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Companies Donate To NCUF

WASHINGTON, D.C.-CUNA Mutual Group and Liberty both donated $100,00 a piece to the National Credit Union Foundation Sunday, just prior to the foundation's 2003 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner held in conjunction with CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, here. "The National Credit Union Foundation embodies the spirit of the credit union movement," said CUNA Mutual Group CEO Mike Kitchen. "We are honored to support an organization that does so much good." In addition to its $100,000 donation, Liberty also announced it has been designated the exclusive check partner to the NCUF. Since the inception of Liberty's "Freedom Checks" in 1997, a majority of the proceeds from this line have been directed to the foundation, Liberty said.

MAC Offering Two Workshops

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-The Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) is presenting two workshops on multi-cultural marketing on March 5 at the California/Nevada league office in Rancho Cucamonga, and March 12 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Walnut Creek.

For info: www.macnetwork.org or by phone at (925) 472-5913.

Political Action In West Virginia

Editor's Note: Due to a production error in the Feb. 24 issue, The Journal published an incomplete response from the West Virginia League to the question, "What success have you had in recruiting credit union reps to run for office, and if this hasn't been a part of your political strategy, what has worked for you?" Below is the complete response.

CHARLESTON, W.V.-It has not been part of our strategic plan to recruit members to run for political office. We have however increased political activity in other areas. These include: A marked increase in our contributions to CULAC; making regular visits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and in their home districts; and working with CUNA closely on matters coming before the House Financial Services Committee of which our Representative Mrs. Capito is a member."

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