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CU System briefs (07/17/2012)
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas(7/18/12)--Two Texas CUs--Coastal Community FCU in Galveston and Resource One CU in Dallas--will receive the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation for their Hispanic outreach programs from the Texas Credit Union League, the league said Tuesday (LoneStar Leaguer July 17). In August, the credit unions will be presented a flag that designates that they are committed to serving the emerging Hispanic market. "Through the process, we were able to identify opportunities for improvement, and also learn how we could better leverage our strengths," said Resource One CU President/CEO Jim Brisendine. "It is our hope that this designation as a Juntos Avanzamos credit union will illustrate our commitment to meeting the financial needs of this community," he told the league …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/18/12)--A staffer from Trevose, Pa.-based TruMark Financial CU met recently with state Rep. Curtis Thomas (D-181)  at his district office.  Randi Marmer, the credit union's assistant vice president of community relations, met with the longtime credit union supporter, who wanted to learn more about the credit unions branch and services in his district. Marmer provided insight about the North Philadelphia branch and the credit union's partnership with Asociacion Puertoriquenos en Marcha.  The credit union volunteered to assist Thomas at upcoming community forums and plans to participate in his Senior Expo on Aug. 2 to discuss the benefits of credit union membership and the scams targeting the elderly. Shown are Marmer, Thomas, and Legislative Assistant Natalie Davis. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) …


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