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ON THE FRONT LINE: COMMUNITY EFFORTS
updated 02/04/1410:44 AM
CUs Make 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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FIRST FINANCIAL CU
updated 02/04/1409:29 AM
First Financial CU has awarded $40,000 in grants to educators throughout California. Eighty deserving teachers received a $500 Teacher Grant to use towards their classrooms.

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SAFE CU
updated 02/04/1409:28 AM
SAFE CU has announced $10,000 in scholarship opportunities for outstanding teens as part of its annual scholarship program. Ten-college bound high school seniors will be chosen based on exceptional grade-point averages, financial need, community involvement, and letters of recommendation, as well as a personal statement. Each student will receive $1,000 this spring.

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UNCLE CU's Pleasanton branch ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 11, 2014.
UNCLE CU
updated 02/04/1409:26 AM
UNCLE CU held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Pleasanton location. The new center represented a strategic decision by the credit union to make a significant investment in its financial center in Pleasanton to dramatically enhance the member experience.

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TRAVIS CU
updated 02/04/1409:25 AM
Travis CU made the “Best of 2013” list for the ninth year. Vacaville residents voted Travis CU as the best credit union, best bank, and best financial services of 2013.

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Award winners pose with Bay FCU CEO Carrie Birkhofer
BAY FCU
updated 02/04/1409:24 AM
During Bay FCU's Employee Appreciation Celebration, it honored employees who have made significant contributions in serving Bay FCU members. These awards went to Daisy Ortiz, member service representative; Mariela Saldana, service manager; Patrick Beaver, financial service representative; Wimala Brown, financial service representative; and Nicole Holtzinger, branch manager.

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CO-OP SETS NEW RECORD
updated 02/04/1409:23 AM
CO-OP Financial Services electronic funds transfer and shared branch transactions by credit union members reached an all-time high with 2.8 billion transactions in 2013—a 10 percent increase from 2012. If CO-OP Financial Services maintains the momentum it will exceed 3 billion transactions in 2014.

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Rep. Jerry McNerney D-CA (Stockton)
STOCKTON CONGRESSMAN SUPPORTS CUs
updated 02/04/1409:21 AM
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-CA (Stockton), became the latest Californian to co-sponsor H.R. 688, legislation that would raise the member business lending cap for credit unions. McNerney joins 37 of his colleagues from California in vocally supporting this necessary and long-sought charter enhancement for credit unions.

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CO-OP 'MIRACLE MATCH' REACHES $3M
updated 02/04/1409:20 AM
Nearly 150 credit unions raised $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013, of which $1 million was matched by CO-OP Financial Services' "Miracle Match" program. The funds benefited 98 different children’s hospitals in 34 states

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LOS ANGELES POLICE FCU
updated 02/04/1409:19 AM
Los Angeles Police FCU was one of three credit unions ranked as having the best paying rates, based on a city-by-city list of credit unions by MoveCU, a website dedicated to helping consumers find local credit unions. Other contenders included Randolph Brooks FCU in San Antonio, TX and Washington State Employees CU in Seattle, WA.

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Seventh- and eighth-grade students participate in a Bite of Reality event in Yerrington, NV on Jan. 7.
'BITE OF REALITY' CELEBRATES 2013
updated 02/04/1409:19 AM
The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation's "Bite of Reality" program reached 1,285 youth throughout California and Nevada in 2013. Seventeen different events were hosted by a number of credit unions and chapters throughout both states, including California CU, Family FCU, Great Basin FCU, Greater Nevada CU, Kinecta FCU, Meriwest CU, Orange County’s CU, Patelco CU, Redwood CU, SkyOne FCU, and those involved with the Beach Cities, East Bay, Orange County, Tri-County, and Northern Nevada chapters. Members of the California and Nevada Youth Involvement Network board also hosted an event during the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention held in October in San Francisco, which attracted more than 75 teens from Lincoln High School.

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NUVISION FCU
updated 02/04/1409:18 AM
NuVision FCU’s 2013 “Switch and Save Challenge” saved members $25.2 million in mortgage loan interest from January to December 2013. In addition, members saved even more in loan interest on other consumer loans.

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L-R (clockwise): Rudy Hanley, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU; Sue Longson, VP of Business Development and Community Relations for SCE FCU; Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, CEO of Travis CU; and Jim Updike, CEO of Honda FCU.
FOUR CA CEOs TO RETIRE
updated 02/04/1409:17 AM
Four California credit union leaders have announced plans to retire this coming year—Rudy Hanley, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU; Sue Longson, vice president of business development and community relations for SCE FCU; Jim Updike, CEO of Honda FCU; and Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, CEO of Travis CU.

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PATELCO CU
updated 02/04/1409:16 AM
Patelco CU members saved more than $5 million in 2013 through its “Switch to Save” and “Member Giveback” programs. More than 2,785 members utilized the “Switch to Save” program, saving an average of $1,000 by transferring their auto loans and credit cards to Patelco CU. The “Member Giveback” program saved members more than $3 million in mortgage lender fees, balance transfer fees, and auto loan interest rates.

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Altura CU's new branch ceremony (L-R): Gloria Perez and Jacqueline Hall, Board Members; Karen Dicey, President of the East Hills Business Council; Di Anna Burnett, Branch Personnel; Rhonda Redmon, Assistant Branch Manager; Mark Balys, Board Chairman; Cheryl Benjamin, Branch Manager; Mark Hawkins, CEO; Robert Sanders, Branch Personnel; Jennifer Bink
ALTURA CU
updated 02/04/1409:15 AM
Altura CU relocated its Canyon Springs branch to a more convenient location a half mile away in Riverside, with a grand opening in December, including $100 Visa Card give-a-ways, food from Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, and activities for kids. Altura CU members and employees also donated food items to local educational organizations through its annual Holiday Canned Food Drive. Also, in the final month of its 2013 “You’re Gonna Love This Card” promotion, Altura CU member Robert Esparza won $500.

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Mendell Thompson, CEO of America's Christian CU, presents a check to Sara Hackett, representative for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
AMERICA'S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 02/04/1409:15 AM
America's Christian CU participated in a series of charitable events throughout 2013, including raising $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN). The contributions will support sick and injured children at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. America's Christian CU staff also donated 260 hours to teach, coach, and provide financial services to the local community. In addition, more than 10 of its employees participated in City of Hope’s “Walk for Hope” event.

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SIERRA CENTRAL CU
updated 02/04/1409:13 AM
Sierra Central CU and 49er FCU have merged. The merger provides nearly 4,000 49er FCU members with a variety of expanded services, 16 additional branch locations, access to more ATMs, and a variety of enhanced technology options.

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