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CU System briefs (10/01/2008)
* LANCASTER, Pa. (10/2/08)--The Lancaster (Pa.) Consortium of Credit Unions (LCCC) participated in the Latino Fest and 29th Annual Puerto Rican Parade, Sept. 20. The theme for the event was “Unidos preservando nuestra cultura latino,” meaning “Together preserving our Latin culture.” The mission for the day was to bring awareness to the Latino community that credit unions care and want to be involved. Volunteers from LANCO FCU, Wheatland FCU, Lancaster Red Rose CU, Mennonite Financial FCU, Belco Community CU and Citadel FCU hosted a booth. Each credit union tended a prize wheel and gave out promotional items donated by the credit unions. Volunteers wearing LCCU T-shirts also participated in the parade and handed out candy along the parade route. The LCCU was awarded third place in the parade (Life is a Highway Oct.1) ... * SALT LAKE CITY (10/2/08)--Mountain America CU sponsored its fifth annual Swing for Kids Challenge--a golf tournament--raising $100,000 for Primary Children’s Medical Center. “This was our fifth Swing for Kids Challenge and it brought our total contribution to Primary Children’s to more than half a million dollars,” said Gordon Dames, Mountain America president /CEO. “When asked how we do it, I simply say that we have remarkable friends who support us in this effort. We can’t thank them enough.” Participants from the credit union movement included major sponsors Pemco Technologies and CO-OP Financial Services. Other sponsors included Credit Union Direct Lending; First Tech CU, Beaverton, Ore.; Member Business Lending LLC and Southwest Business Corp. …


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