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  • "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" host Terry Madonna, left, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association President/CEO Patrick Conway and Senior Vice President Mike Wishnow.
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (4/14/14)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association focused on National Financial Literacy Month during its latest monthly segment of "Pennsylvania Newsmakers," hosted by Terry Madonna ( Life is a Highway April 11). PCUA President/CEO Patrick Conway and Senior Vice President Mike Wishnow talked about credit union contributions to financial education in schools and communities. They also reviewed last year's report from the state's Task Force for Economic Education and Financial Literacy, which tackled increased financial education in schools, teacher training and a personal finance course requirement for high school graduates. "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" will air tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday on TV stations in the Philadelphia, Altoona and Pittsburgh areas (Pennsylvania Credit Union Association photo) ...
     
  • MANCHESTER, N.H. (4/14/14)-- Members First CU of New Hampshire, Manchester, committed $15,000 to the Palace Theatre's Second Century capital campaign ( Daily CU Scan April 11). On hand for the announcement were Peter Ramsey, president, Palace Theatre; Colleen Murray, director, Members First CU; and State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro (D-Manchester). A plaque commemorating the $141 million-asset credit union's donation was placed in the theater's alcove. The Manchester arts venue was built in 1914 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places ...
     
  • SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (4/14/14)-- Heritage Trust FCU, a $475 million-asset credit union in Summerville, S.C.. announced the results of two of its recent fundraising campaigns--a combined total of more than $18,000 . Its "Shamrocks against Dystrophy" fundraiser brought in more than $6,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in March.  The four-week drive resulted in enough money to send eight children to summer programs at Camp Ebenezer. Heritage Trust hosted its 10th annual charity golf tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society, which raised $12,000. More than 50 players joined local business and industry leaders for the event, the proceeds which will be presented at the April 25 Relay for Life event ...
     
  • BETHALTO and ALTON, Ill. (4/14/14)-- 1st MidAmerica CU, Bethalto, Ill., $497 million in assets, and Laclede Community CU, Alton, Ill., $63 million in assets, announced their merger, effective May 31 . The board and membership of Laclede Community CU approved the merger April 8. 1st America will be the continuing credit union, and employees of both credit unions will continue their work with 1st MidAmerica. Two of the existing Laclede Community branches will remain open . . .


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