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CU System Briefs (04/24/2013)
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/24/13)--Texas Partners FCU, Killeen, Texas, has opened an account, "West, TX Relief Fund," to accept monetary donations for  victims of last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West, said the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer April 23).  To enable long-distance giving as well as donations via debit or credit card, the $130.4 million asset credit union has joined with Projekt Karma, a locally created crowdfunding online platform. Texas Partners began accepting monetary donations last Thursday at this website. It also is selling World's Finest Chocolate, and collecting non-perishable food and household items to benefit the residents of West. The campaign will run through the end of the month ...
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/24/13)--Roger McClure, a 36-year board member at Postal CU, Woodbury, Minn., was recently honored with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation's Credit Union Builder Award. The distinction recognizes those who have dedicated time and energy to building the credit union movement. McClure, who was first elected to PCU's board in 1977, will retire his post on April 28.  He has served on a variety of board committees and as committee chair throughout his tenure with the credit union ...
  • SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (4/24/13)--BluCurrent CU President/CEO Steve Pierson has announced he will retire after 38 years' service, effective June 30.  Pierson is only the second president in the credit union's 84-year history.  The $143 million asset credit union's board also announced that BluCurrent Vice President Craig Tabor, will succeed as president/CEO on Pierson's retirement. Pierson joined the credit union in 1975, when it was called Postal Federal Employees CU. He became president/CEO in 1977. At the time, the credit union had one branch, $8 million assets and served roughly 3,500 members, mostly employees of the U.S. Postal Service. Today it has more than $148 million assets and six locations serving nearly 20,000 members. Tabor has more than 23 years of credit union experience. Before joining BluCurrent's management team in 2004, he was an area manager for Ent FCU, Colorado Springs, Colo., and vice president of operations for Qualtrust CU, San Angelo, Texas. He is active in the Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions and the Missouri Credit Union Association ...


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