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* SAN DIEGO (5/28/08)--Credit Union National Association's Home &
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Family Finance (H&FF) Radio show taped a program live at Western Corporate FCU's (WesCorp) 2008 Annual Meeting and Future Forum in San Diego. Guests included, from left: Robert "Camo" Gleisberg, membership education and development officer, Pacific Marine CU; attorney Mari Frank, who specializes in identity theft issues; Donna Bland, senior vice president, The Golden One CU; Diana Dykstra, CEO, San Francisco Fire CU; Joe Shroeder, CEO, San Diego Metropolitan CU; Yvette Urea Moe, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services; and H&FF Radio host Paul Berry. Topics discussed: creating a savings strategy in today's economy, coping in today's mortgage market, protection yourself against ID theft, and emergency preparedness for your home and family. The program is scheduled to air Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America network. A podcast can be downloaded afterward from www.radioamerica.org or www.cuna.org. WesCorp is one of the show's national sponsors. (Photo provided by WesCorp) … * BANGOR, Maine(5/28/08)--Kristie Libby, left, of Penobscot County FCU helps a student at the Housing Booth at the Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions' Fourth Annual Financial Fitness Money Management Experience, which involved more than 100 area high school students from five high schools. Credit unions in eastern Maine presented the event on May 22 at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor. The half-day event features an interactive "game of life," where students map our their financial future at age 22 and create a budget. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League) … * ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (5/28/08)--John Thompson, former CEO of U.S. New Mexico FCU, died earlier this month in Canton, Ohio, according to the Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM). He was a former president of the New Mexico Credit Union League board and was active in the national and local credit union movements. Thompson is a former board member of the Credit Union National Association, the National Association of Federal Credit Union and Southwest Corporate. He was hired to lead the credit union when it was U.S. Employees FCU in 1979 and led the credit union for 20 years. Thompson received the Ron Moore Hall of Fame Award from CUANM in 2006. He requested no services be held … * HUNT VALLEY, Md.(5/28/08)--Kenneth Jones, former board chairman of Point Breeze CU (PBCU), Hunt Valley, Md., died April 23, the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association has learned (Focus Newsletter May 27). Jones also served as vice chairman of the credit union. He was a member of the Maryland Credit Union League's legislative committee and was appointed by the governor in 1971 to serve as an original member and director emeritus of Credit Union Insurance Corp. (CUIC). Upon his retirement as PBCU board chairman in 2003, he was named as director emeritus of the credit union … * NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (5/28/08)--John Mann, retired CEO/president of MPG Community CU, Romeo, Mich., died May 10 at the age of 75. He was former chairperson of the Blue Water Chapter of Credit Unions, according to the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor May 26). He was CEO of MPG Community CU from 1981 to 2006 and was first elected chapter chairman in 1991. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter …


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