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CU System Briefs (06/07/2013)
  • BASKING RIDGE and TOMS RIVER, N.J. (6/7/13)--In their second wave of fundraising, employees of Affinity FCU, based in Basking Ridge, N.J., collected more donations for victims of last October's Hurricane Sandy, reported the New Jersey Credit Union League (The Daily Exchange June 6). A truckload of nonperishable food, bleach, pillows and blankets and a check for $1,438 were presented to the People's Pantry in Toms River. Employees and members not only donated the times but a team delivered the goods and spent the day volunteering at the pantry. "We call it 'walking the dollars,'" said Beth Degnan, executive director of Affinity FCU Foundation. The credit union also raised $1,887 and donated a large amount of goods in December. Pictured are, from left: Sal Galati, Affinity member experience officer;  Pat Donaghue, People's Pantry director;  Ralph Matatea and Ed Burke, pantry volunteers; Grant Gallagher, Affinity external affairs; and Degnan.  (Photo provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League) ...
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (6/7/13)--USO South Texas Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from Security Service Charitable Foundation--the charitable arm of San Antonio-based Security Service FCU--to support active duty military families at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville.  In the photo, USO South Texas President Nancy Allen accepts the grant from Mike Martinez, senior vice president of military affairs for SSFCU, and Jim Bounds, area director of business development for the credit union's South Texas region and USOSTX board member. They are flanked by representatives of the U.S. Navy and Marines serving at NAS Corpus Christi. (Photo provided by USO South Texas, Inc.)  ...
  • NORTH CANTON, Ohio (6/7/13)--ATM manufacturer and CUNA Strategic Services provider Diebold Inc., has named Andy W. Mattes as president/CEO, effective immediately. He also was named a board director. Mattes has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industries, primarily with Hewlett-Packard Co. and Siemens AG. He most recently was senior vice president, global strategic partnerships at Violin Mercury, a manufacturer of flash memory computer storage systems. He will remain with Violin in an advisory role.  Also, Henry D.G. Wallace, Diebold's executive chairman of the board, will assume the non-executive chairman role, effective Aug. 15 ...
  • DES MOINES, Iowa (6/7/13)--DianneTaylor, management consultant for the Iowa Credit Union League, will retire on June 21 after 32 years in the Iowa credit union industry. She began her credit union industry career in 1981 at what was then Deere Employees CU. She joined ICUL in 1984 and moved in 1988 to a league-owned data processing company to manage customer service and training. Taylor was ICUL director of education from 1990 to 1998, when she became operations manager at Tri-County CU (now known as Advantage CU). She served as management consultant for the league for the past 14 years. She also was an inaugural member of the CUNA HR Council executive board and served as an Iowa Jump$tart Coalition board member for more than 10 years, including a term in 2007 as president ...


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