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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
Judy Pollard Secretary  Justice FCU 703.480.5300, ext. 3102
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
Cheryl Dickerson League Director (Region 3, Class 1)  Fairfax City FCU  703.385.7944
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

NoVA Chapter Meets April 10

Date: Thursday, April 10

Topic: “Upcoming Congressional Races: How Can Credit Unions Help?”

Speaker: Rick Pillow, president, Virginia Credit Union League

Richard D. "Rick" Pillow

Rick graduated from Lynchburg College in May 1978, and went to work with the Virginia Credit Union League as a Consultant, serving credit unions in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Chapters of the Commonwealth.

In July 1980, he was promoted to Senior Consultant and assigned to the Hampton Roads and Southside Chapters of the state. Rick left the League in September 1982 to accept the position of Assistant Manager of the $180 million Martinsville DuPont Employees Credit Union located in Martinsville, Virginia.

In June 1986, he returned to the League as the Assistant Vice President of Virginia League Corporate Federal Credit Union. In January 1988, he was promoted to Vice President of the Corporate. While there, he served as an elected member of U. S. Central’s Credit Committee for six years and as Chairman of this committee for two years.

In May 1994, Rick was promoted to Vice President of the League’s Credit Union Support Services. This division is responsible for education and training, planning, and financial analysis to Virginia credit unions. In May 1997, Rick was promoted to Executive Vice President of the League.

On January 1, 2000, Rick became President of the Virginia Credit Union League and Virginia Credit Union Services, Incorporated.

He currently serves as a Board Member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA); Past Chairman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL); Board Member of the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia; Treasurer of the Southeastern Regional Credit Union Schools; Board Liaison to AACUL's Regulatory Advocacy Advisory Committee and Committee Member on the Credit Union National Association Sub-Committee on Examinations and Supervision of Credit Unions.

He is Past Chairman of CU House, LLC, Past Chairman of CUNA's CULAC Board of Trustee's as well as Past Treasurer of the former Credit Union Service Corporation of Atlanta.

Rick graduated from the League Management Institute Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1990 and earned his Certified League Executive Designation. As a baseball pitcher, his 1976 team ranked 1st in Division III Baseball, and he was elected to the Lynchburg College Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. 

Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes‎
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033

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

Cost: $40 per person for Credit Unions
$50 per person for Vendors

Credit Unions under $10 million in assets may attend for FREE (2 person maximum)

Mail Payments to:

NoVA Chapter
Attn: Mike Ligon
PO Box 6066
Woodbridge, VA 22195-6066

Please RSVP to Judy Pollard by Tuesday, April 8 at pollardj@jfcu.org  

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