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ICU Day Broadcast to Celebrate Global CU Heritage

October 12, 2009
The annual International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) broadcast, sponsored by Credit Union Development Educators  (CUDE) and World Council of Credit Unions  (WOCCU), will highlight the continuing contributions of the worldwide credit union movement. This year's broadcast will originate from $3 billion asset United Nations Federal Credit Union , Long... READ MORE

CDCU Leaders: 'Nothing Is Impossible'

September 25, 2009
With more than five decades in the credit union movement, Rita Haynes has faced many challenges. But the CEO of $11 million asset Faith Community United Credit Union in Cleveland rarely expresses discouragement.   Rita Haynes : "Dare to dream," and don't be stifled by regulations.   Watch now .... READ MORE

Join the ICU Day Celebration

September 23, 2009
“Your Money. Your Choice. Your Credit Union.” is the theme of this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day®, Oct. 15. More than 186 million members in 97 countries belong to credit unions. Operating under its vision, “Improving people’s lives through credit unions,” World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) promotes the... READ MORE

A Passion for Social Reform

September 23, 2009
Hispanics could invigorate stagnant CU membership growth. Who: Carlos Calderon What: CEO, OAS Staff FCU Where: Washington, D.C. Current top projects: Getting our credit union through the financial crisis and ensuring continued growth. I also am working on reaching the goals and objectives of the Network of Latino Credit Unions... READ MORE

'Nothing is Impossible'

September 23, 2009
With more than five decades in the credit union movement, Rita Haynes has faced her share of challenges. But the CEO of $11 million asset Faith Community United Credit Union, a community development credit union (CDCU) in Cleveland, rarely expresses discouragement. Despite many hurdles, “the needs are so great that... READ MORE

Clarice & Arlis Saved for Retirement. Did You?

September 10, 2009
By Jim Hanson A good friend of mine travels at least once a month three and a half hours north of Madison to take care of his mother’s affairs. She’s 96 years old, and only in the past few years has she moved from living independently to an assisted living... READ MORE

IT Enables Community Outreach

August 27, 2009
By Darla Dernovsek Technology is a crucial component of $8.8 million asset Express Credit Union's new plan to reach the 20% of adults in the Seattle area without a financial institution relationship. To reach those unbanked residents, the credit union stations member service representatives at 16 not-for-profit agencies, offering residents... READ MORE

ICU Day Spotlights CU Benefits

August 25, 2009
In response to the challenges facing credit unions and cooperatives worldwide, this year’s International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme reminds people everywhere of the advantages credit unions provide their members. The idea for this year’s ICU Day theme—“Your Money. Your Choice. Your Credit Union.”—came from Stan Cowan, vice president of... READ MORE

Heroes in the Night

August 25, 2009
Mary Mink CU staff log long hours to help others beat cancer. One blessing of good health is the ability to help others who are not as fortunate. It’s something credit union staff do regularly through events such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Relay For Life started... READ MORE

The 'Godfather' of CUs for Kids

August 25, 2009
Former banker becomes the face of Oklahoma CUs’ fund-raising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network. The nickname the “godfather” of Credit Unions for Kids says it all. Vic Thate has donated large portions of his time and effort to the organization, a partner with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). When he became... READ MORE
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