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CU System briefs (01/08/2010)
* DALLAS (1/11/10)--Neighborhood CU surprised Esau Flores, center, a Dallas retiree, at his home by delivering an oversized check for $25,000 deposited into his Prize Savings Account. A retired employee
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of the Immigration and Naturalization Service who works part-time, Flores has been a member of the credit union since 1992, primarily at its Duncanville branch. Flores expressed disbelief when he opened the door to Neighborhood senior vice presidents Mark Arnold, right, and Carolyn Jordan. The credit union drew the name of the 72-year-old from all its Prize Savings Account holders. The program is designed to promote good savings habits and offers prize drawings throughout the year, culminating in the $25,000 grand prize. "Never could any news be more pleasant than this, especially at this time of the year and at this time in our lives," Flores told the credit union. He predicted his wife would help him decide what to do with the unexpected windfall. (Photo provided by Neighborhood CU) ... * WARMINSTER, Pa. (1/11/10)--Freedom CU rang in the new year by launching its official Facebook page on Dec. 31. The launch is part of its overall social networking initiative aimed at educating and bringing value to members. Using Facebook will broaden the $400 million asset credit union's marketing reach by informing members about credit union news, community events and product offers. To become a Freedom fan on Facebook, log onto www.facebook.com and enter "Freedom Credit Union" in the search box, then look for the green and white logo representing Freedom CU in Pennsylvania ...


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