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Graduates of the Winter 2015 CU Development Educators Training stand with training staff at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center in Dallas, Texas.
CU DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS
updated 02/02/15 02:30 PM
Forty-three credit union professionals became certified CU Development Educators after being guided by eight program facilitators and mentors in the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation. Of the 43, two were from California: Kristin Crellin from SchoolsFirst FCU and Ricardo Flores from SCE FCU. DE Training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development issues, while incorporating challenges facing credit unions.

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A “Shoedrobe” collection bin at Greater Nevada CU holds dozens of pairs of new children’s shoes for The Salvation Army.
GREATER NEVADA CU
updated 02/02/15 02:26 PM
Greater Nevada CU collected more than 50 pairs of new children’s shoes for the Salvation Army during the credit union’s winter “Shoedrobe” contest. Community members donated shoes at Greater Nevada CU branches for a chance to win a prize. In other news, Greater Nevada CU employees, a local athlete, and a law enforcement officer participated in a pancake eating contest to raise money for the upcoming Special Olympics Nevada Polar Plunge on March 21. Each year hundreds of “plungers” brave the icy waters at Lake Tahoe to raise money to support local Special Olympics athletes.

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L-R: New Schools Financial CU executives Dave Menker, Vice President of Real Estate Lending; Steve Langley, Vice President of Member Services/Chief Retail Officer; and Erik Sordahl, Vice President of Consumer Lending.
SCHOOLS FINANCIAL CU
updated 02/02/15 02:24 PM
Schools Financial CU appointed three new vice presidents to its executive management team. Dave Menker joined as vice president of real estate lending and Steve Langley came on board as vice president of member services/chief retail officer. Erik Sordahl, a Schools Financial CU employee since 2007, was promoted to vice president of consumer lending.

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MERIWEST CU
updated 02/02/15 02:24 PM
Meriwest CU members have responded favorably to the convenience, security, and functionality of the Mobile Deposit feature of their Mobile Banking application, which was announced in February 2014. To date, more than 16,000 remote capture transactions have been processed totaling approximately $6.3M in deposits.

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Inside view of the new PremierOne CU Arques branch in Sunnyvale, CA.
PREMIERONE CU
updated 02/02/15 02:22 PM
PremierOne CU opened its new Arques branch in Sunnyvale, CA, which replaces the current Santa Clara location. The new branch is the first new location opened by PremierOne CU, created by the merger of two long-standing credit unions, and takes a modern approach to financial services.

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New LBS Financial CU Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Sean Hardeman.
LBS FINANCIAL CU
updated 02/02/15 02:21 PM
LBS Financial CU has promoted Sean Hardeman to executive vice president and chief lending officer. In his new role, he will oversee more than 80 percent of the credit union’s workforce, including the lending operations.

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NUVISION FCU
updated 02/02/15 02:18 PM
NuVision FCU recently deployed a new online account opening platform, MeridianLink's XpressAccounts(tm). The credit union wanted to offer their members a more user-friendly online account opening system and stimulate increased sales with MeridianLink's unique automated cross-sell feature.

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L-R: Altura CU Riverside Avenue Branch Manager Sandra Worthan, Altura’s “Better Ways to Win” winner Eddy Flores, and Teller Supervisor Guadalupe Ramirez.
ALTURA CU
updated 02/02/15 02:17 PM
Altura CU members George Gemberling and Eddy Flores were the final monthly winners of the credit union’s 2014 “Better Ways to Win” debit card campaign. Both won $500 and were entered to win by simply using their Altura Visa® Debit Card to make a purchase. The year-long campaign was created to build awareness of all the conveniences of an Altura Visa Debit Card. Each monthly winner from 2014 will have a chance to win an Audi A4 in a Feb. 12 drawing.

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Children’s Miracle Network representative Sarah Hackett receives a $9,650 donation from America’s Christian CU President and CEO Mendell Thompson.
AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 02/02/15 02:16 PM
America’s Christian CU participated in a variety of charity and fundraising events in 2014. A holiday campaign collected food to feed more than 250 families, while a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Homework House helped parents and students in low-income families thrive academically and socially. America’s Christian CU also held year-long Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) events and donated a grand total of $9,650 to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Finally, its Visa® GiveBack Platinum Program raised more than $45,000 in 2014 benefitting more than four different organizations.

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TRAVIS CU
updated 02/02/15 02:15 PM
Travis CU is now accepting applications for its Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund program that will award $1,500 individual scholarships to 20 college-bound seniors. Each applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0, heading to a two–or four–year college or university, and be a member of Travis CU. The scholarship program was established in 2004 in honor of a long-time board member, who passed away in December 2004.

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FINANCIAL CENTER CU
updated 02/02/15 02:13 PM
Financial Center CU declared an extraordinary dividend of $4.2 million due to the credit union’s long-standing favorable financial condition, and in celebration of its 60th anniversary. At the end of 2014, the board of directors declared a $4.8 million dividend, which is based on the total net income for the year. In other news, Financial Center CU is building a new branch in Stockton’s “South Side” and will provide greatly needed financial services to a community that is largely underserved.

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