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CU System briefs (08/16/2012)
  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. (8/17/12)--A man who had served time for six bank robberies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 2004 and 2005 was sentenced to more than 12 years Wednesday for robbing a branch of Pawtucket (R.I.) CU in February.  Thomas Flannery, 37, of Sunnyvale, Calif., had pleaded guilty in May to one count of bank robbery. Flannery was arrested at a hotel on the same day as the credit union robbery. He was arrested in connection with another spree of holdups in Massachusetts, said U.S. Attorney's office (Associated Press Newswires Aug. 16) …
  • STANWOOD, Mich.(8/17/12)--U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) hosted a golf tournament Aug. 6 in which 10 credit union leaders from the Mid-Michigan and Moon Chapters participated, said the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) (Michigan Monitor Aug. 13). Representatives from Northland Area FCU, Besser CU, Members First CU, Members CU, Dow Chemical Employees CU, United Financial CU, Wildfire CU, and Isabella Community CU joined the MCUL & Affiliates staff Jordan Kingdon and Shawn Wolbert in filling three foursomes for the event. From left are Eric Brubaker of Members First CU, Midland; Camp; and Marc McKellar, Members CU, Traverse City. (Photo provided by the Michigan Credit Union League) …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/17/12)--Charles Sirko Jr., a founder of Hopewell Joint School Employees FCU (now Clearview FCU) in Moon Township, Pa., died Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway Aug. 16). He was 84. Sirko served as treasurer/manager of Hopewell Joint School Employees FCU for 52 years. The credit union merged with Clearview in 2008. He retired from the Hopewell Area School District, where he taught phys-ed and health for 33 years …


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