Good Friends and Family Celebrate Together at Annual Meeting


Tuesday night, over 350 members, guests, and employees gathered at the First Baptist Church in Rock Hill to celebrate Family Trust’s 61st Annual Meeting. The meeting’s theme was “Community Partnership,” a vital aspect of the credit union philosophy. This year’s meeting was particularly important because a new Board of Directors was elected.

Brite and Apollo, mascotstable covered in food donations members selecting food from a buffet

Doors opened at 5:30 and the Oneppo Brothers band entertained during the welcome and opening. Chairman Brown Simpson of the board called the meeting to order and Northwestern High School’s AJROTC, under the command of Chief Neal, presented the colors. The 4 Chordsmen then sang the National Anthem.

Oneppo Brothers playing music4 Chordsmen singing the national anthem Northwestern High School NJROTC presenting the colors

Penny Pratt, President and CEO of Family Trust, reported that the credit union ended 2017 with $466 million in assets. Pratt was pleased to announce that the credit union welcomed 2,714 new members, provided 262 home loans, and helped 2,752 members buy a car.

Retiring board members, Beverly Ellis and Patsy Walker, were named Directors Emeritus and both recognized for their 18 years of selfless volunteer Family Trust Board of Directors service.

Penny Pratt, CEO, addressing audienceFormer board members, Patsy Walker and Beverly Ellis with awards of Directors Emeritus

There were 7 nominees for the 4 open board seats. Nominees were: Deborah Broome, Chrissy Catoe, Debbie Garrick, Trina Ricks, John Rouda, Brown Simpson, and Johnny Walker. At the annual meeting, it was announced that the Family Trust Board of Directors now welcomes: Deborah Broome, Chrissy Catoe, John Rouda, and Brown Simpson.

Miss Gracie Pope, of Northwestern High School, received the Eddie Reeves Scholarship. Pope will be attending Clemson University in the Fall and plans to major in Engineering. Pope participates in the Rock Hill Hunger Outreach program and has attended several mission’s trips with her church. Also, she has a long list of volunteer efforts in our community. Pope hopes that her engineering degree and commitment to serve with make a lasting impact in her community.

Penny Pratt CEO, Eddie Reeves scholarship winner Gracie Pope, and Eddie Reeves

Thanks to all who attended, donated to the food drive, and joined us to celebrate Family Trust’s successful year! View our 2017 Annual Report here.

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