Nearly 200 credit union advocates from across Minnesota gathered in St. Paul on Feb. 20 to meet with legislators as part of the state's annual Credit Union Day.
Two big credit unions, one in Texas and the other in Virginia, are showing heightened interest in those high-tech mobile ATMs, making use of them for branding and operational advantage.
Generations Community Credit Union announced that Linwood Bowen has been hired as its new president.
CUSO Financial Services, LP is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its proprietary dataVISION integrated account management system with the release of several new features.
1st United Services Credit Union is transferring the operation and management of its Lemoore and Fallon branches to Navy Federal Credit Union.
The George Department of Banking and Finance has approved Atlanta Postal Credit Union's application for a charter expansion.
Paragon Federal Credit Union is now using EasCorp's remote capture service at the $375 million CU's self-service kiosks.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), in the midst of a heated race for the Democratic primary nomination, issued a comprehensive plan at the end of January aimed at ensuring fair access to credit on reasonable terms for Americans.
Fiserv, Inc. President/CEO Jeffrey Yabuki presented at the Baird Business Solutions Conference on Feb. 28.
US Federal Credit Union President/CEO Bill Raker has been recently named vice chair of the new Due Diligence Task Force assembled by CUNA.
Andrews Federal Credit Union wants consumers to know that it is a great time to develop a savings program to plan their financial future.
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is offering a new anti-fraud platform that includes tools specifically aimed at identifying and tracking internal problems in real time.
President/CEO of Member One Federal Credit Union Richard Williams announced that he will be retiring.
The Utah League of Credit Unions has named a new head of its communications area, Jim Bennett, who previously headed up his own Salt Lake City marketing firm and is a former campaign advisor to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
In just three years, Clark County Credit Union has grown its commercial loan portfolio to $80 million through the use of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' Rembrandt Lending System, according to the company.
NAFCU's Macro Flash Report noted that new homes sales declined for the third month in a row.
Amid growing fears of economic recession or worse, America's workforce is struggling to cope, and neither the recently-passed stimulus package nor the Federal Reserve's rate cuts will fix what ails the nation's shaky situation, said former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Arguing grass-roots advocacy needs a stronger boost, CUNA is revving up its campaign schools at the state league level, signing up several new groups to conduct more of the educational seminars on fundraising and campaign organizing targeted toward office-seekers.
While it's clear that former CUNA leader Herb Wegner would almost certainly appreciate the awards named for him, one of his former employees is not entirely sure he would approve of them.
Members of the $115 million First Basin Credit Union who opposed the CU's recent attempt to change its charter to that of a mutual bank have begun to organize other members to replace board members.
Passageways LLC has nearly doubled the number of credit unions it serves with a single stroke of the pen.
Clackamas Federal Credit Union has been named business of the year-for the second time in three years--by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce.
CUNA Mutual Group is touting the flexibility of MemberCONNECT, which provides an analytical approach to relationship building.
Maryland & District of Columbia Credit Union Association President/CEO Mike Beall has been named an ex officio member of the Credit Union Outreach Solutions, Inc. Board of Managers.
When it comes to getting the word spread on a potentially good deal, the 18-to-30-year-olds that make up Generation Y are most likely the most adept through their heavy use of text messaging.
Tom Davis acknowledges that there are so many issues of pressing concern in the industry, NACUSO can't possibly address all of them but he's hoping the trade group's mantra of collaboration and innovation can help tackle the hot priority ones.
Financial advisory firms that are not ready to advise on the distribution phase of retirement funds could see a considerable outflow of assets as the first wave of baby boomers enter retirement this year, according to a new report from Celent.
Financial institutions are making progress in protecting consumer identity and customer accounts but there's more work to be done, and getting the consumers themselves more involved would be a good way to start. Those are among the conclusions of Javelin Strategy and Research's annual ranking of bank and credit union...
President George W. Bush has nominated Carol Dillon Kissal to serve as inspector general for the Small Business Administration.
With "America Saves" week, Feb. 24-March 2, coming to a close, CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica listed some of the best ways for Americans to build their savings.
