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* LAS VEGAS (11/25/09)--A Nevada state senator who co-sponsored the state's new financial literacy law, SB 317, spoke at a free workshop on offering financial literacy education in classrooms Nov. 17. Fifteen education, business and credit union professionals heard State Sen. Allison Copening (D-6) discuss the law, which requires
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financial literacy to be part of the high school curriculum. Gov. Jim Gibbons signed the bill into law recently. The seminar, sponsored by the California and Nevada Youth Involvement Network (CNYIN), was hosted by Silver State Schools CU, Las Vegas. After Copening's visit, CNYIN board members taught summarized versions of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) curriculum's chapters. They included Kate Robinson, electronic marketing specialist at Greater Nevada CU, Carson City, Nev.; Crystal Lyon, Silver State Schools CU business development manager; and Michael Lee, member education manager, The Golden I CU, Sacramento, Calif. The workshop prepared instructors for teaching NEFE's seven-unit High School Financial Planning Program. Pictured, from left, are Lee, Copening, Lyon and Robinson. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) … * SAN ANTONIO (11/25/09)--San Antonio-based Security Service FCU
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has declared itself as a supporter of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. David Reynolds, seated, president/CEO of the more than $5 billion asset credit union, signs the declaration while flanked by volunteer committee members of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), from left, Caryl Hill, Gary Walston and Elvin Schofield. ESGR is under the directive of the U.S. Department of Defense and helps to gain civilian employer support for guard and reserve service members. (Photo provided by Security Service FCU) … * CHANDLER, Ariz. (11/25/09)--Chandler, Ariz.-based First CU hopes to help out the local economy by infusing millions of dollars into the communities it serves in the form of new loans. Its $50 Million Loan-A-Thon is underway until Dec. 31. First CU is taking applications for auto, personal, home, home equity, and business loans. While many financial institutions have stepped away from lending, First CU has stepped up to the plate, said the credit union's press release …


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