Berkshire County Chapter Makes Plans for 2019

 (l-r): Association’s Berkshire County Chapter of Credit Unions Board of Directors: Mark Mancari, Chapter Vice President, Greylock Federal Credit Union; Melissa Morin, Chapter President, Credit Union of the Berkshires; Nancy Canino, Chapter Secretary, MyCom Federal Credit Union; Kathy Francoeur, Chapter Treasurer, Credit Union of the Berkshires; Terry Ziemba, Chapter Assistant Treasurer, Greylock Federal Credit Union; and Mike Maddalena, Chapter Director, MyCom Federal Credit Union.

Credit Union of the Berkshires hosted a planning meeting for the Board of Directors of the Association’s Berkshire County Chapter yesterday. The agenda included placing final touches on its upcoming December meeting as well as a preview of its 2019 calendar.

The Chapter Board remains committed to delivering its mission of “More Resources, More Networking, More Value” for members and unanimously agreed to expand its annual three-meeting schedule by sponsoring a new, local credit union community educational session outside of the traditional business meeting setting. This add-on “Mini-Chapter” meeting is designed to deliver useful educational content and plenty of time for networking delivered in a relaxed setting. Snacks are planned, to be hosted by Greylock Federal Credit Union, and a discussion highlighting practical tips for robbery responses organized by Chapter Director Mike Maddalena, MyCom Federal Credit Union.

The meeting date is targeted for Spring 2019, intentionally scheduled to take place after the Chapter’s December meeting and before its Annual Meeting, slated for Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Pittsfield Country Club. The Annual Meeting will include special recognition for directors. The Association’s recently released Student Essay Contest, Scholarship Program and new CU Connect and Strategic Business partners were also discussed.

The next meeting of the Berkshire Chapter will be held on December 6 at Zucchini’s Restaurant in Pittsfield. The meeting will feature a holiday toy drive benefitting the Berkshire office of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. An innovative employee engagement program presentation by Bill Nagle, Association Vice President, Professional Development, tailored for the Chapter, will also be delivered. Seasonal festivities and special guests are also planned. Registration may be found at

Any Association member who has difficulty accessing the Association’s program registration system or would like to be added to the Chapter’s communication list may contact Kevin Cole, Project Manager, by email at or Mary Ann Clancy, Chapter Liaison at