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CU System briefs (12/20/2011)
  • NEW CASTLE, Del. (12/21/11)--The state of Delaware now has a second student credit union branch. New Castle County School Employees FCU opened a branch in Christiana High School in September. The branch joins Louviers FCU, which opened a branch in 2009 at Newark High School. The new branch is located near the school cafeteria and provides services such as deposits and withdrawals. A credit union staffer supervises the operations. Five students serve as tellers. Shown are, from left, credit union staff member Colin MacArthur with student teller Da'Near'a Henry. (Photo provided by the Delaware Credit Union League) …
  • DENVER, Colo. (12/21/11)--Denver-based Westerra CU has awarded grants to 38 schools for a total of more than $23,000 during the 2011-2012 school year. The program, launched last year, provides teachers and schools with financial resources for programs and activities for students such as field trips, art supplies, sports fees and equipment, after-school programs, workbooks and other activities. The average grant ranged from $400 to $700. Since the program began in 2010, Westerra CU has awarded grants to 115 schools in Denver Public Schools and Jeffco Public Schools systems. Westerra has more than $1 billion in assets …
  • EL PASO, Texas (12/21/11)--El Paso (Texas) Employees FCU, which will change its name on Jan. 1 to Evolve FCU, will host its first annual film festival--the Evolve Film Festival--to celebrate the credit union's name change and to spotlight its support of local artists. The change is not the result of a merger but more to reflect a new direction for the $292.2 million asset credit union. Deadline for local artists to submit their DVD or CD entries is Jan. 9. Entries should be no more than 10 minutes long and should depict facts, concepts or questions on the videographers' take on evolution. The films will be shown at the credit union's main branch next month during an open house and press conference unveiling the new name. The winner will receive a GO PRO HD Hero Camera. Date and time will be announced later …


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