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* HARRISBURG, Pa. (12/16/09)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Tuesday said it was experiencing disruptions in its phone service, with sporadic calls interrupted by disconnections. Verizon was working on the matter and hoped to have the problem corrected by Tuesday afternoon. Callers were advised that if their call was disconnected to call back or e-mail PCUA (Life is a Highway Dec. 15) … * LOS ANGELES (12/16/09)--The downtown Los Angeles branch of Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Southland CU was robbed Monday by a man who rode a bicycle for his getaway vehicle. The holdup occurred at about 10:30 a.m. when the man handed the teller a note and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, said the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). No injuries were reported. The branch is located about a block from LAPD's new headquarters building (www.nbclosangeles.com Dec. 14) … * LATHAM, N.Y. (12/16/09)--The Credit Union Association of New York and Sunmark FCU
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presented $2,000 to the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The donation represents proceeds from the association's statewide "Credit Unions Care for Kids" 2009 campaign. Pictured are from left: association President/CEO William J. Mellin; Rich Meddaugh, public relations specialist from Sunmark FCU; and Brenna Griswold, certified child life specialist for the hospital. Griswold also was presented with a large wagon stuffed with stuffed animals for patients. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New York) … * RALEIGH, N.C. (12/16/09)--State Employees' CU, based in Raleigh, N.C.,
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celebrated its gift of 54 laptop computers for North Carolina's Tarheel Challenge Academy with a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening of the school's computer lab. The credit union provided the computers through a partnership with Visa Inc. The academy, located in Salemburg, N.C., is a quasi-military program for at-risk youth sponsored by the state's National Guard. It has graduated more than 2,7000 youth graduate since 1994. The laptops will be used to enhance instruction, and will feature links to financial literacy programs--including SECU's teen website, the National Endowment for Financial Education's website and Visa's Practical Money Skills for Life. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Shirley Bell, immediate past chair of SECU's board; two Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy cadets; and North Carolina Adjutant General William E. Ingram Jr. (Photo provided by State Employees' CU) …


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