JERSEY CITY, N.J. – This past Sunday Salem Baptist Federal Credit Union held its 50th Annual Meeting and recognized this great milestone with a celebration for their membership. Over 80 attendees enjoyed food and music, and shared stories of how the credit union touched their lives.
NJCUL’s Angel Santos (center) presents a 50h Anniversary plaque to Deacon James Walton, the credit union’s long-time Treasurer. Also pictured from left to right: Ann Kegler, Alisha Salomon, Deloris Ransom, Lisha Shivers, Patricia Clarett, Angel Santos, Roger Williams, Deacon James Walton, Mary Taylor, Helen Manns, and Delene Hodge. Not pictured: Ethel Bond, President of the Board of Directors of Salem Baptist FCU, who was unable to attend the event.
Deacon James Walton, a World War II veteran and long-time volunteer at the credit union, continues as Treasurer on the Board of Directors. At age 92, Walton has witnessed the ups and downs of the credit union movement over the years first-hand. At the annual meeting, he reflected on the changes he has seen in the financial services industry and the challenges the credit union has had in providing 50 years of dedicated service to members.
At the conclusion of the festivities, attendees were treated to a random drawing for door prizes and many members walked away with gifts donated by local businesses and organizations.