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Donna Hammond is celebrating 35 years of working for St. Lawrence FCU today (9/21/2017).  We would like to sincerely thank Donna for her loyalty, dedication, and contribution to the success of the Credit Union.  Donna is our Branch Operations Manager.  Happy Work Anniversary to Donna!!!!

St. Lawrence FCU has made a donation to the Ogdensburg Minor Hockey Association to help defray some of the costs associated with playing hockey.  Approximately 200 boys and girls in our community enjoy the sport of hockey.  Shown in the photo are (l to r) Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU; team members Collin Brenno, Hayden McDonald, and Connor Brown; Jeremy McDonald, member of the fundraising committee; and Eric Mitchell, universal services rep at the Potsdam branch of St. Lawrence FCU.

St. Lawrence FCU has made their annual donation to the Ogdensburg Police Department's D.A.R.E. Program. The Ogdensburg Police Department has been teaching the program for many years in the local elementary schools.  The program has evolved over the years and now teaches children how to deal with bullies, strategies to stay drug-free, how to be a good citizen, and so much more. Shown in the picture below are (l to r) Detective Jarrett LeClair, Juvenile Detective for the Ogdensburg PD and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of St. Lawrence FCU.

St. Lawrence FCU has become a local sponsor for the Potsdam Kiwanis Club’s program known as “Read around the World”.  The objectives of the program are to increase access to books, provide reading activities for children, and motivate children and their families to read. Our employees in Potsdam have also volunteered to read at the Potsdam Head Start.  Shown in the picture below are Henry Walters, Potsdam Kiwanis member; Eric Mitchell, USR at our Potsdam branch; Richard Tacchino, USR at our Potsdam branch; and Marylee Ballou, incoming Potsdam Kiwanis Club President. 

St. Lawrence FCU is a sponsor for the Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Ogtoberfest celebration.  Shown in the picture below are (l to r) Laura Pearson, chamber executive director; Mike Thayer, CFO at SLFCU; and Kevin McDonough, chamber board member and member of the Ogtoberfest committee.

SLFCU is a Business Sponsor for the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary's "Holiday Festival" being held December 1 and 2, 2017. In the picture below are (l to r) Allyson Smith CHMC auxiliary member, Ramona Kennedy, auxiliary liaison and chair of this year's festival; Janice Shoen, president of the auxiliary; and Todd Mashaw, President/CEO of SLFCU.

SLFCU donated $1,000.00 to the North Country Children’s Museum towards their capital campaign to complete the museum’s future home in the Red Barn at 10 Raymond Street in Potsdam.  “NCCM operates as a Museum Without Walls and presents a range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for children 12 and younger and their parents.”  “NCCM is recognized by the Association of Children’s Museums and the New York State Board of Regents.”   Shown in the picture from left to right are: Alyssa Hicks, universal services rep in Potsdam; Linda Acker from the Children’s Museum; and Sharon Williams, executive director of the museum.

SLFCU has made a donation to The Community Lunch Program for Kids which provides free breakfast and lunch items for kids ages pre-K to 18. This year the program is considered an extension of the Norfolk Raymondville Food Pantry and is able to receive USDA foods and foods offered at discounted prices through the Food Bank of Central New York.  In the picture below are Wendy Chambers, from the Community Summer Lunch Program for Kids and Richard Tacchino, universal services rep for SLFCU.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has donated $1,000.00 to the Canton Day Care Center in Canton, NY towards their building expansion project.  They are developing the second floor of their current building in order to serve more children in the area. The project will serve 52 new children bringing the total number of children served to 110. The Canton Day Care Center is regulated by the State of New York Office of Child and Family Services and is a non-profit agency. In the photo, from left to right, are: Front Row – Lillian Moore, Lia Montanaro, Claire Thomas, Andrew Downing, and Jessie Beasley.  Second Row – Nancy Addison, Executive Director of Canton Day Care holding Michael Lawrence and Ashley Rayburn, branch manager at the St. Lawrence FCU’s Canton branch.

Front Row – Lillian Moore, Lia Montanaro, Claire Thomas, Andrew Downing, and Jessie Beasley.  Second Row – Nancy Addison, Executive Director of Canton Day Care holding Michael Lawrence and Ashley Rayburn, branch manager at the St. Lawrence FCU’s Canton branch

St. Lawrence FCU made a donation of $750.00 to Helping Hands in Potsdam to help build a warehouse to store items needed to furnish a household for those that are income eligible residents of St. Lawrence County.  The warehouse will be named the “Christian P. House Furniture Barn” in memory of Christian House, son of Stephen and Laurie House.  Michael Maresca and his wife Barbara of Hannawa Falls are matching donations from county residents, up to $20,000.00. In this picture are Stephen House and Becky Bush, branch manager at our Potsdam branch.

Stephen House and Becky Bush

 Douglas Duprey, Ogdensburg Lions President, Mike Thayer, CFO at St. Lawrence FCU, Tim Felt, Director of Operations at St. Lawrence FCU, and Kim Demers, 3rd Vice President of the Ogdensburg Lions

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”.

From left to right: Douglas Duprey, Ogdensburg Lions President, Mike Thayer, CFO at St. Lawrence FCU, Tim Felt, Director of Operations at St. Lawrence FCU, and Kim Demers, 3rd Vice President of the Ogdensburg Lions.

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.

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

SLFCU made the first installment of a $5,000.00 three year pledge to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. From right to left in the photo are: Tim Felt, Director of Operations at SLFCU; Cheri LeClair, branch manager at our Commerce Park Location; Ken Gardner, Chief of the OVRS; Mike Paige, driver at OVRS; and Todd Mashaw, our President/CEO.                

Tim Felt, Cheri LeClair, Ken Gardner, Mike Paige, and Todd Mashaw

St. Lawrence FCU has joined Grasse River Heritage as a Corporate Sponsor. Grasse River Heritage works to develop and improve the Grasse River corridor as an asset to the Canton community. Shown accepting the check from Sheri Dawley of our Canton branch is Louis Tremaine, Grasse River Heritage board president.

Sheri Dawley and Louis Tremaine

St. Lawrence FCU made a donation to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department toward their fundraising effort to provide child safety education materials to the children of St. Lawrence County. This program assists in teaching child safety as well as violence prevention and drug awareness.  Shown in the photo are (l to r): Fay Jenks, Becky Bush, branch manager at our Canton branch, and Kevin Wells.

Fay Jenks, Becky Bush, and Kevin Wells