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* NEW BERLIN, Wis. (4/3/08)--State lawmakers cited Landmark CU's contribution to the well-being of its members, its community support and its financial education efforts in a special resolution commemorating the credit union's 75th anniversary. The resolution was presented at the grand opening of the $1.1 billion asset credit union's Germantown/Menomonee Falls branch by Wisconsin State Sen. Alberta Darling and State Assembly Rep. Sue Jeskewitz. Pictured are, from left: Jeff Knaub, branch manager; Mike Maxwell, director; Sen. Darling; Sharon Mather, senior vice president; Rep. Jeskewitz; Bob Bruemmer, executive vice president; Carol Miller, scholarship fund representative; Paul Reinbold, director; and Ron Kase, president.(Photo provided by Landmark CU) … * CARSON CITY, Nev. (4/3/08)--Greater Nevada CU is developing its services to the Latino market by hiring Jose H. Moreno as its new vice president of Latino services. Moreno, formerly market development manager at Bank of America in Southern California, will develop financial solutions tailored to Northern Nevada's Latinos. Among his responsibilities will be enhancing and developing financial literacy classes with key community partners. Greater Nevada has more than $500 million in assets … * MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (4/3/08)--Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is scheduled to speak at the Massachusetts Credit Union League's Annual Governmental Affairs Day on April 30 in Boston. The theme for the meeting is "Massachusetts Credit Unions: Serving and Protecting Consumers." Other speakers scheduled include Commissioner of Banks Steven L. Antonakes, State Sen. Susan Tucker, State Rep. Karyn Polito and Elizabeth Whitehead, National Credit Union Administration associate regional director of programs (Values & Visions April) … * NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (4/3/08)--Langley FCU President/CEO Jean M. Yokum has received the 2008 Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, says the Virginia Credit Union League's website. The award is presented to individuals demonstrating personal commitment to promoting respect and understanding among people of diverse backgrounds. Yokum, who began serving the $1.224 billion asset credit union as a teller in 1953, has been president/CEO since 1979. She works to improve financial education of young people and created a Member Education Center at the credit union to provide financial literacy seminars … * WINNIPEG (4/3/08)--Twenty Manitoba credit unions presented a check for a combined $316,453 to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Wednesday at Manitoba's Credit Unions 2008 Convention in Winnipeg. "The dual social and economic character of credit unions is driven by a series of cooperative principles that we take very seriously," said Garth Manness, CEO of Credit Union Central of Manitoba. Credit unions' "vision of social justice, which extends to our members and the larger community, aligns exceptionally well with the vision of the museum's founders," he added (ENP Newswire April 1) …


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