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* MONTPELIER, Vt. (2/25/08)--The Association of Vermont Credit Unions (AVCU) set up a display promoting the state's credit unions and introducing the Credit Union National Association's "Little Guy" to lawmakers in the visible Statehouse Card Room (Newslines Express Feb. 22). Throughout the day dozens of state senators and representatives stopped by to chat with AVCU President Joe Bergeron, Vice President Bryan Kent, legal counsel/lobbyist Richard Brock, and lobbyist Adam Necrason. This is the fourth year AVCU has set up such a display (Photo provided by the Association of Vermont Credit Unions) … * SUITLAND, Md. (2/25/08)--Jose Ruberte, head teller at Andrews FCU's Wiesbaden, Germany, branch, puts the finishing touches on an "Extreme Home Makeover" style renovation the credit union sponsored for a room housing soldiers recovering in Wiesbaden's Warrior Transition Unit (WTU). The $810 million asset credit union's employees spent a day renovating and used $1,700 to buy bedding, picture frames, toiletries, rugs, desk supplies and snacks among other things for the room, which will serve injured soldiers needing at least six months' care. WTUs were launched after Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., became the focus of complaints about treatment of soldiers. (Photo provided by Andrews FCU) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/25/08)--George Lundy, former board chairman of Greater Pittsburgh Police FCU, died Feb. 16 after a short illness, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Feb. 22). Lundy, 75, was chairman for 20 years and served as a credit union volunteer for 31 years. He is responsible for helping the credit union become a full-service operation. A retired police officer, Lundy also was the brother of Sally Palombaro, board chair of City Co FCU in Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held Thursday …


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