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CU System briefs (12/22/2010)
* LAKE FOREST, Calif. (12/23/10)--Counterfeit official checks bearing the name of Eagle Community CU, Lake Forest, Calif., are in circulation, the credit union reported to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The fake checks display a routing number assigned to Preferred Bank, Los Angeles, and are similar to authentic official checks. However, they have the phrase, "Drawee: Preferred Bank, Los Angeles, CA" above the date field. Authentic checks display the credit union's routing number and display the phrase: "Drawee: The Bank of New York Mellon, Everett, MA" above the date field … * WASHINGTON (12/23/10)--A video of the 2010 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run was named on of Callahan & Associates' top credit union videos for the year. The list of top credit union videos can be found at Callahan's website. The 2011 run--the 10th year the run has been sponsored by the credit union movement--will be April 3, 2011. According to Juri Valdov, chairman of Credit Union Miracle Day, planners "plan to stream the race live across the Web so that more credit unions can become involved." For more information, use the online giving site … * SAN DIEGO (12/23/10)--San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl kicks off today at 5 p.m. PST, with the U.S. Naval Academy football team competing against San Diego State University at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The game, which will be televised nationally by ESPN, could get soggy. The bowl's executive director said the game will go on as scheduled, despite flooding in the stadium from days of rain. It rained so hard Tuesday that the teams had to practice in hotel ballrooms and the teams' bands and spirit squads had to cancel their "battle of the bands." A large portion of the parking lot also was reported as flooded. About 51,000 fans are expected at today's game (ESPN.com. This is the third year that San Diego County CU has sponsored the event …


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