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CU System briefs (07/16/2014)
  • WARWICK, R.I. (7/16/14)-- The Credit Union Association of Rhode Island presented a $65,000 check to Special Olympics Rhode Island at the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Charity Golf Tournament July 14 ( Daily CU Scan July 15). The check represents the total amount raised this year, bringing the 17-year total to $714,100. Special Olympics Rhode Island Executive Director Dennis DeJesus commended the league's year-round fundraising efforts and credit unions' support of "the concepts of acceptance, inclusion and respect for those individuals with intellectual disabilities." Navigant CU, Smithfield, with $1.4 billion in assets, had the winning team. From left, Joseph Beretta, Navigant CU President/CEO Gary Furtado, Special Olympics Rhode Island athlete Michael Lucca and John McCarthy (Credit Union Association of Rhode Island Photo) ...
     
  • INDIANAPOLIS (7/16/14)-- The Indiana Credit Union League announced a new award program for credit unions that are achieving excellence in four categories: finance and human resources/training; lending; marketing/business development; and operations and technology. The Best Practice Awards entries should consist of a video or presentation of no more than 3 minutes and a 400-word or less description of the strategy, execution, results and flexibility of the best practice. Credit unions will be judged in three asset sizes: less than $100 million in assets, $100 million to $500 million in assets, and more than $500 million in assets. Entries are due Aug. 11 , and winners will be featured during the Chairman's Awards Banquet at the league's annual convention ...
  • PHILADELPHIA (7/16/14)-- American Heritage FCU, Philadelphia, hosted a recent visit by Tom Ridge, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for a discussion on credit union security and business issues. Pennsylvania Credit Union Association President/CEO Patrick Conway and Credit Union National Association representatives also met with Pennsylvania's former governor. "This was a great opportunity to reconnect with Governor Ridge, who has always been a great supporter of credit unions," said Bruce Foulke, president/CEO of the $1.4 billion-asset credit union. From left, Richard Gose, CUNA senior vice president of political affairs; Ryan Donovan, CUNA senior vice president of legislative affairs; Ridge; Conway and Foulke (American Heritage FCU Photo) ...


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