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Museum to premier CU-movement history DVD
MANCHESTER, N.H. (4/10/08)--America’s Credit Union Museum board of directors approved plans for a premier showing of a video produced to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the credit union movement in the U.S. The decision was made at the museum’s annual meeting April 3. The “red carpet” premier screening of the DVD is scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, N.H., announced Board Chairman Gordon Simmons, CEO, Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H. (e-Weekly April 9). The DVD will trace the history of the U.S. credit union movement from its founding in Manchester to its present incarnation as a major force in helping families cope with many financial issues. At the meeting, the board received reports on current projects, including an update on the current filming of the DVD. The board also reviewed the continuing development of financial literacy tools called CU 4 Reality aimed at middle schools students. The educational tool provides a school curriculum and a reality fair in which children make their own financial choices, based on their chosen jobs and professions. The experience teaches children the benefits of smart financial choices, including sensible savings and borrowing alternatives.
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