Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League
- President: Angel Pulver, Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union
- Vice President: Elizabeth Smiarowski, Credit Union of Richmond
- Secretary: Teresa Millis, Baylands Family Credit Union
- Treasurer: April Lucy, Henrico Federal Credit Union
- League Chapter Liaison: Lewis Wood
Credit Unions of the Richmond Chapter
|Argent Credit Union
|Baylands Family Credit Union
|Cadmus Credit Union
|Call Federal Credit Union
|Credit Union of Richmond
|Dominion Energy Credit Union
|Henrico Federal Credit Union
|Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union
|Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union
|Richmond Virginia Fire Police Federal Credit Union
|Virginia Credit Union
|The United Methodist Credit Union
The Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions will be selling the 2020 White House Ornament to benefit VACUPAC. The cost this year will be $25 for each ornament. To place an order, please send information to Chris Miller by Nov. 17. Payment is due by Nov. 30 (checks payable to the Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions).
In addition, if your staff would be interested in completing their collection and purchasing previous year's ornaments, they are available for order as well!
The White House Historical Association's Official 2020 White House Christmas Ornament honors John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States. The youngest president since Theodore Roosevelt, Kennedy took office in January 1961, at age 43. Before his vibrant presidency was cut short by an assassin's bullet on November 22, 1963, he had invigorated the American spirit. His legacy lives on in his youthful belief in America and his faith in America's responsibilities to the world.
With this ornament we remember President Kennedy through his posthumous official White House portrait, made in 1970 by Aaron Shikler, the artist selected by the president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy. The portrait, symbolic of his unfinished presidency, hangs in the White House today. Shikler recalled that Mrs. Kennedy did not want the portrait to look the way other artists had portrayed him.
"I painted him with his head bowed, not because I think of him as a martyr," Shikler said, "but because I wanted to show him as a president who was a thinker... All presidential portraits have eyes that look right at you. I wanted to do something with more meaning. I hoped to show a courage that made him humble."
The reverse of the ornament features the dates of President Kennedy's brief term, 1961-1963, on either side of an engraving of the White House. The White House as it is today is another Kennedy legacy. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy restored the furnishings and decor of the State Rooms to the era of the early presidents and invited the public to view them in a television special.
"The White House belongs to the American people," she said. The White House Historical Association, which Mrs. Kennedy founded in 1961 continues today to fulfill the mission she envisioned: "to enhance understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the historic White House." The Association remains a lasting legacy of a presidential term unfinished.