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Indiana CUs band together for veterans
Credit unions in Indiana and the state’s credit union system came together to raise more than $300,000 for the construction of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Memorial. The memorial, which opened officially in April, offers a permanent tribute to the honor brought to the state and nation by the sacrifice of Indiana military veterans and their families.
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Rebuilding together with Rebuilding Together
Staff from Robins Financial CU, Warner Robins, Ga., volunteered their Saturday to revitalize a local home with Rebuilding Together. The CU donated $5,000 to Rebuilding Together.
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'Small Acts That Give Back'
As a continuation of its Small Acts That Give Back initiative, Jeanne D’Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., held a campaign that earned four lucky members assistance with paying their heating costs incurred during this past winter.
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BBB recognition
Universal 1 CU, Dayton, Ohio, was a finalist for the 2018 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award. The award honors businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts and reputation.
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Lending honors
The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority named St. Mary’s Bank, Manchester, N.H., a Top 10 Lender for the seventh straight year.
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Scholarships awarded
In Oklahoma City, WEOKIE FCU’s WEOKIE Foundation gave 25 graduating high school seniors a combined $50,000 in college scholarships. Each of the 25 recipients received a $2,000 scholarship. The winners were selected from more than 400 applications.
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Kids tour
Ascension CU, Gonzales, La., hosted 10 children from St. Amant Middle School for a fun educational tour. The children came prepared with note cards and questions for their tour guides.
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Naveo's 90th
Naveo CU, Somerville, Mass., will be is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2018 with several member-centric activities. Naveo kicked off the festivities on March 2, the day it was incorporated, with an in-branch event. Separately, Naveo awarded three scholarships of $1,000 each to local students.
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Pelican State gives back
Baton Rouge, La.-based Pelican State CU hosted a free financial wellness workshop at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas. Attendees were treated to dinner, prizes and a chance to meet Pelican’s Opelousas and financial outreach teams. Separately, the CU’s team made more than 1,100 meals for the homeless and elderly in the community.
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Go Blue Wahoos!
Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla., presented a check in the amount of $2,577.80 to the Blue Wahoos and Studer Community Institute as part of the CU’s annual giving partnership to SCI’s Early Brain Development initiative at the Blue Wahoos Stadium.
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CU exchange program
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates hosted 11 credit union professionals, primarily from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, at its Tallahassee, Fla., office in an exchange organized with the assistance of the World Council of Credit Unions.
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America's Christian donates
America’s Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., said it made more than $35,000 in donations to Kingdom-building organizations during the first quarter.
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Skip-a-pay and donate
Frontier Community CU, Leavenworth, Kan., donated $10,000 to the United Way of Leavenworth County. The funds for the annual donation were raised through the credit union’s United Way Skip-A-Pay program that allows members to skip a loan payment for a donation.
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Financial management 101
Staff from Greater Nevada CU, Carson City, Nev., introduced more than 150 teen girls to the basics of financial management at the Soroptomist International of Elko’s “Dream It Be It” event.
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Hanscom helps military families
On behalf of the Armed Forces Financial Network, Hanscom FCU, Hanscom AFB, Mass., presented a $1,500 check to Fisher House Boston. In addition, Hanscom employees volunteered at Fisher House Boston to prepare a meal for military family guests.
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