The Small Business Administration is confident President Bush's newly-signed Recovery Rebates and Economic Stimulus for the American People Act of 2008 will register as a win for small businesses.
Communicating Arts Credit Union has gained Summit Business Media as a sponsor company.
While other lenders are pulling back in a tough real estate market, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union said it is moving forward with providing loans to either finance or refinance commercial property including professional offices, retail, warehouse, and industrial-zoned buildings.
The CUNA Councils presented its new look at the Governmental Affairs Conference this week.
TNB Card Services, the card portfolio management arm of credit union owned Town North Bank, has brought another executive on board to help manage its steadily growing business.
Texas voters go to the polls on March 4 for the presidential primary, and if a poll on the Democratic side by the Texas Credit Union League provides any clues, Hillary Clinton looked to be ahead of Barack Obama at press time.
Credit union trade groups are prepping their witnesses for a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (H.R. 1537) and other regulatory improvements for CUs.
Superior Savings Credit Union is now using the FirstClose bundled mortgage settlement platform to help automate the $11 million CU's mortgage operation.
The New York State Credit Union League is supporting a measure that would allow credit unions, savings banks, savings and loan associations and federal savings associations to accept and secure deposits from municipal corporations.
Even as the question of whether credit unions should have a community reinvestment component to their regulation reappears on the national agenda, credit unions remain unified in responding "no."
The NCUA issued a fraud alert for all federally-insured credit unions about a recent phishing attempt to obtain credit card account numbers and expiration dates.
An examination of credit union data from last year reveals that in the face of growing problems in the nation's credit markets, credit union card portfolios continued arcing upward in 2007 even as the market for those portfolios showed the sharpest decline in six years.
More details have come to light about Visa USA's planned initial public offering of stock that the card brand said is still planned even though market conditions would appear to discourage it.
Tom Dorety, the CEO of the $5.9 billion Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and the incoming CUNA chairman, sees days of challenge and opportunity ahead for credit unions as they seek to serve their members through one of the more significant economic downturns the U.S. has seen recently.
Prime Financial Savings and Credit Union has gone from the 1980s to the 21st century in one fell swoop.
Imagine it's President's Day, most financial institutions are closed, and a college student really needs a check.
After 24 years of leading Barksdale Federal Credit Union President/CEO Arno Easterly is retiring.
Teres Solutions has hired a longtime customer from a local credit union to be the lending software company's new vice president of product management.
SilverCloud Knowledge Systems said four new credit unions were added to its client list last month and two others expanded their use of the company's software.
Automated lending solutions are playing an increasingly crucial role in helping credit unions deal with the new realities of the credit crunch and rate environment.
The nation's 8,100 federally insured credit unions reported solid loan and share growth along with an increase in loan delinquencies and membership expansion for 2007.
American Airlines Federal Credit Union held "A Night with the CEO" on Feb. 12 that featured President/CEO John Tippets.
A new enterprise content management system from Fiserv Inc. will help automate mortgage loan origination and servicing functions at Pentagon Federal Credit Union.
When everyone pulls the same way, things get done fast.
Although most credit union members and even many CU staff fail to recognize it, they are part of a global industry that has roots in the U.S. going back to revolutionary times.
Former NCUA Board Member Robert Swan has died of complications from a stroke.
The contest between two rival credit union-owned ATM networks rolled into Florida last week as CO-OP Financial Services announced that its subsidiary, CO-OP Network, will be available in Walgreen drug stores across the state.
A new survey by the consulting firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide finds that employers are using their benefits enrollment systems to encourage employees to adopt healthier behaviors.
Marking its 75th year as one of the state's oldest trade associations, the Washington Credit Union League said last week it is on a months-long mission to collect memorabilia from CU executives across the U.S. as part of its fall celebration.
Whether the Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (H.R. 1537) gains more momentum if a pivotal member business lending provision was scrapped still remains a relatively quiet debate.
WASHINGTON -- More than 125,000 entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a business have used the Small Business Administration's newest online assessment resources.
Prime Alliance Executive Vice President Dan Green, who has been tapped as the opening keynote speaker for the 2008 Financial Solutions Symposium, says the mortgage market still offers opportunity for credit unions.
