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* DULUTH, Minn. (11/4/09)--Members Cooperative CU (MCCU) has created a non-profit foundation to benefit young people in communities it serves. The Community Youth Foundation will provide educational scholarships, financial literacy education and financial support for organizations and activities for youth. Its focus will be shaped in part by three board members who are 21 years old or younger. The foundation's board consists of 11 members who span the ages from 17 to 74. "This is a youth-focused foundation, so we felt it is critical to have a strong youth presence on our board," said Tammy Heikkinen, president/CEO of MCCU and foundation board member. Seventeen-year-old Logan Pallin, a senior at Cloquet High School and the board's youngest representative, will chair the foundation's Grant Committee. Other board members are Al Alm, the board's oldest member; college students Wing Chan and Kelly Splonskowski; community businesspeople Lisa Heyesen, Pashca Parks and Tim Wigchers; past MCCU President Del Prevost; and current MCCU representatives Ralph Hamman and Adele Hartwick. MCCU Vice President Robbie Thompson will coordinate activities for the foundation. Officers are Hartwick, chair; Parks, vice chair; and Chan, secretary/treasurer … * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas(11/4/09)--Gerald R. "Chuck" Sheets, past president of Corpus Christi City Employees CU, died earlier last month in Corpus Christi, according to the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer Nov. 2). He served on the board of directors of the Texas Credit Union League and affiliates from 1983 to 1984, and was named by former Gov. Mark White to the Texas Credit Union Committee for an eight-year-term ending in 1991. He also served as past president of the Coastal Bend Chapter of Credit Unions. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son ...


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