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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

Mobile Docs Bring Health Care to Kids

July 20, 2009
Nickels from CU check card program expand health-care reach. Mary Mink When money is tight, transportation complicated, and work iffy at best, a child’s health care can fall through the cracks. A $100,000 grant from the Suncoast for Kids Foundation, funded by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., will... READ MORE

Living la Vida Hispana

June 17, 2009
Micheal Muckian CUs reach the fastest-growing U.S. member demographic by applying lessons learned at WOCCU’s Hispanic Marketing Immersion Program. Visitors to $90 million asset Guadalupe Credit Union’s south Santa Fe, N.M., branch might think they’re having an out-of-country experience. Winona Nava, the credit union’s president/CEO and chair of the Credit... READ MORE

Survival of the Fittest

May 20, 2009
Darla Dernovsek CUs pump up strategies to attract and retain members during tough times. Even before the depth of the current recession was apparent, $1.7 billion asset CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Lenexa, Kan., knew some members needed financial makeovers. So the credit union created a promotional campaign inviting members to apply... READ MORE

Comforts Of Home

March 30, 2009
CU staff ensure injured and ill servicemembers recover in a homelike setting. READ MORE

Unlimited Reasons To Serve Unmet Needs

March 30, 2009
Mark Condon Purpose-driven CUs have done business right for 100 years. Purpose drives everything. That’s the primary theme of a timely new business book titled “It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose.” Written by Roy M. Spence Jr. with... READ MORE

Think Thrift

February 20, 2009
Judy Dahl Teach members to make smart financial decisions and their fiscal health will improve. So will your CU’s. Even before the current financial crisis swept the globe, consumers were falling deeper into debt. Many made uninformed financial decisions, often at the hands of predatory lenders and banks. “When I... READ MORE

Dora Maxwell Awards Highlight Movement's Best: Part I

February 20, 2009
The Credit Union National Association's National Awards Committee presents the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award  to credit unions and chapters that have implemented outstanding projects addressing community problems and raising money on behalf of charitable organizations. Dora Maxwell organized hundreds of credit unions, developed volunteer organizer clubs, and worked tirelessly... READ MORE

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