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CU System Briefs (04/22/2013)
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/22/13)--The Texas 12, a young credit union professional (YP) initiative last year by the Texas Credit Union League, has launched a websiteas a central repository of news and information for upwardly mobile YPs. Visitors will learn how to become a designated YP and a YP chapter delegate. The site features a blog, forum, photos of the group's past activities and a calendar of activities. "Attracting and retaining young professionals to our movement is a priority of TCUL," Mike Delker, league senior vice president, told the LoneStar Leaguer  (April 16). "Through initiatives such as the website, the Texas 12 is playing a key role in helping us accomplish this," he said ...
  • WEST JORDAN, Utah (4/22/13)--Mountain America CU donated $50 for every three-point shot made by the Utah Jazz pro basketball team during the 2012-2013 season, resulting in the presentation of $25,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to support the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  The West Jordan, Utah, $3.37 billion asset credit union has donated more than $125,000 to the foundation during the past decade. The check was presented during halftime at the final Utah Jazz regular season home game.  Mountain America also recently donated more than $35,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children from money raised by employees through candy sales, lunch fundraisers, an auction and other activities ...
  • MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (4/22/13)--Fernando Reyes, former JetStream FCU vice president of lending, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. JetStream is a $152 million asset credit union based in Miami Lakes, Fla. Reyes joined the JetStream team and served in the vice president position for 13 years, from 1998 to 2011, when he retired. Prior to 1998, he had a three-decade career in financial services. Reyes "was a credit union champion who passed the torch on to his son, Jace Reyes, a lifelong credit union employee who currently serves as CEO of Miami Postal Service CU," said JetStream in a press release ...

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