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NCUA Offers Training For Volunteers

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA is offering a training module on financial statements for volunteers at federal credit unions. The information in the NCUA LearnCenter can be found at http://ncua.learn.com/directortraining. The training module takes approximately one hour to complete and is designed to introduce financial statement concepts to board members with non-financial backgrounds. The training module covers income statements, statements of cash flow, and balance sheets. The cost of the training is $15, collected via ACH, using information collected during the registration process.


Call For Wegner Nominations

WASHINGTON-Nominations for individual and organizational entries in the 24th Annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are now being accepted by the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Winners will be named in the categories of Individual Achievement, Outstanding Organization, and Lifetime Achievement. Winners will be honored at the awards dinner on March 19, 2012 in conjunction with the CUNA's GAC in Washington.

For info: www.ncuf.coop.


Deadline For Grants June 30

WASHINGTON-The National Credit Union Foundation is also reminding that the deadline is June 30 to apply for the new Financial Education Grants. NCUF's annual grant program was formerly known as "Innovation Grants," but has been updated this year to realign with the Foundation's focus on education.

For info: www.ncuf.coop.


Lyons Named CEO at TTCU

TULSA, Calif.-The $1-billion TTCU has named Tim Lyons as its new president. Lyons will succeed Leslie W. Rector who is retiring on Sept. 30, 2011, after holding the post since 1996. Lyons joined the credit union in 1989 as VP/controller, before being named CFO in 1996.


NASCUS Meeting Sept. 14-16

ARLINGTON, Va.-The National Association of CU Supervisors (NASCUS) will hold its annual conference Sept. 14-16 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

For info: www.nascus.org.


NYIB To Meet July 25-28

PITTSBURGH-The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) will host its 2011 Annual Meeting here July 25-28 at the Marriott City Center. Challenging participants to "Up Your Youth," the event is a focused effort to support participants' youth outreach and help lower credit unions' average member age.

For more infor on the agenda: www.nyib.org.


NCUF Taking Over BizKid$

FEDERAL WAY, WASH-After leading the effort for six years, the Washington Credit Union Foundation is passing fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities for Biz Kid$, the TV series that airs on PBS, to the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

"This is a great day for Biz Kid$ and everyone who has been involved in this amazingly successful project," said RoxAnne Kruger, Executive Director of WCUF and Biz Kid$ project manager on behalf of credit unions since 2005.

The show, which premiered in January 2008, airs on over 340 public television stations in all 50. Biz Kid$ has the highest recorded carriage of any children's program have ever released by American Public Television, with a viewing audience of more than 1.2 million per episode, the Washington Foundation reported, and the website is currently receiving more than 100,000 unique visitors a month hailing from about 140 countries.


Travis CU Named Business of Year

VACAVILLE, Calif.-The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce has named Travis Credit Union as its Business of the Year. Travis CEO Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, was also cited for its Chamber involvement and support, community involvement, financial literacy programs and business standards.


Idaho CUs Raise $186K

BOISE, Idaho-Idaho's credit unions reported that during 2010 they raised a combined$186,000 for area children's hospitals though the Credit Unions for Kids program. The funds were distributed to St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise ($69,810), Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City ($82,218), and cfacilities in the Inland Northwest in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene ($33,419).


Cheney Keynotes Via Videoconference

FARGO, N.D.-Although he was unable to attend in person due to the interchange vote in Congress, CUNA CEO Bill Cheney still fulfilled his role as keynote speaker at the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas' annual meeting. Cheney "appeared" via a 40-minute address that was played on two movie-size screens and was also Simulcast to 80 viewers in other locations.


Two Catholic CUs To Merge

LITTLE CANADA, Minn.-The $19-million St. John's of Little Canada Credit Union here is acquiring $6 million-asset Minnesota Catholic CU, Spring Lake, Minn., via a merger. Due to the broader fFOM, St. John's Catholic CU will operate under the Minnesota Catholic CU name. St. John's CEO David Sawin will lead the merged CU. Jill Hein, president of Minnesota Catholic, will retire.

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