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CU System briefs (01/27/2012)
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  • DENVER (1/30/12)--Credit Union of Colorado, based in Denver, has launched a new foundation, the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation, to build on the credit union's history of philanthropic commitment to members and their communities. The foundation will focus on two areas: human services and education. "Our board of directors established this foundation to honor the legacy of service that began with the people who founded our credit union in 1934," said Terry Leis, president/CEO. "With these first steps, we hope our foundation will start a new legacy of making our communities a better place to live." One can become a member of the foundation by donating a minimum of $10. Foundation members are eligible to become members of the credit union …
  • HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (1/30/12)--The New Jersey Credit Union League has promoted Marissa Anema to marketing and communications coordinator, the league said in its newsletter, The Daily Exchange (Jan. 27). Anema has been with the league since January 2010 as marketing and communications assistant.  Since that time, she has coordinated the league's newsletters, maintained its website, and played other key roles in the department. The league's newsletters include: The Daily Exchange, The Weekly Exchange, Quarterly Membership Update, NJ Credit Union Digest (for lawmakers), NJ DNA Network Connect (for directors), NJ/CU Foundation and the PSG Newsletter. It's newest newsletter, Shared Insight, will be published for shared-branching credit unions to keep them informed on Network news …
  • PORTLAND, Maine (1/30/12)--Edwin Currier, former manager of Thomas Laughlin CU, Portland, Maine, died Jan. 18, the Maine Credit Union League has learned. He was 88.  The credit union served employees of the Thomas Laughlin Co. in Portland (Weekly Update Jan.27) …
  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (1/30/12)--Rudy Ford, longtime board member of Fort Bragg (N.C.)  FCU, died Dec. 28 at the age of 65, according to the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update Jan. 27). Ford, who retired as a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army, was on the $385 million asset credit union's board nearly 20 years, beginning in 1993 and serving continuously until his death. He served on several committees, including the nominating, investment, policy and planning, annual meeting and building committees, and most recently served as treasurer. The credit union has created a scholarship fund in his honor …


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