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CU System Briefs (05/06/2013)
  • VACAVILLE, Calif. (5/6/13)--Vacaville, Calif.-based Travis CU has teamed up with several schools and organizations to develop a new Work-Ready Certification Program for students. Travis will offer the Biz Kid$ financial literacy curriculum, which has been launched at all middle and high schools in Solano County. The WRC program uses entry-level job skills, identified by local business and industry, to validate that students in the area have the ability to succeed in the workplace and contribute to the community. As a stakeholder in the community, the credit union strives to empower its members and communities with information and knowledge that helps them understand their options, make smart choices, and take charge of their financial lives, Travis CU President/CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk told The Reporter (April 29). Partners include the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, Solano County Office of Education and the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District ...
  • GREENSBORO, N.C. (5/6/13)--Tom Puckett, chairman emeritus of Charlotte, N.C.-based Postal CU, died April 25 at the age of 91, according to the North Carolina Credit Union League (The Weekly Conversation May 3). Puckett was the 79-year-old credit union's first employee. In the early years, he ran the credit union from the top drawer of his desk at the post office. "Tom loved his credit union," CPCU President/CEO Joy Watts told the league. Puckett also served as chairman of the board from 1984 to 1997, and as board treasurer. He was awarded the credit union's first chairman emeritus title in 2008. "He guided this credit union from a small credit union to over $40 million in assets" when he retired from the post office after 33 years, Watts said.  He was the Piedmont Chapter's Person of the Year. Funeral services were last week ...


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