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  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (1/11/13)--The Texas Credit Union League has created an online Hispanic Outreach Forum so credit unions in the state can share their Hispanic outreach best practices. The league's newsletter, LoneStar Leaguer (Jan. 10), said member credit unions will need their username and password to access the forum on its website. The forum was the recommendation of the league's International Relationship Committee, chaired by Gary Williams, president/CEO of Unity One CU, Fort Worth. Vice chairman of the committee is Robert Peterson of OneSource FCU, El Paso …
  • TUSCALOOSA, Ala., and SOUTH BEND, Ind. (1/11/13)--A challenge between Tuscaloosa,Ala.-based Alabama CU and South Bend, Ind.-based Notre Dame FCU has resulted in a $10,000 donation to Alabama CU's Secret Meals for Hungry Children. The challenge involved finding out which credit union could generate the most credit card applications in advance of Monday night's Bowl Championship Series game. Alabama CU generated 355 applications to Notre Dame's 331 (Tuscaloosanews.com Jan. 10). The Secret Meals program will feed 65 hungry children for a year, said Alabama CU President Steve Swofford. Notre Dame FCU's charity of choice was Kelly Cares Foundation, established by Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui ...
  • WESTBURY, N.Y. (1/11/13)--NEFCU, based in Westbury, N.Y., has launched a new website, CUShine,  targeted at 18- to 26-year-olds. The site provides information on how young adults can better manage their financial futures. It is "the latest addition to our financial literacy outreach program," said Valerie Garguilo, vice president of marketing and community relations at the $1.9 billion asset credit union. Students at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University will create the site's content with a Gen Y perspective. They will blog and create videocasts for members who are starting careers, working on a degree and becoming financially independent …
  • WYANDOTTE, Mich. (1/11/13)--Wyandotte (Mich.) FCU has changed its name to NuPath Community CU, as of Jan. 2. It also has switched to a new state credit union charter. It can now serve anyone living, working and worshipping in Allegan, Kent, Monroe, Ottawa and Wayne counties (Wyandotte.patch.com Jan. 10). NuPath Community CU, which services about 110 select employee groups, is also celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The $90 million asset credit union was established in 1938 by 25 employees of Michigan Alkali as Michigan Alkali Employees CU. It also has an office in Holland, Mich. …


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