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* WASHINGTON (9/15/11)--Credit unions can celebrate the richness and diversity of their communities by scheduling a special lineup of programs in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), which kicks off today and continues through Oct. 15. The month celebrates citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. HHM was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988 (Public Law 100-402). It began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded in 1988 to cover the 30-day period, which includes independence days for several Latin American countries, Mexico and Chile,as well as Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day) on Oct. 12. According to the Texas Credit Union League, actions credit unions can take include: informing members and community of special events on their website; getting educated on different cultural celebrations and the makeup of their Hispanic community; partnering with a local organization or event to support an HHM activity, and informing the Hispanic community of the credit union's efforts to meet their financial needs (LoneStar Leaguer Sept. 14) … * LIVERMORE, Calif. (9/15/11)--Harold Roundtree has been named president/CEO of UNCLE CU, a $235 million asset credit union based in Livermore, Calif., effective Sept. 6. Roundtree brings more than 22 years of senior executive management experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as the senior vice president of the retail banking division of Technology CU, San Jose, Calif. There he administrated and managed enterprise-wide projects consisting of 10 financial centers; mortgage originations; commercial, real estate and consumer lending; private banking; business banking; business development; and call centers. He also served in various leadership roles such as director in the loan services division at World Savings and vice president of First Interstate Bank …


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