In advance of Veteran's Day, Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union unveiled a POW/MIA National Chair of Honor on Friday, November 9, 2018. A dedication ceremony was held inside the credit union’s West Point, Pa. branch, it was attended by Merck veterans and employees, as well as credit union members and employees.
Pups for vets
For the 24th consecutive year, Affinity Credit Union hosted a charity golf outing to benefit a local organization. This year’s charity outing, named “Fore the Brave”, was able to generate $7,000 for the Des Moines-based Puppy Jake Foundation, which selects, trains and places service dogs with brave wounded veterans.
CU in the dorm
Five incoming San Diego State University freshman were the lucky recipients of a dorm room makeover and a school supply scholarship by way of San Diego, Calif.-based North Island Credit Union.
Welcome to reality
The “Bite of Reality” event hosted by Upland, Calif-based Chaffey Federal Credit Union gave students a glimpse of financial planning while teaching them the basics of finance.
Most offices sport jeans on “Casual Friday”, but employees of Manchester, N.H.-based Members First CU are taking it to the next level by donating $5 to local charities each time they personally dress down in jeans and other casual attire.
Let them break bread and ground -- to celebrate their new branch, Greater Texas Credit Union, based in Arlington, Texas, celebrated construction of its future branch by
Bay Federal Credit Union is moving locations to Rancho Del Mar in Los Angeles to increase branch access to its members. The Capitola, Calif-based CU will move into the premises that was recently vacated by Comerica Bank.
A new pair of kicks
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Kirtland Federal Credit Union issued a $10,000 donation to the Assistance League of Albuquerque by way of the CU’s KRQE Cares Shoes for Kids program. Over 30,000 shoes have been donated since the program started.
Officials of Raleigh, N.C.-based State Employees’ Credit Union attended the Governor’s Awards for Excellence ceremony where twenty individuals were recognized. The event was held in conjunction with Excellence in State Government Week.
Don't sleep on this
Seventy-eight Western Massachusetts children who grew up in poverty will be receiving new beds thanks to the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Chapter raised $19,671 in 2018 for the children, surpassing their donation of 52 beds from the year prior.
Lenders should be subjected to tough reviews of their readiness for economic threats posed by severe weather, required to disclose risks lurking in their portfolios and perhaps forced to set aside extra capital, a government study recently recommended.
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