State Employees’ CU, Raleigh, N.C., hosted a dedication for the SECU Memorial Walkway at the Battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington. The half-mile long, 10-foot wide walkway encircling the ship offers visitors a unique experience that honors veterans who served in World War II.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU, Pasadena, Texas, held its annual luncheon at Bay Oaks Country Club, where it honored four graduating seniors with four-year scholarships. The credit union received 53 scholarship applications from schools all over the greater Houston area.
Premier America expands
Chatsworth, Calif.-based Premier America CU opened two new branches: one in Reseda, Calif., and the other in Houston, Texas. In conjunction with the Houston opening, the CU donated $1,000 to Kickstart Kids.
Recognizing student athletes
America First CU, Riverdale, Utah, recognized Utah student athletes at the Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship Awards Dinner. Twenty-two high school seniors were awarded a $500 scholarship at the event, held at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
Celebrity basketball sponsor
Waltham, Mass.-based RTN Federal Credit Union was a business sponsor at the Waltham All Stars vs. New England Patriots Players celebrity basketball game at Waltham High School. RTN staff attended and hosted an information table at the event, which was attended by local kids and community residents.
Boston Marathon fundraiser
Hanscom FCU, Hanscom AFB, Mass., raised $39,199.79 for Boston Children’s Hospital at the 2018 Boston Marathon. This is the 19th year the credit union has participated in the iconic Patriots’ Day race.
Rural lending forum
Greater Commercial Lending, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Nevada CU, Carson City, Nev., hosted a National Rural Lenders Association Public Private Partnership Lending Forum at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. More than 60 commercial financing and economic development professionals representing USDA Rural Development, banks, credit unions and investment groups from throughout the U.S. attended.
Helping kids with cancer
Employees of GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., joined together to raise $1,080 in one month to benefit the organization 3 Little Birds 4 Life, a nonprofit whose mission is to enhance the lives of young adult cancer patients.
The Credit Union Association of New Mexico held a Campaign School in Albuquerque. The event was a “How To” for prospective candidates for public office. CUNA Chief Political Officer Richard Goss did some of the training, along with several media experts.
1st Financial shreds
Wentzville, Mo.-based 1st Financial FCU hosted a free Shred Day community event on at its Wentzville and Hazelwood branches. More than 150 people brought items to be shredded, totaling more than 10,000 lbs. of documents.
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