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* DALLAS (10/12/09)--Robert "Rob" Kyker, owner of R&D Sales and Leasing, Richardson, Texas, has been appointed to the Texas Credit Union Commission by Gov. Rick Perry. His term will expire Feb. 15, 2015. The commission supervises the Credit Union Department, which regulates all state charter credit unions. He is a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America and as a national spokesperson for its Emergency Preparedness Committee, and volunteers for several other community organizations (The Advocate Oct. 9) … * WASHINGTON. (10/12/09)--Brian Branch, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), will be among the experts featured on a webcast about Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and other matched savings programs Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. EDT. The webcast is sponsored by New America Foundation of Washington, D.C. and will spotlight WOCCU's new program in Mexico, MatchSavings.org, where online donations are used to match the first savings account of the poor. The event will launch the Global Assets Project to promote savings as a tool for international development and discuss WOCCU's model as it relates to savings promote, financial inclusion and asset building. For more information, use the link … *
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (10/12/09)--Dave Seely, president/CEO of Kirtland FCU, pictured at far right, was part of a hot air balloon crew last week during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The balloon he crewed for was sponsored by CO-OP Financial Services Network and CU Anytime ATM network, according to the Credit Union Association of New Mexico. On average, about 500 hot air balloons ascended each day of the annual balloon festival. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New Mexico) …


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