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Community Involvement

As a community bank, we are proud to participate in a number of local events and programs that help us all grow and thrive. Whether this means forming a team of walkers, or donating to a worthy cause, we’re always ready to help.

Below is a partial list of Citizens National Bank’s involvement in the community.

Access Agency
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
American Red Cross
Day Kimball Hospital
DKH Deary Memorial Race, Walk & Ride
Hole in the Wall Gang
Lions Club
March of Dimes
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Northeast Communities Against Substance Abuse
Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc.
Our Companions
QVCC Foundation, Inc.
Salvation Army
TEEG
The Last Green Valley

 

Lions Volleyball

On Sunday, March 16, 2014 the Putnam Lions Club hosted their annual Volleyball Challenge. Their Volleyball Challenge is a major fund raiser supporting their mission. The event is held at the Pomfret School Field House in Pomfret CT on Route 44. The teams are A and B division Coed teams. The Citizens National Bank and employees are proud to participate again this year. The winning B division team was Nextgen Security. The Lions Volleyball tournament raised just under $17,000!

Our CNB Eagles roster:

  • Bill LaBaire
  • Michelle Harvanek
  • David Santerre
  • Monique Mailloux 
  • Jo-Ann Chenail
  • Rhonda Chenail
  • Adrian Iwanczuk
  • Mike Guimont
  • Erica Harris
  • Tyler Vasconcelos
5th Annual QVCC Spelling Bee

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the CNB Money Beez participated in the QVCC 5th Annual Spelling Bee, held at The Elks Club in Putnam. The CNB Money Beez placed 9th out of 20 teams. The competition and choice of words have gotten tougher each year. Example: omniscient, subterranean, innuendo, facetious, brodequin and ageusia.

CNB Money Beez roster:

  • Tina Swift
  • Crystal Morlock
  • Lynn James
  • Rebecca Gould

The first place went to QVCC Faculty/Staff. Second place went to Putnam Rotary and third place went to Putnam Bank. A good time was had by all! The foundation collected over $15,000 as a result. We are looking forward to the challenge next year.

2013 Pajama Time

From November 18th thru December 14th, 2013 we asked the community to donate new pajamas & slippers for local families in need. Once again, Pajama Time was a success! The community donated 466 new pajamas & 50 new slippers!

Donations were dispersed to the following schools:

  • Thompson- Mary R Fisher
  • Putnam Elementary
  • Killingly Central
  • Killingly Memorial
  • Brooklyn Elementary
  • Woodstock Elementary

As a special “thank you”, everyone donating received a ticket for a chance to have $200 donated to the winner’s non-profit organization of choice.

And the winners are:

  • Donna Gingras – Hospice of NECT
  • Thomas Masso III – The Arc of Quinebaug Valley  
  • Karen Carr – PAWS
  • Pamela Kempain – Daily Bread
  • Donald Mannus – Wounded Warriors

Thank you, Northeastern Connecticut for lending a hand to our neighbors in need this Holiday Season!

Northeastern Connecticut’s 12th Annual Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 CNB participated in our twelfth consecutive dazzle light parade festival. This fun-filled, illuminated holiday parade is held to celebrate the community spirit of the season! This 1.5 mile parade began on Grove Street and ended at the Owen Tarr Sports Complex in Putnam. The evening was cold and windy but the crowds still turned out in large numbers to kick off the holiday season!

Next year, enter your civic club, youth group, classic car, church group, business, or family. Untangle your holiday lights and get glowing… because everyone is invited to enter a float or march in the parade!

Thompson Turkey Trot & Wobble
On Sunday, November 10, 2013 The Citizens National Bank was the proud sponsor of a 5K Cross Country Turkey Trot & 2.5/5K Turkey Wobble. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group Inc (TEEG) Food Bank and Thompson’s trails, parks & play grounds. The CNB Running team consisted of 10 runners and 17 walkers. The event consisted of 264 runners and 93 walkers. The total money raised was over $10,000.00! Great job trotters & wobblers!
QVR Rotaract Club - Trivia Night

On Thursday, November, 7th 2013 The Citizens National Bank sponsored the first QVR Rotaract Club Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus hall in North Grosvenordale. Our President & CEO, Dave Conrad was the Trivia Master. Owners of WINY Radio Gary & Karen Osbrey also participated.  Gary O was the master of ceremonies and Karen O was a strong but fair judge.

