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* TOLEDO, Ohio (2/13/08)--U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Toledo), a member of two credit unions, praised Ohio credit unions' financial education efforts during the launch of the Ohio Credit Union League's financial education initiative Monday in Toledo. The initiative is called MoneyAndStuff. Bob Tracy, CEO of TPS CU, Toledo, said credit unions have educated more than 20,000 students in 200 schools about finances. Also on hand for the launch at Toledo Bowsher High School were State Sens. Teresa Fedor (D) and Mark Wagoner (R); State Rep. Barbara Sears (R); school principal Larry Black; and credit union leaders. (Photo provided by the Ohio Credit Union League) … * ARVADA, Colo. (2/13/08)--The Credit Union Association of Colorado and the Credit Union Association of Wyoming (CUAC/CUAW) have promoted Michael O'Neill, CUAC/CUAW's Bank Secrecy Act compliance specialist, to director of member services. The promotion will be effective at the end of February. With more than 17 years' experience in compliance, strategic planning, and finance areas, O'Neill served as an association consultant for three years. He also has served as loan manager for Aurora FCU, a personal banker with US Bank and as assistant bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Denver. O'Neill also was chairman of the Supervisory Committee of UNIWYO FCU, Laramie, Wyo. … * BOSTON (2/13/08)--The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) conducted its second 2008 regional regulators' meeting in Boston on Feb. 8. NASCUS management and Chairman George Reynolds of Georgia met with regulators from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont at the offices of the Massachusetts Division of Banks, the meeting's co-host. Discussion focused on current economic challenges, effects of the subprime-lending market, credit quality, member business lending and unrelated business income tax (UBIT). The remaining meetings will be in Chicago on June 11 and Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 18. NASCUS already held a regional meeting in San Francisco in January … * SAN JOSE, Calif. (2/13/08)--The Mexican American Community Services Agency Inc. (MACSA) received 10 computers donated by Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Pacific Service CU. The computers--Dell PCs with Pentium 4 processors and 15-inch flat screen monitors--will go to MACSA's youth centers in San Jose and Gilroy for after-school programs. More than 2,500 youth will have access to them. In the photo, Pacific Service CU Chairman Charlie Diaz (second from left) meets with MACSA staffers, from left: MACSA's Alex Ontiveros; Aurora Cepeda; CEO Olivia Soza-Mendiola; and Yvette Castro-Farias. (Photo provided by Pacific Service CU) …

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