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DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIPS

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: Jean Clouse, HR manager at St. Lawrence FCU; Richard Tacchino, Business Development Manager at St. Lawrence FCU and this year’s recipient; and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO at St. Lawrence FCU. The inscription on Richard’s certificate reads"During Pam’s many years with the Credit Union, she displayed a love for her job, her co-workers, and members.  Pam’s smile, witty humor and positive attitude made the Credit Union a better place. Richard shares many of these same qualities. Every time Richard enters the building, he has a huge smile on his face. He has the ability to make members and co-workers laugh and feel special. Richard works incredibly hard to promote the Credit Union and ensure that members are getting the best experience. Pam’s memory will live on through Richard’s enthusiasm and dedication.”  Congratulations, Richard!

On September 2nd, Alyssa Hicks was presented with  the 2nd Quarter Outstanding Performer Award.  Congratulations Alyssa! Alyssa's certificate reads as follows: "In recognition and appreciation for the innovative and safe manner that Alyssa led the Potsdam Branch during the pandemic.  With some creativity, Alyssa was able to turn a window into a “drive-through” so that the branch could remain open in a limited capacity.  Alyssa also remained diligent about protecting her reduced staff so that members could continue to receive service in Potsdam.  The branch has gained the respect of its members and the community through superior member service that Alyssa helped establish after first opening in Potsdam.  Alyssa is an outstanding performer in the Credit Union and in the community."

St. Lawrence FCU has made a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.  Hospice ensures that the highest standard of care is maintained for St. Lawrence County residents in their greatest time of need. We recognize the importance of their work in our communities.  Shown on the left is Kellie Hitchman, Director of Development and Community Relations of Hospice, accepting the check from Blair Cryderman, USR at our Potsdam branch.

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 project with a $10,000.00 pledge and recently presented the CHMC Foundation with the final installment.  Pictured above from left to right are St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Business Development Manager, Richard Tacchino; Executive Director of the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation, Amanda Hitterman; and Director of Food Services at Claxton-Hepburn, Steve Hawes.

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..