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CU System briefs (11/04/2009)
* SANTA ROSA, Calif. (11/5/09)--Redwood CU employees enjoy an ice cream party to celebrate raising $77,894 in the credit union's 2009 United Way campaign. The amount
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exceeds its $70,000 goal by more than 10%. "With the challenges of today's economy, I am truly awed by the generosity our employees and officials demonstrated during this year's United Way campaign," said RCU President/CEO Brett Martinez, who also volunteers on the board of United Way of the Wine Country. This year, at the request of United Way, the credit union ran its campaign a month early to act as a pacesetter for other local companies. It raised more than $73,000 for the United Way of the Wine Country, where Redwood is headquartered and has 10 branches, and more than $4,700 for United Way of the Bay Area, where it also has several branches. (Photo provided by Redwood CU) … * DALLAS (11/5/09)--Texans CU raised more than $50,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes
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Research Foundation's (JDFR) Walk to Cure Diabetes. The walk drew more than 15,000 walkers in three locations and raised $1.5 million to date. Texans CU raised funds by soliciting donations, selling vendor logo space on the Texans T-shirt, selling jeans days and offering raffle prizes such as tickets to Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Mavericks tickets, a meet and greet with ice hockey player Mike Modano and a week of vacation. The photo shows part of the Texans walk team at the start of the walk. (Photo provided by Texans CU) … * MEDFORD, Ore. (11/5/09)--Rogue FCU was named the Best Financial Institution in the 2009 Medford Mail Tribune's Readers' Choice Awards. Employee Andrew Staley was voted Best Financial Advisor, and employee Gary Duvall was voted as third Best Financial Advisor. "Putting our community and our members first in every decision we make is very important," said Rogue President/CEO Gene Pelham, noting that Rogue is "fortunate to be a part of such a great community." The credit union has $448 million in assets and more than 46,000 members …


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