The 4th Grade Class at Central Vermont Catholic School, St. Monica Campus in Barre got the chance to learn about money management and life skills in a sessiontaught by Granite Hills Credit Union on June 6, 2008.The class focussed on understanding basic finance, the importance of saving for the future, setting short and long term savings goals, and distinguishing between needsand wants.Susan Poczobut, CEO, Granite Hills Credit Union explains, “This class is part of Granite Hills Credit Union’s School Savings Program which we created to encourage children to take a more active role in their own financial future.”According to Blythe Giroux, School Savings Program Coordinator at Granite Hills Credit Union, “I was so excited to facilitate this program because, when I was a kid, I didn’t know why people needed to save money or how bills got paid. You can see kids have an ‘A-ha’ moment when they put it all together – and they are excited to save their money for a future event – whether to buy a music cd or set aside funds for theireducation.”St. Monica Principal Jen Tosi agrees. “Sammy Super Saver from Granite Hills Credit Union has really built excitement in the school. Kids are saving their money and are delighted when they see their account balances grow. I am so pleased that these children are learning about financial concepts while having fun and achieving theirgoals.”Granite Hills Credit Union, with branches in Barre and Montpelier, has been serving the community for over 55 years. A full-service financial non-profit owned by members, Granite Hills Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in Washington or Orange counties in Vermont.
*Protest rocks Nasarawa FA electionEmmanuel Ukumba in LafiaElections into the Executive Committees of the Football Associations in the 36 States and the FCT will hold as from next week. However, all is not well in Nasarawa as protests letters are flying over the composition of the electoral committee constituted to conduct election into the association.The first stop will be Rivers State, where the Elective Congress has been set for Port Harcourt on Thursday, 30th January, before Ogun State takes the baton a week later on 6th February and Kano State follows three days after, on 9th February.Elections will hold in Niger and Ekiti states on 9th February, while FCT will be the next on 11th February and Kebbi State will take its turn on 12thFebruary.Benue, Zamfara and Plateau States will hold their elective congresses on 13th February. Kwara State will take the stage on 14th February and Nasarawa State will be the next on 15th February.Bauchi, Kaduna and Kogi States have all opted for 19th February, with Gombe and Osun States in focus on 20th February and Imo and Taraba States to follow on 21st February.Yobe States will hold its elections on 23rd February while Ebonyi State has fixed 26th February for its own congress.Meanwhile, a contestant in the upcoming Nasarawa FA election, Ibrahim Shigafarta, has kicked against the composition of the electoral committee in a protest letter he personally signed and made available to journalists on Sunday in Lafia.Shigafarta alleged that the membership of Abdulhamid Babanrabi in the electoral committee was a gross violation of fairness, justice and due process in the electoral process because Babanrabi is also currently the secretary of the Nasarawa FA making it difficult to not to see him as unbias or trust his actions in the electoral process.He added that the fact that Babanrabi was appointed as secretary of both the FA and electoral committee by the state FA chairman, Muhammed Alkali, and the fact that the chairman is also contesting in the election makes it extremely difficult that the process will not be swayed to favour the incumbent chairman and his supporters.But the Nasarawa FA chairman, Muhammed Alkali, said Babanrabi was appointed as a member and secretary of the electoral committee because as stipulated in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) statues with regards to elections into FAs across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram