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FUNDRAISERS, VOLUNTEERISM, AND MORE
updated 07/01/14 10:47 AM
CUs Make a Local Impact
Scroll down to view the latest on how credit unions and industry affiliates across California and Nevada are donating time and money to help the communities they serve, implementing new operational strategies for members, and advocating for the credit union movement!

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Greater Nevada CU Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joyce Whitney-Silva; and Vice President Business Services, Jeremy Gilpin.
GREATER NEVADA CU
updated 07/01/14 08:46 AM
Two Greater Nevada CU management team members were honored at the first annual Northern Nevada Business Weekly Money Makers Awards for their energy, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas for achieving success in the credit union industry. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joyce Whitney-Silva, was selected based on her role in helping lead the credit union out of the recent recession and back into growth mode. Vice President of Business Services, Jeremy Gilpin, helped establish a thriving business services department, increasing production by more than 300 percent from the previous year.

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CO-OP ELECTS BOARD CHAIRMAN
updated 07/01/14 08:45 AM
The CO-OP Financial Services board of directors elected Doug Ferraro, president and CEO of Bellco CU of Greenwood Village, CO, as board chairman. Ferraro has served as a director on the CO-OP board since 2010. Three other credit union leaders were also elected to officer positions on CO-OP’s board of directors: Jeff Napper, president and CEO of LBS Financial CU, was elected vice-chairman/chairman-elect; Allan McMorris, president and CEO of Oakland County CU of Waterford, MI, was elected treasurer; and Chuck Purvis, president and CEO of Coastal FCU of Raleigh, NC, was elected secretary.

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2014 Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship recipients.
TRAVIS CU
updated 07/01/14 08:44 AM
Travis CU has partnered with the Solano County Office of Education, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, and Educational Partnership of Solano to support the regional “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Donations will help stuff a bus with school supplies to benefit Solano County’s homeless children as they prepare for the coming school. In other news, Travis CU awarded 20 $1,500 Mary Keith Duff Memorial scholarships to assist young members with the increasing cost of higher education. On the staffing front, Ivan Jones has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Jones joined Travis CU in 2006 as a financial analyst and was promoted to vice president of finance in March 2012. Rebecca Slaughter has also been appointed as the new vice president of enterprise project management. Prior to Travis CU, Slaughter was a lead project manager for Kaiser Permanente.

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SCHOOLSFIRST FCU
updated 07/01/14 08:43 AM
SchoolsFirst FCU is one of 14 credit unions to participate in a Non-Prime Auto Loan pilot. The program was developed by the National Credit Union Foundation and is one of five products in the Filene Research Institute’s accessible financial services incubator funded by the Ford Foundation.

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San Francisco FCU staff members volunteer their time to clean up local parks.
SAN FRANCISCO FCU
updated 07/01/14 08:42 AM
San Francisco FCU in partnership with the San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council, contributed 98 hours to help clean up Jefferson Square Park Playground and Buchanan Street Mall Playground, both near the credit union’s main branch in San Francisco.

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WWII Marine Corporal Carl Harstin and Glendora Girl Scout troops.
AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 07/01/14 08:41 AM
America’s Christian CU and Project Glendora Yellow Ribbon hosted the first-ever Patriot Week on May 27-30. More than 10 other community groups and individuals joined to celebrate Patriots’ past, future, and present.

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Arrowhead CU volunteers handed out flags at the 66ers game.
ARROWHEAD CU
updated 07/01/14 08:40 AM
Arrowhead CU team members gave out thousands of American flags in honor of military appreciation night, while also collecting snacks that were delivered to the Ontario Airport USO. The flags were proudly displayed at an Inland Empire 66ers game.

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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CU
updated 07/01/14 08:39 AM
Christian Community CU’s “Scholarships for Success” program awarded $63,000 in scholarships to 63 students in 2014. This was the first year that the credit union began offering multi-year scholarships of $1,000 per year. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Christian Community CU.

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Teresa Halleck, president and CEO of San Diego County CU and David Mooney, president and CEO of Alliant CU.
NCUF ADDS HALLECK, MOONEY TO BOARD
updated 07/01/14 08:39 AM
The National Credit Union Foundation held a special election to add three new seats to its board, including Teresa Halleck, CEO of San Diego County CU, and Dave Mooney, CEO of Alliant CU (with multiple branches in California).

