MATTHEWS, N.C. – Ukrainian Federal Credit Union recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting event for its new branch in the town of Matthews just beyond the reaches of downtown Charlotte, in North Carolina.
The event on Thursday, September 26, began with the recitation of the “Pledge of Allegiance,” followed by an opening prayer delivered by Deacon Pavel Borishkevich of Good News Church. Ukrainian FCU President and Board Chairman Wasyl Kornylo and Ukrainian FCU CEO Oleg Lebedko delivered welcoming remarks.
Paul F. Bailey, mayor of Matthews, greeted attendees and welcomed the credit union to the area. The credit union was also honored to have the president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), Andriy Futey, participate in the grand opening.
Mr. Lebedko stated: “The grand opening of our Charlotte Branch marks a new chapter in the 65-year history of our credit union. Charlotte is growing, and so are we, and we’re excited to serve the community here as well as in neighboring towns and cities.”
UCCA President Futey noted that “Credit unions play a critical role in supporting Ukrainian communities and organizations including new immigrants from Eastern Europe, who are now populating cities like Charlotte, North Carolina.”
Ukrainian FCU was founded in 1953 by Ukrainian Americans in Rochester, N.Y. It provides service in the Ukrainian and English languages to meet the needs of over 21,000 members. The credit union, which has assets exceeding $260 million, has 12 full-service branch offices nationwide and employs more than 80 individuals. Branches are located in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, California, Oregon and Washington.
The new branch is located at 1730 Matthews Township Parkway, Suite E, Matthews, NC 28105; telephone 704-246-3040.