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CU System briefs (08/21/2012)
  • CHARLESTON, W. Va. (8/22/12)--Doris Cunningham, who retired earlier this year as manager/CEO of  Members Choice WV FCU, Charleston, W.Va., died Aug. 19, according to the West Virginia Credit Union League. She had worked with the credit union for 42 years. She was active in the Kanawha Valley Chapter, and was chapter president prior to being elected to serve on the league board in 1990. Cunningham served two terms as league chairman and for the past 14 years served as treasurer of the league.  In 1992 and 2005, Cunningham was awarded the William Bryan Hawkins Award for her volunteer service at the chapter and state level. "With Doris' passing, credit unions lost a true friend and the state lost a real leader," said league President Ken Watts. "However, if you were fortunate, as I was, to have known and worked with her, you realize that her invaluable contributions will be felt for many, many years to come." Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. ET at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, W.Va. …
  • PHOENIX (8/22/12)--A woman dubbed the "Color Me Bad Bandit" because of her colorful disguises is wanted in connection with four credit union robberies in the Phoenix area, said the Federal Department of Investigation (TMCNet.com Aug. 21). Credit unions robbed were AZ FCU, Mesa, Ariz., on July 11; Mountain America CU, Mesa, on July 19; Sun West FCU, Mesa, on July 31; and Arizona FCU, Tempe, on Aug. 16. She is described as white or Hispanic with dark features, in her late 20s or early 30s, 5'4"-5'5" tall, 140 lbs., with full lips. The woman enters the credit unions with a large bag and uses a note to demand money and threaten employees. She flees on foot. The suspect also consistently attempts to conceal her identity with large scarves or hats and sunglasses. On her most recent robbery, the robber wore a long, leopard print cape and carried a large black bag …
  • BREA, Calif. (8/22/12)--Evangelical Christian CU (ECCU) has teamed with CapinCrouse LLP to offer a series of financial seminars to help churches and nonprofits do a better job stewarding their resources and people entrusted to their care.  The seminar aim to help churches and nonprofits understand financial risks, tax risks, legal risks and operational risks. The seminars will be Oct. 2 in Littleton, Colo.; Oct. 3 in Fort Worth, Texas; and Oct. 4 in Plano, Texas …
  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (8/22/12)--The Credit Union Association of New Mexico's Governmental Affairs department hosted two congressional candidates in town hall meetings on Aug. 14.  Janice Arnold Jones, a Republican, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, were the guests. Both are running for the position of representative for New Mexico's First Congressional District. They talked about their positions on credit union issues such as member business lending, the state's economy, and more …


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