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Mica, Hanley Named Wegner Winners

WASHINGTON-Dan Mica and Rudy Hanley have been named winners of 2011 Herb Wegner Awards presented by the National Credit Union Foundation. Mica, the former president of CUNA, was named winner of the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Hanley, president/CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU in San Ana, Calif., was named winner. Mica and Hanley will be honored at the Herb Wegner Awards Dinner in Washington on Feb. 28, 2011.


NCUA Schedules Town Hall In Oregon

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA will host a Town Hall in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 5. To register for the free event: http://www.regonline.com/portland_town_hall_meeting_copy.


Quick Moves Expand Access

ONTARIO, Calif.-Financial Service Centers Cooperative, along with Vons Credit Union and Cardtronics, moved quickly to ensure shared branch access would remain available to the nearly 200 credit unions with more than 30,000 members in the high desert cities of Hesperia and Apply Valley, California. Access to the network would have been lost following the sale of four Arrowhead CU branches to Alaska USA FCU. But FSCC said it has partnered with Vons CU to open a full-service, in-store location inside a Vons grocery store in both markets. FSCC also partnered with Cardtronics to get a Vcom terminal-a full-service kiosk-up and running in Apple Valley. FSCC reported plans are to open additional shared branches in the area.

For info: www.fscc.com.


CUSO To Offer Compliance Help

WOODBRIDGE, Va.-Belvoir Federal Credit Union has launched a wholly owned CUSO that will offer regulatory compliance assistance to other credit unions. Called COMPASS 4 CUs, LLC., (Compliance Assistance for Credit Unions), it will be headed by CEO Gaye DeCesare. Support will be provided via telephone and email, and will include marketing, website reviews, creating and/or reviewing policies and procedures, pre/post exam areas of concern, and BSA/OFAC and training for staff and volunteers.

For info: www.compass4cus.com.


Member CUs Telling Corporate Story

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union is featuring the leaders of member credit unions in videos talking about what life might be like if corporate resources were not available. It's part of a new "Value of Ownership" page on its website.

For info: www.secorp.org/valueofownership.aspx


Guidance Issues On Reverse Mortgages

WASHINGTON-NCUA and other members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) have released guidance on reverse mortgage products.

For info: www.ncua.gov.


White Paper On Data Back-Up

MADISON, Wis.-The CUNA Technology Council has published a new white paper, "Backup Takes Front and Center: Capturing the Growing Tide of Data," which examines how data backup fits within the business impact analysis CUs conduct as part of business continuity planning; the factors that must be considered in choosing the best solutions for backup and recovery of data, whether and to make the transition from tape to disk backup; and more.

For info: www.cunacouncils.org.


THINK Conference Set For 2011

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-CO-OP Financial Services will hold its 2011 THINK Conference May 14-18, 2011 at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. The meeting will mark the final round of the inaugural CO-OP THINK Prize, a $10,000 award for the entrant who presents the most effective, shareable plan for growing the credit union movement.

For info: www.co-opfs.org.


CUs Do Well In National Poll

CHICAGO-In the 2010 Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index, 62% of American consumers surveyed said they trust credit unions. That compares with 57% for local banks, 35% for national banks and 27% for banks in which the government has a stake.


NYIB Elects New Board

BROOKINGS, Ore.-The National Youth Involvement Board has announced election results. Rebecca Isaacs, director of business development at the CU Association of New Mexico, has been elected chair, and Mary Ann Demczak of Clearview FCU in Pennsylvania as vice chair. Elected as regional coordinators were: Juli Lewis of Suncoast Schools FCU in Florida; Cynthia Campbell of Tinker FCU in Oklahoma, Julie McLean of Arapahoe CU in Colorado, and Lauren Mayhew of Daviess County Teachers FCU in Kentucky.

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