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CU System briefs (04/20/2010)
* OKLAHOMA CITY (4/21/10)--Allegiance CU, Oklahoma City, formerly Federal Employees CU, is remembering the blast that killed 18 of its employees and two of its volunteers during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. The credit union noted the bombing on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages. “We remember our co-workers, friends, and loved ones whose lives were ended by the events of April 19, 1995,” the credit union said on its Facebook page. The credit union also posted a video of how the bombing changed the credit union ... * NEW CASTLE, Del. (4/21/10)--A Chevrolet suburban crashed into the building that houses New Castle (Del.) County School Employees FCU, causing $20,000 worth of damage. Police said a 17-year-old boy was at the wheel of the vehicle when he lost control and hit a parked car and the front wall of the credit union’s office. The credit union was closed for business on the day of the accident. Repairs will take about two weeks (Together April 15). A police officer was stationed in front of the building on the day of the accident and a security will be on the property until reconstruction is finished. “All credit unions should ensure that their disaster plans are up to date, because you never know what might happen,” said CEO Terri Keene. “This was the last type of disaster that we expected.” The credit union did not have to activate its disaster plan but did notify CUNA Mutual, its data processor and the National Credit Union Administration. (Photo provided by the Delaware Credit Union League) ... * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (4/21/10)--The Texas Credit Union League and the Michigan Credit Union League will offer a webinar Wednesday, “Saving Money by Going Green,” from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT. During the event, Jan and Colleen Byrnes, co-founders of A World of Green, a green consulting company, will share how credit unions can get everyone on their institution involved in green efforts, reduce their organization’s impact on the environment, discover the rewards for making an effort, and identify ways to make a difference. Registration for the webinar is on the Texas league’s website ...


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