When Mark Cochran took the helm at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union last summer, he knew that getting everyone on the same page was a critical part of the transition. It still is.
'I've got an idea' is a phrase you're likely to hear often around Indiana credit unions if the Indiana Credit Union League's ignite program works as expected.
On Aug. 4, 1998, Congress cleared H.R. 1151 to the White House; three days later, President Bill Clinton signed the legislation into law as The Credit Unions Membership Access Act.
So far, certain members of Congress key to credit unions appear to be in good standing for re-election, according to NAFCU Director of Political Affairs Dillon Shea.
Kenneth Ross, a former vice president of regulatory and legal affairs for the Michigan Credit Union League, has became the state's top CU regulator after holding down the job on an interim basis for the last six months.
Paul Sarbanes, the former Democratic Senate Banking Committee chairman from Maryland and co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, will keynote the World Council of Credit Unions' 2008 World Credit Union Conference. This year's event takes place in Hong Kong July 13-16.
Attendees of the NAFCU Technology and Security Conference last week took on a unique approach to learning about the security dangers of hackers.
EasCorp has helped a New Hampshire credit union go live with overseas remote deposit capture, adding a new level of Check 21 convenience to the working lives of service members deployed in Europe.
Fidel Castro may have resigned as Cuba's president but the impact of his long-running feud with the United States can still be felt by thousands of Canadian MasterCard holders whose plastic has been rendered useless in the popular tourist destination.
It's not everyday you turn 100 and St. Mary's Bank, the industry's first credit union, plans on celebrating well into 2009.
New CEOs expect a learning curve when it comes to new fields of membership, but do CEOs with backgrounds that match their FOMs have an advantage over their peers?
NAFCU President/CEO Fred Becker was profiled in the Feb. 1 issue of CEO Update, a Washington-based publication that caters to association and non-profit executives.
One of the lessons CUNA learned in launching its "Home & Family Finance" radio program is station managers are more likely to respond to requests for air time if they come from a local credit union rather than a big name, Washington-based trade group.
Odessa Employees Credit Union Manager Sheila Kelly couldn't believe it when she got a letter from Citibank last fall, informing her that she had 30 days to close her $8 million credit union's "unprofitable" depository account, or it would be closed for her.
After 36 years in the credit union industry, it is the collaborative service culture that CommunityAmerica Credit Union Chief Operating Officer Mike Patrick will miss most when he retires this summer.
Want a great training program? Then don't be afraid to scrap some things and start from scratch, said FORUM Credit Union Assistant Vice President Training/Quality Service Andy Janning.
The World Council of Credit Unions has received a Fatwa, a religious edict or ruling on Islamic law issued by an Islamic scholar, from the head of a mosque and an Islamic religious school here. The edict endorses the Laghman Investment and Finance Cooperative to do business.
n another indication of the move from stand-alone, shared branching facilities to shared branching outlets, a Houston-based credit union has announced the purchase of three stand-alone shared branch facilities, planning to convert them to its own branches with shared branch outlets.
The inaugural edition of Who's Who in America's Credit Unions includes 8,804 unsung heroes and high-profile leaders of the credit union movement.
A bright spot emerged in the commercial and business lending in 2007 despite the subprime mortgage collapse and less than stellar consumer lending news last year and into 2008.
A bright spot emerged in the commercial and business lending in 2007 despite the subprime mortgage collapse and less than stellar consumer lending news last year and into 2008.
Michigan First Credit Union is looking to help foster future leaders.
The Small Business Administration aims to broaden its outreach to minority entrepreneurs through a renewed partnership with the Minority Business RoundTable.
Joining with the Colorado and Minnesota leagues, CUNA last week announced a high- profile "support the troops" project to help build two $150,000 homes for wounded Iraqi war vets in a linkup with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this summer.
Greenville Federal Credit Union has cut the amount of times it takes to find a member's canceled check from hours to just seconds.
Governor Chet Culver and NCUA Chairman JoAnn Johnson were featured speakers at the annual Iowa Credit Union League Legislative Issues Conference.
The World Council of Credit Unions participated in a U.S. Treasury-led effort to maximize access to financial services for citizens of emerging Latin American countries.
