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CU System briefs (08/30/2012)
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (8/31/12)--The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 20 in Newport Beach, Calif., raised $33,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada. Nearly 100 players and 14 sponsors attended. Madison, Wis.-based CUNA Mutual Group served as title sponsor. Other major sponsors included CO-OP Financial Services, CUDL, Honda FCU, Samaha &Associates Inc., SchoolsFirst FCU and California League Services Corp. Chairman of the tournament was Marv Jensen, board member of Episcopal Community CU, Los Angeles. Winners of the tournament are Ellen Schultz and Joe Weber of NCCI and Charles Papenfus and Tracy Arroyo of Inland Valley FCU. Three of the winners are pictured here. "Because of the wonderful supporters of this event, we will be able to continue to provide the foundation's new Bite of Reality interactive youth financial education program to teens in California and Nevada," said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano.  (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) …
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio (8/31/12)--The 2012 Ohio Credit Union Foundation  (OCUF) Classic attracted more than 170 golfers and 27 sponsors for a day of golf, networking and giving back. They raised more than $30,000 toward the foundation's 2012 fundraising goal of $200,000. "Every dollar raised this year will be used to support credit union financial education and outreach projects in 2013," said Executive Director Becky Hart.  All funds raised will enable the foundation to continue its 14-year tradition of promoting financial independence through credit unions in 2013. OCUF Chair Stan Barnes noted at a breakfast before the group teed off, "Since the beginning of the year, the foundation has granted more than $140,000 to credit unions, including grants for financial education programs for high school students, scholarships for young people with higher education ambitions, professional development for credit union staff and board members, and assistance to credit union members who were financial devastated as a result of the June wind storm." Frost Financial Services served as the lead "Eagle" sponsor for the event …

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