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El Paso Chapter of CUYPs Meet to Promote the CU Movement
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:00 AM

El Paso Young Professionals
El Paso CUYP groups presenting their “Create your CU project.”

The El Paso Chapter of Credit Union Young Professionals held their first meet up of the year on June 23 with more than 40 CUYPs in attendance. At the meet-up, attendees learned about the CUYP group, the upcoming YP Conference, and the importance of the credit union PACs. They also participated in a networking activity as well as a group project where they had to create a credit union in 20 minutes and present it to the rest of the attendees.

Cornerstone Credit Union League VP of Political Affairs Gretchen Ziegler was in attendance to meet and talk to the CUYPs, as well as judge the group projects.

"What an inspiring group of young professionals," Ziegler said. "They are as motivated a group as I've seen, and their enthusiasm for credit unions is contagious. As the up-and-coming leaders of the Credit Union Movement, I see them doing great things. They are committed to our credit union principles and philosophies and add a fresh perspective that will carry our good works into the future."

El Paso Young Professionals
Meet-up coordinators presenting school supply donations to the Lee and Beulah Moor’s Children Home.

The meet-up also helped raise school supplies for the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home, a center in El Paso that supports children and their families who are experiencing difficulty in their lives by providing a safe, nurturing, and positive environment. Each attendee was asked to donate school supplies as their admission to the meet up.

El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions President Dana Cassolopez said she is proud of how the group has grown and what is has become. “The El Paso Young Professionals group has really stepped up their game in promoting the credit union movement amongst their respective credit unions. The once-very-small group now has over 40 members! I am very proud to be associated with so many credit union Young Professionals, and look forward to what they will do next.”

El Paso Young Professionals
El Paso CUYP members participating in a networking activity during the meet-up.

El Paso CUYP representative Ale Loeza said she sees how the CUYP group could become part of something bigger in the Credit Union Movement and the local community. “We are very excited to have so many Young Professionals in our area participate in this fun event" she said. "This is just the beginning of an amazing group of people willing to give their time for a bigger cause. This group is dedicated to create a more collaborative environment and provide community assistance to local charities that focus on children, our future young professionals."

The group is currently planning on doing community service work with local charities that assist children as their next CUYP activity. El Paso CUYP representative Pearl Serna said she hopes this is the beginning of something big for the credit union movement in El Paso. “I feel that we set a strong and positive presence in the YPs at this event. This is just the beginning of what is to come,” Serna said.