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CU welcomes Irish guest in twin city exchange
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (12/10/07)--The Berkshire County Chapter of the Massachusetts Credit Union League recently welcomed an Irish guest to its credit union as a part of a sister city exchange program.
Joe Donlon (left), Lanesboro Balleyleague CU chairman, Ireland, gives a handmade sculpture called the “Salmon of Knowledge” to John Bissell, Greylock FCU, Pittsfield, Mass., during Donlon’s visit to Greylock FCU. The Salmon of Knowledge is an ancient Irish story that has been shared through generations. (Photo provided by Berkshire CU)
The guest, Joe Donlon, Lanesboro Balleyleague CU Chairman, felt that he was “amongst me own” during his visit. “We all serve the same purpose--we are for the people,” he said. Lanesboro Balleyleague CU is based in Ireland and serves 3,000 members. Donlon served as an honorary guest speaker at the chapter’s dinner, where he provided background on his own credit union and the credit union movement in Ireland. Credit and debit cards are a “thing of the future,” at his credit union, and his greatest challenge is marketing the credit union philosophy to people, Donlon said. “We are working toward the concept of sharing marketing resources with three other credit unions to get our word out there,” he added. Donlon also toured Mycom CU, Pittsfield; Berkshire FCU, Berkshire; and Greylock FCU, Pittsfield. “It’s fascinating to hear about our similarities with a credit union separated from us by the Atlantic Ocean,” said Berkshire Chapter President Clare Klose. “Regardless of size, or latitude, all credit unions share the same mission. “I was most interested in Ireland’s decision to begin banding together with 17 other chapter credit unions, in developing the concept of shared branches, which is something that provides a model for all of us,” she added.


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