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The OFA Blue Devils find themselves just one win away from finishing the season at the state finals. They face Dobbs Ferry in the state Class C semifinals on Saturday (11/17) at Middletown High School.  We wish them the best of luck!  Our Commerce Park team: Drew Lowry, Lisa Knowlton, Mary Jane Larock, Kim Bell, Tim Felt, Trudy Dishaw, Michelle Carkner, Marsha Hollinger, Ashlee Crosby, Chelsie Paro, Barbara Monore, Nicole Warner, Patrice Lemieux, Amber Taylor, Jenn Kennedy.

St. Lawrence FCU recently made a donation to the Morley Volunteer Fire Company to aid in their fabrication of a new equipment/rescue truck.  Shown in the photo are Mark Crosby of the Morley Volunteer Fire Company and Ashley Rayburn, branch manager at our Court Street, Canton branch.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is a Business Sponsor for the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary 15th Annual Festival of the Trees.  The Festival will be held at the United Helper’s Mosaic Building on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st.  Shown in the photo are (l to r) Amber Taylor, accounting manager at St. Lawrence FCU; Ramona Kennedy, Festival of the Trees chair; Diane Dailey, vice-president of the Auxiliary; Allyson Smith, Auxiliary member; and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has made a donation to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center in memory of Pam Todd, a very dear friend and employee, who passed away last year after a valiant fight with cancer.  In conjunction with this annual donation, the Credit Union has also presented the first Annual Pam Todd Attitude Award to Dale VanLeuven, call center rep at our Commerce Park Drive branch.  This award will be given annually to the employee that most embodies the love that Pam had for her job, co-workers, and members. From left to right: Jean Clouse, Human Resources Manager at St. Lawrence FCU; Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; Kay Zimmer, Richard E. Winter Cancer Center Director; Dale VanLeuven, first recipient of the Annual Pam Todd Attitude Award; Kathern Todd, Pam's Mom; Robert Todd, Pam's Dad; Mike St. Dennis, Pam's son; and Robin Harris, Pam's sister.

It is with great pleasure we announce that Dale VanLeuven is the recipient of the first annual Pam Todd Attitude Award.  Dale received a beautiful framed certificate which will be mounted in the Canton branch to honor Pam.  Dale will join us in presenting a donation to the Cancer Treatment Center, in honor of Pam, along with members of Pam's family.  Congratulations to Dale for this very special honor.  Dale is shown here with Jean Clouse, HR manager at St. Lawrence FCU and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU.

The certificate reads:  This award is presented to Dale VanLeuven in memory of Pam Todd who for so many years displayed a love for her job, coworkers and members that will forever be missed.  Dale unfailingly demonstrates the same qualities that made Pam so vital to the Credit Union.  Dale always comes to work with a smile on his face and is eager to assist members in any way that he can.  Throughout his years of service, Dale has formed relationships with members who look forward to seeing or speaking with him and is well regarded by his coworkers.  Pam’s legend will continue to live on through Dale’s dedication to the Credit Union.

Shannon Crosby is our 3rd Quarter Outstanding Employee!  The inscription on her certificate reads: "Shannon was nominated for this award by all her coworkers at the State Street Branch for her commitment to providing exceptional member service and assisting the teller line in an extremely fast paced environment. Shannon has a contagious smile and her attitude always brightens the room.  Regardless of how many piles she has in front of her or what she is doing, Shannon always puts the member first.  There have been many challenges in the last several months and Shannon has gone above and beyond to help maintain a smooth operation."  From left to right: Denise Peacock, Tracey Livingston, Jean Clouse (HR manager), Shannon, Brandi Stark, and Ashley O'Grady.

Congratulations, Shannon, on this much deserved award.  Keep up the great work!

St. Lawrence FCU is a local sponsor of the Potsdam Kiwanis Club program, "Read Around the World".  The objective of the program is to increase access to books as well as providing reading activities for children and motivating children and their families to read.  Shown in the photo are Marylee Ballou, Potsdam Kiwanis Club president and Eric Mitchell, USR at our Potsdam branch.

St. Lawrence FCU has made the second installment of a 3-year, $5,000.00 pledge to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.  Shown here are (l to r) Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; Ken Gardner, OVRS volunteer; and Tim Felt, chief operations officer of St. Lawrence FCU.

St. Lawrence FCU has made a $500.00 donation to the Ogdensburg School Systems newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame which will honor the alumni, programs, and coaches of St. Mary's Academy and Ogdensburg Free Academy.  From left to right in the photo are: Tim Baker and Bill Merna, both members of the Hall of Fame committee; Patrice Lemieux, Financial Services Rep at our Commerce Park branch; Doug Loffler, another member of the committee as well as Chairman of St. Lawrence FCU's Board of Directors; and Tim Felt, Chief Operations Officer of St. Lawrence FCU.

Lions Club Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award to St. Lawrence FCU

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is the proud recipient of the New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award for “OUTSTANDING GENEROSITY, DEDICATION, and SERVICE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY”.  Robert J. Uplinger was a Past International President of the Syracuse Host Lions Club.  He served as the 55th President in 1971-72. He received numerous awards and devoted himself to promoting and advancing “Lionism” in the world.  He served with outstanding distinction and was the first recipient of the award.  He also served as co-chairman of Lions Day at the UN.