Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE)
“Credit Union Strong”
Annual Speech Competition
On Thursday, April 21, 2016 the Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) hosted their annual speech competition. Representatives from various Sacramento Greater Area credit unions write and present a speech based on the year’s theme, Credit Union Strong. Nine speeches made it to the finals and were presented, each employing different techniques to relay the importance of saving and what Credit Union strong means. The speakers touched on how credit unions help their members obtain financial well-being.
Kara Johnson, SAFE Credit Union
Kara Johnson, SAFE Credit Union, pictured on right with Last Year’s First Place Winner Kayshia Tagumasi, SAFE Credit Union
Left to right: Third Place Winner Javier Huerta, Golden 1; First Place Winner Kara Johnson, SAFE Credit Union; and Second Place Winner Anthony Lombardi, Golden One Credit Union
Anthony Lombardi, Golden One Credit Union
Javier Huerta, Golden 1
Clirissa L. Smith
Alana Golden, California Department of Business Oversight
Mark Klinkert, California and Nevada Credit Union League
George Jarosik, DTM, District 39 Toastmasters
Event Master of Ceremonies
Kevin Smith-Fagan, KVIE Public Television
The annual event gives future leaders a forum to share original ideas and to remind credit unions of our shared heritage of improving the well-being of our communities.
CU-PIE is a non-profit organization which has been actively supporting financial literacy for more than 20 years. Members of CU-PIE consist of credit union employees and volunteers. CU-PIE offers financial institutions, non-profits, community leaders and other professionals the necessary training and resources to help them successfully deliver financial literacy presentations to youth and adults in our community. In 2013, CU-PIE partnered with United Way and the Bank On California program to conduct training sessions for various organizations assisting residents in taking control of their financial future.
Kayshia Tagumasi, SAFE Credit Union, was the 2015 winner.
Delorean Dixon, Golden 1 Credit Union was the 2014 winner.
Speech Competition, circa 1960
Credit Unions: To join CU-PIE or learn more about opportunities on the Executive Committee, contact Carrie Featherston or Elise Schexnayder.
Carrie Featherston • Branch Manager – Auburn • OE Federal Credit Union • (530) 889-2969
Elise Schexnayder • Financial Education Coordinator SAFE Credit Union • Community Banking (916) 971-2530