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CU System briefs (04/22/2010)
* GREENSBORO, N.C. (4/23/10)--Two State Employees’ CU (SECU) members have received the first-ever award from the North Carolina Credit Union League’s Robbery Reward Fund. The reward fund was created several years ago to help law enforcement agencies in the area. Up to $5,000 may be awarded to anyone who helps law enforcement arrest a robber. The members, who wish to remain anonymous, helped SECU nab a robber last September. The robbery took place at a SECU branch in Mint Hill, N.C., Sept. 15. The members, who were in the parking lot next door, followed a man who had come into the credit union and demanded money from a teller. The man had covered his license plate with paper to avoid being tracked, but pulled off to the side of the road to uncover his plate after being followed by the members for several miles. The members called 911 and gave the information to police. The man, Jeremy Scott Lemmond, was found at his home a few hours later. Lemmond pleaded guilty to armed robbery in January. SECU does not encourage people to pursue robbers, but the members “were in the right place at the right time,” said SECU Security Officer Jonathan Mallaber ... * DUBLIN, Ohio (4/23/10)--The 2010 Ohio Credit Unions: Marching Miles for Miracle Kids raised $110,000--surpassing its goal, according to the Ohio Credit Union League (eLumination newsletter April 21). The 170-mile relay-style march began March 28 in Dublin, Ohio, with hopes to raise $100,000. During a welcome rally last week, University of Cincinnati Head Basketball Coach Mike Cronin thanked the marchers and contributors. Event emcee Kristina Hurlburt of Standard Register FCU, Dayton, discussed her daughter’s battle with multiple sclerosis and how the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton is helping her family ... * DUBLIN, Ohio (4/23/10)--The Ohio Credit Union League honored several individuals during its 2010 Leadership Recognition awards Claude Clarke, who wrote the Ohio Credit Union Act and was the first part-time manager of the lague, was named one of the recipients of the Louise McCarren Herring Lifetime Achievement Award (eLumination newsletter April 23). Jerry Gramke, Board Chair of Cincinnati Police FCU, was named Volunteer of the Year, and Bill Burke, CEO of Day Air CU, Kettering, was named Professional of the Year. Phil Buell, CEO of Superior FCU, Lima, and Seven Seventeen CU, Warren, have been named winners of the Claude Clarke Political Inspiration Award for an individual and credit union, respectively. Unity Catholic FCU, Parma, and Day Air CU won the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, and Community Star CU, Elyria, Directions CU, Toledo, and the Central Ohio Chapter received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award. Toledo Police FCU and Wright-Patt CU, Fairborn, received the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, and Members First CU, Columbus, and Wright-Patt CU were honored with the Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award ...

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