Volume 7 I July 2021
We're thankful for you!
A heartfelt thank you to each and every member for making PSCU a part of your financial journey.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank all the Members who attended our Annual General Meeting and our Special General Meeting. YOU help shape the future of this Credit Union.
PSCU would like to take the opportunity to welcome the new Board of Directors and Committees.

Board of Directors
Gentle London, President
Alana Goodridge-George-Mejias, Vice-President
Stephen Creese, Treasurer
Oje Alexander,
Alison Alleyne-Young, Assistant Secretary
Angela Siew,
Brian La Roche,
Margaret West-Weston, Director 
Versil Charles-Wright, Director
Supervisory Committee
Ronel Lewis,
Lizann Kelly,
Melissa Chevalier, Member
Lisa Villafana,
Asha Murray-Richards, Member
Credit Committee
Anne Marie Sheppard-White, Chairperson
Kimberly Mc Carthy,
Charmaine Richardson, Member
Jacqueline Adams,
Shurvone Braithwaite,
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Mr. Stephen Creese who has enjoyed a long career in the Credit Union Movement, is the new Treasurer for the PSCU. He is currently a Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund Co-Operative Society Limited (TTCUDIF). Mr. Creese has also served as both the President and Secretary of the PSCU.

Mr. Creese is in a constant pursuit of Kaizen which is a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency. He has enjoyed a career in Public Sector Administration management as the CEO of three regional Corporations. He has also held the position of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government as well as he was an Independent Senator during the period 2015 to 2018. Currently, Mr. Creese is the CEO at the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities.

Mr. Creese has a BSc.Gov't (Public Administration major) from the University of the West Indies and has several local and international certificates and diplomas in Public Sector Management, Project Analysis and Dispute Resolution.

This avid fruit farmer considers himself to be a Credit Union Activist and remains committed to serving the PSCU in the capacity of Treasurer.

Coping with Covid-19 Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.
Stress can cause the following:
  • Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances. 
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress:

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco and substance use.
  • Continue with routine preventive measures (such as vaccinations, cancer screenings, etc.) as recommended by your healthcare provider.
  • Get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations. While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail.
source: www.cdc.gov

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PSCU Credit Union has partnered with PEAPSL to provide our members with FREE counselling during this time. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety, please get in touch with PEAPSL at 658-1291 or 235-5327 today!
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PSCU Credit Union Co-Operative Society Limited