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California Coast CU President and CEO, Marla Shepard, plans to retire in 2015.
CALIFORNIA COAST CU
updated 07/01/14 08:38 AM
California Coast CU President and CEO, Marla Shepard, announced her retirement in early 2015. Shepard began her career as a teller with Santel FCU in 1972—becoming CEO 10 years later. In 2008, she orchestrated what was the largest credit union merger in the U.S., uniting First Future CU and California Coast CU. Current Chief Financial Officer, Todd Lane, will succeed Shepard and has been named president in the interim with Shepard continuing as CEO until her retirement.

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Far left, Karena Chum, Altura CU business development officer and founder of the “Student of the Month” program congratulates the recent winners of the “Student of the Year.” L-R: Jevyfer Barro, West Valley High; Mayra Tanori Diaz, San Jacinto High; Christopher Gutierrez, Hemet High; Jasmine Hallman, Mountain View High; and Carolina Granados, Tahqu
ALTURA CU
updated 07/01/14 08:36 AM
Altura CU awarded $1,800 individual grants to five graduating seniors from Hemet and San Jacinto high schools through the “Students of the Year” program. The program was founded by the credit union’s local Business Development Officer, Karena Chum. In related news, 38 graduating high school seniors received $1,000 college scholarships from the Altura Scholarship Foundation. Through the credit union’s “Better Ways to Win” promotion, member Theresa Farrow won $500 for using her Altura Visa Debit Card. The promotion highlights the convenience of using the credit union’s debit card for everyday purchases.

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Presenters at the Polanco family’s Habitat home.
MERIWEST CU
updated 07/01/14 08:34 AM
Meriwest CU sponsored a $160,000 grant to help finance 10 new townhomes dedicated by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. The grant was made possible through the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program.

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XCEED FINANCIAL CU
updated 07/01/14 08:33 AM
Xceed Financial CU’s marketing department won eight Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) awards: Gold Awards—iXceed Fiscal Fitness Challenge and “Lunch for a Cause” fundraiser promotion; Silver Awards—2012 Annual Report “Way to Bank!” and “The Right Fit for You” campaign; Bronze Awards—TRG special offer flyer, “One Low-Rate Loan, Endless Possibilities” postcard, “Invest with Confidence” Investment Services campaign, and Xceed Online “Way to Bank!” newsletter. In other news, Xceed Financial CU awarded 10 individual $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from California and New York. The Romeo Doty Scholarships honor the memory of Romeo Doty who served on the credit union’s board for 21 years and was a strong proponent of higher education. Finally, Xceed Financial CU launched a new summer internship program for employee children. Seven college students were selected to participate and will gain valuable work experience in departments ranging from risk management, lending, and member services to marketing and eStrategy.

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Astrid Rives, Chief Marketing Officer for SkyOne FCU, has been recognized for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Financial Service Industry.
SKYONE FCU
updated 07/01/14 08:31 AM
SkyOne FCU Chief Marketing Officer, Astrid Rives, has been awarded special congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Financial Service Industry. Rives received this honor from Congressman John Campbell who chairs the House Financial Services subcommittee.

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STANFORD FCU
updated 07/01/14 08:30 AM
Stanford FCU opened its new full-service branch located on the campus of Stanford Hospital & Clinics on June 18. The spacious branch is situated on the ground floor across from the gift shop.

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Interior of the new Redwood CU branch in Sonoma.
REDWOOD CU
updated 07/01/14 08:29 AM
Redwood CU relocated its Sonoma branch to a larger space within the same shopping center. The new branch, which opened June 23, better accommodates the credit union’s growing membership, and features modern conveniences such as a technology bar where members can use online and mobile banking.

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L-R: Jeffrey Napper, President and CEO of LBS Financial CU; Connor Johnson, scholarship winner; and Heather Summers, Senior Vice President of Marketing at LBS Financial CU.
LBS FINANCIAL CU
updated 07/01/14 08:28 AM
LBS Financial CU member and University of California, Irvine student, Connor Johnson, is the recipient of the $1,000 2014 LBS Financial Credit Union Scholarship. At the close of the 2014 school year, the credit union has awarded scholarships to 33 students throughout Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, and surrounding communities.

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