60,000 Members Strong!
We are excited to announce that we have reached and surpassed 60,000 members! The credit union’s 60,000th member was Gerhard Gaiser from Erie, PA. Gerhard, owner and operator of Yum Yum’s Pizza in Erie PA, received a congratulatory gift basket for this distinction. “I was not happy with the bank I was using, plus I heard lots of good things about Erie FCU, so I decided to check them out”, said Gerhard. “It’s been great so far; I definitely feel appreciated here, plus they buy my pizza!”, Gerhard added.
Erie FCU Employee Honored with
Brightest Star Award
Erie Federal Credit Union, Lending QC Specialist, Liliya Steblak, was honored by the St. Martin Center with the “BRIGHTEST STAR AWARD” at its annual Shining Stars Awards luncheon! The St. Martin Center’s “Shining Stars program” presents the prestigious “Brightest Star Award” to an individual(s) or organization each year who make the biggest impact. Liliya was lauded by St. Martin Center, CEO, David Gonzales for her passion and dedication as a Shining Stars volunteer. At the awards luncheon, Liliya was presented a plaque and shared her personal story of when her family was helped by the St. Martin Center. When she was 7 years old, Liliya and her family moved to America from Ukraine in 2005 with literally nothing. One of the programs that made a mark on the Steblak family was the Shining Stars Gift Program which helps to provide Christmas gifts to thousands of children in the Erie area each holiday. In thanking Erie FCU for allowing her to give of her time, she said, “People helping people is the credit union’s philosophy and I love the fact that we stand by that and serve our community”. Liliya ended the ceremony with one thought; “I was a shining star once and today I stand before you as proof that things like this do make a difference. I am honored to be a volunteer, grateful to God and everyone that helped me make a full circle!” Her story and acts of volunteerism are a true inspiration to all.
Chief Executive Officer of Erie FCU, Brian Waugaman stated, “This is an exciting achievement for Erie Federal Credit Union. On behalf of our Board, management team and staff, we would like to congratulate and welcome our new, and 60,000th member, Gerhard Gaiser!” Waugaman continued, “Serving and supporting our members and community is the foundation to our business and we are happy that Mr. Gaiser chose Erie FCU. We hope to provide him with 5-star service for years to come.” Since its inception in 1936, Erie FCU, the largest credit union in Northwest PA and a top ranked credit union in Pennsylvania, has been serving its members in and around Erie, PA. As a memberowned financial cooperative, Erie FCU is committed to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”, and is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through a diverse offering of financial services and products. In addition to our financial solutions for all walks of life, we strive to improve the surrounding community through the promotion of financial literacy and sponsorship of many charitable programs as part of our #Team AOK (Acts of Kindness) pay it forward initiative.
Thank you to all of our amazing members who made this milestone possible. #60kStrong
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Erie FCU - 2019 Spring Newsletter