When it comes to writing the ideal manual on a successful creditunion, Mina Worthington and Paul Regimbal of Yakima, Wash., hopethey get to be principal authors.

In one of the nation's quirkier–and perhapsforetelling–consolidations of recent years, Worthington andRegimbal are joining their two healthy Washington State creditunions in an Oct. 1 merger. The two are five blocks away from oneanother.

“Look, this is a story–maybe a bit unusual–about genuinecollaboration that goes back decades among credit unions in acommunity and now has reached a timely milestone,” saidWorthington, the designated president/CEO of the newly branded $470million Solarity CU.

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