Credit Union Times Magazine January-19, 2000

In Other News


    Franklin Mint FCU (Media, Pa.) President/CEO John Unangst participated in an area 1999 Veteran's Day Parade, joined by former Sen. Bob Dole and U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, (R-Pa.). Unangst served as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Field Artillery (1968-1969); former Sen. Dole served in World War II in...


    Coastal FCU, Raleigh, N.C., has held its first-ever blood drive at its main facility at 333 St. Albans Drive, and staff donated more than 30 pints blood to the American Red Cross. The 1st half of January is when traditionally it's hardest to boost blood supplies, said an American Red...


    Central Florida Educators FCU, Orlando, has named Kissimmee office-Assistant Branch Manager Micki Ruiz "Manager of the Quarter"; and lending department staff members David Stump and Amanda Pickup as recent "Employees of the Month." Members Prime Club, a non-profit association affiliated with CUNA Mutual Group, has learned that its membership magazine...


News Briefs


  • Christmas bonuses a growing rarity

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.- The time-old tradition of employers giving employees Christmas bonuses is a fast disappearing practice, according to two new studies.

  • ASTD to hold HR conference in Dallas

    DALLAS - The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) plans to hold its International Conference and Exposition- "ASTD2000"-May 21-25 at the Dallas Convention Center.

  • Fewer employees hanging `out to lunch' sign

    MENLO PARK, Calif. - If alternating between answering phone calls and taking bites of a sandwich describes your lunch hour, you're not alone, says OfficeTeam, a staffing service specializing in administrative professionals. In a new nationwide consumer survey, 19% of respondents said they work through lunch everyday, while 43% do...

  • Social Security wage base rises to $76,200 in 2000

    WASHINGTON - The Social Security Administration has announced that the 2000 Social Security wage base is $76,200, an increase of $3,600 from the 1999 wage base of $72,600.

Letters to the editor

  • Dollar a visionary leader

    I read Mike Welch's column in the Dec. 1, 1999 issue, "Where have all the (credit union) leaders gone?" lamenting the lack of credit union leaders with a great deal of surprise. Why surprise? Because I believe that there are several examples of true leadership in the credit union movement,...

  • (Correct) Perceptions count

    Thank you Mike for your insightful column in the Nov. 23 issue of Credit Union Times, "Credit unions may be sending wrong signals."


  • Employers need to get their privacy houses in order

    "Privacy will be to the information economy of the next century what consumer protection and environmental concerns have been to the industrial society of the 20th century." Now that we are in that "next century," we can look back to 1996, when Marc Rotenberg, Director of the Electronic Privacy Information...

Publisher's Column

  • Credit unions need to adopt privacy policies

    Privacy is one of this nation's new consumer buzz words and with good reason. Who knows what about whom, and what they do or don't do with the exploding amount of incredibly detailed information, much of it highly personal, confidential, and sensitive, is increasingly making headlines. One of the more...

Staking Out the Stats



    Community First CU, Appleton, Wis., has made the following appointments: Patricia Hemmy, mortgage originator for the Waupaca Branch; Charles Fischer, purchasing manager; Roree Van Duyne, assistant vice president of commercial lending. University of Wisconsin CU, Madison, Wis., has named Gerard Brillowski director of marketing.


    Eldredge Corp., Westfield, Ind., a provider of insurance, lending and marketing products to CUs for more than 20 years, has named Bill Sarsfield, CLU, senior vice president of sales and marketing. HBE Corporation, St. Louis, a leading design-build firm in the U.S., has named Chip Fiedler electrical group leader. NAFCU...


    AGE FCU, Albany, Ga., has named Pam Martin senior vice president. Alabama CU League, Birmingham, has made the following appointments: Deeya Gray, art director; Lisa Corvo, senior consultant; John Durkin, director of communication and public affairs. GTE FCU, Tampa, Fla., has named Jeffrey Gow director of credit services, and Bryon...


    Fort Bliss FCU, El Paso, Texas, has named Kerry Stacy vice president of the newly created e-branch. Texas Dow Employees CU, Lake Jackson, Texas, has named Lance Wortham vice president of branch operations.

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