South Division Credit Union, Evergreen Park, Ill., announced that its main branch receptionist Dianne Struglinski organized a collection and fundraising effort to send care packages to American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. For two months, Struglinksi had members drop by a wide variety of useful gifts and monetary donations. She collected everything from Frisbees to face wash, dental floss and fly swatters. She was able to put together four large boxes of items to send oversees.
Advance Financial Credit Union, Schererville, Ind., hosted a trip for its "Better Than 50 Club" to the Chicago Botanic Garden. The trip was open to 49 people for club members and adult family members and friends. The Botanic Gardens features 23 display gardens and three native habitats situation on nine islands surrounded by lakes. The trip included a luxury charter bus, parking, unlimited access to the display gardens, a professional guided tram tour, lunch in a reserved private dining area and a 10% discount in the Garden Shop.