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* RALEIGH, N.C. (2/15/10)--Businessman Walter L. Rogers Sr. has been appointed to the North Carolina Credit Union Commission by Gov. Beverly Perdue, reports the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update Feb. 12). He will serve a four-year term on the commission, which meets at least twice a year to review, approve or modify any action by the Administrator of Credit Unions. Rogers is chairman of the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus and chairs the Voter Education and Voter Registration Committee for the state Prince Hall Grand Lodge. He is owner and operator of Rogers Real Estate and Rogers Beauty and Barber Supplies in Laurinburg ... * GREENSBORO, N.C. (2/15/10)--The North Carolina Credit Union League's website will undergo two planned outages this week while its Web host, MaximumASP, moves into a new facility. The site may be down for a few hours between 11 p.m. Tuesday and l 7 a.m. Wednesday and again from 11 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Weekly Update Feb. 12) ... * MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (2/15/10)--Twenty employees at TopLine FCU are serving as one-on-one e-mail mentors to 20 students from Osseo (Minn.) Senior High School as part of the credit union's partnership with Minnesota nonprofit BestPrep. BestPrep's program, eMentors, joins business professionals with high school students to offer career advice and a glimpse into post-secondary and real-world experiences. Students correspond weekly with their mentors based on questions on financial literacy and career-related skills. "This has been a great opportunity for our employees to carry on our goal of giving back to our communities," said Harry Carter, president/CEO of TopLine FCU, which is based in the Twin Cities. TopLine has more than $260 million in assets ... * COLONIE, N.Y. (2/15/10)--Jean L. Myers of Colonie, N.Y., died Thursday at the age of 83. Myers served as treasurer and manager of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based DOT FCU from 1967 to 1973 and was secretary and treasurer of State Employees FCU from 1979 to 1997. Myers retired in 1986 after 35 years with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Funeral services are today at 10 a.m. at Bowen & Parker Bros., Latham (Times Union Feb.12) ... * GREENSBORO, N.C. (2/15/10)--Kimberly Basler, former employee from 1988 to 1992 of the North Carolina Credit Union League, died Feb. 2 in Chelmsford, Mass., after a battle with breast cancer. She was 48. Basler had worked in the league's Credit Union Service Corp. in business development. She helped launch the Shared Branching credit union service organization, which today includes 58 Shared Branching locations across the state. She is survived by a husband and two children (Weekly Update Feb. 12) ...


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