Credit Union Times Magazine January-26, 2005

In Other News


    Security Service Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, has helped raise over $85,000 for the San Antonio Children's shelter. Proving that spare change can lead to big donations, the two-day KONO Radiothon fundraiser resulted in more than $4,500 collected in just coin. SSFCU provided coin counter bins for the event. Mid-Minnesota...


    St. Vrain Valley Credit Union, Longmont, Colo., has recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. For the past 50 years the credit union has continually expanded its services based on members' needs. Today the St. Vrain Valley CU has over $60 million in assets and operates out of a 6,500 square-foot facility....


News Briefs


  • NuVision Financial CU Launches Adventurous Marketing Campaign

    HUNTINGTON Beach, Calif. - nuVision Financial Federal Credit Union has revved up its marketing strategy for 2005. The $657 million credit union has become the exclusive financial services partner to cable television's The Outdoor Life Network show Adventure Highway with Tom Holm. The deal, which covers four episodes, leverages television...

  • Broward Schools CU Shines Light on New Name

    SUNRISE, Fla. - Broward Schools Credit Union is counting on a name change to BrightStar Credit Union to help honor its educational roots while appealing to the entire South Florida community. "We're still the same great credit union-owned by the same folks, our members-and with the same friendly staff," said...

Tech Bytes

Special Report

Letters to the editor

  • Technology, Partnerships Can Help Small CUs Provide Full-Service

    As the CEO of a very small credit union, I wish to comment on Mike Welch's Jan. 12 column, "Waving the Flag for Small CUs Not Smart." While I agree 100% that Navy Federal is just as much a "credit union" as we are, I believe very strongly that there...

  • Don't Forgot About CUSC

    I always enjoy reading Mike Welch's columns, but I was particularly enlightened by his Dec. 8 column entitled "There are lots of Good and Bad ideas Involving CUs." His comments regarding shared branching were interesting, but it appears that, unintentionally, the discussion left the impression that "the two major" shared...

  • Welch Said What Many Think

    I applaud Mike Welch's Jan. 12 column "Waving the Flag for Small CUs Not Smart." It was excellent and just what needed to be said. I hope NCUA Board member Debbie Matz and others within the movement will take heed. As you know the fight is fierce here in Utah...


Publisher's Column

  • Despite Growing Need, PR Expertise In Short Supply

    Credit unions and the multitude of state and national organizations that serve them do a lot of things right. Assigning high priority to professional public relations programs is not one of them. As a result, the credit union industry is missing countless golden opportunities to put their collective best foot...



    Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union, Board Secretary/Mississippi Telco Federal Credit Union President/CEO Joe Mangum has resigned from the board. The Board of Directors has appointed Gulf Winds FCU President/CEO Chris Rutledge, to fill the vacancy. Rutledge will also continue in his role as chairman of the supervisory committee. Jax Federal...

  • EAST

    HarborOne Credit Union, Brockton, Mass., has named Irina Galiouk to Canton assistant branch manager. Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Gaithersburg, has named Rick Wieczorek vice president/chief financial officer and David Perez Rockville branch manager.


    CEFCU, Peoria, Ill., has named Shay Bruns dealer credit manager; Jennifer Cunningham Bloomington member center cash operations manager; and Brenda Dunbar Peoria Airport Member Center cash operations manger.


    FivePoint Federal Credit Union, Port Arthur, Texas, has promoted the following employees: Vicki Oubre to call center assistant vice president; Amanda LaBarge to teller manager; Darla Sclerandi to Beaumont assistant store manager; Kristi Whisenant to Bridge City store manager; and Lisa Conrad to assistant vice president of member services. In...

  • WEST

    Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Anchorage, Alaska, has promoted Judie Miller to assistant vice president, electronic services. Wyoming Employees Federal Credit Union, Cheyenne, has promoted K. Lew Stubbs to senior vice president of lending. Community One Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, has named George Schneider information technology manager. Travis Credit...


Quotes Worth Quoting

  • Quotes Worth Quoting

    "We had supported NCUA's proposed rule on private insurance conversions. We did make some suggestions in our comment letter that were not subsequently incorporated into the final rule, but I think overall we think NCUA did a good job on this rule. Whether or not it is helpful really remains...

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