* SANTA ROSA, Calif. (6/24/09)--Redwood CU (RCU), Santa Rosa,
Calif., was recently named “Best Credit Union” and RCU President/CEO Brett Martinez was named Best North Bay Business Community Leader” in a readers’ poll by NorthBay biz
magazine, which serves business communities in northern California. From left are: Bob Steele, RCU board member; Mishel Kaufman, RCU senior vice president; Cynthia Negri, RCU senior vice president; Mark Michaels, RCU senior vice president; Robin McKenzie, RCU senior bice president, Joni Rosinski, Northbay biz
vice president; and Anne Benjamin, RCU executive vice president and chief operating officer. RCU has $1.8 billion in assets. (Photo provided by Redwood CU) ... * PALO ALTO, Calif. (6/24/09)--Addison Avenue FCU, Palo Alto, Calif., has partnered with US solar systems maker SunPower Corp. to offer a loan program to make solar power systems more affordable (ADP News
June 15). Addison will offer five-year loans up to $50,000 that will allow homeowners to use a 30% federal tax credit to purchase the systems. Interest paid on home equity loans also may be tax deductible. Those who purchase a residential SunPower system will also receive a rebate from SunPower at a rate of 30 cents per watt ... * OSHKOSH, Wis. (6/24/09)--Jean B. Kolodzik, 71, who helped establish Winnebago Community CU in Oshkosh, Wis., died June 18 in Oshkosh. Kolodzik served in several capacities at the Winnebago Community, including teller and acting vice president. She retired from the credit union in 2004. Winnebago Community has $54 million in assets ... * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (6/24/09)--Dick Ensweiler, Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) president/CEO, and Karen Hart, TCUL chief financial officer, dueled in a bowl-off June 15 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Ensweiler won the bowl-off. The league raised more than $2,100 from pledges and donations from TCUL board members and staff in care of Tom Hodge, TCUL vice president of sales and marketing; and Karen Houston, regional vice president of CU Employment Resources. A video highlight reel
of the bowling event is available on TCUL’s website ...