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  • NAPA, Calif. (11/14/12)--Alfredo Pedroza, branch manager of Redwood CU's  (RCU) Sonoma branch, was recently elected to the Napa (Calif.) City Council. His priorities as a city councilmember will include job creation, making Napa affordable for families, promoting a healthy business environment, and improving Napa's transportation infrastructure. "We are extremely proud of Alfredo and are confident he will be a great asset as a city council member  for the people of Napa," said Brett Martinez, RCU president/CEO. "RCU is very committed to the communities we serve, and we are supportive of RCU employees taking on leadership roles in local government and on nonprofit and community boards." Pedroza has worked in financial services since 2005, and joined RCU in 2009 as assistant branch manager of the Napa branch, before becoming branch manager of the Sonoma and Glen Ellen branches ...
  • LANSING, Mich. (11/14/12)--Biz Kid$, the credit union-supported PBS program where kids learn about money and business will be highlighted at the eighth annual Michigan Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Finance Educators Conference Dec. 11, said the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Nov. 12). The conference is designed for K-12 educators who teach personal finance topics in the classroom. Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ program coordinator for the National Credit Union Foundation, will conduct a live webinar for attendees to showcase the program and supplemental classroom materials. All attendees will receive a DVD copy of a Biz Kid$ episode along with a printed lesson plan for use in the classroom …
  • SAN ANTONIO (11/14/12)--San Antonio-based Security Service FCU donated $205,830 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's South Texas chapter recently.  SSFCU employees across Texas, Colorado and Utah collected the funds for the nonprofit's annual Light the Night Walk.  More than 400 employees walked in the event. This is the third year SSFCU has served as national partner for the society. The funds raised broke last year's record donation by more than $20,000.  Through volunteerism and employee fundraising, SSFCU has donated nearly $1 million for blood cancer research the past 11 years. Pictured are, from left, Mike Martinez, SSFCU senior vice president of member service; Michelle Mergele, SSFCU member service administrative assistant; Emma DeGoes, honored hero; and Kathy Griesenbeck, executive director of the society's South Texas chapter. (Photo provided by Security Service FCU) …


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