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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/5/09)--Norb Kaczmarek, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) director and president/CEO of Erie FCU, and Mary Beth Wilcher, Erie FCU chief operating officer, met with U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (R-3) to discuss credit union issues (Life is a Highway Aug. 4). They discussed member business lending (MBL), interchange legislation, fraud and small business lending. PCUA also encouraged credit unions to meet with their constituents for support for an MBL bill introduced by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.). The bill would more than double the current MBL cap of 12.25% for credit unions ... * FRESNO, Calif. (8/5/09)--Despite a troubled economy, Pacific Service CU in Fresno, Calif., donated more than $50,000 to nonprofits throughout Northern California between January and June 30. The donations helped provide more than 1,500 meals and 2,000 hygiene kits at Sanctuary Youth Services, the credit union said. Pacific Service also donated to the Easter Seals Child Development Center, City of Fresno Crime Prevention, Diabetic Youth Foundation and the Salvation Army. The credit union has more than $1 billion in assets ... * LANSING, Mich. (8/5/09)--Ninety-five Michigan credit union golfers participated in the CURE Golf Outing July 29 in East Lansing, an event to boost legislative advocacy and sponsored by 40 sponsors (Michigan Monitor Aug. 3). They raised $29,025 for scholarships for credit union staff to attend key grassroots advocacy events. Last year's event raised $28,425. The first place team, pictured here are, from left, Ron Darling of Lansing Automakers FCU (LAFCU); Doug Burroughs of CUNA Mutual Group; and Tommie Culpepper and Robin Frucci of LAFCU. ((Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) … * DES MOINES, Iowa (8/5/09)--A man wearing a black veil robbed Federal Employees CU in Des Moines, Iowa, Mondaye. The man took an undisclosed amount of money. He did not use a weapon (DesMoinesRegister.com Aug. 4). Federal Employees CU of Des Moines has $13.7 million in assets ... * LANSING, Mich. (8/5/09)--Cheryl L Hurley, president/CEO of Motor City Co-op CU, died July 26 after a short illness, according to the Michigan Credit Union League. Hurley began her career at the $104.5 million-asset credit union based in Clinton Township in 1971 as a part-time teller. Seventeen years later, she was named CEO. She held various positions at the credit union, including payroll clerk, assistant manager and executive vice president. Hurley served as a director on the board of Mortgage Center LLC and on the executive committee of the Northeast Chapter (now Metro East). She is survived by her husband Drew, two children and four grandchildren (Michigan Monitor Aug. 3) …


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