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CU System briefs (08/19/2009)
* SUITLAND, Md. (8/20/09)--Andrews FCU member Michelyn Bell, center, was awarded $100 for her winning entry in the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) C-Note University online photo contest. C-Note posts a photo contest theme each month, and registered users, age 13-19, can vote for their favorite photo. All monthly winners are entered to win a $1,000 grand prize each year. The contest is supported by Andrews Federal through the Money $quad youth program. Bell is shown here with, from left: Pat Philippe, Andrews Federal acting branch manager, Henson Ridge, and Suzanne Curren, Andrews Federal director, public relations and community development. For more information about C-Note and CUNA's other websites for youth, use the link. (Photo provided by Andrews FCU) … * ALBANY, N.Y. (8/20/09)--Seventy soggy credit unions, vendors and friends from across New York state raised $13,000 for the New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) during a rainy golf tournament recently. The event was held at Saratoga Spa Golf Course. Shown braving the weather are, from left, golf foursome Terry and Diane Slocum of Remington FCU, Ilion, and Marcie Gallagher and Roy Haller of Utica District Telephone Employees FCU, Utica. (Photo provided by the New York Credit Union Foundation) … * WAUSAU, Wis. (8/20/09)--Connexus CU, based in Wausau, Wis., has launched online enrollment for members through its website, www.connexuscu.org. Members and potential members can open a membership and/or checking account and fund the account online. Members' information is integrated into Connexus' core processor, XP systems, a part of the Depository Institution Division at Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv. The online enrollment takes between seven and 10 minutes. Members receive their member number, and cards with the account are ordered within one day. Normally it would take roughly 30 minutes of employee time to process an application manually. The online enrollment saves the credit union 50%-75% of costs related to member enrollment. PM Systems Corp. of Chapin, S. C. provides the new system … * NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (8/20/09)--A robber apologized to employees of the Merrimack Valley FCU as he ran from the building with the credit union's cash Monday The man robbed the $391.8 million asset, North Andover-based credit union of an undisclosed amount. As he left the building, he told the employees: "Sorry." He did not display a weapon and dropped several $100 bills as he fled. Police said they hoped to get fingerprints from the bills (Associated Press Newswires Aug. 19) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/20/09)--Funeral services will be held Friday for John Bixler Jr., 85, founder and retired president of Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU and retired president of Pennsylvania Central FCU. Bixler, 85, died Monday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Church of God in Harrisburg, Pa., with a viewing at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. He is survived by two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Doris, died on July 13 (Life is a Highway Aug. 19) …


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