Farewell from Yvette

At the request of Yvette Segarra, she asked us to publish the following:

Friends and Colleagues,

As many of you know, on Friday I will end my more than 32 years of service to the New Jersey Credit Union League and on Monday, I will begin my official retirement.

When I started my first day here more than 3 decades ago, I had no idea that this would be something that would last. I was a working mother, looking to earn extra income and stay close to home for my family. Little did I know that over time, NJCUL would become not just a job but an extension of my family. I’ve seen a lot, and even joked about writing my book (and who knows, I may get bored and pick up the pen after all!) – Intrigue at the League.

It’s been a lifetime of experiences that I will carry with me in my heart. The tagline of “People Helping People” identified the Credit Union Movement so aptly.  Here I was able, not only to help people, but certainly to enjoy the kindness and support of people helping me.

There have been bad times where I needed more support and it made me thankful for all of you. There have been good times where the joy was so strong that it had to be shared -- and this again made me thankful for all of you. But most of all, there have been all the times in the middle – the regular days, the routine ones, that when I look back on them were anything but common because they were punctuated with the love and support and kindness from all of you. All of this, all of you, continues to make me thankful. Grateful.

With that, I will quote an expert on all things loving and related to friendship, the incomparable Winnie-the-Pooh as I say, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

With love, admiration and many thanks.  And, a difficult goodbye,