CNB Triviacs:

  • Rebecca Gould
  • Adrian Iwanczuk
  • Susan Lambert
  • Monique Mailloux
  • Jennifer McKay
  • Shawn McNerney
  • Marie Morich
  • Tina Swift

The Trivia competition featured a total of 11 teams. The Rotaract Trivia Night raised $3,700 for scholarships as a result. We are looking forward to the challenge next year.

Putnam Business Association - Pumpkin Festival
On Saturday, October 19th, The Citizens National Bank participated in the 2013 pumpkin festival in downtown Putnam. This year we handed out assorted temporary tattoos and snacks. We also offered the kids a chance to paint a pumpkin or make beaded bracelets. The CNB staff enjoyed the day with the community. It was a lot of fun for the kids and adults alike.
Thompson 10th Annual Community Day

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the 10th annual Thompson Community Day was held. This Community Day celebration highlights the many unique people, organizations, and businesses in Thompson and offers all people in the community an opportunity to become familiar with our community and to enjoy local talent.

CNB Thompson Branch Manager Diane Kozaczka, Assistant Branch Manager Rachel Wexler, Assistant Branch Manager (Putnam) Maria Thomas, tellers, Allyson, Richard, Jackie, Marion, and our mascot Clicker, all joined the celebration. Our crew gave away free temporary Eagle tattoos and the kids participated in our fall coloring contest. The weather was absolutely perfect. What a great way to unite the community and welcoming in the fall.

Shred Day

On Saturday, September 21, 2013 CNB hosted another Shred Day event. The Community, our customers & neighbors filled the InforShred truck to capacity. It is wonderful to see how people are protecting themselves from identity theft by destroying old documentation. We are proud to bring this service to you, free of charge.

The next scheduled Shred day is slated for Saturday, April 19, 2014; at the main office (182 Main Street, Putnam, CT 06260). See you then.

4th Annual Bark for Life Walk
On Sunday September 15th, The Citizens National Bank sponsored the fourth Annual Bark for Life dog walk held at the Brooklyn fairgrounds. This dog walk honors the role that our canine friends lend to their human companions battling cancer as well as our beloved animals that have battled or lost the fight to cancer themselves. The American Cancer Society studies cancers that affect both humans and animals. The research and testing ACS conducts is making strides in both fields. It was a beautiful sunny, fun filled day. We had 90 dogs and approximately 167 people. The four hour event was packed with excitement from vendors, crafters, canine demonstrations, a DJ, dog contests and food. Bark for Life 2013 generated $4,900 for The American Cancer Society! A huge thank you to all that attended and assisted in the success of this event! We’ll see you again in 2014.
2nd Annual NOW Road Race
On Sunday September 16th, the 2nd Annual NOW (Northeast Opportunities for Wellness) 3.5ish Mile Road Race was held at the scenic Alexanders Lake in Dayville, CT. The Citizens National Bank was a corporate sponsor of this event with a donation of $750. Our CNB team was represented by Jen McKay, Vanessa Martel, Amanda Harvey and Michelle Harvanek and several of their family members. Once again the community joined together in an effort to raise money and awareness. NOW provide sports, nutrition and fitness education and opportunities to the families in the Quiet Corner of CT.
3rd Annual Day Kimball Hospital Give it a Tri Triathlon

On Saturday, August 24, Day Kimball Hospital held the Third Annual DKH Give it a Tri Triathlon. Located at Moosup Pond, Plainfield, CT; this event consisted of a half mile swim, 12 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. Athletes participated via a relay team or competed individually. The event was created to promote fitness and health in our community.

