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CA, NV CUs CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY
updated 10/06/14 12:21 PM
Making a Positive 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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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CU
updated 10/03/14 04:13 PM
Christian Community CU has partnered with Biola University to offer the Biola Visa card, an affinity credit card that will generate thousands of dollars toward Biola student scholarships. The credit union also donated $40,000 for scholarships as part of a $240,000 commitment to Biola University over the next five years.

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Melissa Morgan, SVP and Chief Retail Officer of Patelco CU.
PATELCO CU
updated 10/03/14 04:12 PM
Patelco CU has hired Melissa Morgan as SVP and chief retail officer. Morgan will serve on Patelco CU’s executive team and as the chief executive officer of Patelcorp, Inc., the investment and insurance arm of Patelco CU.

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SKYONE FCU
updated 10/03/14 04:11 PM
SkyOne FCU announced that Geoffrey Palenik, a registered representative affiliated with broker dealer and registered investment advisor CUSO Financial Services, LP, earned the 2013 Silver Pacesetter Award.

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Eagle Community CU donates $5,000 to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
CU CHILI CHALLENGE
updated 10/03/14 04:10 PM
Nine credit unions competed against each other for the greater good of ill children and adults in the annual Credit Union Chili Challenge, held at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race track. Eagle Community CU, Pacific Marine CU, and Operating Engineers FCU won first, second, and third place, respectively, with their combined $10,000 prize-purse winnings donated to Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego, and The American Cancer Society.

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GOLDEN 1 CU
updated 10/03/14 04:08 PM
Golden 1 CU has donated $10,000 to the King Fire Fund, which was established by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The donation will be used to provide aid to 3,300 community residents who have been affected by the destructive King Fire.

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Paris Chevalier, new Xceed Financial CU Chief Marketing Officer.
XCEED FINANCIAL CU
updated 10/03/14 04:08 PM
Xceed Financial CU has promoted Paris Chevalier to chief marketing officer. Chevalier has been with Xceed Financial CU since 2007, most recently serving as VP of Marketing & Communications.

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SCE FCU
updated 10/03/14 04:07 PM
SCE FCU Director of Business Development Pascual Garrido and San Mateo CU CEO Executive Assistant Connie Paniagua are two of 44 credit union professionals to become certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) through the intensive Credit Union Development Education Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

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Students and teachers from Juarez Academy greeted the LBS Financial CU Marketing Department during a school supply delivery.
LBS FINANCIAL CU
updated 10/03/14 04:06 PM
LBS Financial CU has partnered with three local school districts to collect school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year: ABC Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, and Long Beach Unified School District. In addition to donations collected from members and the public, LBS Financial CU employees raised more than $1,300, which the credit union matched dollar-for-dollar.

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L-R: First Financial CU Board Member Jim Weidner with First Financial CU CEO Carlton Musmann.
FIRST FINANCIAL CU
updated 10/03/14 04:03 PM
First Financial CU raised nearly $1,000 during a water bucket challenge for Operation Comfort and Care, a nonprofit that supports the military, veterans, and their families. The credit union has supported this charity for several years by collecting donations and supplies for the troops.

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Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse joined Redwood CU President and CEO Brett Martinez and interim Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Chip Allen for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the new Sonoma branch.
REDWOOD CU
updated 10/03/14 04:02 PM
Redwood CU celebrated the grand opening of its new, expanded branch in Sonoma with a special grand opening event on Aug. 28. Approximately 250 people attended the event that featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting by Redwood CU President and CEO Brett Martinez, Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse, and interim Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Chip Allen. In other news, Redwood CU has partnered with SchoolsRule Marin, a nonprofit which provides funding for literacy, technology, and arts programs to benefit Marin County’s public school students. For every credit or debit card transaction made by Redwood CU Marin County members, the credit union will make a donation to SchoolsRule Marin. Nearly 500 people attended Redwood CU’s free Financial Wellness event, “Making Money Make Sense” featuring author, TV personality and Today Show personal finance expert Jean Chatzky who offered money tips, answered audience questions, and gave away free copies of her book, Money Rules. On the personnel front, Redwood CU promoted Cynthia Negri to executive vice president and chief operations officer, and Ron Felder to executive vice president and chief lending officer.

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MERIWEST CU
updated 10/03/14 04:01 PM
Meriwest CU will sponsor two Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) grants to help promote financial literacy among at-risk youth and financial self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence. The grants are part of $1 million awarded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco to nonprofit organizations in Arizona, California, and Nevada.

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Mark Miller, a vocational specialist with the Solano County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education-Workforce Division, leads a presentation of the Biz Kid$ Program at Vaca Pena Middle School in Vacaville.
TRAVIS CU
updated 10/03/14 04:00 PM
Travis CU has been named one of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America for 2014 by DepositAccounts. In other news, Travis CU teamed up with the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), and the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District to create a Work-Ready Certification (WRC) Program to help students stand out in the workforce. A key element of the WRC Program is the Biz Kid$ curriculum. Sponsored by Travis CU, the Biz Kid$ courses teach students how to make and manage their money, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills, and succeed at financial planning. The credit union received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help fund this initiative.

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Patty Chang, new Greater Nevada CU’s VP of E-Commerce.
GREATER NEVADA CU
updated 10/03/14 03:59 PM
Greater Nevada CU has named Patty Chang as the new VP of E-Commerce. Chang will lead the credit union’s electronic banking, payment services, online and mobile banking, ATM, and other electronic services. In other news, Greater Nevada CU VP of Information Technology Linda Barker was elected to the CUNA Technology Council executive committee.

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EMPLOYEES CU
updated 10/03/14 03:58 PM
Santa Cruz County Employees CU members have voted to merge with Bay FCU. Santa Cruz County Employees CU has $26.8 million in assets and 2,590 members, while Bay FCU has $704 million in assets and 56,115 members. The legal merger will take place Nov. 1, 2014 with the operational merger of accounts and branches by the second quarter of 2015.

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Senator Roger Wicker pins President and CEO of America’s Christian CU Mendell L. Thompson in honor of the Angel in Adoption award.
AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 10/03/14 03:56 PM
America’s Christian CU President and CEO Mendell L. Thompson was presented with the Angel in Adoption award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute for his outstanding advocacy of defending the cause of the fatherless. In other news, America’s Christian CU participated in the annual Miracle Jean’s Day fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), bringing the total of funds raised for CMN in 2014 to $8,000.

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Altura CU member Anthony Perez accepts a check for $500 from Jaquelynn Sisk, a supervisor at Altura CU’s Hemet branch.
ALTURA CU
updated 10/03/14 03:54 PM
Altura CU member Anthony Perez won $500 for using his Altura Visa Debit Card as part of the Better Ways to Win promotion, which highlights the convenience of using the credit union’s debit card for everyday purchases. Each month a winner throughout 2014 will be entered for a chance to win an Audi A4. In other news, three investment advisors at Altura CU were recognized with 2013 Pacesetter Awards from CUSO Financial Services, LP, (CFS) for outstanding performance in investment services. The award recipients are Christopher Tavares, Ryan McGraw, and Damon Harris. Altura CU also ran a special promotion during September to create awareness of its young adult iChecking Account and its new First-Time Auto Buyer Program. Anyone who joined Altura CU and opened a new iChecking account was entered to win a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet.

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