March 20, 2017
Rochester, NH – HRCU held their 55th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 15th at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Rochester, New Hampshire. Over a hundred HRCU members and guests enjoyed dinner followed by an evening of informative speeches and the presentation of awards. Guest speakers included the New Hampshire Banking Commissioner Jerry Little and Stephen Roy, Chief Executive Officer of Tricorp Federal Credit Union.
In both addresses, Little and Roy extolled HRCU’s impressive growth, from its origins in the basement of Holy Rosary Church by a group of parishioners in 1962, to now holding assets nearing 250 million dollars, all in keeping with their commitment to the community.
President and CEO of HRCU, Brian Hughes, highlighted the credit union’s milestones in the past year, including reaching the 20,000-member mark and holding the grand opening for the new Brock Street lobby in Rochester. Members were given a preview of some of the technology the future holds, including HRCU Live, the new Interactive Teller Machine that HRCU will be implementing this April in Dover. Hughes also recognized staff who had shown explementary performance in the past year, honoring four of them with his President’s Awards. Recipients included Special Accounts Manager Barbara Chadbourne, Senior Financial Services Associate Christine Donnelly, Teller Shana Oliver and Financial Analyst Tim White.
Hughes also recognized Robert P. “Bob” Langelier, of the Supervisory Committee, for being named the Credit Union National Association’s New Hampshire Rock Star for 2016. Langelier was presented with a framed plaque with the article announcing his award.
Chairman of the Board of Directors Dana R. Flanders announced resolutions regarding two long-time supporters of the credit union who had passed away since HRCU’s last Annual Meeting in 2016. The Operations Center Conference Room at 133 Brock Street will be dedicated to Lucien A. Gagne, “Lou the Barber”, who supported the credit union for the past 50 years and will be marked with a plaque honoring his commitment to HRCU. This spring HRCU will dedicate the garden at 133 Brock Street with a stone and plaque to Richard J. “Dick” Sylvain, who served as an employee and in numerous support roles for the credit union over the past 43 years.
Flanders also announced service awards for two HRCU volunteers. Robert Chasse, a founder who is currently on the Council of Trustees, was honored for 55 years of service in these roles, as well as on the Board of Directors. Nancy J. Gilbert was recognized for her 25 years of service to the Credit Committee and currently to the Board of Directors.