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* JANESVILLE, Wis. (2/6/09)--Blackhawk Community CU was one of the sponsors of a four-day visit to Janesville, Wis., by the Mexican Consulate out of Chicago in response to increasing demand for
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identity documents by Mexican immigrants. The consulate spent Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 assisting with visas, passports and other identifying documentation. Also sponsoring the visit was YWCA Rock County. According to Evelyn Woodring, YWCA immigrant outreach program director, many people assisted during the visit normally would have to travel to Chicago or Milwaukee for the services. From left are: Woodring; Francisco Vales, consul of Mexico; Carla Garcia, Blackhawk Community CU; Jim Drouge, Wisconsin Credit Union League; and Josh Fetting, World Council of Credit Unions. (Photo provided by Blackhawk Community CU) … * BATON ROUGE, La. (2/6/09)--LA DOTD FCU, which has sponsored several student-run credit unions with local schools, has opened its
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first student-run high school branch, The Hornet's Nest CU. The new branch, whose tagline is "We won't sting your pockets," opened this week at Scotlandville Magnet High School in the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System. The branch is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and offers savings and checking accounts, check-cashing, debit cards, deposit services and limited cash withdrawals. It is staffed by students, pictured here, in the school's Education for Careers class and is overseen by an LA DOTD FCU employee. Two seniors participating in Louisiana's Cooperative Education program have paid positions as part-time employees at Hornet's Nest CU …


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