Each year we welcome our membership to join us for our annual meeting to learn what we have accomplished and discuss our future goals.
Our 78th Annual Meeting of the Membership was held at Montessori Academy of Chambersburg. There were just over 60 members, guests , volunteers, and employees in attendance. Each eligible attendee had a chance to win one of our two door prizes (32 inch LED TVs). Check out our lucky winners, Nick and Bonita, below! The Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee elections were held and we welcomed two new board members, Dixie Paruch and Deborah Westover, and Larry Bresnahan was re-elected; each for a 3-year term. We also welcomed a new supervisory committee member, John Southwood for a 3-year term. Our 2016 Board of Directors is pictured above. Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients were recognized and then introduced themselves to the membership. Each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship. Learn about our scholarship recipients below. At the close of our meeting, we recognized our former Board Chairperson, Peg Hollar for the many years of volunteer service that she dedicated to 1st Ed Credit Union. Read below for more details on Peg’s years with the credit union. For full meeting details and information on 1st Ed Credit Union, view our 2015 Annual Report.
- Peg was elected to 1st Ed Credit Union’s Credit Committee on January 16, 1980.
- She became the first woman elected to be on our Board of Directors on February 27, 1995.
- On April 25, 2005 she was elected Vice Chairperson of the Board.
- On April 24, 2006 she was elected Chairperson of the Board.
Throughout the years, the credit union has grown with Peg.
- A basement home office transitioned into the current branch on Kennebec Drive.
- Expanding the field of membership from teachers in Franklin County to school employees and students in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and parts of Cumberland and York counties.
- Changing the credit union name from Franklin County Teachers Credit Union to 1st Ed Credit Union.
- Continuous additions of convenient services to support our growing membership.
Nicholas Boyd will graduate from Big Spring High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and spent the past two years as the Technology Intern for the school. He has been an asset to the swim team during his career receiving 12 district and 2 state swim medals while serving as the team captain for 3 years. He plans to continue his swimming career into the college level. He has also received the sportsmanship award for soccer and been the Team Captain for 2 years. After school, you can find him working or volunteering by providing private and public swim lessons. Nicholas has been accepted to Clarion University and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, he will major in Computer Science.
Brittany Truax is ranked first in her graduating class at Forbes Road High School. During her high school career, Brittany has received the US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, Central Penn Elite MVP Award and part of the National Honor Society. She is the President of her graduating class as well as President of the following clubs: National Honor Society, 4-H, FBLA and FFA. When she’s not in school, she raises cattle and introduced her FFA Advisor to the Heifer International Fundraising Drive that raises money to buy animals to give to communities in need. Brittany will attend Virginia Tech majoring in Poultry and Animal Sciences on the Pre-Vet track with a livestock emphasis. After she finishes her bachelor’s degree, she plans to achieve her doctorate in Veterinary medicine specializing in bovine reproduction.
Emily Ritchey will graduate from Fannett-Metal High School. During her high school career she has received awards from National Volunteer Service and Presidential Academic Achievement. She is captain of the cheerleading squad, yearbook editor, been cast in the school play and participates in Track & Field. Outside of school she has volunteered with the local hospital, library, her church youth group, and been an Elementary Teacher Assistant. She has been preparing for her college education for years by taking intro to college classes and attended a college-prep program at Franklin & Marshall. Emily will attend Franklin & Marshall with an undecided major. She has ties with many fields and chose to attend a Liberal Arts College to learn and think about topics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Samantha Loy currently attends New Oxford High School. She has been part of the National Honor Society and served as a Student Council representative and Student Advisory Board. She is a member of the 2015 National Champion cheerleading team and in the PIAA PA State Cheerleading Champions team for 4 years. Outside of school, she is active in her church youth group and has been the Assisting Minister of her church. During mission’s trips, she traveled to New Orleans to help with the Hurricane Katrina cleanup and to inner-city Detroit to help the homeless. During her volunteer time, she realized that her focus was assisting the youth by helping them stay positive in a difficult time. Samantha will pursue a degree in Education at Millersville University.