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CU System briefs (12/18/2008)
* ALBANY, N.Y. (12/19/08)--Sam Cardino, a former leader of the Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY), died Sunday. He became active in the credit union movement in 1946 by serving on the credit committee of Holy Angels FCU. In 1979, Cardino joined Erie County Employees CU and was elected to its board. In 1981, he became a Buffalo Chapter Council member. Cardino was then elected to CUANY’s board in 1990, where he served until 2001. He was awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, and served with the New York Credit Union Foundation and CUANY’s governmental affairs and auditing committees. Cardino also chaired the Credit Union Legislative Action Council/Credit Union Political Action Council for New York. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New York) ... * ATLANTA (12/19/08)--CDC FCU volunteers “camped out” for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Dec. 8 as a part of the credit union’s community service program, “Because We Care.” CDC FCU brought a camp experience to children in the hospital, providing arts, crafts and activities for patients and families. “The event shows that the main focus remains around the children and their families during a time of need in their life,” said Andy Anderson, CDC FCU marketing services manager. “We look forward to maintaining an ongoing relationship with Children’s in the coming years.” ... * MIRAMAR, Fla. (12/19/08)--About 50 volunteers from Eastern Financial Florida CU and Miramar Glades Middle School gave a makeover to one of the foster care cottages at His House Children’s Home in Opa-Locka, Fla. The credit union adopted House 30 and raised money for the project. Volunteers worked Dec. 6 to transform the basic living quarters into living space. The makeover provided a new paint job, new beds, dressers, couches, window treatments and kitchen appliances. Portraits of the cottage’s residents were framed and hung on the walls. Eastern Financial CU, Miramar, has $2 billion in assets ... * SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (12/19/08)--San Bernardino School Employees FCU is asking students for their help to launch a youth Web page for the credit union. High school and college students 21 years of age and younger can submit a design for the page (The Press-Enterprise Dec. 10). The winner will receive $500, and the design will be used for one year ...


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