Youth Month attracts 100,000th member for Mich. CU

April 16, 2015
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (4/17/15)--An afternoon visit to open a couple of youth accounts turned into a celebration for two Michigan kids, as they were honored for being Michigan Schools and Government CU's (MSGCU) 100,000th (and 100,001st) members.

Click to view larger imageMorgan Freshney and her brother Dawson were recently honored as Michigan Schools and Government CU' s (MSGCU) 100,000th and 100,001st members. From left, Darius Mikalonis, MSGCU branch manager; Kirsten Poreda, assistant branch manager; Morgan Freshney; Pete Gates, president/CEO; Dawson Freshney; Jacki Bretz; and Stefanie Throckmorton, member service representatives. (Michigan Schools and Government CU Photo)
Morgan Freshney, and her brother Dawson, arrived at the main office branch with their mother April 10 to open new memberships and accounts at MSGCU.

"While we were prepared to honor our 100,000th member, we quickly adjusted our plan when Morgan and Dawson arrived together," said Darius Mikalonis, branch manager. "They are the future of MSGCU and we were thrilled to have them both as our honored members for this momentous occasion."

"When MSGCU was founded 60 years ago, we had 12 members," said Peter Gates, MSGCU president/CEO. "Our growth is a testament to the strength of our institution and, more importantly, the loyalty of our members."

It has been a year of milestones for MSGCU. In addition to celebrating 60 years of business, MSGCU was named Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League and a Top 100 Workplace by The Detroit Free Press.  The credit union is also preparing to break ground on its 12th branch, which is scheduled to open before the end of the year.