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CU System briefs (01/30/2009)
* PEORIA, Ariz. (2/2/09)--Alice Jean Maloney Shipe, 97, the widow of former Credit Union National Association Managing Director J. Orrin Shipe, died Jan. 24 in Peoria, Ariz. Shipe is the mother of five children, including two credit union CEOs--James Shipe of First American CU of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Thomas Shipe of Sun Country CU, Sun City West, Ariz. J. Orrin Shipe was also former league president in Arizona. Funeral services were held Friday in Sun City with burial in Madison, Wis. (Madison.com Jan. 31) ... * SEWICKLY, Pa., and PHOENIX (2/2/09)--A friendly Super Bowl wager has been struck between PA Healthcare CU, Sewickly, Pa., and Southwest Health Care CU, Phoenix. A Pittsburgh Steelers victory will aid the HeritageValley Sewickly and Heritage Beaver community-based healthcare initiatives. An Arizona Cardinals victory will benefit the Pediatric Center at St. Joseph’s Center in Phoenix. “This is our third such wager over the years and is a great way to showcase how credit unions make a difference in our communities,” said Paul Fero, CEO of PA HealthCare CU (Life is a Highway Jan. 30) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/2/09)--Cross Valley FCU, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is using its ATMs to promote itself as a community credit union serving members in three counties. The credit union wrapped several ATMs with colorful artwork and its logo. "The newly wrapped ATMs standing in local businesses has provided us with a cost-effective way to advertise our credit union and provide a much needed makeover to machines that are still in good working order," Colleen Phillips, vice president of marketing, told the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Jan. 30) … * YORKTOWN, Pa. (2/2/09)--A man grabbed a money box from two employees of Langley FCU's Yorktown branch as they were preparing to load it with cash. The incident occurred about 9:40 a.m. Thursday. The man fled the scene (WVEC.com Jan. 30) …


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