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AACFCU Is Honored By Battalion

DALEVILLE, Ala.-Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union was honored for its outstanding support of the Battalion's Family Readiness Group, which provides assistance to soldiers and their families.

In additional news, the credit union served as a collection point for the JROTC's flag retirement ceremony.

Credit Unions Open New Branches

* Woodstone Credit Union, Federal Way, Wash., opened a student branch at Decatur High School called Gator Savings Credit Union.

* Deere Community Credit Union hosted a grand opening at its new branch in Ankeny, Iowa.

* Mountain America Credit Union opened its 34th branch in Las Vegas, Nev.

* Coastal Federal Credit Union broke ground at the site of its new branch in the Wakefield Commons Shopping Center in Raleigh, N.C.

* Webster First Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of its new West Boylston branch in Webster, Mass.

* Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union opened a new branch at 50 S. 6th St. in downtown Minneapolis.

* Arkansas Federal Credit Union opened a new facility in West Little Rock. The 6,600-square-foot branch was developed by KDA Holdings, Inc.

OCCU Supports Local Charities

SANTA ANA, Calif.-Over the holiday season Orange County's Credit Union donated $1,000 each to the United Way of Orange County, the Second Harvest Food Bank, and Olive Crest Children's Home.

DCCU Offering 2 Scholarships

ANKENY, Iowa-Deere Community Credit Union announced its 2003 scholarships, one awarding $1,500 and one awarding $750.

SCCUL Renames Service Corp.

COLUMBIA, S.C.-The South Carolina Credit Union League renamed its service corporation from CUMS, Inc. to Palmetto Cooperative Services, Inc.

RBFCU Supports School Spirit

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

RCCU Wins Bronze Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Riverside County's Credit Union received a bronze award in the California Awards for Performance Excellence.

LFCU Collects Toys For Tots

HAMPTON, Va.-Langley Federal Credit Union collected hundreds of toys at its 12 branches for the Toys for Tots holiday campaign.

SDCU Sponsors Free Seminar

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill.-South Division Credit Union recently sponsored a free seminar entitled "Understanding Annuities."

GFCU Supports Foster Children

ATLANTA-Georgia Federal Credit Union granted 1,619 wishes for needy foster children during the week of Christmas.

MWFCU Donates To SAFE House

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-MidWest Financial Credit Union donated more than 280 pairs of socks to SAFE House abuse shelter as part of its Auto Loan Rates That Will Knock Your Socks Off campaign.

ECU Raises Money For Children

AURORA, Ill.-Earthmover Credit Union raised more than $1,000 for two local children, whose single mother died and are now being raised by their grandparents.

CLSC Contributes To Foundations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-The California League Services Corporation announced that it will contribute $60,000 to the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, and $11,150 to the National Credit Union Foundation.

PAFCU Supports Toys For Tots

PENSACOLA, Fla.-Pen Air Federal Credit Union collected toys and $1,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

PAFCU VP Kobel Is Honored

HAPPAUGE, N.Y.-People's Alliance Federal Credit Union Vice President of Operations Frank Kobel was honored by Long Island's Business News' tribute to the best and brightest rising stars.

MS&DFCU Spreads Holiday Cheer

NORTH WALES, Penn.-Merck Sharp & Dohme Federal Credit Union raised $1,000 for the Adopt-a-Family project, which provided clothes, toys, gift certificates and other presents for three local families in need.

UTFCU Receives 4 Awards

TINTON FALLS, N.J.-United Teletech Federal Credit Union was recognized for excellence in member education and communication by the New Jersey Credit Union League. The credit union received four awards, including the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, and the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action.

In additional news, the credit union is offering local high school students a chance to win one of several $500 scholarships.

NPCU To Award Scholarships

EVERETT, Wash.-NorthWest Plus Credit Union will award $6,000 in scholarships in June to students.

AHFCU Helps Needy Children

PHILADELPHIA-The American Heritage Federal Credit Union held its annual Adopt-a-Family program and raised $8,611 to benefit needy children and families.

CUNJ Offers Students Scholarships

EWING, N.J.-Credit Union of New Jersey is offering high school seniors college scholarships, and the credit union is also participating in the Education Exchange Scholarship Program, which awards three $5,000 and 35 $1,000 grants to winners chosen among a nationwide pool of applicants.

FAFCU Donates 180 Hours

EATONTOWN, N.J.-First Atlantic Federal Credit Union employees donated 180 hours to support programs and activities at Ronald McDonald House.

GTFCU Celebrates 50 Years

BRUNSWICK, Ga.-Glynn Teachers FCU is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The CU's annual meeting will reflect on its founding principles and pay tribute to individuals who organized the CU.

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