* MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (2/16/10)--Members Source CU, Merrillville, Ind., and SMH FCU, Munster, Ind. members voted to approve a merger of the two credit unions Jan. 21 at a special meeting (NWITimes.com
Feb. 13). Members Source CU was originally established as NIPSCO Industries FCU in Hammond, Ind. The credit union is now headquartered in Merrillville. The merger will offer members of the credit unions full-service office locations in Merrillville, Munster and Griffith. Limited service locations will be located in Hammond and Dyer. The combined credit union will be known as Members Source CU and have more than 9,000 members ... * POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (2/16/10)--Hudson Valley FCU, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., received the Richard K. Wagner Workplace Inclusiveness Award from the Poughkeepsie Journal
(Jan. 17). The award is named after the newspaper’s former publisher and recognizes achievements in producing work forces free of bias regarding race, age and gender. The credit union has 765 employees--24% of them black, Hispanic or Asian. About 550 of the employees are female--including President/CEO Mary Madden. Five staff members are disabled. Minority-focused job search engines and veteran targeted job fairs help secure a well-rounded applicant pool, Diane Allenbaugh, vice president of human resources, told the newspaper. “We should mirror our population,” she said ... * SUITLAND, Md. (2/16/10)--Andrews FCU provided a gift basket to the
last baby born at Malcolm Grow Medical Center on Joint Base in Andrews, Md. The Maternal Child Unit at the center permanently closed Jan. 31 and inpatient care was transferred to Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md. The gift basket had a baby monitor, bouncy seat, sling carrier, clothing, blankets, diapers, wipes and other items. It also contained a letter from Andrews FCU providing an opening deposit for the baby’s first savings account. From left: Lt. Col. Kathryn Tate, 779th Surgical Operations Squadron commander; Col. Rudolph Cachuela, 779th Medical Group commander; and Petty Officer Brandon, his wife Stephanie and baby girl Priseis on Feb. 2 at the medical center. (Photo provided by Andrews FCU) ...