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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/10/10)--More than 70 people met with U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) Monday night at a special event in Old Forge in Pennsylvania. Event co-chairs included Deb Peters, CEO, Incol CU; John Kebles, retired CEO, Choice One Community FCU; and Jim McCormack, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) president/CEO. Kanjorski updated the group on bills affecting credit unions in Washington. He told the group that the member business lending (MBL) legislation (seeking to raise the MBL cap from 12.25% to 25% of assets) will probably be attached to a futures job bill, and that overdraft and interchange bills will probably not move this year ... * ABERDEEN, Md. (3/10/10)--Thanks to donations from its members and the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Bel Air, Md., Aberdeen Proving
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Ground (APGFCU) collected more than 500 news books and educational items for local schools and charitable organizations as part of the credit union's "Jump Start to Reading" book drive in January. The Aberdeen, Md., based credit union distributed the items in February and early this month to its partner schools in Harford and Cecil Counties, the Spousal Abuse Resource Center, and Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United Homeless Shelter in Harford County. In the photo, APGFCU'S Education Team shows off some of the donated books. (Photo provided by Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU) ... * SPOKANE, Wash. (3/10/10)--Global CU, based in Spokane, and Gonzaga
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Athletics have teamed up for the fifth year to invite fans to Follow the Zags to the WCC Basketball Championships. This past weekend the $370 million asset credit union footed the bill for airfare and hotel accommodations for Mary and William Shelton to attend the championships in Las Vegas. There, the Sheltons cheered on their team with Gonzaga advancing to the title WCC Championship Game, which will air Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN. From left, Global CU Senior Vice President Ron McKay presents the Sheltons with the trip, which was announced during the final Gonzaga Men's Basketball game of the regular season on March 2. (Photo provided by Global CU) ... * ARNOLD, Mo. (3/10/10)--Eric Setzer, who worked with small credit unions in eastern and central Missouri from April 1992 through August 2002 as a field rep with the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA), died Feb. 18 after a five-month battle with a brain tumor. He was 62. In 1993, Setzer helped organize a new credit union--Southwest Counties School Employees CU--in Neosho, Mo. During his tenure at MCUA, he and fellow field rep Rich Wymore conceived the idea of holding Small Credit Union Roundups around the state every fall. In October 1996, Setzer spent three weeks in Swaziland, Africa, working with the World Council of Credit Unions. He is survived by his wife, daughter and father ...


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