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DELTA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION HOSTS POLISH CREDIT UNION, SKOK JAWORZNO, AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
ATLANTA – (May 20, 2013) – For 17 years, Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union, has partnered with SKOK Jaworzno, a credit union based in Jaworzno, Poland, that was originally chartered to serve local coal miners. The partnership provides both credit unions with an opportunity to exchange visitors periodically, share best practices and learn more about common strategies and solutions in responding to ever-changing member needs. Delta Community hosted four managers and one director from SKOK Jaworzno from May 5 through May 12.
During the week-long visit, Delta Community coordinated different events to give these professionals a better understanding of the credit union movement in the U.S. and the challenges and opportunities credit unions here face. The week began with presentations by each credit union on their respective strategies and performance. Dan Denning, vice president of Knowledge Development at the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, participated and provided an overview of Georgia’s history and unique relationship with Polish credit unions. The visitors from SKOK Jaworzno then spent time with their counterparts at Delta Community to discuss issues relevant to their areas of responsibility. Steven Henson, minority leader in the Georgia Senate, welcomed the visitors at the Georgia Capitol later in the week. Senator Henson took SKOK visitors on the Senate floor and discussed the workings of state government with them. Later in the week, Delta Community took the visitors to New York to meet with the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) in Brooklyn. PSFCU and SKOK Jaworzno traded ideas and thoughts on products and services of interest to the Polish community.
“Delta Community’s partnership with SKOK Jaworzno is mutually beneficial because it allows us to learn more about the challenges facing businesses, banks and credit unions today, both here in Georgia and abroad,” explains Hank Halter, Delta Community Credit Union president and CEO. “Our long-standing partnership allows both parties to collaborate and exchange experiences that will enhance understanding of common needs and foster close personal and business relationships.”
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is one of the largest financial institutions in Georgia. It was founded in 1940 and today serves the entire metro Atlanta area, including residents of the 11 surrounding counties and employees of top businesses, such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, UPS and Racetrac. Delta Community is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. It chooses to operate as a not-for-profit credit union so it can give back earnings to its members and their local communities. Unlike a for-profit bank, Delta Community is owned by its members, not individual or institutional investors. Customers become member-owners when they open and maintain an account. Quarterlife is a custom platform designed to reach younger generations and provide financial resources through each stage of life.