU; and Jeff Hardin, NC CU League. Other credit union professionals from Allegacy FCU, Premier FCU, State Employees CU, Truliant FCU and Lion’s Share FCU also attended.
The Triad Chapter of CUaware and the Northwest Chapter of the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL) joined efforts to hold a CUaware social and Northwest Chapter meeting at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC. Forty-five people attended the event and listened to a presentation given by CUaware founders Patrick Livingston and Brandon McAdams that explained the purpose of CUaware to help create the next generation of credit union leaders, and how their efforts have evolved since CUaware’s 2011 launch in the Triangle region.
The event also bolstered CUaware’s presence in the Triad, an effort led by Jessica Dillon, Chair of the Triad Chapter; Amie Hawley, Vice Chair of the Triad Chapter; and Carla Kimel, Volunteer Coordinator of the Triad Chapter. In addition to coordinating CUaware socials, a monthly credit union professional networking event, the Triad group announced they will lead a new volunteer effort and community service initiative called Project Backpack. This project will be a joint effort among credit unions in the Piedmont Triad and the objective is to collect essential supplies for homeless men and women, pack the supplies in backpacks and distribute backpacks while credit union professionals volunteer to help feed the homeless on Sunday, March 31. Contact Carla Kimel at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved with this community initiative by volunteering, collecting and donating backpacks or supplies.
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