Lockheed Federal Credit Union Celebrates Birthday of 100-Year-Old Twins



Burbank, Calif., January 3, 2011—Lockheed Federal Credit Union, San Fernando Valley’s largest financial institution with nearly 100,000 members, is planning a tribute celebration for its long-time member Inez Harries, who along with her identical twin sister Venice Shaw, will turn 100 on January 15. The twins will be honored at 2 p.m. January 12 at Lockheed Federal Credit Union’s Burbank branch at 2340 Hollywood Way.

According to information from the Guinness Book of World Records, Harries and Shaw are the second oldest female identical twins in the world.

The Credit Union’s 100-themed birthday party will include one of the largest cakes local Porto’s Bakery has ever baked and will present Harries with a gift of a $100 deposit each month into her account for the entire year. The Credit Union will also conduct a drawing for a $100 bill for members who attend the birthday celebration.

“We are honored to have served Mrs. Harries as a member of Lockheed Federal Credit Union for many years, and excited to host the twins’ birthday,” President and CEO Dave Styler said. “I’m told that the chance of twins both celebrating their 100th birthday is one in 700 million, and so we are delighted to be part of this extraordinary milestone.”

The twins share a birthday milestone with the City of Burbank, which is also hosting its centennial celebration this year. According to a family member, the two were born in Pasadena. Harries was a Burbank resident from 1940-41; Shaw was a Glendale resident for 60 years.

Burbank artist Randall Williams will complete a photo restoration of a picture of the women when they were children. These restorations will be presented to Harries and Shaw at the birthday celebration.

LFCU in the Community
Lockheed Federal Credit Union continues to support the community through its nonprofit foundation, LFCU Community Stars. To date, LFCU employees have donated more than $200,000 and 1,000 hours to support local charities including the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, Penny Lane Centers, Burbank Temporary Aid Center and For The Troops.
The SCV Senior Center has received more than $50,000 in contributions from LFCU and its employees. To date, these dollars have gone toward the senior center’s Home Delivered Meals Program and Adult Respite Care, helping seniors to remain physically and mentally healthy.

About Lockheed Federal Credit Union
Lockheed Federal Credit Union has nearly 100,000 members and $2.9 billion in assets. Chartered in 1937, LFCU offers members preferred rates on savings and loan accounts, surcharge-free access to 28,000 ATMs, and access to a nationwide network of branches. Today, LFCU is the largest financial institution headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.
LFCU operates branches in the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, as well as eastern Ventura County. Most Southern California residents are eligible to open an account. Ask for details. Deposits in LFCU are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency, www.ncua.gov. LFCU is an equal housing lender.

For more information about LFCU, visit www.lfcu.com or call (800) 328-5328.