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* ALBANY, N.Y. (10/7/09)--Credit union representatives from the Utica-Rome chapter of the Credit Union Association of New York
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recently gathered for an event to benefit the association’s state political action committee. Rep. David R. Townsend (R-Central N.Y./Utica-Rome) attended the event and spoke with his credit union constituents. Events like these “serve a dual purpose,” said Cheryl Frantzen, association political action coordinator. “They help ensure that credit unions maintain a voice in the political arena while raising awareness among fellow credit unionists of legislative issues facing our credit unions today.” Pictured are Jeff Gardner (waving), board member of Utica District Telephone EFCU; Townsend (at center in back), and several credit union representatives. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New York) ... * WESTBROOK, Maine (10/7/09)--The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank,
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celebrated the fourth anniversary of Maine’s first and only “food mobile” Monday with a contribution of $7,500. The amount is symbolic of the 7,500 pounds of food that the food mobile can carry each trip. The food mobile has distributed 1,129,540 pounds of food to food pantries throughout Maine since the mobile’s inception in 2005. Food pantries in every Maine county receive its deliveries each year. Jon Paradise, governmental and public affairs manager for the Maine Credit Union League, and Diane Dunton, chair of the board of Good Shepherd Food Bank, stand in front of the state’s only food mobile holding the check from the campaign. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League) …


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