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Polish & Slavic FCU Branch Opening

Alexandria Va. (May 10, 2011) – NCUA Board Member, Michael E. Fryzel, along with over 200 other dignitaries and new credit union members attended the grand opening of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union’s newest branch in Bridgeview, Ill., May 5.
The credit union has served the New York and New Jersey area for over 35 years. And recently ventured into Illinois with the opening of it first two branches in Mt. Prospect and Norridge.
In addition to attending the grand opening celebration, Mr. Fryzel marched with the credit union in the annual Polish Constitution Day Parade on Saturday May 7, 2011. The 120th parade honors the historic Polish Constitution of 1791 and recognizes that it was the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States. Approximately 250,000 people were in attendance of this year’s Chicago lakefront parade.
Fryzel is the first Polish American to serve on the NCUA Board as a member and previously as its Chairman.
“It was an honor to be able to commemorate this day with the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union and share in their grand opening celebration,” said Fryzel. “Polish & Slavic clearly understand their membership and provide services that are catered to their
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Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Irena Marchaj PSFCU BOD Treasurer, Mr. Wojciech Mleczko PSFCU BOD 2nd Vice Chairman, Mr. Paul Pachacz PSFCU SC Chairman, Mr. Ira Brief PSFCU Interim CEO/CFO, Mr. Tomasz Bortnik PSFCU BOD Chairman, Mr. Michael Fryzel NCUA Board Member, Mrs. Krystyna Myssura PSFCU BOD 1st Vice Chair, Mr. Edward Pierwola PSFCU SC Member, Mrs. Elzbieta Baumgartner PSFCU BOD Board Member, Mr. Ron Culen Vice President of Regional Management/ Illinois Credit Union League, Mrs. Kaja Sawczuk PSFCU BOD Board Member
demographics. They have continued to provide quality services and branch out into new areas to reach those that qualify for membership. Their continued community involvement reiterates the credit union motto and serves as an example to all credit unions.
“I was also honored to march with the credit union in the parade to celebrate the proud heritage of the Polish people. The parade culminates a great week for individuals of Polish descent as well as for the millions of people across the world who joined in the May 1st celebration of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome.”
Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union has a recognized presence across the Polish American community.
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