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SDCU Holds Contest For Charity

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill.-South Division Credit Union named Fred Kreil the winner of its essay competition, which resulted in a $275 donation to Habitat for Humanity.

In additional news, SDCU donated coats, hats, gloves and boots to the Christmas Care program, which benefits needy families in Worth Township.

United 1st Partners With School

ST. MARY'S, Ga.-United 1st Federal Credit Union has partnered with Charlton County County High School in teaching the NEFE program.

St. Mary's Bank Wins Award

MANCHESTER, N.H.-St. Mary's Bank received the Best Bank Website from the Web Marketing Association. Sen. John Sununu presented the award to St. Mary's Bank CEO Ron Rioux.

Wis. CUs Win Dora Maxwell Awards

PEWAUKEE, Wis.-Five Wisconsin credit unions and one chapter received Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards. The winners are: Marathon County Employees CU, Brokaw CU, Prospera CU, Community First CU, Valley Communities CU, and The Fox Cities Chapter of CUs.

EECU Gives $35,000 To Charities

FRESNO, Calif.-In December Educational Employees Credit Union donated a total of $35,000 to: Central California Forum on Refugee Affairs, KVPR-FM89 Scholarships, Fresno African American Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fresno Philharmonic, State Center Community College Foundation, Special Olympics, and Sequoia Chapter of the CCUL.

In additional news, the credit union established a management trainee program to provide future managers for leadership positions at the credit union. Joe Lopez, Carlos Romero, and Emily Stacey were accepted into the trainee program.

FSUCU Hosts Holiday Dinner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-The Tallahassee Chapter of Credit Unions held its annual Holiday Dinner, hosted by Florida State University Credit Union. The dinner included a stocking contest, which benefited the Children's Home Society. Donations to the charity included toys, toiletries, and a monetary gift from a raffle.

UTFCU Helps Tornado Victims

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-UT Federal Credit Union donated clothing and supplies to assist families in the rebuilding process after a recent tornado that swept through its community. The credit union delivered beanie toy dogs to a all children at Petros-Joyner Elementary School.

GCUFCU Pays Dividend To Members

GRANITE CITY, Ill.-GCS Federal Credit Union declared a bonus dividend of 1% to all member's share accounts.

CCUL Exec Instructs Educators

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-The California CU League's Development Project Manager, Rita Fillingame, instructed a statewide association of business educators on how to use the High School Financial Planning Program of the National Endowment for Financial Education.

HHFCU Helps At-Risk Children

HAMILTON, N.J.-Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union held its annual Wish Upon A Star adopt-a-child program this holiday season, which provided more than 500 gifts for more than 125 children.

FCU Donates $76,000 To Charities

ORLANDO, Fla.-Fairwinds Credit Union contributed more than $76,000 to a number of local charities in 2002.

CFCU Wins Dora Maxwell Award

APPLETON, Wis.-Community First Credit Union won first place in the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards, and was recognized by the Desjardins Youth Financial Award program for its outstanding efforts.

BCU Donates $5,000 To Nurses

BROCKTON, Mass.-Brockton Credit Union donated $5,000 to the Brockton Visiting Nurses Association, which will help provide free home health care services to patients without the necessary insurance to pay for at-home services.

Bell-Tel CU Supports Food Bank

ORLANDO, Fla.-Bell-Tel Credit Union collected more than 50 pounds of food for the holidays and delivered it to Second Harvest Food Bank, Helping Hands, and Leesburg Food Bank.

GCEFCU Donates Toys To Drive

PASADENA, Calif.-Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union donated more than $2,100 in toys to the Pasadena Police Officers annual holiday toy drive.

AFCU Unveils New Branch

Interior of Arkansas FCU's new West Little Rock branch.

JSCU Helps Children, Families

LAKEWOOD, Colo.-Jeffco Schools Credit Union participated in the Adopt-A-Family program, and the Link-Up for Children's Fundraiser this holiday season. Children received gifts, while moms received gifts to pamper themselves with.

RBFCU Celebrates Class Spirit

SAYREVILLE, N.J.-Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union awarded prizes to the winning classes of South Amboy Middle School's Spirit Week Competition.

DFCU Donates To March Of Dimes

DOVER, Del.-Delaware Federal Credit Union donated $7,270 to the March of Dimes.

CSCU Gives $3,000 To CMN

LIVONIA, Mich.-Co-op Services Credit Union staff raised more than $3,000 during 2002 for the Children's Miracle Network by paying a dollar to dress casually once a week.

MCU Helps Members Stay Fit

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Charlotte Metro CU is offering members a free financial fitness program, called BALANCE.

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