Community Service

Urgent: People Need Help From People

June 21, 2010
At a convenience store in a blighted area of Detroit, the owner rents his physical address to the homeless, squatters, or others who don't have a secure way to receive mail. READ MORE

Partnership Aids Youth Outreach

May 01, 2010
Kathy Chartier, president/CEO of Members Credit Union, Stamford, Conn., describes how a partnership with credit unions in Trinidad & Tobago has aided youth outreach efforts. READ MORE

Dora Maxwell Award Winners: Part II

March 17, 2010
Credit union pioneer Dora Maxwell organized hundreds of credit unions, developed volunteer organizer clubs, and worked tirelessly on behalf of the poor. Here’s the second installment of 2010 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award winners. Student-run branch To expand its community outreach and provide students with hands-on financial experience, Clarence Community... READ MORE

Holub Wins Farley Award

February 22, 2010
Rosie Holub, president/CEO of the Missouri CU Association is this year’s recipient of the Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award, bestowed by the American Association of CU Leagues (AACUL). The annual award recognizes outstanding service, dedication, and achievement by a state league manager or staff person. Holub received the award... READ MORE

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

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