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CU System Briefs (07/25/2013)
  • TULSA, Okla. (7/25/13)--66 FCU in Tulsa, Okla., has changed its name to Truity CU, the $635 million asset credit union announced Wednesday ( July 24).  The new name reflects the credit union's 74-year foundation of trust and integrity, and will help it position itself for future growth and financial strength, President Kelly Diven told the station.  Founded in 1939 to serve Phillips Petroleum Co. employees and their families,  the credit union serves not only Conoco Phillips and Phillips 66 employees and their families, but those of other groups. Although it is already using its new name, Truity CU will convert to a new website during the next three to four months ...
  • PITTSFIELD, Mass. (7/25/13)--Greylock FCU has committed $50,000 over five years to support a senior nutrition program--Meals on Wheels--for Elder Services of Berkshire County.  Greylock's pledge will steer $10,000 annually from 2013 through 2017 to the program and will enhance the program's funding stability, said Greylock President Marilyn L. Sperling.  "This continuing commitment demonstrates Greylock's mission of strengthening  the community we serve," she said. The program provides more than a quarter million meals for Berkshire County seniors, and a thousand meals a day each Monday through Friday, said Elder Services Executive Director John Lutz. Pictured are, from left: Greylock's Karen Reilly and Victoria May; Lutz; and Greylock's Sperling and Executive Vice President John Bissell.  (Photo provided by Greylock FCU) ...
  • EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (7/25/13)--Royal CU  has advanced to the second round of the Social Madness National competition sponsored by The Business Journals. The competition measures a company's social media engagement.  The Eau Claire, Wis.-based RCU moved through the Minnesapolis/St. Paul, Minn., local round, then advanced to round one of the nationals. It is competing in round two in the national competition's medium category. Twenty companies in each of the small, medium and large company categories advanced in this week's round, which ends Monday.  In round tree, the top eight companies in each category compete in a bracket-style completion that begins Wednesday. The final round will end Aug. 19, with a national winner announced by Aug. 20. Three national winners will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. To vote for RCU, log on to If RCU wins, it has pledged $10,000 to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ...
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (7/25/13)--Heartland CU President/CEO Ed Gvazdinskas will retire in February after nearly 40 years serving the Springfield, Ill.-based credit union (The State Journal-Register July 23). Chief Operations Officer Tom Lex has been named his successor.  Gvazdinskas began his career as assistant manager in 1975 and became vice president in 1979. He became president/CEO in 1983, when Heartland was still known as Sacred Heart CU.  During his tenure, the credit union grew to $231 million in assets from $18.5 million, and to more than 26,000 members from 9,000 ...
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (7/25/13)--Pat Mott, who retired in March as president of Arlington (Texas) FCU after 36 years of service, has died, according to the Cornerstone Credit Union League (Leaguer July 24). Mott  began her career with the credit union in 1976 when the credit union served City of Arlington employees and their families. Eventually it added 57 select employee groups to its field of membership, and in 1998 and 2001, it was granted a charter to serve the communities of Arlington and Mansfield.  Mott also served as a director with the Texas Credit Union League from 1990 to 1998 and as director of Southwest Corporate FCU (now Catalyst Corporate FCU) from 1991 to 2010. Visitation will be Friday 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Wade Funeral Home in Arlington. A memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington ...


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