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* DUBLIN, Ohio (2/14/08)--Ohio State Sen. Steve Stivers (R) attended Ohio HealthCare FCU’s (OHCFCU) Dignitary Open House Feb. 6. Stivers received a tour of the branch and spoke to attendees about his excitement over the branch’s service to healthcare employees and other credit union shared branching members. He also tried out one of the remote teller kiosks and said the kiosk's security feature will deter robberies. Stivers, left, is shown with Bill Butler, OHFCU CEO, at the kiosk. (Photo provided by Ohio HealthCare FCU) ... * SAN ANTONIO, Texas (2/14/08)--San Antonio FCU (SACU) is providing ATMs on the grounds of the 2008 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to help out rodeo patrons needing cash. SACU has a mobile ATM, shown here at the event, and seven ATM kiosks in place on the livestock and rodeo grounds during the 18-day event. “SACU is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, which provides such a positive impact on our community through its educational and financial commitment to young people,” said Jeff Farver, SACU president/CEO. (Photo provided by San Antonio FCU) … * SAN DIEGO (2/14/08)--Ron Martin, president/CEO of Mission FCU, a San Diego-based credit union, announced Tuesday he will retire after 38 years in the financial industry, effective April 30. During the 12 years Martin led Mission FCU, the credit union tripled its assets to $1.8 billion and equity to $192 million (BusinessWire Feb. 12). The credit union also expanded to 23 branches and introduced electronic and online banking. During Martin’s tenure, Mission FCU received several awards for promoting financial literacy among youth. In 2003, the credit union received a federal community charter to serve all 2.8 million residents of San Diego County … * SAN DIEGO (2/14/08)--Jim McPheters, president/CEO of California Coast Union CU, announced his retirement will be effective April 1. He has been president/CEO of the credit union for more than 21 years. Under his leadership, the credit union’s membership increased to more than 66,000 from 18,000. He also served as board chair of the California Credit Union League from 2005 to 2006. Kathy Cady, California Coast Union CU senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO ... * PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (2/14/08)--Power Financial CU invited the community's children to its headquarters last weekend to "Have a Heart" and create a Valentine's Day card for patients at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and listen to local author Leah Orr read her children's story, Kyle's First Playdate. The photo shows PFCU President/CEO Allan M. Prindle and mascot Rocky the Raccoon delivering the cards and a stack of Orr's books Wednesday to Tangi Brownlee, supervisor of the hospital's Child Life Department. "By inviting young children in to create Valentine's Day cards for the kids in the hospital, we're sharing with them the importance of giving back and affording them the opportunity to learn what it means to truly 'Have a Heart,'" Prindle said. (Photo provided by Power Financial CU) …


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