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CU System Briefs (04/29/2013)
  • OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (4/29/13)--The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation held its third annual Casino Night and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament Thursday night, according to the New Jersey Credit Union League (The Daily Exchange April 26). The fundraising event attracted 65 credit union leaders, such as the folks pictured here, and raised more than $17,000 to support the foundation's mission of providing financial literacy awareness and supporting small credit union initiatives. Texas Hold 'Em Tournament winners were: Francis James, United Teletech Financial FCU, first place; Stephen DiGioia, Symbionce Financial Solutions LLC, second place; and Michele Weiss, Liberty Savings FCU, third place. Midstate FCU member Meredith Puccio was this year's 50/50 Raffle winner. (Photo provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League) ...
  • PEWAUKEE, Wis. (4/29/13)--Jim Drogue, the Wisconsin Credit Union League's senior vice president of credit union development and fundraising, will retire May 15 after a 37-year career with credit unions. Drogue spent nearly 24 years in lending and management at the former Commonwealth CU (now Summit CU) in Madison. He joined the league in 2001 as senior consultant, assisting credit unions statewide with their operations. In 2004, as vice president of credit union development at the league, he worked with Wisconsin credit unions to voluntarily launch REAL Solutions in partnership with Madison-based Filene Research Institute. Today, as the signature program of the National Credit Union Foundation, REAL Solutions involves credit unions in 40 states and helps members nationwide save roughly $6 billion in annual benefits."Jim's work has improved and helped quantify the value that consumers derive by owning the financial institution where they borrow and save," said league President/CEO Brett Thompson. "We wish him the best as well as thanks on behalf of the many consumers whose pocketbooks are healthier thanks to his leadership."...


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