2021 Jerry Erickson Scholarship Winners
Northland recently awarded $10,000 in Educational scholarships to 10 outstanding member students. The winners were chosen based on their academic achievement, community service/involvement, and essay content. This year’s essay asked how community interruptions like Covid-19 and natural disasters impact education, the labor market, and the labor force and how financial institutions can best handle these events to lessen the long-term impacts. We were impressed with their answers! Congratulations to the outstanding 2021 scholarship awardees, and we wish them the best!
The winners are:
Tanner Trafelet, Oakland University
Jordyn Katterman, Saginaw Valley State University
Joseph Kimmerer, Northwood University
Katie Boensch, University of Michigan
Anna Loyer, Western Michigan University
Paige Balser, Oakland University
Carlie Forsythe, Delta College
Olivia Hemker, Alpena Community College
Caroline Forsythe, Delta College
Elle Brownell, Michigan State University
Northland Supports Houghton Lake Performing Arts
Northland is pleased to support the Houghton Lake Performing Arts with a donation to the 2021 Houghton Lake Blues Festival. Mark your calendar for July 16, 2021. Pictured are LT - Tim and RT- April from the Houghton Lake Branch with Center -Deborah from the Houghton Lake Performing Arts accepting our festival donation check.
NAFCU Celebrates Kalitta's 20th Anniversary
Northland was grateful to celebrate Kalitta Air on their recent 20th anniversary and to say thank you for being an essential part of the Oscoda community. Pictured are LT – Pete Dzuris, President and CEO at Northland who delivered gifts for all the employees at Kalitta and RT – Don Nolan, Director of Heavy Maintenance at Kalitta.
NAFCU Supports Gyalord's 100 Women Who Care
Northland is pleased to support the Otsego Community Foundation with a corporate partnership for 100 Women Who Care and a donation to the Covid-19 Response Fund. Half of the Northland donation goes to support the Covid-19 Response Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation. Last year this fund awarded $100,000 to help every facet of the community, from essential workers and restaurant employees to k-12 students and senior citizens. From mental health to PPE and technology to gas cards, the need was great, and the Covid-19 Response Fund was there to help. Northland is delighted to support this effort to help with the Otsego County community recovery. Pictured RT is Judy McKinley Branch Manager at Gaylord.
New Gaylord Chamber Volunteer
We are excited to announce Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Branch Manager at Gaylord recently became one of the newest Gaylord Chamber Ambassadors. When asked why she wanted to volunteer as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, she explained that “I want to step out of my comfort zone and help in the community … and support local, small businesses.”
Law Enforcement Appreciation
In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Northland stopped by several law enforcement agencies to say thank you. Lunch was purchased from local restaurants. Agencies have reported that this was a tough year with Covid and first responders such as themselves having to deal with the effects of the pandemic. Marketing Director, Matt Duthler said, “Anything we can do to bring attention to our law enforcement agencies, and what they and their families sacrifice every day for our communities - is worth it.”
Northland Helps to Jumpstart Veterans Memorial
Northland recently donated $1,800 to the Veterans Memorial Park to jump start the new columbarium project in Oscoda. A columbarium is a structure with recesses called niches to house the ashes of the deceased.
The new columbarium will be erected inside the Pentagon Service Memorial at the Oscoda, Veterans Memorial Park to provide an honorable resting place for our U.S. military soldiers and their spouses.
The Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park welcomes donations. Please contact them at (989) 820-9747 to arrange a gift.
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