CNB was represented by: Jennifer McKay, Michelle Haravanek and Cynthia Ayers (ranked 3rd place in her age group). Our President & CEO David Conrad was a member of the Day Kimball Hospital team. Congratulations to all the athletes for a job well done.

8th Annual Main Street Car Cruise
Sunday, August 11, 2013 was a picture perfect day for a car cruise.  The beautiful weather brought in a record breaking 4000+ show cars and 20,000 spectators.  This year we were treated to a wonderful motorcycle stunt show by Luke Emmons as well as a Jet Ski Stuntman in the river, monster diesel truck tug-of-war, 60 foot drags, stationary burn outs, rolling burn outs and a dyno. Fourteen trophies were given to the best cars at the show.  Dash plaques for the first 1,000 show cars were sponsored by Putnam Chrysler Dodge Jeep Kia.
24th Annual Day Kimball Healthcare Deary Memorial Race, Walk & Ride

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 the 24th Annual Deary Race, Walk and Ride was held in Putnam, CT. This event featured a 5-mile walk, bike ride, road race. In addition the kid’s fun run starting and ending at J.D. Cooper’s in Putnam. This event first began in 1990 and has collectively raised more than one million dollars to assist in preventative care and cancer related services to people in the area who may not have the financial resources.

The Citizens National Bank is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of this very worthy cause. We continued to show our support through CNB staff and extended family participating in this event. The CNB team, in total, raised nearly $6,000 to benefit the Deary Memorial Cancer Fund!

Our CNB roster:

Marie Morich
Adrian Iwanczuk & Fiancée
Lynn James
Cynthia Ayers & Family
Shawn McNerney
Michelle Harvanek & Husband
Jo-Ann Chenail & Husband
David Conrad
Jennifer McKay & Family
Danielle Preston Family
Joshua Peach
Diane Kozaczka
Sergio Rodriguez

CNB Customer Appreciation 2013
Thank you for joining us for our “Thanks with Franks” customer appreciation celebrations! Beginning June 20, 2013 through July 12, 2013 we served free lunch to our customers, neighbors and friends. This year we served 2,300 sizzling hot dogs, chips and ice cold lemonade. It’s just our way of saying thanks for choosing CNB.        
Crusin’ for Cancer Care
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, the DKH Deary Memorial Race, Walk & Ride held their Crusin’ for Cancer Care car cruise. Our very own President & CEO David Conrad and his wife Rita were co-chairpersons for the event, and participants.  The event consisted of a motorcycle tour and a motorcycle rodeo.  The event ended at the Thompson Rod and Gun Club with a chicken barbeque. Approximately $8,000 was raised. The Citizens National Bank was one of the two major sponsors.
The Women's Board of Day Kimball Hospital, Wag-A-Thon

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, the Day Kimball Hospital Woman's Board held a wag-a-thon dog walk fundraiser in an effort to raise money for two new, state-of-the-art, digital mammography units. The event activities consisted of dog contests, agility exercises, photos and face painting. A $100 entry fee was required per dog. More than 20 dogs and their owners participated. The wag-a-thon poster pooch, Duke, raised an amazing $3,000 alone!

Several CNB employees and their k-9 companions also enjoyed this event. The Citizens National Bank graciously donated $1,000 towards this very worthy cause. The event is reporting upwards of $10,000 raised from this effort.

Deary Memorial Foundation, Guest Bartender Night

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, the DKH Deary Memorial Race, Walk & Ride kicked off their 2013 event with a guest bartender night. The event was held at  J.D. Coopers. The guest bartenders included: Gary Osbrey, Jeff Rawson, Jeff Bousquet, Nicole Missino, Tom Borner, Cynthia Ayers, Kevin Merchant, Meg Popiak, Dr. Biron Chokshi, Dr. Kevin Reagan, Dr. Scott Green, Tom Harney, David LaChance, Erin Froio, Craig Gates, Denny Gates, Mark Dexter, Chris Messier, Gene Michael Deary & Ellis Disch.

Participants could also take advantage of early registration for the Race, Walk & Ride and Cruisin' for Cancer Care; $10 Balloon Pop  and Special Drawings!

