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Ashlyn Roselle
22nd Annual Scholarship Winner

The winner of our 22nd Annual Scholarship was Ashlyn Roselle. Ashlyn is graduating from Worcester Prep in Berlin, MD, and will be attending the University of South Carolina in the fall. She currently has an intended major in Environmental Sciences, but looking to switch to Marketing. We wish Ashlyn the best in furthering her education.

Notice of Annual Meeting & Election of Board of Directors

Community Powered Federal Credit Union’s 61st Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023.

  • Location: Executive Banquet & Conference Center, 205 Executive Dr., Newark, DE
  • Time: Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins at 8 p.m.
    All members are encouraged to attend.
  • Tickets: Available in late January 2023


Two Directors will be elected to the board in accordance with Community Powered Federal Credit Union bylaws. The established nominating committee has nominated the following candidates: Leonard Hiltz and Gerald Connor.

Members are advised that Community Powered Federal Credit Union bylaws specify the following:

Any member in good standing, not less than 18 years of age, is eligible for election to the board. Written petitions will be accepted by the nominating committee and must include a brief statement of qualifications, biographical information, and be signed by 1% of Community Powered Federal Credit Union members. Petition packets can be located at www.cpwrfcu.org/volunteer-officials. A completed nomination packet must be sent to the nominating committee at Community Powered Federal Credit Union, 1758 Pulaski Highway, Bear DE 19701 and postmarked by January 21, 2023.

Nominations will not be accepted from the floor and should the number of candidates equal the number of open positions, the chair may take a voice vote or declare each nominee elected by general consent.

Leonard Hiltz 
Leonard (Lenny) lives in Townsend, DE with his wife. His daughters live in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He has a previous background as a Board Director with the LYCL Postal FCU – now known as Horizon FCU. Lenny worked with USPS for over forty years as a Plant Manager and retired in 2012. He enjoys technology, reading, listening to oldies music on vinyl, and playing golf in his spare time.

Gerald “Jerry” Connor

Jerry has volunteered for various functions for Community Powered FCU for the past 51 years. He has served on the Board of Directors from 1996 to the present. In addition, Jerry has served as the chair of the Supervisory Committee for 45 years. He chaired the “Dues Analysis Committee” for the Delaware Credit Union League from 1998 to 2014. Jerry worked in accounting for Delmarva Power & Light for 40 years retiring in 2007. Jerry has completed many of the educational courses offered by the Delaware Credit Union League which have always proven to be excellent opportunities to improve the knowledge and skills one needs while serving as a volunteer in the credit union movement. Jerry looks forward to using his knowledge and experience while serving as a volunteer for Community Powered FCU. He will use the opportunity to improve the operations and the efficiency of the organization for the betterment of the membership of Community Powered FCU.

Supervisory Committee

Our Supervisory Committee is a key part of the Credit Union. Do you want to become involved in making sure your Credit Union has established practices and procedures to properly safeguard members’ assets? If you are interested in joining the committee or learning more, please contact the Credit Union at (302) 368-2396.

Fall Activities for Families
Gathering fall leaves

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are turning beautiful colors. But just because you may need a sweater doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the family.  If you’re searching for ideas of things to do in the fall with kids, check out some of these ideas!

  • Go for a hike – This is a great time of year to go on a hike. Head over to your local state park or forest preserve and take a family hike through the changing leaves.

  • Go on a hay ride – A fall tradition the whole family will enjoy is going on a hay ride. It’s a favorite seasonal activitie at fall festivals.

  • Scavenger Hunt – Have an autumn themed scavenger hunt. Create a list of things you can find outside in the fall like pinecones, yellow leaves, acorns, and crabapples, and race to see who can find them all first.

  • Farmer’s Market – Fall is the perfect time to visit a Farmer’s Market. Look for things available especially in autumn, like apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. 

  • Decorate your Front Door – Create your own decorations, or buy a pre-made wreath to greet visitors and add some color to your door.

  • Make S’mores by the fire – Get marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers and make tasty treats either inside in the fireplace, or in a fire pit outside.

Stay protected
Please make sure all of your contact information is up to date in our system. One of the ways we authenticate suspicious account activity is by phone number. Log into Online Banking, call (302) 368-2396, or stop by any of our branches to safeguard your accounts. Contact us before traveling, to ensure uninterrupted service.
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