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CU System briefs (02/28/2008)
* HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/29/08)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) has announced its 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients. Judi Supplee, president/CEO of Keystone FCU, Downingtown, is the William W. Pratt Professional of the Year. Kathy Linn, board chair of Service 1st FCU, Danville, is the Joseph A. Moore Volunteer of the Year. They will be honored at a banquet May 3 during PCUA's annual convention in Pittsburgh (Life is a Highway Feb. 27) … * SUITLAND, Md. (2/29/08)--Andrews FCU introduced a new AndrewSaver program to coincide with this week's nationwide America Saves and Military Saves programs. The ongoing savings vehicle provides resources to make saving easier and encourages members to set a goal with a monthly commitment to save. The account requires $5 to open, and earns dividends with a balance of $25. AndrewSaver has no monthly or minimum balance fees for 12 months, provides a Five Steps to Greater Savings guide, provides the America Saver quarterly newsletter, and gives access to free financial counseling and seminars from the $801 million asset credit union's member education department … * ALEXANDRIA, Va., and WASHINGTON (2/29/08)--HEW FCU celebrated Black History Month by sponsoring, with Young America Works Public Charter High School, the Aviation Instructional Program Dedication Ceremony honoring Gen. Daniel "Chappie" James Jr., the first African-America to become a four star general. The dedication of the school's aviation program was Feb. 26 at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Featured guests of honor included Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Ret. Gen. Daniel "Danny" James III, and members of the Original Tuskegee Airmen … * LENEXA, Kan. (2/29/08)--After 36 years in the credit union industry, Mike Patrick, chief operating officer (COO) of CommunityAmerica CU will retire. Patrick will complete his day-to-day responsibilities in April and serve as an adviser until June 30. He previously was vice president of the Credit Union of Johnson County for 13 years, and served as president/CEO of Yellow Financial Employees CU from 1985 to 1998. Yellow Financial was renamed CommunityAmerica CU in 1996. He became COO when it merged with Members America CU in 1998. Patrick is a former director of the Credit Union National Association, and a former chairman of the Kansas Credit Union Association, the Kansas Corporate CU and the Kansas Credit Union Council. He currently serves on the supervisory committee of Kansas Corporate CU …


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