Pelican State Credit Union hosts Budgeting for the New Year virtual workshop

BATON ROUGE, LA (December 22, 2020) — Pelican State Credit Union hosted a free virtual Financial Wellness Workshop on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, where attendees had their budgeting questions answered live by a panel of experts.

The workshop was hosted live on both Zoom and Pelican’s Facebook page, and featured Pelican Nationally Certified Credit Counselors April Gomez, Lisa Fuller, and Nanette Diaz. Pelican Assistant Vice President of Financial Outreach Jessica Sharon moderated the workshop and helped field questions from attendees.

The panel began answering questions at 7:00 pm, and guests learned about why budgeting for the new year is important, things to consider when making a household budget, and tips on how to have a prosperous new year.

Attendees were able to ask real-time questions during the workshop using the Q&A feature on Zoom and the comments section on the Facebook stream. There was also a section during registration for registrants to submit their questions beforehand. Between both platforms, 51 questions were asked and over 90 viewers joined the workshop virtually.

The event was completely free and open to the public. Pelican membership was not required to attend the workshop or ask questions.

The credit union will continue to host workshops on a variety of topics throughout 2021. To see all upcoming Pelican events, visit

Screen capture of the panel during the Budgeting for the New Year live Q&A.

About Pelican State Credit Union

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. The credit union is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services. Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge to serve Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers, and state office personnel. They have since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana, now serving over 70,000 members. For information, visit


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