Pasadena Federal Credit Union’s Ralph Bicker Named Volunteer Of The Year By A National Organization

Contact: John Schaefer
Director of Marketing and Business Development

[PASADENA, CA] — Arcadia, CA resident Ralph Bicker, Secretary/Treasurer of Pasadena Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, was chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Ralph and other winners in NAFCU’s 2011 Annual Awards Competition will be honored in conjunction with NAFCU’s 44th Annual Conference in San Francisco, June 28 – July 2.

“In 2010 Pasadena Federal Credit Union (PFCU) celebrated its 75th anniversary with the installation of a 90 sq ft mural called Building Pasadena.  The mural shows city workers, police and fire officers, scouts and others typical of our membership and images of local landmarks,” said Ron Berry, President and CEO of PFCU.  “If we were now to commission a mural called Building PFCU, Ralph Bicker’s image would have to be a prominent part of it. Ralph has served the board in various capacities for 51 years, demonstrating exemplary leadership skills.  This award is a testament to his outstanding dedication on behalf of our members.”

The Annual Awards Competition named the Volunteer of the Year in two credit union asset-size categories. Ralph was the winner among all federal credit unions with less than $150 million in assets, as PFCU currently has $136 million in assets.

Annual Awards Competition winners will be feted during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon June 30 at NAFCU’s 44rd Annual Conference & Exhibition and profiled in an upcoming issue of The Federal Credit Union magazine.

Ralph Bicker joined PFCU’s Board of Directors in 1959.  He has contributed to his community by generously supporting a variety of service-based projects. Most notably, he served as an Assistant Area Director, and then as Area Director for the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), representing some 40,000 retired public employees.  He was appointed as Chairman of the Building Committee for PFCU when the Credit Union had to move its small staff of four people out of the one room, rent-free space it had occupied for many years on the 4th floor of Pasadena City Hall. Ralph chaired the committee that planned and oversaw the necessary remodeling and conversion of the shell of an existing building into the credit union’s first home outside of City Hall.  He also chaired the Building Committee when PFCU planned and constructed its present headquarters building and underground parking facility.

In addition to the Credit Union Board activities, Ralph has also served for many years on the Boards of two different large churches that he has been a member of and, the Board of the Arcadia Highland Oaks Homeowners Association where he lives.  He has also been Chairman of the Association’s Architectural Review Board for over 860 homes for the past 25 years.

Pasadena Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial cooperative owned by its members and established by municipal employees in 1935. We now provide convenient, affordable loans and financial products to employees of the cities of Pasadena, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena as well as dozens of local companies and non-profits including Girl Scouts of Greater LA, Union Station Homeless Services, Pasadena Humane Society, Jacobs Engineering, Materia, Inc., OE Waves, Art Center College of Design and many more.  For a complete list, see the “How to Join” section of our website,,  We provide free financial literacy seminars for all ages and have educated thousands of southland individuals.  PFCU is a member of  NAFCU.  We are on Facebook and Twitter as Pasadenafcu.  Our blog is

NAFCU is the only national organization that focuses exclusively on federal issues affecting credit unions, representing its members before the federal government and the public. For more information, visit


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