Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE)
“LIVE YOUR FINANCIAL DREAM”
Annual Speech Competition
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the Credit Union Partners in Education (CU-PIE) hosted their annual speech competition. Representatives from various Sacramento-Greater Region credit unions write and present a speech based on a theme, which this year was “Live Your Financial Dream”. Seven presenters made it to the final competition, each employing different techniques to relay the importance of having a financial plan. The speakers also touched on how credit unions help their members obtain financial well-being.
2017 First Place Winner
Gina Richardson, Golden 1 Credit Union
(Pictured with Marsha Owen, Director, CU Lending)
2nd Place Winner
Anthony Plowden, Golden 1 Credit Union
Christina Mason, SAFE Credit Union
3rd Place Tie
Tyler Chew, SAFE Credit Union
Alana Golden, Director for Education and Outreach, California Department of Business Oversight
Mark Klinkert, Vice President of Education, California/Nevada Credit Union League
Joey Waldrop, DTM, Toastmasters
Event Master of Ceremonies
Kevin Smith-Fagan, KVIE Public Television
2016 First Place Winner Kara Johnson, SAFE Credit Union (right)
2015 First Place Winner Kayshia Tagumasi (left), SAFE Credit Union
The annual event gives future leaders a forum to share original ideas and to remind credit unions of the 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. CU-PIE partners with United Way and the Bank On California program to conduct training sessions for various organizations assisting residents in managing their finances.
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.
Elise Schexnayder • Financial Education Coordinator SAFE Credit Union • Community Banking (916) 971-2530