2022 MSCUA Annual Meeting Post-Meeting Overview

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Mississippi Credit Union Association Elects Board

Biloxi, MS (05/12/22) — The membership of the Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) has elected its board of directors. The twelve-member MSCUA Board represents the association’s sixty-six member credit unions in Mississippi that provide financial services to more than 700,000 consumers.

Four MSCUA directors were re-elected to a three-year term:

  • Sheila Bridges, Brightview FCU (Jackson, MS) (more)
  • John Gibbons, Triangle FCU (Columbus, MS) (more)
  • Chris Hammond, Sunbelt FCU (Laurel, MS) (more)
  • James B. Smith, Jr., Singing River FCU (Moss Point, MS) (more)

Elected to a fill an unexpired one-year term:

  • James Hollingsworth (Col-Ret), Keesler FCU (Biloxi, MS) (more)

The MSCUA Board of Directors are:

  • Chairman Chris Hammond, Sunbelt FCU (Laurel, MS)
  • Vice Chairman Sheila Bridges, Brightview FCU (Jackson, MS)
  • Treasurer Katie Nelson, Eagle Express FCU (Jackson, MS)
  • Past Chairman James B. Smith, Jr., Singing River FCU (Moss Point, MS)
  • Betty Barrett, Magnolia FCU (Jackson, MS)
  • Rebecca Cooper, 1st Mississippi FCU (Meridian, MS)
  • John Gibbons, Triangle FCU (Columbus, MS)
  • John Harmond, CenturyFirst FCU (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • James Hollingsworth (Col-Ret), Keesler FCU (Biloxi, MS)
  • Tommy Leonard, Navigator CU (Pascagoula, MS)
  • Alison Lynd, Southern Coastal FCU (Biloxi, MS)
  • Michael Mathews, Mutual CU (Vicksburg, MS)

Five Inducted Into Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame

Biloxi, MS (05/12/22) – Five Mississippi credit union leaders were recently inducted into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame. Induction into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual within our state. Learn more about each inductee using the “more” link.

  • Debbie Barnes, Sunbelt FCU (more)
  • Charlotte Breal, Biloxi Teachers FCU (more)
  • Pam Cotten, Statewide FCU (more)
  • H. Thomas “Tom” McWilliams, MS Credit Union Association (more)
  • Thomas Williams, Sunbelt FCU (more)

The Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame was founded in 1994 to recognize deserving individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the credit union movement.

Nominations for 2023 are now being accepted.  Details & nomination form are available at https://mscua.com/collaboration/mississippi/awards/.

Mississippi Credit Unions Recognized for Advocacy Support

Biloxi, MS (05/13/22) — Eighteen Mississippi credit unions were recognized for their efforts to actively promote and advocate on behalf of credit unions and for their efforts to support credit union advocacy initiatives.

Initiatives in the Mississippi Credit Union Advocacy Award Program include support of credit union political action committees, participation in credit union advocacy programs and initiatives, and helping lawmakers understand the unique structure of credit unions and the benefits they provide to their member-owners and community.

Completing 5 of 5 advocacy initiatives and earning a “Magnolia” Advocacy Award were:

  • 1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Eagle Express Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Ferguson Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Keesler Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Magnolia Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Members Exchange Credit Union (more)
  • Meridian Mutual Federal Credit Union (more)
  • MUNA Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Mutual Credit Union (more)
  • Navigator Credit Union (more)
  • Singing River Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Statewide Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Sunbelt Federal Credit Union (more)

Completing 3 of 5 advocacy initiatives and earning a “Delta” Advocacy Award were:

  • Brightview Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Jackson Area Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Rivertrust Federal Credit Union (more)
  • Triangle Federal Credit Union (more)

Credit union employees at many of the advocacy award winning credit unions were also recognized for their voluntary participation in the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) Payroll Deduction Program (PRD), which helps support and defend the credit union movement.

MSCUA recognizes CU Anniversaries, CU4Kids Support

Biloxi, MS (05/12/22) — During the 2022 Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) Annual Meeting, MSCUA was pleased to recognize our member credit union’s achievements.

  • Keesler Federal Credit Union was recognized for their 75th Anniversary (more)
  • 1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union was recognized for their 50th Anniversary (more)
  • Jackson Area Federal Credit Union was recognized for being the top fundraiser last year for Credit Unions for Kids, a program through which credit unions support the children’s hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network. (more)

Photos

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Annual Business Meeting

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