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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.

September 11th is “Miracle Jeans Day” – a day on which Credit Union employees make a donation to wear jeans for the day.  The donations are then sent to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital® closest to us. That hospital is Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY.  In the top photo at our Commerce Park location are (l to r standing): Richard Tacchino, Michelle Carkner, Mary Jane Larock, Chelsie Paro, Becky Bush, Trudy Dishaw, Emily Cunningham, Sara Stone, Damon June, Beth Burkett, Barbara Monroe, and Kim Bell. Seated are Lisa Knowlton, Jenn Kennedy, Amber Taylor, and Ashlee Crosby.  In the bottom photo at our Canton branch are (l to r): Karina Warren, Sheri Dawley, Ashley Rayburn, Jessica Gotham, and Shannon DeLorme.

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 is one of the sponsors of the Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual "Ogtoberfest" being held on Saturday, September 28th from noon until 8 pm at the Lockwood Civic Center in Ogdensburg. In the photo from left to right are Richard Tacchino, Business Development Manager at St. Lawrence FCU and member of the chamber board of directors; Laura Pearson, Executive Director of the chamber; Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; and Kevin McDonough, executive committee member of the chamber board.

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.

We are very pleased to announce that for the first time, we have TWO winners for the Outstanding Employee of the Quarter:  Congratulations to both Sara Stone and Emily Cunningham! The certificate reads:  “In recognition of Sara and Emily’s dedication to the Electronic Services Department and our membership during challenging staffing changes and an increase in fraudulent activity. Sara and Emily both come to work every day with a positive attitude and a desire to assist our membership in a friendly and professional manner.  Sara and Emily often work late to complete time sensitive tasks and have also begun the process of training a new member of the Electronic Services Department.  Sara and Emily’s commitment and dedication to the Credit Union does not go unnoticed.”   Pictured are: Sara Stone, Electronic Services Manager; Jean Close, HR Manager; and Emily Cunningham, Electronic Services Representative.

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 FCU has donated to the Madrid-Waddington Central School Athletic Booster Club to help with their fundraiser to help construct dugouts for both the baseball and softball teams.  The construction is expected to be completed April 30, 2019. Sown on the left is Mike Ruddy, Vice President of the Booster Club along with Drew Lowry, Member Services Manager at our Commerce Park location.

St. Lawrence FCU has made a donation to the OFA Girls Modified Lacrosse team for the 2019 spring season. Shown from left to right are: Patrice Lemieux, FSR at Commerce Park; Katelyn Reed, Merin Curatolo, and Megan Reed, all members of the girls modified lacrosse team; and Becky Bush, Member Solutions Manager at Commerce Park.

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.