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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/11/09)--PaCUSC, Pennsylvania's shared branching credit union service organization, announced the results of its board election. Nominees for each open seat were the only nominees presented. That means PaCUSC Chair Ralph Canterbury has declared the nominees elected to the board. They are incumbent Brian Hahn of American Heritage FCU, Philadelphia, and new board member Tom Smith of Choice One Community FCU, Wilkes-Barre. Each will serve a four-year term that begins in May (Life is a Highway March 10) … * RALEIGH, N.C. (3/11/09)--State Employees' CU (SECU) has added a new feature to its secure online Member Access. The feature, called Activity Today, identifies transactions that have been authorized by the accountholder but not fully posted yet to the account. In the past, members could see a field for Activity Today, plus a cumulative amount, but the amount did not indicate individual transaction details. The new feature allows the member to see the individual transaction amounts and a description of where the charge or credit originated. SECU has 660,000 members using its Member Access service … * GREEN BAY, Wis. (3/11/09)--The Brown County (Wis.) Chapter of
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Credit Unions, Corporate Central Credit Union of Wisconsin, and Schenk Business Solutions helped raise nearly $42,300 through supporting the 16th Annual Green Bay Reception for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. More than 160 people attended. The funds raised will help advance efforts at the hospital's Milwaukee-based Herma Heart Center for pediatric cardiac patients. Austin DeGroot, a 13-year-old cancer patient, sang at the reception. From left are: Denise Hajos of the hospital; Cathy Becks, PCM Employees CU; Pat Josephson, Horizon Community CU; and Cari Josephson, Horizon Community CU. (Photo provided by PCM Employees CU) … * WASHINGTON (3/11/09)--Cory Johnston, chief investment officer of Duluth, Ga.-based Georgia Central CU, has joined the Credit Union Economics Group (CUEG), a working group of credit union officials dedicated to the financial well-being of the credit union movement. Johnston joined the corporate in 2002 and became senior vice president in 2007. He is the architect of Georgia Central's investment portfolio structure and its investment offerings for member credit unions. Before joining Georgia Central, Johnston worked for U.S. Central CU as a director/portfolio strategist. CUEG provides consensus macroeconomic forecasts and industry trend analyses related to the economy … * LANSING, Mich. (3/11/09)--Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, and Genisys CU, Troy, hosted newly elected U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-9) last month for a meet and greet with members at Credit Union ONE's Berkeley branch and Genisys' Waterford branch (Michigan Monitor March 10). "Congressman Peters has been a longtime support of credit unions, going back to his service as a state senator," said Credit Union ONE President/CEO Gary Moody. "A member of Congress should do more listening than talking," Peters said, adding, "I appreciate these credit unions providing me with a forum to meet local residents." From left are Moody, Peters, and Lon Bone, Genisys CU vice president of public relations and community involvement. (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) … * ALBANY, N.Y. (3/11/09)--The Credit Union Association of New York has launched its new website. For Credit Union Association of New York, use the link. The site, which has a new look, includes more information about serving New York credit unions, the association said. The navigation menu has been re-organized to reflect the association’s four core focuses: governmental affairs, member services, outreach and regulatory compliance ... * PLYMOUTH, Mich. (3/11/09)--Robert D. Vreeland, who served in different positions with Telephone Employees (now Telcom CU) for 59 years and helped create Service Center Corporation, died March 3 at the age of 88. Vreeland began his credit union career in 1950 as a teller for Telephone Employees CU. Later, he served as general manager until his retirement in 1981. He joined Telcom’s board of directors in 1984 as treasurer, and retired from the board in 1997 as a lifetime honorary director. He was a director and treasurer for the Michigan Credit Union League and received the league's Distinguished Service Award in 1982 (Michigan Monitor March 10) …


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