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CU System Briefs (04/25/2013)
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (4/25/13)--Felicity Guerin, development manager of Credit Unions for Kids at the Credit Union National Association, was the call-in guest for the first half hour of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Legislative Today radio hour Tuesday night. She shared information about fundraising for a local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, noting credit unions in the Dakotas have raised more than $100,000 for the cause. Dakota credit unions' involvement in CU4Kids jumped the past two years, with 35 credit unions actively supporting the program today. Participation in the Dakotas grew three times faster than any other state last year, she said.  Also, Jeff Olson, CUAD vice president of advocacy and awareness, appeared live and shared information about CUAD's CU Social Good website, dedicated to sharing good things credit unions do for people and their communities every day. In March, the new site had 1,100 website views; so far in April, 1,400 views have been recorded (The Memo April 24) ...
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (4/25/13)--The Iowa Credit Union Foundation awarded $5,750 in scholarships to six Iowa students through the 2013 Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship program.  Four scholarships went to high school students and two to post-high school students. The program received a record 485 applications. Each entrant was required to complete an entry form and write a 500-word essay on the question, "Given the fragile state of  our national economy, with record unemployment and deficits, describe how having an emergency savings account is more crucial than ever. How might someone utilize their credit union to focus on saving?"  First place high school winner of $1,500 is Brandon Walls of Du Trac Community CU, Dubuque. First-place post-high school winner of $1,000 was Samantha Gaffney of Veridian CU, Waterloo ...


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