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CU System briefs (06/03/2014)
  • TUCSON, Ariz. (6/3/14)-- Vantage West CU, a $1.2 billion-asset credit union in Tucson, Ariz., has committed $100,000 to building a Fisher House on the Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System campus ( Tucson News May 30). "The Fisher House provides an important service to our military veterans who have done so much for us," said president/CEO Robert Ramirez. "We would encourage other local businesses to join Vantage West in supporting this worthy cause." Vantage West was originally chartered to serve the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The Arizona Fisher House Foundation is raising $3 million to be matched by the national foundation to build a facility where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a family member is receiving medical treatment ...
  • CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (6/3/14 )--At their 60th annual meeting, members of Valley CU, Chippewa Falls, Wis., voted to approve a merger with WESTconsin CU, a $871 million-asset credit union based in Menomonie, Wis. "We thought it would be best to take a proactive approach to continue to serve our members through a partnership with a credit union with similar values to our own," said Timm Smith, president/CEO of the $20 million-asset credit union ( Leader Telegram June 1). The merger will be completed by the end of this year after final regulatory approval ...
  • EAST ORANGE, N.J. (6/3/14)-- Samuel Greene, former president of East Orange (N.J.) VAH FCU, died May 14 ( The Daily Exchange June 2). He was 95. Greene served in the Army during World War II and was employed by the Veterans Affairs Hospital of East Orange before retiring. He was the president of the $13 million-asset credit union for more than 40 years. He also was chairman emeritus and the credit union's historian. Greene was a source of inspiration to the board, the supervisory committee and employees, noted The Daily Exchange ...

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