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NoVa Chapter

Chapter Officers

Credit Union
Jason Lindstrom President  Belvior FCU 703.730.1800, ext. 5125
Shannon Tackett 1st Vice President Belvoir FCU 703-730-1800 ext. 5155
David  Reed 2nd Vice President  Reed and Jolly, PLLC (Fairfax County FCU) 703.675.9578
Mike Ligon Treasurer  Belvoir FCU  703.730.1800, ext. 5365
Nicole Bowen Chapter Legislative Representative  Fairfax County FCU
(VP Administration) 

League Directors/Key Contacts

Credit Union
Gaye DeCesare League Director (Region 3, At-Large Director)  Belvoir FCU (VP Administration)  703.730.1800
Dan Morrisey League Director (Region 3, Class 1)  Queen of Peace Arlington FCU 703.521.1960
Suzanne Hodgins League Director (Region 3, Class 2)  UVA Community CU  434.964.2014
Joe Thomas League Director (Region 3, At-Large Director)  Fairfax County FCU  703.218.9900

Directory of Chapter Credit Unions

View the chapter's credit unions (includes a link to each credit union's Web site, if applicable.)

Meeting & Event Information

CUNA CEO Jim Nussle Special Guest at Nov. 13 NoVA Chapter Meeting

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League
Cordially Invites You to Our November Chapter Meeting
Meet the new CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle

Date: Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Location: Clyde’s Restaurant – Tysons Corner
8332 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

5:30pm Networking
6:00pm Meeting
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Guest Speaker: Jim Nussle

$40 per person for Credit Unions
$50 per person for Vendors
$20 per person for Credit Union YPN members

Credit Unions under $10 million in assets can attend for FREE (2 person maximum)
Meeting Sponsored by: Enterprise Car Sales

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Please RSVP by Monday, November 10th to Shannon Tackett at stackett@belvoirfcu.org or call 703.730.1800 ext: 5155

NoVA Chapter Hosting Nov. 13 Financial Education Training Event for School Teachers 

Coming soon! The Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League is sponsoring the Real Money Experience, a free teacher training event focused on Virginia’s personal finance standards of learning. The focus of the Real Money Experience is to introduce educators to tools and curricula available for teaching the new Economics and Personal Finance course. To make this event successful, we need YOU!

Below you will find an agenda outlining the November 13th event. Please feel free to share this with educators that your credit union works with and invite them to attend! This event provides valuable tools and resources to educators teaching the economics and personal finance course. Pending local approval, teachers that complete the training may be eligible for up to six recertification points for professional development.

Additionally, we are still looking for donations for door prizes. If your credit union is willing to provide gift cards or give-away items, we would greatly appreciate the support! Together, we can make this a robust training event while showcasing the credit union difference in northern Virginia!

Should you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact me via email or phone. Thank you in advance for your help!

Real Money Experience Agenda 
8:00-8:15 Registration/Breakfast

Introduction/Smart Start Resource Training

Cherry Hedges, Financial Education Director, Virginia Credit Union

10:00-10:15 Break

Financial Literacy Content Training

  • Financial Services Insurance

Loren White, Senior Insurance Market Examiner, Life and Health Division, Bureau of Insurance, State Corporation Commission

  • Credit and Loans

Karen Frazier, Business Development Officer/Marketing, Northern Piedmont Federal Credit Union

Brenda Jackson, VP, Lending, Fairfax County Federal Credit Union


National Endowment for Financial Education Training (NEFE)

Dawn Lindley, Financial Education Director, Virginia Credit Union League

12:00-12:45 Lunch

Financial Education Games/Activities Roundup 

Shannon Tackett, Financial Coach, Belvoir Federal Credit Union


Understanding Taxes: the Hows and the Whys

Cherry Hedges, Financial Education Director, Virginia Credit Union 

2:40-3:00 Evaluation and Door Prizes

Event Address:

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union - 4201 Members Way, Fairfax, VA 2203 

NoVA Chapter Gathers Info on Clothing Donation Opportunities

As a part of credit unions' outreach to our communities, many of our officials, staff and members may have very usable clothing that they wish to donate to an organization that provides such clothing to those in our community who are in need of such items. Many folks are looking for a home for such donations.

The chapter has initiated an information-sharing process that interested NoVa Credit Unions can make known any such organizations with which the credit union, or someone from the credit union, has some degree (can be very minimal) of involvement or knowledge, which receives donations of clothing and provides such clothing at no cost or very minimal cost to recipients.

This is not a clothing drive, and area credit unions can participate to whatever degree they choose to participate in promoting clothing donations directly to one of the organizations on the list. This might involve posting a list in the credit union branch lobby, placing an item in a newsletter, making staff aware, etc.

The first step was to develop a list of appropriate clothing/thrift shops in various areas of Northern Virginia. We now have information on two such shops, one in Arlington and one in Herndon. That list is below, and you can publicize this list to whatever extent you wish.

Additional Resources:
Read the letter from Dan Morrisey (Queen of Peace Arlington Federal Credit Union). Also included in the letter is an information sheet you can use to submit the names of organizations you know that collect and distribute gently worn clothing to the needy.

List of Credit Union Recommended Clothing/Thrift Shops

The Closet

845 Station St
Herndon VA 20710

  • Contact at The Closet: Aaron Sawyer, 703.437.7652
  • Open for customers/clients: Tu, Th, Sat  10 am – 2 pm
  • Open for Donations: Tu, Th, Sa 8 am – 2 pm
  • Types of items accepted as donations: Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s cloting, shoes, household items, books, toys, videos, musical instruments
  • Types of Items not accepted: Large furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment
Matt. 25 Thrift Shop

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
2700 South 19th St
Arlington VA 22204

  • Contact at Matt. 25: Greg Staff 703.979.5580
  • Open for customers/clients: Wed, Sat, Sun: 9:00 am – 12 Noon
  • Open for Donations: Wed, Sat, Sun: 9:00 am – 12Noon. At other times, leave donations in blue drop box
  • Types of items accepted as donations: Gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, small household items, books, small toys, ettc.
  • Types of Items not accepted: Large furniture, television sets, computers and monitors, mattresses, children’s car seats.
  • Credit Union related: Queen of Peace Arlington Federal Credit Union, Dan Morrisey, 703.521.8615, qpafcu@qpafcu.com