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For the third year in a row, NAFCU awarded Members First FCU its "White Hat" award for raising the most funds for NAFCU's political action committee. But this year's award was for an off-the-charts performance as the Mechanicsburg, Pa., credit union raised $80,000 in PAC money in 2005, the most ever by any credit union in a single year.

Members First President Robert Marquette, who challenged each credit union to get involved in raising political action funds, said they raised the money by selling NAFCU stuffed bears, holding golf tournaments, and with a variety of other events. The $900-million credit union has raised almost $150,000 for NAFCU's PAC over the past three years. (c) 2006 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.cujournal.com http://www.sourcemedia.com

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