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AFCU Opens 2 New Branches

Affinity Federal Credit Union recently held grand openings for its two new branch facilities at Lucent Technologies locations in Murray Hill, above, and Whippany, N.J.

Wescom CU Joins Walk America

PASADENA, Calif.-Wescom Credit Union employees walked 5.5-miles in the Walk America event, and raised $1,300 to benefit the March of Dimes.

Robins FCU Donates to Hospital

McRAE, Ga.-Robins Federal Credit Union made two donations to Telfair Regional Hospital. The CU sponsored a monthly program at the hospital and donated two plants for the hospital lobby.

USAFCU Receives Award

HARRISBURG, Penn.-US Airways Federal Credit Union received the first place Louise Herring Award for philosophy in action.

Mass. CUs Raise $45,000

WOBURN, Mass.-More than 35 Boston-area credit unions joined forces with Members Mortgage Company to sponsor three educational seminars and raised more than $45,000 for the Kids at Heart program benefiting Children's Hospital Boston.

Alamo Chapter Hosts Fundraiser

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-The Alamo Chapter of Credit Unions sponsored a fundraiser luncheon and State of the Credit Unions update, hosted by San Antonio FCU, for Rep. Henry Bonilla.

Deluxe Helps Battle Breast Cancer

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Deluxe Financial Services is helping financial institutions and their members support the fight against breast cancer with checks for the cure. The checks feature the pink ribbon and Susan G. Komen Foundation logo.

PEFCU Receives 3 Awards

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-CUES presented Purdue Employees FCU with three Golden Mirror awards.

Langley FCU Breaks Ground For HQ

Langley FCU breaks ground for its future corporate headquarters in City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News, Va.

SDCU Sponsors Cartoon Contest

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill.-South Division Credit Union sponsored a Credit Union Toons Contest for the students of Brother Rice High School. The winners cartoon was displayed at the CU. The first place cartoonist won $250.

CUs Celebrate Branch Openings

* Alaska USA Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand openings of it new Anchorage and Eagle River branches.

* Mission FCU has selected Emick Howard & Seibert to create a long term strategic branching plan.

* GTE Federal Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new headquarters in Tampa, Fla.

FCU Offers Educational Program

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-Firstmark Credit Union is offering a free financial education program to Edgar A. Poe Middle School. The program focuses on personal finance and money management.

APGFCU Celebrates 65 Years

Arsenal CU Awards Scholarships

ST. LOUIS, Mo.-Arsenal Credit Union awarded Stephanie Pratt, Rachel Hagely, and Kara Baker a total of $2,250 in college scholarships.

AAFCU Offers Insurance For Pets

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Air Academy Federal Credit Union is offering pet insurance for cats and dogs. The program is called Pet Source, and it also allows members to purchase checks with their personalized pet's photo on each check.

AFCU Donates $9,000 To Hospital

LA HABRA, Calif.-American First Credit Union employees contributed a portion of each paycheck throughout the year and helped raise $9,220 to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

PCUF Presents Service Awards

HARRISBURG, Penn.-The Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation presented its annual Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility. Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU was awarded first place in the $200 million and over asset category, Belco Community CU in the $100 to $200 million category, Cross Valley FCU in the $50 to $100 million category, LANDO FCU in the $20 to $50 million category, and Paper Magic Employees FCU in the less than $5 million category.

ECU Offers Financial Education

AURORA, Ill.-Earthmover Credit Union has established a financial education program for area students to learn about financial responsibility, and the inner workings of a financial institution.

FSCU Begins Building New Branch

COFCU Sponsors Students

LAS VEGAS-Community One Federal Credit Union sponsored middle school students participating in the Future City Competition. The winning team was Sandy Valley Middle School, which designed an underground lunar city.

In additional news, the credit union raised more than $8,200 for the United Way of Southern Nevada.

SWCFCU Helps Educate Students

WEIRTON, W.V.-Steel Works Community FCU helped teach fifth grade students at Weir Middle School how to manage money, and the importance of saving and investing in the future.

DCCU Awards 2 Scholarships

ANKENY, Iowa-Deere Community awarded Nathan Smith a $1,500 scholarship, and Melissa Fox a $750 scholarship.

SSFCU Helps Military Members

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-Security Service FCU is offering active-duty military members and their dependents reduced interest rates on loans and credit card balances.

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