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L-R: The relay team of Jeff Napper, Heather Summers, and Sean Hardeman from LBS Financial CU is scheduled to participate in this year's Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run. Let us know if your credit union is sending a team or doing creative fundraising activities.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR SACTOWN
updated 02/20/14 02:15 PM
Latest Info Includes 'Radio Disney'
Volunteers are still needed for the 2014 Credit Union SacTown Ten-Mile Run, happening April 6 in Sacramento!

The event relies on the assistance of hundreds of volunteers to help with logistics to make this event run smoothly and the runners’ experience memorable, comfortable, and safe. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help out.

Among the possible volunteer opportunities are working on a relay exchange location, acting as a course monitor, manning a fluid station, and giving out finisher t-shirts.

Volunteers can sign up by simply sending an email to either Sherry Cordonnier at scordonnier@traviscu.org or Linda White at lwhite@unitedhealthcu.org.

Other information and news about this year’s event:

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors! The current list of sponsors: California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, CalCom FCU, California CU, CU of Southern California, Delta Schools FCU, Desert Valleys FCU, Diablo Valley FCU, Eagle Community CU, Financial Horizons CU, Golden 1 CU, Great Basin FCU, Greater Nevada CU, Heritage Community CU, Kinecta FCU, L.A. Healthcare FCU, LBS Financial CU, Mission FCU, Orange County’s CU, Pacific Service CU, Patelco CU, Premier America CU, Provident CU, Sacramento CU, San Diego County CU, San Mateo CU, San Francisco FCU, San Francisco Fire CU, SchoolsFirst FCU, SkyOne FCU, Travis CU, UNCLE CU, United Health CU, Valley First CU, Xceed Financial FCU, Wescom CU, and Western Healthcare FCU as well as CO-OP Financial Services, Allied Solutions, Autoland, CUNA Mutual Group, and O’Rourke and Associates. Still time to join the list.
  • On the Air: Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra and UC Davis Children’s Hospital Director of Development Jacquelyn Kay-Mills recently recorded a public awareness show about the event that is scheduled to air Mar. 2 and 9 on Radio Disney (KIID AM 1470) in Sacramento and the Bay Area.
  • First-Ever T-Shirt Contest: Event sponsors are invited to design a team T-shirt to wear on race day and win bragging rights! To enter the contest, simply submit your team photo after the race. All entries will be posted online, and the winning design will be announced April 28.
  • Credit Union Relay Teams: Credit unions, we’d love to highlight your teams. This time, the spotlight is on the relay team of Jeff Napper, Heather Summers, and Sean Hardeman from LBS Financial CU—participating, in part, to raise awareness of this great cause. Good luck! If your credit union is sending a team or doing creative fundraising activities, let us know. Email Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org with the information.

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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.