2013 American Cancer Society - Relay for Life

The Northeastern Connecticut Relay for Life Walk was held on May 18th & 19th at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. This 24 hour relay walk is full of activities that mobilize communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Citizens Crusaders took to the track for our 17th consecutive year. Team captains Shanon Sabourin and Susan Srednicki lead a team of 12 walkers including 2 Survivors. The weather was phenomenal! Citizens Crusaders is very proud to announce a team total of $8,055; a combination of numerous fundraisers prior to the Relay walk; walker sponsorships, Bark for Life event, as well as funds from the items sold during Relay.

ACS Community Executive Development Officer Shannon Stahecki, and NECT Relay for Life Chair Lisa French announced this event raised just under $270,000 to date. Donations will continue to be accepted until the August deadline.

It is with the support of our CNB family and the entire community, we can proudly say that the Citizens Crusaders continues to fight for a cure!

Jog With Judy

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 TEAM CNB participated in Jog with Judy 5K Road Race held in Woodstock, CT. Our team was comprised of Cynthia Ayers, Jen McKay, Lynn James, Marie Morich, Amanda Harvey and Molly Thienel (customer). 

The Jog with Judy 5K Road Race is held as a legacy to Judy Nilan, a beloved social worker at Woodstock Middle School, known for her gregarious nature and penchant for organizing large-scale projects with students. Mrs. Nilan, was jogging near her English Neighborhood Road home in Woodstock on the night of Dec. 12, 2005, when she was abducted and killed.

All proceeds from the Jog with Judy event go toward several character development and substance abuse programs Mrs. Nilan advocated for or began while working at the school.This even was a great success with more than 1,000 people turning out in support. Approximately 40 of the participants were students from Woodstock Middle School’s Girl Power Club, wearing tie-dyed T-shirts bearing the race’s name.

 

Shred Day

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, CNB hosted its semi-annual Shred Day.  It was a success and very well attended.  In fact, it was almost too successful because we filled the InfoShred truck and we were forced to end the event at 11 AM – an hour earlier than plan.  By 10 AM, 222 people had dropped off their old documents for secure disposal.  How many came afterwards is unknown because we were too busy to keep a running tally of participants.

The next scheduled Shred Day is September 21, 2013, at our Putnam Office.  Due to the growing popularity of the event, we will be asking our customers and friends to limit disposable shredding to two boxes.   CNB is proud to sponsor this service to you, free of charge.

Dodge Ball
On Friday, April 12, 2013 TEAM CNB participated in our first ever dodge ball tournament. The team was comprised of Dave Conrad, Josh Peach, Adrian Iwanczuk, Monique Mailloux, Cynthia Ayers and Jen White. CNB played three games before getting knocked out by double elimination.  The event was hosted by the Thompson Recreation department and proceeds specifically benefited the Thompson Community Day.

  

Community Reinvestment

 

What is the Community Reinvestment Act?
The Community Reinvestment Act encourages banks to help meet the credit needs of their communities for housing and other purposes, particularly in neighborhoods with low or moderate incomes, while maintaining safe and sound operations.
How does CNB comply with the Community Reinvestment Act?
The Citizens National Bank takes pride in its role as a community bank. As always, we strive to assist the communities in which we operate, be it through lending to low income individuals, volunteering in community activities, or giving charitable donations.

 

Your involvement is encouraged.

You are entitled to certain information about our operations and our performance under the CRA, including, for example, information about our branches, such as their location and services provided at them: the public section of our most recent CRA Performance Evaluation, prepared by the Comptroller: and comments received from the public relating to our performance in helping to meet community needs, as well as out responses to those comments. You may review this information today.

 

You may send written comments about our performance in helping to meet community credit needs to either:

 

Sergio Rodriguez, CRA Officer
The Citizens National Bank
182 Main Street
Putnam, CT 06260

 

The Deputy Comptroller
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Northeastern District
340 Madison Avenue- 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2613

 

Your letter, together with any response by us, will be considered by the Comptroller in evaluating our CRA performance and may be made public.

 

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