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CU System briefs (08/06/2012)
  • MERIDEN, Conn. (8/7/12)--The Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Credit Union Foundation voted unanimously to support the development of Fisher House Connecticut, which will provide a home away from home for military families whose service members receive medical care. The national Fisher House Foundation donates such houses to the federal government, which manages the facilities at no charge to military families. The foundation will donate $1,000 toward a fundraising dinner on Sept. 21 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn. The house will be located on the campus of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven, Conn.  The foundation also will match the $50 purchase of a fundraising brick by any affiliated credit union in the state with the purchase of an additional brick on behalf of the credit union. In addition, the foundation will work with credit unions to offer brick purchases their members to support and honor those who serve or have served the country …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/7/12)--Rich Lenio, retired CEO of Frick Tri-County FCU, Uniontown, Pa., died Friday morning at the age of 75, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA).  Lenio served as PCUA board director from 1998 to 2001. He was the 2002 recipient of the Keystone Award, the association's highest award, which honored him for his service to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Lenio also was awarded the 1995 William W. Pratt Professional of the Year.  Funeral services were Tuesday. His wife, Maryann, preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by six children. (Life is a Highway Aug. 6) …
  • FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (8/7/12)--Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma, Wash.-based Albers & Co., and a longtime credit union supporter, died Friday night after being injured in a bike accident.  He was 60.  Albers founded the company in 1985 and was a long-time credit union collaborator and a frequent tradeshow exhibitor at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Convention and Annual Business Meeting, said NWCUA (Anthem July 31) …


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