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CU System Briefs (09/23/2013)
  • SAN ANTONIO (9/23/13)--The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation's 16th annual golf tournament, hosted with the Cornerstone Credit Union League's joint Leadership Conference & Expo and Marketing & Business Development conference in San Antonio, generated about $85,091 in net proceeds. Tournament proceeds help the foundation provide resources for financial education initiatives and educational grants, as well as scholarships for credit union professionals and volunteers. The tournament hosted 144 golfers and 58 sponsors, along with dozens of volunteers at the Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio (Leaguer Sept. 19) ...
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (9/23/13)--Carolina Postal CU in Charlotte, N.C., will host voter registration Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day. The event will be outside its campus from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Voter registration volunteers and the North Carolina Consumer Council will be on-site. "People don't realize every year is an election year," said Joy Watts, CEO of Carolina Postal CU. "In 2013, there are over 15,000 elections throughout the U.S. It's important that you make your voice heard." Carolina Postal CU has partnered with non-partisan organizations Mecklenburg County League of Women Voters and the National Voter Registration to promote the event to encouraged people to register to vote (The Weekly Conversation Sept. 20 ...
  • ASHLAND, Ky. (9/23/13)--The Ashland (Ky.) CU is aiding the restoration of Putnam Stadium, which serve's Ashland  city schools' team, the Tomcats, by donating 10 cents every time a member swipes a credit card through a Tomcat checking account. The cardholder must choose credit rather than debit on the purchase to activate the donation. The 75-year-old stadium, which has crumbling concrete, will have 900 fewer seats this season after structural concerns were raised from an engineering report last month at an Ashland Board of Education meeting, said the stadium's website. It normally seats 4,500 to 5,000 sports fans.  Jason Strader, the credit union's vice president of operations and an avid Tomcat supporter, decided to help after reading about the stadium's deterioration. A brainstorming session among credit union staff resulted in the checking account. The credit union will give away some of the profits from the cards and give it back to the community, said the Daily Independent (Sept. 18).  Ashland CU had a booth at Friday's game and will have one again at the Oct. 18 game to answer questions about the checking account program  ...
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (9/23/13)--Long-time Texas credit union leader Mary Nell Johnson James, former CEO of Lone Star Steel FCU, died Sept. 17, the Cornerstone Credit Union League reported.  She was 84. James was employed at the credit union for 32 years, starting as a part-time employee in 1955 and ending as CEO in 1987.  She also served as president of the Wright Patman Chapter of Credit Unions and on the board of directors of the Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone).  Memorial services were held Friday in Gilmer, Texas (Leaguer Sept. 20) ...


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