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* BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (12/9/09)--OMNI Community CU, Battle Creek, Mich., is returning a dividend of $750,000 to its membership. Qualifying members will receive an extra 0.22% back on their 2009 average yearly loan and account balances (Michigan Monitor Dec. 7). Qualifying loans include auto loans, credit cards, home equity loans, mortgages, savings account, money market accounts, checking accounts, certificates of deposit and non-investment individual retirement account balances. Members also can visit www.omnicashback.com to calculate their rebate. OMNI has given back more than $1.4 million to its members through dividends ... * MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (12/9/09)--The Puerto Rico branch of JetStream FCU has partnered with Iniciativa Comunitaria de Investigacion Inc. to provide free AIDS testing for local residents. The event will take place Dec. 16 at the Puerto Rico branch. More than 26 of 100,000 people in Puerto Rice have AIDS--nearly double that of the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Employees at the credit union also recently wore red clothing to support International Combat AIDS Day. JetStream FCU has more than $122 million in assets ... * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (12/9/09)--Huey May, director and immediate past chairman of City CU in Dallas, died Nov. 29. “May’s dedication and commitment to the credit union spirit was irreplaceable,” said the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer Dec. 8). Funeral services will take place Thursday ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (12/9/09)--Kathy Cropper, 55, former manager of A&S CU, Aliquippa, Pa., died Dec. 5 after battling a lengthy illness (Life is a Highway Dec. 8). Cropper would have been 56 on Dec. 31 ...


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