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CU System briefs (03/31/2014)
  • WASHINGTON (3/31/14)--Harriet May, former CEO of GECU, El Paso, Texas, will be inducted into the Cooperative Development Foundation's Cooperative Hall of Fame May 7. The foundation calls the honor the highest that the U.S. cooperative community can bestow on men and women who have made "genuinely heroic contributions" in support of cooperatives. May retired as CEO of the then-$1.8 billion-asset credit union in 2012, after nearly 40 years in the credit union movement. She also served as board chair for the Credit Union National Association and received the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. May and the other three inductees will be part of a panel discussion during the Fourth Annual Cooperative Issues Forum at The National Press Club from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 7 ...
  • HELENA, Mont. (3/31/14)--Children of Helena (Mont.) Community CU employees spent the day at the credit union after the school district closed schools March 21 (Weekly Report March 28). The schools were first evacuated because of a bomb threat then closed for the day. Because the $151 million-asset credit union opened its doors to the students, the parents were able to continue to work while their children were safe. Employees posted their gratitude on the credit union's Facebook page, which led to additional positive comments such as "A true testament to the community nature of the credit union" (Montana Credit Union Network photo) ...
  • SPARTANBURG, S.C. (3/31/14)--After 50 years, Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional FCU is celebrating its strength by taking on the name VITAL FCU. "VITAL FCU signals the credit union evolving to serve our members for the next 50 years and beyond," said Pat West, CEO of the $37 million-asset credit union, which was founded to serve hospital employees ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/31/14)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association noted the March 27 death of Curt Chamberlin, founding member and longtime manager of Brockway Glass FCU, now Priority First FCU, Du Bois, Pa. (Life is a Highway March 28). Chamberlin, who was 79, was instrumental in organizing the league's Shortway Chapter of Credit Unions, serving as president for many years ...


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