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St. Lawrence FCU is a Business Sponsor for this year's Festival of the Trees taking place Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th at the United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills Building, 100 Ford Street in Ogdensburg. The money raised at the Festival helps to fill an auxiliary pledge to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. Come and join in the fun!  Left to right in the photo are: Jenn Kennedy, branch manager at Commerce Park; Ramona Kennedy, Auxiliary liaison; Diane Dailey, vice president of the Auiliary; and Allyson Smith, Auxiliary assistant.

Damon June, IT Systems Administrator for St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, has been named Outstanding Employee for the 3rd quarter of 2019. His award reads: “This certificate is awarded to Damon June in recognition of Damon’s dedication to the Credit Union and its staff.  Damon consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone’s IT needs are met.  Damon regularly works off hours and weekends to cause as little disruption to staff as possible.  Damon is constantly running between branches and is always showing up with a smile and a laugh and usually a side comment to make everyone laugh along with him.  Damon is known for coming to the rescue when he is needed.  His hard work and dedication are most appreciated.”  Shown in the photo are: Todd Mashaw, President/CEO, Damon, and Mike Thayer, CFO. CONGRATULATIONS, DAMON!

In September of 2017, our Credit Union family lost a very dear friend and colleague, Pam Todd, who lost her fight against cancer.  St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union makes an annual donation to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center in Ogdensburg in Pam’s memory. In conjunction with this donation, an Annual Pam Todd Attitude Award is awarded to the employee that best embodies the love that Pam had for her job, coworkers, and members. In the picture from the left are: Kay Zimmer, Richard E. Winter Cancer Center Director; Jean Clouse, HR manager at St. Lawrence FCU; Todd Mashaw, President/CEO at St. Lawrence FCU; Lisa Knowlton, this year’s recipient of the Annual Pam Todd Attitude Award and Consumer Loan Manager at St. Lawrence FCU; Katie Crawford, Pam’s daughter; Pam’s mother, Katharine Todd; and Pam’s dad, Robert Todd.

Congratulations to Lisa Knowlton who was presented with the 2019 Pam Todd Attitude Award.  The inscription on her certificate reads:  "Throughout Pam's employment with the Credit Union, she displayed a love for her job, her co-workers and members. Pam's smile could light up a room and she made the Credit Union a better place with her positive attitude.  For more than 26 years, Lisa has also demonstrated these qualities.  Lisa starts each day with a smile and goes out of her way to help members and co-workers in any way that she can.  Lisa has an amazing work ethic and gives her all to the Credit Union each and every day.  Members and co-workers truly enjoy working with Lisa.  Pam's memory will live on through Lisa's dedication and love for the Credit Union.”  On September 23rd, there will be a presentation of a donation to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center in honor of Pam. In this picture are Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; Lisa; and Jean Clouse, HR Manager at the Credit Union.

The Commerce Park Branch of St. Lawrence FCU was awarded the Ogdensburg Garden Club’s Commercial Maple Leaf Award. This award is presented each year to residents, businesses, and civic organizations based on curb appeal, color, overall beauty, and neighborhood improvement. Good Neighbor awards are also given to citizens who have made extraordinary contribution to support the club's mission of city beautification. From left to right: The Civic Award was presented to Barbara O’Keefe and Marsha Hough for the Peace Garden at Fort de la Présentation; Kim Bell and Richard Tacchino accepting the Business Maple Leaf on behalf of the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union; Nick and Annette Barr who tied with Luanne and Mike Herzog for the Residential Maple Leaf (Mike is not pictured); and finally, Bill Plimpton who was awarded the Good Neighbor Maple Leaf. Congratulations to all!

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SeaComm Federal Credit Union have made a joint donation to the Ogdensburg School System’s joint Athletic Hall of Fame honoring the alumni, programs, coaches, and supporters of both Ogdensburg Free Academy and St. Mary’s Academy.  Shown from left to right are Bill Merna; Tim Baker; Joanna Hollis, all Hall of Fame Committee members; Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; Scott Wilson, President/CEO of SeaComm FCU; Doug Loffler; Ron Johnson, also Hall of Fame Committee members.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has made a donation to the Children’s Bereavement Program. For more than 20 years Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley has been working to address the needs of grieving children in our community. The program began by providing crisis response in the event of the death of a student, teacher or another member of the school community. It has continuously evolved to include annual staff training's, education at staff development days, assistance with crisis planning and classroom education. They have served every school district in St. Lawrence County, and have also been contracted to provide education to schools in neighboring counties. Pictured: Todd Mashaw, CEO, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Mary Jones, Director of Family Support Services for Hospice and program supporter Steve House.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has made a donation to the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum for the Fort Project 2020. This is “a Civil War living history educational exhibit and tribute to the Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients and Regiments of St. Lawrence County.”  Shown here on the future site of the fort are (from the left) Scott Wilson, President/CEO of SeaComm Federal Credit Union and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union along with several committee members..

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has made a donation to the Charles W. Kelly Memorial Park Committee towards their fund-raising campaign to erect a suitable memorial at Hamilton Street Park in honor of the late Charles Kelly. The committee is asking community members, area service clubs, civic groups, and other businesses to contribute “in memory of a North Country citizen who spent his life demonstrating how dedicated volunteers can make a difference in the life of a community.”  Please contact Thomas Hannan at (315) 393-0899 for further information. Shown here accepting the donation from Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU (far right) are Tom Hannan and Deb Hannan, co-chairs of the committee.

St. Lawrence FCU has made the final installment of a three-year pledge to the  Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. In the photo (l to r) are Ken Gardner, squad member; Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; and R. Storm Cilley, treasurer of the squad.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has made a donation to the Canton Day Care Center’s campaign to raise funds that will allow them to create more classrooms on the second floor of their building. From left to right are Joel Howie, VP of the Board of Directors at the Center; Nancy Addison, Executive Director of the Center; and Ashley Rayburn, branch manager at our Canton location.

St. Lawrence FCU is proud to be a sponsor of Grasse River Heritage in Canton. Seen here accepting a donation from Ashley Rayburn, branch manager at our Canton location, is Peter Pettengill, member of the Grasse River Heritage board of directors.

In support of the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation Rekindle the Café Campaign, an initiative to raise $350,000 and renovate the CHMC Cornerstone Café, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union generously sponsored the projected with a $10,000.00 pledge and recently presented the CHMC Foundation with the first installment. The project has garnered over $100,000 in support since its February 2018 launch. Pictured above from left to right are: St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union CEO Todd Mashaw, CHMC Foundation Board Member Sherin Cunningham, CHMC Foundation Board Member Cathy Piché, CHMC Foundation Board Member Kathie Wade, CHMC CEO Chuck Gijanto, and CHMC Foundation Board Member Jim Chadwick.