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* Staff at American First Credit Union, La Habra, Calif., read to more than 900 students in 37 different classrooms at six area schools.

* Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union, Camarillo, Calif., and Wescom Credit Union, Pasadena, Calif., held a financial seminar for students from Ventura County high schools.

* North Jersey FCU, Totowa, N.J., introduced Kids Kash Club during National Credit Union Youth Week.

* Mon-Oc Federal Credit Union, Howell, N.J., hosted a free credit management seminar for college-bound students.

* Advance Financial FCU, East Chicago, Ind., hosted a "My Money, My Credit Union, Where I Belong" celebration as part of Credit Union Youth Week.

* Langley FCU, Newport News, Va., celebrated its 70th anniversary.

* Michigan First Credit Union, Detroit, is offering its members free money management and financial education services.

* Sierra Schools Credit Union, Reno, Nev., changed its name to Clearstar Financial Credit Union.

* Mountain America Credit Union, Salt Lake City, is offering LendingHand service, which allows members to raise money for charities without any additional cost to themselves.

* Pacific Service Credit Union, Walnut Creek, Calif., provided a $4,500 grant to the St. Anthony's Foundation Free Medical Clinic for its youth health programs, and a $2,500 grant to the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

* The Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Centers, Inc., Harrisburg, Penn., won a Telly Award for its television commercial.

* In Littleton, Colo., nine Colorado credit unions funded the Teen Driver Safety Assemblies to more than 11,000 teenagers at 12 high schools that host the Colorado State Patrol's Alive at 25 Program.

* California Credit Union, Los Angeles, sponsored a "NewsTalk Laura Ingraham" live event radio show.

* Postal Credit Union, Woodbury, Minn., celebrated its 80th anniversary.

* Hershey Federal Credit Union, Hershey, Penn., celebrated Credit Union Youth Day with fire trucks, clowns and service dogs.

* Tinker Federal Credit Union, Oklahoma City, Okla., donated computer equipment to Oklahoma City University.

* In Ontario, Calif, CO-OP Network Manager of Client Services David Fritz shaved his head in a challenge to his staff to complete a day without dropping any phone calls.

* Community Trust CU, Gurnee, Ill., received a Diamond Award from CUNA for its website marketing.

* Tuscarawas Schools Credit Union, Dover, Ohio, celebrated its 40th anniversary by making donations to different organizations every six weeks.

* Anoka County FCU Retail Services Manager Matt Lasiuta was featured on NBC's "Whatever" teen news show, speaking to Crossroad High School students about money management and financial planning.

* METRO CU, Warren, Mich., displayed artwork by students from Center Line, Fitzgerald, Lincoln and Warren Woods Tower High Schools.

* Matadors Community Credit Union, Chatsworth, Calif., donated to the North Valley YMCA.

* Workers' Credit Union, Fitchburg, Mass., held a book drive at all 11 branches to benefit children.

* Stanford FCU, Palo Alto, Calif., awarded a $10,000 grant to benefit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital art therapy program.

* Seabord CU, Jacksonville, Fla., held a community celebration day.

Point Plus CU, Stevens Point, Wis., raised $925 for the Children's Miracle Network during the Chain of Hearts Campaign.

Maine credit unions sponsored the 3rd Annual Financial Fitness Money Management Experience Event at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.

At MCT Federal Credit Union, Rockville, Md., Paint Branch High School scholarship winner Candace DePass praised the credit union's internship program.

In Wilkes-Barre, Penn., 13 Cross Valley FCU employees took part in the 10th Annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Reading Day.

SC Telco Federal Credit Union, Columbia, S.C., participated in the Annual Midland Heartwalk and raised more than $1,500 to benefit the American Heart Association.

At Texans Credit Union's Annual Meeting in Richardson, Texas, member Greg Speer won a Ford Mustang convertible.

At BMI Federal Credit Union's 70th Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, the credit union donated $3,200 to the education council to fund a field trip for students.

State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., participated in the Kids Day Penny Jar Championship to benefit the WakeMed Children's Center.

Carolina Postal Credit Union, Charlotte, N.C., donated 90 teddy bears to assist police in helping children in traumatic situations.

Earthmover Credit Union, Yorkville, Ill., hosted more than 60 children at its annual Easter celebration with Dewey the Dinosaur and the Easter Bunny. (c) 2006 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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