* DULUTH, Ga. (7/17/08)--Eugene Christie of Macon, Ga.,
a long-time member of Robins FCU, won tickets to see country singer Leann Rimes after winning the Georgia Credit Union Awareness Campaign Sweepstakes. Christie and his daughter also met the singer backstage after the concert. The contest was for a credit union awareness campaign sponsored by Georgia Credit Unions. The campaign featured commercials featuring Rimes. From left: Maureen Bock, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates; Kim Christie; Rimes; Eugene Christie; and Kristi Arrington, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. (Photo provided by Georgia Credit Union Affiliates) * PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (7/17/08)--Northeast CU (NECU), Portsmouth, announced that it pledged $10 million toward student loan funding in support of the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation. Because of a drop in private sector funding, many non-profit agencies have not been able to lend to all students, NECU said. The credit union is sending out letters and calling student members to let them know that the credit union is providing money for loans ... * HARAHAN, La. (7/17/08)--The Louisiana Credit Union League is updating the method in which it distributes its two newsletters, InfoSight Compliance
. Newsletters will now come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Members also can choose to receive additional information by using the “Preferences” link at the bottom of each message ... * DES MOINES, Iowa (7/17/08)--Veridian CU, Waterloo, Iowa, donated $100,000 to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s disaster fund to help members affected by flooding and tornados. Ascentra CU, Bettendorf, also contributed $5,000 to the fund ... * PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (7/17/08)--Northeast CU (NECU) announced Tuesday that it has kicked off its “Pennies for a Change” campaign in partnership with the United Way. Members can donate one penny on their NECU Visa debit card transactions. The money will support community building strategies in areas such as housing, healthcare, substance abuse and transportation ...