Credit Union Times Magazine August-23, 2006

In Other News

  • Donations

    DONATIONS Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Clinton Township, Mich., recently honored its scholarship recipients at a formal awards ceremony. During the luncheon, six high school graduates were presented with their scholarship certificates, Achievement by Rudolph Heino, of the CU's board. A check for $2,000 will be mailed to the...


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News Briefs

  • Stang Joins Arizona Federal

    Arizona Federal has named Troy V. Stang to its senior leadership team as the credit union's vice president of marketing. Stang served President George W. Bush under U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow as director of public and legislative affairs.

  • Former LCUL Communicator Joins Triton

    Alicia Blanda, former director of communications for the Louisiana Credit Union League, has become the marketing projects manager for Triton, the ATM manufacturing subsidiary of the Dover Corporation. Triton is headquartered in Long Beach and suffered some displacement of its operations during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The...

  • Changing Fraud Risk Brings Policy Change at PSCU

    The ongoing and changing nature of fraud risk that credit unions face in their debit and credit card programs has brought a policy shift from PSCU Financial Services, the largest card services CUSO in the country. Previously the card CUSO, which serves over 500 credit unions that process their card...

  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods Files to Go Public

    Keefe Bruyette and Woods, the investment bank specializing in serving financial institutions, including credit unions, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

  • Multiple Common Bond Expansions Running at About Last Year's Level

    The number of credit unions which expanded their fields of membership by adding more select employee groups is running at about the same pace as in 2005, according to statistics from the NCUA.

  • Bank Conversion Debate Highlights CUES Conference

    Mutual savings bank conversions and mergers will be getting a high level of attention by top credit union brass slated to speak here in a debate at the annual fall conference of CUES New England Council Oct. 1-2.

  • NCUA Invites Credit Unions To SBA Lending Webinar

    NCUA will host a Webinar on lending through the Small Business Administration. The Webinar takes place 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST Sept. 14 and will cover such topics as becoming an SBA lender, a description of SBA products, the agency's 7(a) and 504 loan programs and SBA Express loans. NCUA Board Member...

  • Associations Urge NCUA to Allow More Time for Sign Changes

    Credit unions support NCUA's newest proposed regulations on the signs they must display if they carry federal insurance, but may need more than 60 days to change their existing signs to reflect the new rules.


Tech Bytes



Publisher's Column

Staking Out the Stats



    Herb Strickland and Betty Hughes, board members at Army Aviation Federal Credit Union, Daleville, Ala., recently announced their departure from the AACFCU board after serving 25 and 21 years, respectively.


    TopLine Federal Credit Union, Maple Grove, Minn., has named Diane Welter its new marketing and communications manager, based at its Maple Grove headquarters.

  • In Memoriam

    Jim Demland, a longtime member of the board of directors of Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, Lake Jackson, Texas, died on May 25 at age 83. Demland served TDECU as a volunteer for 26 years, first on the Audit Committee from 1980-1984 and then as a board member from 1984-2006....

  • EAST

    financial operations. Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., has promoted Carla Leto to branch administrator of the Niskayuna Branch and Joanne D'Ambrosio to call center manager.


    The Members Group, Des Moines, Iowa, has named Milo Vukelich general counsel. DEI Incorporated, a design/build firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently named Andrew Erd design architect; Dominic Hassert project coordinator; and Walt Armstrong site manager for a current project in Tennessee. Fiserv Inc., Brookfield, Wis., has promoted Joseph Gibson to...


    Sandia Area Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M., has promoted Christopher Dolce to vice president finance. Air Force Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, recently named Melissa King Employee of the Month for May for her friendly and positive attitude, which resonates throughout the credit union and with members. Velocity Credit Union,...

  • WEST

    Gene Pelham, executive vice president and future CEO of Rogue Federal Credit Union, Ashland, Ore., was recently awarded the Universidad De Guanajuato Award for Outstanding Graduate Student by Southern Oregon University. Pelham graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average, receiving his master's in management.

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