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CU System briefs (03/04/2008)
* MADISON, Wis. (3/5/08)--Early bird discounts have been extended through March 21 for CUNA Mutual Group's 2008 Discovery Conference, which will be held June 18-21 in Hollywood, Fla. at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. The event will offer more than 45 learning sessions and keynote presentations by Marcus Buckingham and Peter Sheahan. Those registering by March 21 will receive a rate of $1,000--a $250 discount. Additional savings are available for three or more credit union attendees from a single organization … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/5/08)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association board of directors has agreed to adopt REAL Solutions, the National Credit Union Foundation's program to help credit unions provide products to help working families with real needs (Life is a Highway March 3) … * LATHAM, N.Y. (3/5/08)--The New York State Credit Union League, Sunmark FCU and Suffolk FCU have donated $3,000 to The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The proceeds are part of the league's "Credit Unions Care for Kids" 2007 campaign, a statewide community involvement program. From left are Brenna Griswold, certified child life specialist for The Children's Hospital, league President/CEO William J. Mellin, and Rich Meddaugh, public relations specialist from Sunmark FCU.(Photo provided by the New York State Credit Union League) … * ARVADA, Colo. (3/5/08)--The Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming are congratulating Chris Kemm, manager of grassroots advocacy, who was named to the Sixth Annual 2007 National All-Showalter Team, comprised of political involvement professionals from across the country. Kemm was honored in the "Passion" category, which showcases the best grassroots and political action committee leaders who love what they do and go to work with a sense of mission and belief in their cause. According to Amy Showalter, president of The Showalter Group, "A grassroots program without a passionate leader is simply a communications network. I have always believed that grassroots volunteers 'catch' the attitude conveyed by the grassroots leaders. Chris displays an attitude of possibility and excellence, which creates excitement and action among his volunteers" … * HARAHAN, La. (3/5/08)--Kimberly London-Plant has joined the Louisiana Credit Union League as senior support specialist in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)/ATM department, effective March 1. London-Plant has more than 15 years' financial services experience. Prior to joining the league, she was branch manager for Neighbors FCU in Baton Rouge. She will assist credit unions with EFT/ATM implementations and issues as well as product support, said the league …


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