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Our Credit Union Plays Host to the “Credit Union for Students” Winners

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Our Credit Union Plays Host to the “Credit Union for Students” Winners

An awards ceremony for winners of the second edition of “Credit Union for Students” program was held on Wednesday, November 28, at our Credit Union’s headquarters located at 100 McGuinness Blvd., in Greenpoint. This program represents one of the numerous initiatives through which our Credit Union promotes and supports ambitious Polish youth. Under the “Credit Union for Students” program, management of the Polish schools set up their own internal regulations and selected the most diligent students from their schools. Our credit Union handed out award certificates to each winner and deposited $100 to each student’s account.

Students were evaluated based on their grades, diligence and punctuality, as well as overall involvement in the school community during the 2007/08 school year.

Similarly to the „Astronomy Adventure with Copernicus”, the “Credit Union for Students” program was organized in cooperation with the Polish Supplementary School Council of America. 44 children from schools located in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have received awards in this year’s edition of the program. At the request of the teachers, PSFCU has extended the program, whereby instead of one student from each school, teachers could now select students in two age groups.

The ceremony was attended by students accompanied by their teachers, parents and school directors, together with the Chairman of the Polish Supplementary School Council of America, Ms. Dorota Andraka. Our Credit Union was represented by members of the Board of Directors, Ms. Bożena Kajewska-Pielarz and Ms. Kaja Sawczuk, together with our CEO, Mr. Bogdan Chmielewski and the Manager of McGuinness Branch, Mr. Tomasz Kwiatkowski.


CEO of PSFCU, Bogdan Chmielewski and Bożena Kajewska-Pielarz from the Board of Directors with the one of the winners.

“Our Credit Union is very serious about education of Polish youth. The “Credit Union for Students” program aims at stimulating young people to cultivate Polish traditions, to participate in the life of the Polish community and to study diligently,” said Mr. Bogdan Chmielewski. “Future character of our community depends on our youth therefore we place so much stress on the Polish values and education. Our Credit Union needs young people to continue its growth. Helping young people is a part of our general strategy because we are counting on the fact that these people will remain our members and perhaps will even join our staff in the future,” he added.


The winners with the PSFCU volunteers, CEO and Polish Supplementary School Council representatives.

Upon accepting the certificates, students had an opportunity to say a few words about themselves and to tell the audience what they were planning to do with the award. Many of them declared to keep the money in their accounts at the Credit Union to “earn good interest.”

The ceremony also featured a performance by Patrycja Sulich, a participant of the “Poland – Land of My Parents” competition, who performed a well prepared presentation on the history of Torun gingerbreads.

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