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CU System briefs (01/24/2014)
  • OSHKOSH, Wis. (1/24/14)--Three Wisconsin credit unions--CitizensFirst CU, Oshkosh; Lakeview CU, Neenah; and Best Advantage CU, ¬†Brillion--announced their boards have unanimously approved plans for a collaborative merger. CitizensFirst CU will retain the name until a new one is selected for the credit union which will have $600 million in combined assets and 47,000 members in 15 Wisconsin counties. ¬†"We take the seven cooperative principles of credit unions seriously and have worked hard to achieve something bigger, something better, for all of our members," said Pat Lowney, president/CEO of $107 million-asset Lakeview CU. Kevin Ralofsky, current president/CEO of $386 million-asset CitizensFirst CU, will serve as the new credit union's president. Lowney and Tammy Williams, president/CEO of $68 million-asset Best Advantage CU, will have senior executive positions ...
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (1/24/14)--Two months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, OnPoint Community CU announced that it will donate nearly $53,000 to benefit MercyCorps' relief efforts. The Portland, Ore., credit union matched donations made from Nov. 18 to Dec. 13. Funds raised by the campaign will be used to provide food and shelter and improve access to clean water and sanitation. "Supporting global relief efforts is a natural extension of the credit union philosophy of people helping people," said Rob Stuart, president/CEO of the $3.3 billion-asset credit union ...
  • HARAHAN, La. (1/24/14)-- "Stone Age Dad: The Evolution of a First-Time Dad," the employee blog from Neighbors FCU, Baton Rouge, La., received top honors at the Baton Rouge Social Media Association SoMe Awards. "Stone Age Dad" follows Brett Reynolds, vice president of marketing at the $615 million-asset credit union, as he goes through the experience of having his first child, including doctor's visits, choosing a day care and a baby-cost calculator. It won the "How May I Help You?" category and took the People's Choice award (eNews Jan. 22) ...


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