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CU System briefs (08/27/2009)
* MADISON, Wis. (8/24/09)--Registration closes today at 1:30 p.m. CT for CUNA Mutual Group's first free Discovery Webinar, which will take place Tuesday. John Lass, senior vice president , strategy and business at CUNA Mutual, will discuss "10 Reasons Why Credit Unions Are Needed--Now, More Than Ever." The webinar takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT and will include a discussion the financial health of the credit union system. For more information, click on "webinar" on CUNA Mutual's website … … * ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (8/24/09)--Credit unions in the St. Joseph, Mo., area are teaming up with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help apprehend a serial robber operating in the area, according to the Missouri Credit Union Association (The Missouri difference Aug. 19). Two groups, one of credit unions and one of banks, have donated cash rewards to help generate leads and assist the FBI. The bureau says the suspect has robbed two banks and two credit unions in the area and is a suspect in robberies of five businesses. He usually uses a note to acquire money, but he recently began displaying a gun during the holdups … * SUITLAND, Md. (8/24/09)-- Andrews FCU has been named the 2008 Air Force Credit Union of the Year by the Department of the Air Force. The annual award goes to a credit union that provides exceptional services to an Air Force base community. The $879 million asset credit union received the award at the Defense Credit Union Council's 46th Annual Conference in San Francisco. Andrews Federal was cited for its commitment to financial literacy, tailored products and services, military community support, and relationship with base personnel. From left are Audrey Y. Davis, deputy assistant secretary, Department of the Air Force; Chris McDonald, Andrews FCU president/CEO; and Henry E. Bowman, vice chair, Andrews FCU board of directors. (Photo provided by Andrews FCU) …


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