Andrews Federal Credit Union helped transform the Warrior Transition Unit located in Wiesbaden, Germany into more of a comfortable retreat for recuperating soldiers.
Mobile communications is booming.
TNB Card Services, the card portfolio purchasing and management arm of credit union owned Town North Bank, has issued a white paper that the firm hopes will help more CUs improve their credit card programs. Credit unions which issue cards have seen an uptick in their card performance for a...
In a move designed to strengthen its credit card portfolio and improve the product for cardholders, The $85 million People's Federal Credit Union of Amarillo, Texas, has moved its card processing to TNB Card Services.
MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard Worldwide, today introduced The Small Business Study, an in-depth report of cardholders' spending, attitudes, and preferences across the leading small business card issuers.
According to data collected by Callahan & Associates during the last quarter of 2007, the majority of credit unions still aren't offering Health Savings Accounts.
In one of a number of public budget hearings to be held by Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means, Amy Kramer vice president, Governmental Affairs, gave testimony on behalf of the New York State Credit Union League and the New York credit union movement.
PrimeVest Financial Services, a broker-dealer exclusively serving financial institutions has recognized Redstone Federal Credit Union as its Credit Union Program of the Year.
Patelco Credit Union and Mission SF Federal Credit Union (formerly Mission Area Federal Credit Union) have teamed up to open a new shared branch.
Discover Financial Services has announced two new financial tools, the Paydown Planner and the Purchase Planner to help cardholders better manage their debt load. The card brand said these easy-to-understand tools are designed to help card holders better manage their credit and empower them to make smart financial decisions.
Credit union e-statement pioneer DigitalMailer Inc. is now offering its electronic services in a new way: sending out free e-mail blasts for charitable and community causes on behalf of the company's client credit unions.
Tim McAlpine, president and chief strategist, Currency Marketing, based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and Larissa Walkiw, 2008 Young & Free Spokesperson for Common Wealth Credit Union are slated to debut a session on social media and Web 2.0 at Execu/Summit 2008 held March 2--7 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort...
Scott Credit Union recently signed on to be a regional sponsor of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life events throughout the area.
Comparisons between services offered by multi-owned CUSOs and wholly-owned CUSOs find patterns which are practically reversed.
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a new account manager for its subsidiary CO-OP Network.
To hear Kelli Schultz tell it, growing pains are nothing new at iPay Technologies.
Navy Federal Credit Union has joined the Credit Union Information Security Professionals Association.
ALBANY, N.Y. and VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- Count Baxter Credit Union among the credit unions getting into the Health Savings Account game.
Paying attention to employee suggestions, encouraging their feedback, and pushing real teamwork seems to be paying big dividends for the $486 million Watermark Credit Union.
Greylock Federal Credit Union has spearheaded a signature campaign to urge its lawmakers to protect its seniors.
A new branding framework enlisting credit unions, state leagues and foundations nationwide to coordinate outreach projects, low-income initiatives and charity projects ranging from payday products to Children's Miracle Network is being launched this week at CUNA's GAC conference.
Assets under management in the MEMBERS Capital Advisors- managed MEMBERS Mutual Funds and Ultra Series Funds Target Allocation and USF Target Date Funds have grown to exceed $500 million despite a slide in the stock market since October 2007.
MADISON, Wis. -- In separate actions Tuesday, the Wisconsin Bankers Association insisted Tuesday a bill introduced last week to impose Community Reinvestment Act rules on credit unions has plenty of staying power this session while also moving to amend the measure eliminating CUs under $100 million.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Managing old documents to meet compliance regulations has been automated at Whatcom Educational Credit Union (www.wecu.com).
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Demonstrating again what it says is a good faith gesture, Public Service Credit Union said this week it has rehired more than 90% of the employees at the now defunct Norlarco Credit Union which it took over last Friday.
WASHINGTON -- Parsam Technologies said it has signed three more credit unions as users of its online account opening and funding solutions.
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NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, who chaired NCUA's Outreach Task Force, has announced the results of a year's compilation and analysis of comments resulting from her series of town halls and other meetings.
