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MADISON, Wis. (6/19/14)--After more than 100,000 copies were distributed to credit union members and employees last year, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) announced more copies of the book "Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security" by bestselling personal finance author Jean Chatzky are now available. The book coaches readers on how to enjoy a lifetime of financial security and how to eliminate stress over money through a set of actionable, engaging rules. After ceasing distribution earlier this year, popular demand sparked the NCUF to make more copies available--at a reduced rate. "There are credit unions clamoring for more copies of these useful handbooks to distribute in a myriad of ways to make a positive impact in their communities," Christopher Morris, NCUF director of communications, said in a press release ...
GLENDALE, Calif. (6/19/14)--Los Angeles FCU (LAFCU), in partnership with the American Red Cross, collected 23 pints of blood at the "Give Blood--Save a Life" Bloodmobile Drive June 4 at the credit union's Glendale branch. The event attracted 30 employees, members and other donors. Pints collected will assist nearly 80 Los Angeles-area patients who need blood transfusions for life-saving medical treatments. As a reward for giving blood, LAFCU gave each donor two free tickets to the Laugh Factory comedy club; a voucher for two tickets to an L.A. Galaxy soccer game; and a free Wahoo's Fish taco coupon ...
PLANO, Texas (6/19/14)--InTouch CU, Plano, Texas, with $817 million in assets, will hold a check presentation on June 26 for Cell Phones for Soldiers. The credit union has decided to go above and beyond its promise to match donations made by its membership in Texas, Nevada, Virginia and Michigan by offering a total donation of $4,000 to the nonprofit. The check will be presented to Cell Phones for Soldiers co-founder Robbie Bergquist by long-time ITCU Executive Vice President Diane Gerstner. The donation of the funds and the hundreds of cell phones donated by the ITCU membership should generate well over 2,000 hours of talk time for servicemen and women overseas ...
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (6/19/14)--Hanscom FCU, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., with $1 million in assets, supported the recent celebration of the base's Airman Leadership School. Airmen must complete the five-week ALS course before attaining the rank of staff sergeant, the first step toward a career as a military supervisor. Hanscom FCU is a long-standing sponsor of the school's graduation ceremonies. Joining the most recent class of graduates from the Airman Leadership School are, left, Col. Lester Weilacher, 66th Air Base Commander; Paul Marotta, Hanscom FCU chairman of the board; and, right, Raul Zauner, president of the Air Force Association, Paul Revere Chapter ...


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