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CU System Briefs (11/07/2013)
  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (11/7/13)--A 41-year old man who asked a plainclothes police officer for a ride has been arrested in connection with the earlier robbery of Kent County CU. Court records show that the detective declined the request and called for backup. The suspect, Marcus Ewing, allegedly admitted to robbing the credit union, saying a back injury and post-traumatic stress disorder have left him unable to work, and that he needed money for child support and a drug habit (The Grand Rapids Press Nov. 5). His cousin, Dontray Jones, 36, also was arrested as an accomplice. Both were arrested shortly after the robbery, when an anonymous tipster called 911 and followed the suspects' vehicle. Police found the car several blocks from the Kent County branch with a bag full of money, a black handgun, a costume beard, and Ewing's Indiana driver's license inside. Kent County CU, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has $40 million in assets ...
  • KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (11/7/13)--Amazon shoppers will be able to give money to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation this holiday season. The foundation will be listed as a "charity of choice" through the online retailer's AmazonSmile program. The set-up allows customers to direct 0.5% of purchases to a listed charity. The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is the charitable arm of the North Carolina Credit Union League and the South Carolina Credit Union League ...
  • FORT WORTH, Texas (11/7/13)--
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    American Airlines FCU raised $55,000 in a charity golf tournament for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The gift will be divided among Cook Children's Medical Center Foundation and Children's Medical Center Foundation. American Airlines FCU has held its Annual Credit Union Golf Tournament for 17 consecutive years. The event was co-sponsored by credit union vendors and partners CO-OP Financial Services Network, Global Vision Systems Inc., Symitar and PSCU. The gift was presented by American Airlines FCU President/CEO Angie Owens and its golf tournament director Tish Pruitt to Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Cook Children's Health Foundation Annual Giving at AAFCU's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters.  Since 1996, credit unions have raised over $100 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. CO-OP Financial Services matched American Airlines FCU's gift with a $10,000 donation. Pictured are, from left: Cook Children's Health Foundation Annual Giving Specialist Natalie Houghton, Pruitt, Owens and Children's Medical Center of Dallas Sponsor Relations Representative Angela Bynum. (Photo provided by American Airlines FCU) ...
  • ST. LOUIS, Mo. (11/7/13)--Former Missouri Credit Union Association Board member Evelyn Mae Schuerman died at the age of 93 on Oct. 24, according to MCUA  (Missouri Difference Nov. 6). She had served on the MCUA board from 1966 until 1988, and was chair of the board from 1983 until 1985. Schuerman had worked for Conservation Employees CU, Jefferson City, for 20 years before retiring in 1986 as manager. She then worked as a treasurer for the Association of Retired Missouri State Employees until 2008 ...


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