The $1.19 billion Credit Union of Texas sold its credit card portfolio to FIA Card Services, the card issuing subsidiary of Bank of America, making it the biggest sale in what has otherwise been a down year of card portfolio sales.
NASCUS will meet with the NCUA Board members during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference this week and in April at the annual NASCUS/NCUA National Regulators Meeting.
A majority of members of the $187 Beehive Credit Union who voted in its charter-change balloting voted to leave their credit union charter and become a mutual bank, the credit union has reported on its Web site (www.beehivecredit.com).
Presidential primary votes aren't the only ones being registered nowadays. Creditors of Centrix Financial LLC, the subprime automobile lender have also been busy voting on its plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Credit Union Regulatory Improvements Act (H.R. 1537) is at its highest level of co-sponsorship in its three-congressional session history and is finally getting a full committee hearing.
CUDL has again passed the scrutiny of a SAS 70 Type II audit for its CUDL and CUDL DApp systems.
A power outage on Thursday led to a series of systems failures and a three-hour outage at Digital Insight's primary data center, which provides online banking services to thousands of credit union and banks.
Integrated Media Management and XP Systems are integrating a Check 21 solution and a core processing platform.
PM Systems Corp. said it has signed six more users of its WebFederal 3 mobile banking solution.
Silverado Credit Union has become the sixth member of a consortium of small Northern California credit unions who banded together to jointly afford online banking and lending tools.
A customer satisfaction specialist has been hired by American Airlines Federal Credit Union to assess how the big CU can improve member satisfaction with its Web site at www.aacreditunion.org.
Credit union core processor Computer Marketing Corp. has completed its third decade in the business.
The mobile channel may be the channel to channel for credit union marketers who want to reach the younger set, according to Forrester Research.
Forrester Research said consumer adoption of account-based alerts has increased in the three years the think firm has been tracking the issue, but still only 24% of online consumers get any kind of alert from their financial provider, and almost all of those are by e-mail.
Travis Credit Union has recently sponsored the 2008 Cal Grant presentation for Solano and Napa County High Schools.
Thirteen more credit unions have recently deployed mobile banking software from MShift Inc., including seven members of the billion-dollar club.
With all the GAC has to offer, one of the best opportunities it provides is the chance to explore the nation's capital.
With talk of ever-increasing competition in the financial services marketplace, Credit Union Times' reporting staff scoured the field asking credit unions what institutions they saw as their biggest competitors.
"I would say that our biggest competitor is the whole panoply, the whole arcade of for-profit financial institutions," said Jim Blaine, CEO of the $15 billion State Employees' Credit Union, the second largest credit union in the country and headquartered in the same state as Bank of America.
Ed Jacob, CEO of the $7 million North Side Federal Credit Union said "mid-tier" financial service providers around the credit union, the payday lenders, check cashers, rent-to-own outfits, and other similar services are his credit union's competition.
Lindsay Alexander, CEO of the $358 million National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union, said her CU's chief competition was not restricted to any one financial institution but belonged instead to the whole world of competitors who seemed to offer NIH members more convenient access to products and services.
Carl Sorgatz, president/CEO of Hawthorne Credit Union, Naperville, Ill. and chairman of the Illinois Credit Union League, said the nature of credit union competition can change "as frequently as fast foods" so CUs need to be nimble to adapt.
Robert Harvey, president/CEO of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, said when you talk about competition, "you're not talking about an individual institution because this is an issue that spans deposits, members, or loans."
Sometimes the problem of CU competition is complicated by single sponsor status. Take the $20.3 million Basha's Associates Credit Union in Tempe, Ariz.
While Wescom has been trailblazing with its effort to help Pacoima Development Federal Credit Union and its check casher acquisition, the CU has not neglected more traditional efforts to help underserved communities through financial education.
What do chocolate bars and NAFCU/PAC teddy bears have in common? For starters, the sweets and beanie bears are helping Members 1st Federal Credit Union to raise thousands of dollars each year for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Political Action Committee and for NAFCU/PAC, respectively.
For Fairfax County Federal Credit Union Chief Marketing Officer Matthew Kaudy, it's either all in or nothing.
