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* COLUMBIA, Md. (4/29/08)--For the first time, the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association's (MDDCCUA) board elections will be conducted online (Focus Newsletter April 28). In 2007, MDDCCUA's members approved bylaws to allow it to conduct its election electronically. The election will employ a secure, third-party balloting system provided by VoteNet Solutions, which will also act as tellers of election. Five candidates are running for four seats, each with a three-year term. Candidates are: are Miguel Boluda Jr., incumbent, CEO, PAHO-WHO FCU; Chris Conway, incumbent, CEO, Educational Systems FCU; Charles Mallon, incumbent, CEO, Congressional FCU; Joe Sparacino, chairman, Montgomery County Employees FCU; and Rod Staatz, incumbent, SECU CU … * NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (4/29/08)--Central Macomb Community CE has teamed up with the Clinton Township of Michigan Works to help the area's unemployed find new jobs. It is conducting an hour-long workshop on how to create a cover letter and resume, the importance of professional image and appearance, and how to answer tough interview questions. The workshop will be held the second Thursday of each month. The credit union is also organizing a clothing drive to assist job seekers inmaking a strong first impression (Michigan Monitor April 28) … * BAY CITY, Mich. (4/29/08)--For the third consecutive year, FinancialEdge Community CU has partnered with United Way of Bay County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Bay County Division on Aging to provide low- to moderate-income individuals and families with free access to file for state and federal income tax credits and refunds. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is housed at the credit union. This year's program helped file 1,256 tax returns and brought $699,354 back to area residents. FinancialEdge also offered free tax filing online through "Just File It!" program, where taxpayers can file their return via the credit union's website … * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (4/29/08)--A delegation of 11 CEOs and board chairman/presidents from India's cooperative banks visited credit unions nationwide this month, including Las Vegas-based Community One FCU and Los Angeles-based Water and Power Community
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FCU. The group met with Community One FCU President/CEO Alan Pughes and his board and executive staff at the $169.5 million asset credit union. Pughes provided the credit union's history, and Vice President of Marketing Jerry Rosen presented a marketing overview. At the $432.8 million asset Water and Power Community FCU, the group met with CEO Carl Stewart (sixth from right), Orange County’s CU CEO Shruti Miyashiro, USC CU Chief Information Officer Sona Bodiwala, and WesCorp Vice President of Marketing Kevin Lytle. The delegation also visited the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions in New York; Credit Union Central of Canada and Credit Union Central of Ontario; and the World Council of Credit Unions, the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis. (Photo provided by the California Credit Union League) … * DUBLIN (4/29/08)--The Irish League of Credit Unions marked its 50th anniversary during its annual general meeting in Limerick on Saturday. Uel Adair, president, addressed the conference on its developments since its beginnings in 1958. Nearly three million people are members of 521 branches of credit unions in Ireland (Evening Herald April 26) …


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