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Tapping the Power of Community

February 19, 2010
Pete Crear Haitian CUs understand the strength of ‘people helping people.’ The credit union movement has always been known for the support it provides to its member institutions, especially in the U.S. To date, no problems have proven too big for credit unions to handle within their own system. In... READ MORE

Desjardins Winners Impress Judges

February 18, 2010
Entries showcase exemplary CU efforts to teach youth about money. The Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award program, conducted each year by CUNA’s center for personal finance, showcases credit unions’ best efforts to teach youth about money and credit management. The 14 winning entries are on display in the Welcome Center.... READ MORE

Maxwell, Herring Winners Answer Call to Action

February 18, 2010
Recipients of the 2009 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility/Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Awards honor the credit union movement's core values by their commitment to community and innovative member financial education programs. First-place winners of the Dora Maxwell Awards demonstrated community spirit by: Raising money for the American Cancer Society through... READ MORE

Presenting the 2010 Herb Wegner Award recipients

February 18, 2010
Two outstanding leaders, an award-winning television series, and an extraordinary credit union will be honored at tonight’s 22nd annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards reception and dinner. The 2010 Herb Wegner Award recipients: * Dick Heins will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. During a career that spans more than... READ MORE

Dancing in the Streets: Scenes From Kenya

February 11, 2010
Credit Union Magazine Editor/roving reporter Steve Rodgers covers the launch of a new credit union in Kenya. By Steve Rodgers I recently traveled with a colleague from the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to Kenya. While there, I witnessed the work of some remarkable people who have committed their... READ MORE

Dancing in the Streets

January 27, 2010
When a CU branch opens in a remote Kenyan village—it’s party time. Credit Union Magazine Editor Steve Rodgers recently visited Kenyan credit unions to witness the work of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Rodgers traveled with Mike Muckian, WOCCU’s senior communications manager and... READ MORE

A World of Possibilities

January 27, 2010
CUs are essential allies in the global war on poverty. By Steve Rodgers I recently traveled with a colleague from the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to Kenya. While there, I witnessed the work of some remarkable people who have committed their professional lives to promoting credit union growth.... READ MORE

Rogue lender helps members keep collateral

January 26, 2010
Pete Cislo’s chance encounter with a family in crisis paved the way for a statewide foreclosure prevention and assistance program—and led to a credit union’s new, personalized approach to debt consolidation and restructuring. CU: Rogue FCU, Medford, Ore. Challenge: Members struggling to make payments Solution: Restructure and refinance debt to... READ MORE

Dispatches from Haiti

January 15, 2010
Dangerous place : With financial institutions shuttered by the earthquake, Haiti has become a cash-only society, making life inconvenient and dangerous for people on the street. Reports from the World Council of Credit Unions Movement Assists Damaged CUs, Helps Members Access Funds The World Council of Credit Unions  (WOCCU) and its program... READ MORE

CUs Spread Holiday Cheer

January 13, 2010
Joe Jones , Carolina Postal CU senior mortgage loan officer (left), and Board Chairman Buddy Livingston are excited about the Carolina Postal Fee 4 Food promotion that gives back to members and collects food for local food banks. By Lora Kloth Credit unions brought many glad tidings to their members and communities during the recent... READ MORE

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