Whether it's assessing the latest technology trend in credit union land or keeping up with the action at a Division 1 college basketball game, Jim Morrell knows which way the ball is bouncing.
Continental Federal Credit Union Director and Former Board Chairman Allan Cooper is not one to back away from a fight to preserve consumer choice and the cooperative nature upon which credit unions wer founded.
What attributes would one use to describe Tom Glatt, the stalwart president/CEO of Continental Federal Credit Union--a man who never wavered during the nearly two-month, unwanted Wings Financial FCU merger campaign attempt last spring?
In almost every issue of Credit Union Times as far back as I can remember there is mention of some dastardly deed perpetrated against the CU industry by those loathsome bankers. All the while, our trade associations have spent millions of credit union dues dollars fighting back. And, the CU...
The signs are mounting that commercial mortgage-backed securities will be the "subprime story" of 2008. A startling report from Goldman Sachs has raised concerns that the losses caused by non-performing commercial mortgages will rival the losses related to subprime residential mortgages. According to Goldman Sachs, the bad commercial real estate...
While protecting safety and soundness of credit unions and looking out for consumer interests, undue burdens should not be heaped on credit unions, choking out effective service to members, or bogging down the efficiency of the operations.
I was pleased to see the recent reports that fewer credit unions are selling their card portfolios and credit union card programs are out-competing other financial institutions (Credit Union Times, Jan. 16, 2008). It's a great success story for credit unions, and as a former credit union executive it's a...
The future for credit unions is electrifying--literally. Implementing the best that modern technology has to offer is the way to go, in terms of cost savings as well as service. Attracting the up-and-coming generation of 'grown-ups' (a.k.a. borrowers) is crucial to the survival of the credit union community, and one...
"When I first joined St. Mary's 15 yrs ago I had the opportunity to see the DesJardins Group home while attending a national credit union roundtable in Quebec and when I got back I asked the board why can't we do something similar and have a credit union museum at...
Four prominent Southern California CEOs shared how they develop leaders for the industry, as well as their own organizations, at the HRD Network's Annual Conference on February 21.
Advocacy is the responsibility of every credit union employee, just as an organization's sales effort requires a total buy-in, said California Credit Union League President/CEO Bill Cheney at February 21 at the HRD Network's Annual Convention.
Labor attorney Robert Wenzel shared a list of 2008 tips and trends for human resources professionals attending the HRD Network's Annual Conference. Wenzel is a partner in the Cerritos, Calif. Office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, and specializes in management defense for personnel and labor relations matters.
California Credit Union League CEO Bill Cheney told HRD Network conference-goers that he and his legislative group plan to work with Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), longtime credit union supporter, to extend the temporary increase in federal conforming loan maximums.
The 34 credit unions that belong to the Florida Credit Union Real Estate Network are committed to surviving--even thriving--during the current "crisis" in real estate lending. Those credit unions sent more than 50 representatives to the regional CUREN meeting March 21st and 22nd to listen to speakers and learn from...
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It probably seemed like a good way for the newly wed Claude Kazanski to connect with his new father-in-law 30 years ago. Since the day the two went fly fishing together, Kazanski, associate general counsel at CUNA Mutual Group, has been hooked--no pun intended.
Any working mother will tell you that Melia Meichelbock Keller should be tired, and at least little grouchy. After all, she's seven months pregnant and still puts in full-time hours as the California Credit Union League's marketing and communications manager.
How far are you willing to go to make a difference in someone's life?
While U.S. credit unions keep a wary eye on the economy and fret about slumping housing markets, the folks at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union enjoy a more positive frame of mind.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union is mourning the loss of its former board chairman Arthur Carroll "A.C." Martin.
Bellwether Community Credit Union has honored Paul C. Wenger for his 43 years of volunteer service to the credit union by naming its annual volunteer award the Paul C. Wenger Volunteer of the Year award.
Clyde Bean, Pamela Philyaw, and Nancy Walker have each been elected to serve a three-year term on the Redstone Federal Credit Union board of directors.
Marthe Bissonnette and Anita Blanchette, both of Lewiston, were re-elected to three-year terms on the Maine Family Federal Credit Union board of directors.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union Board Vice Chair Jackie Eakin has made local history.