Three State Employees’ Credit Union volunteers honored for long-term service
RALEIGH, NC (October 24, 2016) — During the Annual Membership Meeting of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), the SECU Board of Directors recognized three long-term volunteers who have devoted many years of service to the financial cooperative and its membership. Tom King and David King, who announced their retirement from the SECU Board, were each honored for over 20 years of service as Directors. Sam Watson was recognized for five decades of volunteerism, serving in various capacities during his tenure.
Tom King was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1994. He was also the founding Chairman of the SECU Foundation established in 2004. Mr. King always kept the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People®” at the forefront of his decision making on behalf of the Credit Union’s 2.1 million members.
After spending his first ten years of volunteer service on SECU’s Member Loan Review Committee, David King joined the Board of Directors in 1995. A strong believer in North Carolina’s state motto “Esse Quam Videri – to be rather than to seem,” he always made sure that services and programs were put in place to benefit the broader community and lift up the weakest.
Upon receiving recognition, the departing Directors addressed their fellow volunteers, noting that it had been a privilege to serve the cooperative and encouraging the group to carry forward the credit union philosophy on which SECU was founded. Both gentlemen are continuing their mission of service through Emeritus positions on the SECU Foundation Board.
Sam Watson represented and advocated for SECU members through his volunteer roles on branch Advisory Boards and Member Loan Review Committees. Through his many hours of service, Watson provided a voice for all members and helped guide and contribute to the growth of the Credit Union.
SECU Board Chair Cynthia Jolly presented the honorees with framed acknowledgements of their service and noted, “We offer our deepest appreciation to these gentlemen for their many years of dedication to the Credit Union and their fellow members. They are true examples of ‘People Helping People.’”
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for nearly 82 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves over 2.4 million members through 266 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org.