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Augustine Kang: Humble CU Giant

December 15, 2009
Augustine Kang —known as the father of the Asian credit union movement—died in August. Those who knew him describe Kang as a “man of the world,” “humble giant,” “dear, compassionate man” and “a role model for our lives." By Chris Baker Augustine Kang was a credit union giant but a... READ MORE

Augustine Kang: Father of the Asian CU Movement

November 23, 2009
‘The purpose of CUs is to liberate people.’ Those who knew Augustine Kang during his decades of service to credit unions report he was a transforming figure. Some say he was a key 20th-century historical leader of the international credit union movement. Others describe Kang as “a man of the... READ MORE

CUs Make Students Happy in Down Economy

November 09, 2009
Orange County’s CU  branch associates display the generous school supply donations from members and associates. From left: Erica Rodriguez, Yorba Linda Branch; Michele Goode, St. Andrews Branch; and Ernie Echeverria, Fullerton Branch. By Lora Kloth The Great Recession has left virtually no one unaffected, including many school kids unable to acquire... READ MORE

Protect Senior Members from Scams

October 27, 2009
By James Hanson Exploitation happens every day and in many different markets, including new immigrants, minorities, poorly educated, and the poor. But the senior market stands out because of its size and its relative wealth. Seniors are vulnerable for many reasons: * Cognition . Nearly half of the people in... READ MORE

People Helping People: One Can Make a Difference

October 19, 2009
By Lora Kloth Bay FCU employees assemble Be The Match marrow registry kits at a registry drive at its Capitola, Calif. branch. The drive resulted in 475 new registrants. From left: Dawn Wingert, Laura Simmons, Lucy Sierra, Tammurra Krutt, and Rachael Ruiz. In 2004, Amy Ivey, assistant vice president of... READ MORE

Get a Free DVD

October 12, 2009
Credit unions in Kenya are growing three times faster than credit unions in any other country, according to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). Find out why—and celebrate International Credit Union Day—with a free DVD highlighting credit union success in this African country. WOCCU has made a limited supply... READ MORE

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
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