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CU System Briefs (09/24/2013)
  • ARLINGTON, Va. (9/24/13)--National Credit Union Administration Board member Michael E. Fryzel had praise during Saturday's grand reopening ceremony of Chicago-based Second Federal, a former savings and loan that is now a division of Los Angeles-based Self-Help FCU. Self-Help and Chicago's The Resurrection Project worked together to acquire the thrift and continue financial services in the low-income community.  "Second Federal has been a primary source of financial services for the Little Village community...for more than 130 years," Fryzel said. "Second Federal will continue to be available to help the community grow and prosper because of the commitment of Self-Help FCU."  Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan also participated. NCUA worked with all parties during the acquisition ...
  • MADISON, Wis. (9/24/13)--Summit CU, Madison, Wis., is hosting the third-annual "Co-op Connection" Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event, celebrating cooperatives and what they contribute to their communities, kicks off National Co-op Month. The event will feature live music from local musicians, including children's entertainer David Landau, The Disclosures and Pat McCurdy. Mayor Paul Soglin will speak briefly about the environment Madison provides for co-ops to thrive and the role co-ops play in Madison's local economy and quality of life ( and The Star Sept. 22) ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/24/13)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association has announced the deadlines for nominations to its state-level 2014 Awards and Scholarships Program. The awards honor individuals and credit unions for their accomplishments and leadership, and tprovide scholarship opportunities for professional development. The deadline for all state-level awards and scholarships is Dec. 31, with the exception of the Kanjorski Scholarship, which are due Nov. 15. The Kanjorski winner will be announced in December. Other winners will be announced in spring 2014, said PCUA (Life is a Highway Sept. 23) ...
  • BRIDGETON, Mo. (9/24/13)--Vantage CU has promoted Eric Acree to president/CEO, effective Sept. 18, the Bridgeton, Mo.-based credit union announced. Acree had been serving as interim president/CEO of the $725 million asset credit union since September 2012. He previously was executive vice president of operations, a position he had held since 2005. His nearly 23-year tenure at the credit union also included stints as copywriter in the marketing department, marketing director, and vice president of marketing and customer relationship management. "Eric has been a catalyst in helping Vantage grow into the leading and innovative organization it has become," said Vantage Board Chairman, Dr. Jerry R. Eichholtz, in the announcement on Vantage's website ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/24/13)--Jeffrey C. Trelfa, vice chairman of Alpena Alcona Area CU in Alpena, Mich., died at his home Sept. 6, according to the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Sept. 23). He was 67. The credit union said Trelfa was committed to the cooperative spirit of "people helping people" and was active on the board, having served as a credit union volunteer for 15 years. He served on numerous credit union committees. He is survived by his wife, Annette; a son; four granddaughters; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild ...


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