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* TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/11/08)--The Florida Credit Union League (FCUL) and FCUL Service Group received six Fifth Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) for their communications and marketing efforts. Receiving gold awards were Florida Credit Union News, a quarterly magazine, and Survey Says!, a brochure with the 2007 member dues packet. Silver awards went to Telecom Recovery Webcast Promo, a postcard; and the Florida Credit Union Foundation logo. Bronze awards went to 2007 KNOWMORE Learning Opportunities and to the 2007 Annual Convention & Exposition (The Real Bond theme). SIAA is the only advertising award program recognizing achievements of the service industry. It received 2,000 entries. "Our communications and marketing teams are top notch," said Guy Hood, FCUL president/CEO. "With our members in mind, they have made winning awards for our communications and marketing efforts commonplace." … *
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/11/08)--Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink presented a resolution at a State Cabinet meeting designating the week of Feb. 24 as Florida Saves Week. The cabinet recognized Cassandra Grayson of the Florida Credit Union League as a representative of credit unions and her work as a member of Sink's Financial Literacy Council. From left are: Attorney General Bill McCollum; Gov. Charlie Crist; Sink; Charles Bronson, commissioner of agriculture; Elaine Courtney, University of Florida extension agent; Sherry Campbell, Okaloosa County commissioner; John Venable, Department of Financial Services bureau chief for consumer outreach; Grayson; and Cliff Long, Department of Financial Services consumer outreach coordinator. (Photo provided by the Florida Credit Union League) … * BALTIMORE (3/11/08)--Monday was the 100th birthday of Richard Rhinehart, a director with Destinations CU (formerly MTA CU). He has served the credit union for nearly 60 years, much of the time on the board of directors. When he decided to step aside several years ago, he was made an "honorary director." He still attends every meeting, and can be seen running up and down stairs all day to bring in supplies and set up the meeting room. A few months ago, he helped rebuild the $45 million asset credit union's storage room. Rhinehart, whose career was with Baltimore Transit Co., is the oldest person in Maryland (and quite possibly the country) with a commercial driver's license. He has many volunteer activities and says a positive attitude is the key to success and longevity … * PASADENA, Calif. (3/11/08)--Pasadena FCU has named Ron Berry as president/CEO (Pasadena Star News March 7). Berry was formerly production director for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group and has been with that company for nearly 30 years. He will succeed Shruti Miyashiro, who left in late October to become president/CEO of Orange County's CU. Berry has been active with the $116.6 million asset Pasadena FCU's board of directors for 20 years. He served as board chairman from 1993 through 2007 …

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