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* DUBUQUE, Iowa (4/24/09)--DuTrac Community CU has been recognized by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver as a leading lender for its participation in the Iowa Finance Authority’s FirstHome Program in 2008. DuTrac’s commitment to homeownership programs is vital to state growth, Culver said. “DuTrac Community CU’s First Time Home Buyers program strives to offer federal and state programs combined with the most attractive rates to help Iowans achieve their dreams of homeownership,” said Andy Hawkinson, DuTrac president/CEO ... * ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/24/09)--The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) announced the Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year and the Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year April 18. The Volunteer award was given to Paul Jacobsen, TopLine FCU, Maple Grove. Jacobsen has volunteered at TopLine for 14 years, serving as board vice chair, chair of the executive committee and member of the supervisory committee. Bill Raker, US FCU, Burnsville, received the Professional Award. He is on the MnCUN board of directors and has served on boards and committees, including the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Committee, CUNA’s Due Diligence Task Force and the Credit Union Service Centers Executive Committee. He also is active in the World Council of Credit Unions ... * RALEIGH, N.C. (4/24/09)--State Employees’ CU (SECU) demonstrated its support in making North Carolinians more environmentally aware by participating in the second annual Planet Earth Celebration in Raleigh, N.C. During the event, SECU highlighted its green products--such as the Green Mortgage, Green Vehicle Loan, and its online e-statements and bill pay. “SECU feels strongly about supporting the advancement of green initiatives to improve the environment and quality of life in North Carolina and globally,” said Bobby Hall, SECU senior executive vice president. He added that SECU hopes to work with NC Electric Membership Cooperative to promote solar hot water systems. (Photo provided by State Employees' CU) ... * HERNDON, Va. (4/24/09)--Northwest FCU Foundation (NWFCU) will host a “Night of Magic” ball for patients at Children’s National Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The ball coincides with prom season and aims to provide patients who may miss their prom a chance to dress up and attend a dance. The foundation is collecting party attire for children of all ages from toddler to 21. NWFCU will collect donations through the end of May. Children’s National Medical Center is located in Washington, D.C. ...


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