Credit Union Times Magazine September-14, 2005

Opinions

Tech Bytes

  • CU Direct to Launch CUDL University

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - Starting October 3, credit union clients of CU Direct will be able to hone their indirect lending-related skills through the CUSO's online CUDL University. CU Direct spokesperson Martha Hartley said the online learning capability was unofficially launched in June at the company's symposium. Credit unions will...

  • CUISPA Offers Free Year of Vulnerability Security Alerts

    AUSTIN, Texas - Credit union members of the Credit Union Information Security Professionals Association (www.cuispa.org) now can take advantage of a service that, for one year, provides free e-mail alerts about security vulnerabilities that could affect them. The Austin-based CUISPA will host a server that includes the Xacta Vulnerability Awareness...

  • CUSC CUs to Have Access to New Security Products

    ATLANTA - Credit unions that are members of the Credit Union Service Corporation's shared branching network will soon have the ability to access a suite of different security products which will help the keep their new Internet based products and procedures secure from attack. The products will come through a...

News Briefs

In Other News

  • DONATIONS

    Wanigas Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., has raised over $4,300 for the American Cancer Society. In addition, the team received awards for most money raised and also for the best decorated campsite. This year, Relay for Life in Saginaw Township raised over $30,000 which will support the life-saving mission of...

  • SCHOLARSHIP

    American First Credit Union, La Habra, Calif., has announced its five $1,000 college scholarship winners. This year's recipients include Nicole Paine, Paul Nguyenfa, Diane Lu, Michele Banares and Heather Adams. The five students stood out for their academic achievement and potential, career goals, character, leadership, community involvement and social awareness....

News

Letters to the editor

  • L.A. SBA Committed to Working With CUs

    On behalf of the Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Credit Union League and WesCorp, I'd like to thank Credit Union Times for helping to get the word out about SBA and other member business lending and how these programs can provide financial benefits...

  • Polish & Slavic FCU Committed to Staying a Credit Union

    We were surprised and disappointed to read in your Aug. 17 issue an article on the Polish & Slavic FCU containing speculation about our institution "demutualizing" based on the opinion of one individual. As we have stated several times in the past, the credit union has no current plans to...

  • From the Editor: Keep Those Letters Coming!

    Credit Union Times is proud to report that so far in 2005 every issue has contained letters to the editor. We're proud of this for two reasons. First, it's an indication that Credit Union Times is providing thought-provoking editorial coverage that is inspiring more readers than ever to write letters....

  • Credit Union Movement Must Maintain its Identity

    After reading the story on Cliff Dias' retirement in the Aug. 31, I think maybe you should point Mr. Dias to Texas in case he hasn't read about Community Credit Union and OmniAmerican Credit Union. Obviously, he hasn't completely thought through the ramifications of having a handful of mega credit...

Looking Back

People

  • EAST

    Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Groton, Conn., has promoted the following employees: Joseph Childress to assistant vice president of information technology; Jeffrey McKernan to assistant vice president of lending services; Patricia Michaud to assistant vice president of financial accounting; and Debbie Snajczuk to assistant vice president of service center administraton/business...

  • MIDWEST

    Heritage Credit Union, New Berlin, Wis., has named Mark Bolton Sauk branch manager and Richelle Galle assistant branch manager. Scott Credit Union, Collinsville, Ill., has promoted Lisa Brandt to vice president of branch operations. In addition, Scott CU has named Janice L. Pyszka vice president of human resources.

  • WEST

    Global Credit Union, Spokane, Wash., has promoted Marilyn Desmarais and Debra Hamilton to loan officers. Nevada Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, has hired the following employees: David Ellingson assistant vice president data processing; Beverly Marzo underwriter; Jamee Pablo mortgage servicing tech I; Cynthia Dukes financial services representative II; and Jorge...

  • SOUTH

    Escambia County Employees Credit Union, Pensacola, Fla., has named Ashley Jansky member services supervisor. America's First Federal Credit Union, Birmingham, Ala., has named Denise Vasut assistant vice president of research analysis; Mike Thomas assistant vice president of branch operations; and Lori Smith assistant vice president indirect lending. Louisiana Credit Union...

Publisher's Column

  • Sometimes It Doesn't Pay To Be Too Subtle

    Credit union CEOs who orchestrate a charter conversion to a bank should be fired for not representing the best interests of the credit union's members. Boards involved should also be replaced. For the same reason. Time to cut through all the cutesy rhetoric such as the pure baloney that a...

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