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* PLANO, Texas (3/5/09)--Southwest Corporate FCU will conduct its regular monthly Financial Review Webinar today at 3 p.m. CT (eFACTS March 3). The online event will highlight its investment portfolio, credit risk management and financial results for January. Members may register for the no-cost webinar at Southwest Corporate's website … * AUGUSTA, Maine (3/5/09)--Maine State CU announced Wednesday it will donate nearly $36,000 to32 local hunger organizations in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Today each organization will receive $406.79, with those that participated in credit unions' 2008 annual Walk to Stop Hunger receiving an additional $1,250. The credit union's annual Walk to Stop Hunger raised more than $18,000 in 2008. The fourth annual Walk to Stop Hunger will be April 25 at Capitol Park, said the credit union. "In this tough economy, we are pleased by the generosity of the people in our community," said Maine State CU President/CEO Normand Dubreuil (mainetoday.com March 5) … * BEAVERTON, Ore. (3/5/09)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) announces that Kasey Rockwell has been selected for the new position of director of credit union development. Rockwell has worked with CUAO since 1999, first as director of credit union relations and most recently as director of advocacy since 2002. In the new position, Rockwell will work with credit unions in the areas of development and outreach, including small credit union development, planning sessions, assistance with education, financial literacy and chapter outreach as well as managing the Credit Unions for Kids program. The position also will be responsible for researching and implementing government programs to benefit Oregon credit unions. Rockwell will continue to support CUAO advocacy programs during the active state legislative session until a replacement is named … * ALEXANDRIA, Va. (3/5/09)--John DuPree Sr., founder and chairman of Shiloh of Alexandria FCU, Alexandria, Va., has died, according to the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. His son, John DuPree Jr., now manages the $1.3 million asset credit union, which serves 678 members. The DuPree family has managed and operated the credit union since 1993, providing financial education and service to the Parker Gray community of Alexandria, said the federation. John DuPree Sr. was a staunch community development credit union supporter and former director of the federation. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. EST, with viewing at 10 a.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1401 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Services are being handled by the Lewis Funeral Home in Alexandria, 703-549-2632 …


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