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* YUMA, Ariz. (3/24/10)--An all-staff challenge issued by AEA FCU CEO Ken Bredemeyer last year resulted in AEA employees raising $28,000 for Children's Miracle Network, which raises funds for
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children's hospitals. The latest donation brings the total donated by the credit union to $80,000 since 2008. Bredemeyer noted that the credit union's commitment to help others remains true even during tough economic times. "The credit union industry philosophy of 'People Helping People' is absolutely recession proof," he said. Employees' fundraisers include the traditional bake sales and raffles, plus candy grams, bingo nights, letters from Santa and sports pools. New in 2009 was a weekly Zumba exercise class, hosted by the credit union's Foothills branch, and the most successful fundraiser--for the second consecutive year--was the Roping Roundup hosted by the credit union's financial services staff. The three-day family event attracted 300 attendees and lassoed a record $4,500 for the hospital network (Photos provided by AEA FCU) ... * DOVER, Del. (3/24/10)--Del-One CU has surpassed the $250 million asset mark just shy of its 50th year. The accomplishment was achieved by remaining true to sound fiscal management practices and to its mission of providing "The One Way to a Better Life" for members, said the credit union. Duke Strosser, president/CEO, noted the "significant milestone could not have been accomplished without our members' continued loyal and trust..." The Dover-based credit union was founded as Delaware Highway FCU by a group of Delaware Highway employees who pooled their savings. Today it has seven branches statewide serving more than 30,000 members and more than 200 Delaware businesses ... * PORT HURON, Mich. (3/24/10)--Michele Myrick, executive vice president of E&A CU, died March 17 at the age of 40. She was the daughter of Roger Quitter, recently retired CEO of Christian Financial CU (Michigan Monitor March 22). Myrick joined the staff of the Port Huron, Mich.-based E&A CU in 1999 as vice president of finance and became executive vice president in January 2005. She previously managed the accounting and human resources departments at Financial Health CU--now Option 1 CU--for two years. She was active with the Metro East Chapter and in many Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) committees and with the Metro East Chapter, said the league. She was vice chairman of the MCUL Political and Governmental Affairs Forum, a PAC trustee. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband and two sons. Funeral services were Monday ...


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