San Juan Mountains Credit Union, Lakewood, Colo., joined shared branching through CU Service Network in order to increase location convenience for the credit union's members. All members who are part of the credit union's network may use shared branching locations to conduct transactions such as deposits and withdrawals, fund transfers, loan payments and balance inquiries. The credit union became the 100th member of the shared network.
State Employees Credit Union Foundation, Raleigh, N.C., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent opening of SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health in Smithfield, N.C. The crowd of nearly 500 included Rep. Bob Etheridge and SECU Chairwoman Shirley Bell, who represented the credit union. According to Bell, the Johnston County area was in great need of an organization such as the Hospice House. The new facility, with room for 18 patients, will provide 24-hour medical and nursing care for the elderly and infirm as well as counseling services for the bereaved. The opening of the Hospice was made possible by the donations of more than 1,000 individuals, businesses and towns within Johnston County, N.C., as well as a $1 million contribution from the credit union itself.