First Citizens’ Seeks Nominations For 2nd Annual Model Citizen Award

August 31, 2012 – First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) announces its second annual Model Citizen Award program utilizing Facebook, a popular social networking site, to seek nominations. The nomination period begins September 1st and ends October 31, 2012.

The Model Citizen Award Program will recognize individuals in surrounding communities for their acts of kindness, volunteer work and efforts to make their community a better place.  An individual or organization can nominate each “model citizen” by becoming a First Citizens’ Facebook fan and submitting a short summary about who they are nominating.

One winner will be selected by a First Citizens’ committee and will receive the Model Citizen Award and a trip for two to New York City. The winner’s nominator will also receive a $150 Visa Deluxe Gift Card. The program will also feature radio commercials and online advertising with the program’s media partner, 95.5 WBRU. If you know of any individuals who are deserving of the honor, please nominate them.

“We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to support and give back to the many organizations that work tirelessly at bettering our communities” said Peter J. Muise, First Citizens’ President & CEO.  “Through our community involvement we have encountered countless dedicated, passionate and caring people that give selflessly of themselves and have inspired us to recognize their efforts and share their stories as a way of saying thank you for what they do and to hopefully inspire others.”

About First Citizens’

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union is one of the premier financial institutions in southeastern Massachusetts.  With corporate offices in Fairhaven, MA, First Citizens’ can trace its roots back to 1937 when it opened its doors as a credit union in Bristol County. Today, with over 55,000 members and assets over $550 million, First Citizens’ has full service offices in New Bedford, Raynham, Taunton, Mattapoisett, Falmouth, Mashpee, Hyannis and Orleans.  The credit union offers a complete package of personal and business financial services as well as online and mobile banking.  For more information, visit



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