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CU System briefs (08/17/2012)
  • GREENSBORO, N.C. (8/20/12)--Two Republican candidates for Congress from North Carolina met last week with credit unions in the state. According to the North Carolina Credit Union League, George Holding, candidate for the 13th District, and Robert Pittenger, 9th District candidate, are likely to win the General Election in November (The Weekly Conversation Aug. 17). Holding is in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, who is not seeking re-election. "We were able to bring together credit union representatives from across the district," said Dan Schline, senior vice president of association services at the league. Holding learned that nearly 300,000 members live in his district and heard from representatives of Coastal FCU, which hosted the meeting, and from Freedom FCU and NC Community FCU.  Pittenger, a former state senator, is running for a seat vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick. Pittenger spent time Friday learning more about credit unions and their work in Charlotte. Meeting with him were representatives from Charlotte Metro CU, Carolina Postal CU and Truliant CU. "We're going to have some new faces in North Carolina's congressional delegation," said Schline, noting "the opportunity to introduce two of the folks we're likely to be working with in the coming year to local credit unions." …
  • GREENSBORO, N.C. (8/20/12)--Paulette Bowden, vice president of IRA Systems and Projects for State Employees' CU (SECU) in North Carolina, died Aug. 12. She was 63. Bowden served SECU for 32 years. She was instrumental in establishing the credit union's IRA department, which services more than 132,000 tax advantaged accounts with nearly $3 billion in assets. In 2009, she led a new Education Planning initiative, FAFSA Day, which is held annually in February in all 244 branch locations statewide. In June she accepted on behalf of the credit union's FAFSAs program the North Carolina Credit Union League's first place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award. She is survived by one daughter, a grandson, four siblings, a foster daughter, and numerous nieces, nephews and foster children (The Weekly Conversation Aug. 17) …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/20/12)--Bernette Taylor, a member of the board of directors at Philadelphia-based American Heritage FCU, died Aug. 10, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. He was 78.  Taylor had been a board member since 1987. He served as chairman of the credit union's Legislative Committee and the delinquency/Loan Review Committee, and was a member of the Budget and Personnel committees. He retired from the Budd Co.  and served on the executive board and was a trustee for UAW (Life is a Highway Aug. 17) …


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