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  • HONOLULU (9/10/12)--Four Hawaii credit unions raised $19,587 by participating in the 2012 Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network Radiothon on Aug. 23-24, according to the Hawaii Credit Union League.  Employees of Aloha Pacific FCU, Hawaiian Tel FCU, Hickam FCU and University of Hawaii FCU answered phones and solicited donations at different times during the Radiothon, which was broadcast on KSSK AM-FM. League Communications Officer Laurie Moore gave an on-air interview and shared her "Miracle Story" about how Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children helped her son overcome a severe respiratory infection as a baby.  The Radiothon's two-day fundraising total was $163,688. All the funds raised will stay in Hawaii and benefit children through programs and services at the medical center and its neighbor island partners.  Through Credit Unions for Kids, Hawaii's credit unions have raised more than $450,000 for Kapiolani since 1998. Shown here are Hickam FCU staff working the phones on Aug. 24. (Photo provided by the Hawaii Credit Union League) …
  • MADISON, Wis. (9/10/12)--Twenty-seven new college students received scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year from Madison, Wis.-based UW CU. The more than $1 billion asset credit union this past summer presented nearly $14,000 to 27 high school graduates who are attending a University of Wisconsin (UW) System school or Madison College this fall. Recipients were from 21 high schools throughout the state, in Dane County, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Stevens Point and Whitewater.  Since 1999, UW CU has donated more than $200,000 to students for their higher education needs …
  • WATERVILLE, Maine (9/10/12)--HealthFirst CU's board of directors has appointed Lynda Quirion as president/CEO of the Waterville, Maine-based credit union. Quirion succeeds Debi Pomeroy, who retired Aug. 31 after nearly 25 years in the position, said the Maine Credit Union League (Weekly Update Sept. 7). Pomeroy's career in credit unions spanned more than three decades. She served at KSW FCU (previously Keyes Fibre FCU)  in 1980 before joining HealthFirst FCU (the former Mid-Maine Medical Center FCU) …


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