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CUs Open New Branches

* Deere Community Credit Union opened a branch in Ankeny Hy-Vee, Iowa.

* DEI is renovating Provident Credit Union, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

* Alabama Credit Union held a grand opening at its new office in Tuscaloosa.

* PWCampbell is building a new facility for Tower Federal Credit Union in Crofton, Md.

* Community First Credit Union opened a student-run branch at Appleton North High School, Wis.

* Mission Federal Credit Union reopened its Old Town/Linda Vista branch in San Diego, and also recently opened a new branch in the Canyon Plaza Shopping Plaza in Chula Vista, Calif.

* CEFCU opened its 100th 24- hour ATM in East Peoria, Ill.

MSUFCU Supports Museum

EAST LANSING, Mich.-MSU Federal Credit Union raised $32,325 for the Michigan State University Museum and its dinosaur exhibit. More than 900 people participated in the 5k walk/run event to support the museum.

PSCU Helps Break the Barriers

FRESNO, Calif.-Pacific Service Credit Union provided gymnastics equipment to Break the Barriers by donating $2,000 to the organization, which matches able-bodied children with disabled children to teach sports and arts.

Mo. CUs Donate To Education

ST. LOUIS, M0.-The Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation, Inc., and 10 credit unions have contributed more than $22,000 to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education study.

DATCU Receives Director's Award

DENTON, Texas-The Indirect Lending Department of Denton Area Teachers Credit Union received the Director's Award from the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County in recognition of its Associate Member Program.

In additional news, DATCU's 7th Annual Golf Tournament raised $16,700 to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County.

BTCU Hosts Seminar For Seniors

ORLANDO, Fla.-Bell-Tel Credit Union hosted a free luncheon seminar on senior estate planning.

GTEFCU Donates To United Way

TAMPA, Fla.-GTE Federal Credit Union raised more than $31,000 as part of United Way's Round Up 2002 Campaign.

SATCU Supports Middle School

SAN AnTonio, Texas-San Antonio Teachers Credit Union is supporting Edgar A. Poe Middle School by making the National Endowment for Financial Education program a compulsory class for its students.

WPCU Helps Keep Kids Safe

FAIRBORN, Ohio-Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., sponsored a free seminar on keeping kids safe from strangers.

VFCU's Dollar Dog Teaches Kids

SANDUSKY, Ohio-Vacationland Federal Credit Union's Kids Club mascot Dollar Dog attended community events including, the Perkins Fire Department open house, a credit union float in the Woollybear Festival parade, and the Cedar Point trick or treat party.

CCUF Pledges $500,000 To Camp

GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation pledged $500,000 to Victory Junction Gang Camp, a North Carolina retreat for seriously ill children and their families.

Maxwell, Herring Awards Announced

RANCHO CUCaMonga, Calif.-Four credit unions from California, one from Nevada, and a California CU League chapter won first place in the Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility. One California credit union won first place in the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action.

Rep. Moore Visits Free State CU

LAWRENCE, Kan.-Rep. Dennis Moore visited Free State Credit Union. The credit union is the first student-run CU in Kansas. It is operated by nine 6th graders.

"This student credit union uses realistic role-playing to educate young people about money management and responsible savings practices," said Moore.

LCU Raises $38,650 For Charity

NEW BERLIN, Wis.-Landmark CU raised $38,650 for the United Way. "We are pleased to have so greatly surpassed our goal of a 5% increase," said LCU President Ron Kase.

SWCFCU Partners With School

WeirTon, W. V.-Steel Works Community Federal Credit Union has partnered with Liberty Elementary School. Activities planned include food drives, bake sales, tutoring, pen pals, and much more.

MECU-West To Open New Branch

Ent FCU Celebrates Heritage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Ent Federal Credit Union joined with military leaders of the Buckley Air Force base in a ceremony to dedicate a plaque commemorating the heritage of the former Buckley Federal Credit Union. A plaque recalling the heritage of the credit union was posted in the Buckley Air Forse Base branch lobby.

UniStar FCU Awards Scholarship

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-UniStar Federal Credit Union awarded Ansel Lurio its student of the year $5,000 scholarship. Ansel, despite having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, placed in the top 5% of his class and will be attending Columbia University.

EECU Receives Horizon Award

FRESNO, Calif.-The Fresno Arts Council chose Educational Employees CU to receive the Horizon Award for its outstanding contribution to the community.

FCU Hosts Game Seminar

ORLANDO, Fla.-Fairwinds Credit Union hosted a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire interactive game seminar to help families learn together the value of money management, and how to make their money work hard for them.

In additional news, Fairwinds CU's Charities Golf Tournament raised $10,640 to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

SOFCU Supports Toys For Tots

MANASSAS, Va.-Synergy One Federal Credit Union participated in the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

DLFCU Opens New Branch

NYSCUL Offers 2003 Scholarships

LATHAM, N.Y.-New York State Credit Union League's 2003 scholarship program is now collecting member applications from high school seniors who plan to begin college in the fall.

WVFCU Hosts Family Safety Day

ST. ALBANS, W.V.-West Virginia Federal Credit Union hosted a Family Safety Day, where more than 100 children were tracked for safety identification during the event.

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