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CU System briefs (09/29/2008)
* HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/30/08)--More than 30 credit union leaders attended a Saturday afternoon event at Pittsburgh Mills for U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.. The congressman was in Washington and unable to personally attend the event due to the bailout crisis. However, he did address the crowd by telephone. Altmire gave an up-to-the-minute report on issues regarding the bailout bill. He explained his thoughts in great detail and received input from the credit union leaders. “It was quite interesting to get real time information on this bill via a conference call with the congressman,” said Janet Horn, CEO, A-K Valley FCU, Lower Burrell, and one of the co-chairs of the event (Life is a Highway Sept. 29) … * ST. LOUIS (9/30/08)--Missouri legislative candidates are meeting with credit union representatives statewide with the November elections less than six weeks away, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) said (The Missouri Difference Sept. 26). U.S. District 6 congressional candidate Kay Barnes (D) discussed federal credit union issues and concerns with a group of credit union representatives Sept. 23 in St. Joseph, Mo. Attendees provided information on credit unions and detailed three main points of the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act. Barnes, center, meets with, from left, Amy McLard, MCUA; Ed Foster, United Consumers CU, Independence, Mo; Brandi Catherall, United Consumers; James Spafford, Postal & Community CU, St. Joseph,; Chris McCreary, United Consumers; Peggy Nalls, MCUA; and Mike Augustine, United Consumers. (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association) … * ROCKVILLE, Md. (9/30/08)--MCT FCU, Rockville, Md., was named as one of the top 53 businesses in Maryland by The Gazette of Politics and Business. MCT was recognized for exceptional growth during the past three years and its community service programs, said the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association. The credit union also was awarded the Workplace Excellence Award for the sixth year in a row by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence of Montgomery County (Focus Newsletter Sept. 29). MCT FCU has $457.1 million in assets ... * DUBLIN, Ohio (9/30/08)--The Ohio Credit Union Foundation has changed its grantmaking cycle to ensure that grant applications receive prompt notification (eLumination Newsletter Sept. 24). Grant applications are accepted throughout the year but notifications of awards will occur every two months. Applications submitted Dec. 15 of the previous year through Feb. 28 will be notified by March 1; March 1-April 30 applications by May 31; May 1-June 30 applications by July 31; July 1-Aug.31 by Sept. 30; Sept. 1-Oct. 31 by Nov. 30; and Nov. 1-Dec. 15 by Jan. 15 ... * PITTSTON, Pa. (9/30/08)--William “Bill” McCawley, 70, a former board president of Highway CU, Pittston, Pa., died Sept. 23 at his home (The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Sept. 24). He served as president of the credit union for 25 years. Highway CU has $16.9 million in assets ...


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