Pelican State Credit Union celebrates relocation with free cash for members

LAKE CHARLES, LA (March 7, 2014) —  To celebrate the relocation of its Lake Charles branch, Pelican State Credit Union gave its members an opportunity to grab some fast cash in a money booth! The credit union gave away $2,075 to 108 members from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.

The money booth was part of the branch’s Grand Opening Celebration. Local business leaders, residents, dignitaries and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce showed their support for the credit union by attending a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony led by Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad and Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach.

“In 2010, Pelican merged with Lake Charles TELCO Federal Credit Union. Since the merger, the credit union has developed strong partnerships and grown tremendously alongside of the Lake Charles community,“ said Conrad.

Pelican’s new Lake Charles branch is located at 2231 Oak Park Boulevard. The branch boasts more space, more parking and more representatives than the credit union’s former location on Kirkman Street. Its proactive staff is led by Branch Manager Jackie Decareaux, who was chosen out of 175 employees statewide as Pelican’s 2013 Employee of the Year due to her notable performance.

“At our former location, members would call Jackie to ask if there was a parking spot available before visiting the branch. Now, we are proud to offer ample parking to our members in addition to the added convenience of a drive-thru teller line and 24-hour ATM,” Conrad added.

Another new benefit for Pelican’s Lake Charles members is the addition of a full-time mortgage service representative stationed at the branch. Kim Tassin is a seasoned mortgage loan originator with experience in the Lake Charles area. Soon, she will join Pelican in fulfilling the growing housing needs of the community.

Several businesses in Lake Charles and its surrounding parishes have partnered with Pelican to provide credit union membership eligibility as a free benefit to their employees. These businesses include AT&T, Tony Chachere’s, Community Coffee, Volunteers of America, Villa Maria Retirement Center, the Cameron Sheriff’s Office, South Cameron Parish Hospital and many others.

Pelican’s Lake Charles Branch is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Pelican is a full service financial institution offering interest-bearing free checking accounts, a wide variety of loans, free credit counseling and much more.

If you are interested in joining Pelican or partnering with Pelican to offer credit union membership eligibility as a free benefit your employees, please call 337-474-2040 or visit for more information.

About Pelican State Credit Union

For more than 56 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. Since opening its doors in 1956, the credit union seeks to embody its mission statement each and every day, providing innovative products and services, with a continued, dedicated focus on member loyalty. Pelican State Credit Union was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge. Its main membership served Louisiana Charity Hospitals, Mental Health Centers, and State Office Personnel. Pelican State has since grown into one of the largest state chartered credit unions in Louisiana now serving over 35,000 members nationwide. For information, visit

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