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* PHOENIX (8/16/11)--The Mountain West Credit Union Association's
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(MWCUA) Valley of the Sun Chapter in Arizona held its annual bowling tournament recently to raise awareness, funds and supplies to benefit Credit Unions for Kids, which supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Tucson Medical Center. Funds raised this year will go to Phoenix Children's Hospital's One Darn Cool School program. The chapter's credit unions are the primary sponsor for the full-service, K-12 school at the hospital and available to all patients. More than $750 was raised through raffle ticket sales. Attendees also contributed to an on-site supply drive, collecting backpacks, books and other school items. Among the 156 participants at the event, held in Glendale, Ariz., were, from left, Kayla Ward and Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona. (Photo provided by the Mountain West Credit Union Association) … * LOS ANGELES (8/16/11)--Los Angeles FCU (LAFCU) has revved up its auto sales engine by teaming with Enterprise Car Sales to offer special weekend vehicle sales throughout August. They will offer savings on domestic and import vehicles, with loan rates from 1.99% annual percentage rate, $1,000 over Kelley Blue Book on vehicle trade-ins, and a $500 Gas Card Raffle. Buyers can preview the vehicles in the inventory on Enterprise's website. Also available: Up to 120% vehicle financing with up to 84 months to repay, no money down, and convenient payments. Other sales the $695 million asset LAFCU will offer this month and in September include sales with Carsfor Members.com, Credit Union Direct Lending (CUDL)-associated dealers, LAFCU Auto Buying Service, and Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus dealers … * NAPERVILLE, Ill. (8/16/11)--Representatives from the Illinois
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Credit Union League met with staff from Region IV of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) at the ICUL headquarters in Naperville, Ill., last week. The discussion centered on current issues and how the two entities can work together to better serve Illinois credit unions. The league also shared information about a challenging Illinois legislative environment and how credit unions maintained a strong voice before the Illinois General Assembly during its Spring session. From left: Dan Plauda, ICUL president/chief executive officer; Don Edwards, ICUL senior vice president, federal governmental affairs; George Fiegle, executive vice president, ICUL Service Corp.; Patrick Smith, vice president, communications and regulatory affairs; Steve Olson, ICUL executive vice president, general counsel and chief operating officer; Keith Morton, NCUA Region IV regional director; Larry Blankenberger, NCUA associate regional director-programs; NCUA supervisory examiners Richard Klecun and Gerald Schulz; and Tom Kane, ICUL executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Also attending but not pictured was NCUA supervisory examiner Linda Vick. (Photo provided by the Illinois Credit Union League) …


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