Credit Union Times Magazine January-11, 2006

In Other News

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, has awarded $5,000 in gift cards redeemable for computers to members ages 5-17 who submitted creative entries answering the questions "What Do I Want to be When I Grow Up?" and "How Can a Computer Enrich My Education?" as part of its National Education Program. The...

  • DONATIONS

    Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Greensboro, N.C., has raised $23,456 for multiple sclerosis during the Tour to Tanglewood event. The Tour is a two-day, 100-mile bike ride. Tour officials noted that this year's event was by far the most successful ever, raising more than a million dollars. A total of 36...

  • BRANCHING OUT

    American 1 Federal Credit Union, Jackson, Mich., has celebrated the opening of its Vandercook Lake branch. For each person that attended the open house, American 1 made a donation to the Jackson Friendly Home, a women's senior living facility. By the end of the night, American 1 contributed $400 to...

News

News Briefs

  • OnPoint Community CU is Here

    PORTLAND, Ore.- It's official. Portland Teachers Credit Union is now OnPoint Community Credit Union. "The new name represents a bright future for our credit union, which at $2 billion in assets is Oregon's largest," said OnPoint Community CU CEO Cliff Dias. "OnPoint Community Credit Union's new 10-county charter will allow...

  • IRS Names Lerner Director of Exempt Organizations

    WASHINGTON-The IRS has named Lois G. Lerner its new director of its Exempt Organizations Division. "Protecting the integrity of tax-exempt organizations is an important part of our enforcement program," IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said. "Lois's background, including her work for the Federal Election Commission, qualifies her for this new...

  • CEFCU Offers HSAs

    PEORIA, Ill. - CEFCU has kicked off the new year by offering its members Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). The CEFCU HSA will offer members a separate account, statement, checks, and a dedicated ATM card. "With soaring health care costs, this is a great way for individuals to prepare for out...

  • Chocolate Lures New Members to South Western FCU

    LA HABRA, Calif. - The appeal of chocolate is paying off for South Western Federal Credit Union. The $164 million credit union is in the midst of its "Membership is like a box of chocolates" campaign. Members that refer potential new members to the credit union receive a free pound...

  • CUNA Announces Koppel as GAC Speaker

    WASHINGTON-Ted Koppel, former anchor of Nightline, has joined the list of speakers to address CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference. Koppel, who recently retired from his anchor job, is a 42-year veteran of ABC news and has won every major broadcasting award, including 37 Emmys, six George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 duPont-Columbia...

  • CORRECTIONS

    A caption for a photo that ran on page 35 of the Jan. 4 issue incorrectly identified Tom Pisapia, executive vice president of the new Greystone Residential Funding as Tim. We regret the error.

  • William Neutzie, Credit Union Activist, Dies

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - William Neutzie, who spent his entire working life with credit unions both on the state regulatory side, as well as with the Ohio Credit Union League, American Share Insurance and also as CEO of Salt River FCU in Arizona, died Dec. 30. He was 71. Neutzie became...

  • U.S. New Mexico FCU Woos Former CEO Back to Serve Again

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - James Raquet, who served as president/CEO of U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union from December 1999 to May 2003, has returned to take over the helm again. Raquet returned to the $457 million credit union on Dec. 12, 2005 after serving as president/CEO of $263 million Del...

Marketing

  • Envision CU Teams Up to Help Residents Get Ahead

    TALLAHASEE, Fla. - Envision Credit Union is hoping to give financial literacy a boost with the Get Ahead Partnership. According to Envision CU President/CEO Ray E. Cromer Jr., the Get Ahead Partnership is designed to close the gap in what people know about money. "When it comes to money management,...

  • Creative Gold Award Winner

    TEMPE, Ariz. - LemmonTree Enterprises, Inc. has walked away with the 2005 MarCom Creative Gold Award in the Creativity/Design/Logo category for its creation and design of the Michigan First Credit Union MoneyKids logo. The MarCom Creative Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication...

  • Desert Schools Winner Ready for Super Bowl

    PHOENIX - Lucky Desert Schools Federal Credit Union member Paul Shanahan is headed to the Super Bowl in Detroit. Shanahan was part of a group of contestants who were blind-folded and stumbling on the field during a football game, guided only by the voice and direction of their selected partner...

  • Advance Financial 7-11 Promo a Hit

    SCHERERVILLE, Ind. - Luck had nothing to do with a recent Advance Financial Federal Credit Union (AFFCU) 7-11 Certificate of Deposit Promotion. Working with a minimal promotional budget and its marketing communications agency Heisler Gordon & Associates, the credit union exceeded its goals. "Like all credit unions, we are challenged...

  • Truliant Names Jennings Agency-of-Record

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Truliant Federal Credit Union has tapped Chapel Hill marketing and branding firm Jennings as its agency-of-record. Jennings, a full-service marketing communications agency, will provide integrated branding for Truliant, including research and marketing, advertising, public relations and Web site refinement. "The main reason we selected Jennings is...

People

  • WEST

    Western Rockies Federal Credit Union, Grand Junction, Colo., has promoted Kristi Porter to vice president and Diane Razee to Rifle branch manager. In addition Western Rockies FCU Vice President of Lending Cindy Seery will add North Avenue branch manager to her title. Nevada Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, has named...

  • EAST

    Vermont Federal Credit Union, Burlington, has named Howard Mann chief financial officer. In addition, Vermont FCU has promoted Chris Sargent to St. Albans branch manager. Citadel Federal Credit Union, Thorndale, Pa., has named Ed Donovan director of retail delivery. AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg, Pa., President/CEO Kipp Stecher has been...

  • SOUTH

    Jax Federal Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Jan Ward vice president, human resources. Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, Myrtle Beach, S.C., has named Tonya Haun senior vice president/chief operations officer. Alabama Telco Credit Union, Birmingham, Homewood Branch Manager Susie Smith has retired after devoting 35 years to the financial...

  • MIDWEST

    Catholic Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., has named Bridget A. Looby-Larson vice president of business development. Wauna Federal Credit Union, Clatskanie, Ohio, has named John Basco collections services director. CEFCU, Peoria, Ill., Chief Operating Officer Karen Webster has retired after 32 years of dedicated service to the credit union. CEFCU...

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Looking Back

  • CREDIT UNION TIMES Vol. 9, No. 2 January 14, 1998

    Looking back eight years ago finds U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) warning against a financial industry "owned" by banks and encouraging credit unions to make an even bigger impact on working Americans. "Credit unions have been successful not because they have been great marketers -and not because they have been...

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