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* MILWAUKEE (11/19)--Royal CU of Eau Claire, Wis., and UW CU of Madison, Wis., are teaming up with other financial institutions through a partnership to offer a toll-free hotline to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The credit unions are partnering with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Neighborworks America, Housing Resources Inc. of Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee. The hotline is managed by the Homeownership Preservation Foundation and helps callers create budgets and work out foreclosure problems with their lenders. The hotline can be reached by calling 1-888-995-HOPE and is available 24 hours per day … * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (11/19/07)--California Credit Union League (CCUL) President/CEO Bill Cheney (left) awarded Robert V. Chaffino CEO of Camino FCU in Montebello, Calif., the 2007 Leo H. Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award, the CCUL’s highest honor. The award recognizes excellence in credit union philosophy and a lifetime of contributions to the California credit union movement. It is named after Leo H. Shapiro, father of the California credit union movement and founder of the league. Chaffino received the award Tuesday during the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2007 Annual Meeting and Convention in San Diego. Chaffino has worked in the credit union movement for 35 years … (Photo provided by the California Credit Union League) * ST. LOUIS, Mo. (11/19/07)--House Minority Floor Leader Paul LeVota (D-District 52) shared insights on the political process and highlighted credit union advocacy opportunities at credit union meetings in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Kansas City Nov. 6-8. LeVota encouraged credit unions to take credit for their good works in the community and show how those efforts affect a lawmaker’s constituents. LeVota’s presentation was a part of the “You Make the Difference” Advocacy program. The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) Advocacy Committee, together with MCUA board members and Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) members created the program. Credit union presidents, senior management and marketing staff are invited to attend regional meetings … (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association) * VACAVILLE, Calif. (11/19/07)--More than 1,000 children attended Pacific Service CU’s Child Safety Day Oct. 6. The event feature free DNA LifePrint kits, child safety journals and other safety information. The event also was the first in the county to offer free biometric fingerprinting. DNA Life Print provides parents and guardians with a sample of each child’s DNA that can be preserved up to 80 years. Pacific CU of Walnut Creek, Calif., has more than $1 billion in assets … * NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (11/19/07)--The 2008 Midwest Management Issues Conference will be held Jan. 13 to Jan. 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. The conference is sponsored by the Illionois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin credit union leagues. Featured speakers include Tom Glatt, president/CEO of Continental FCU in El Segundo, Calif.; Ron Galloway, filmmaker and producer of “Why Wal-Mart Works;” and Dan Mulhern, husband of Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm …


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