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Nassau County FCU CEO Dies

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Ralph W. Hillman, CEO of Nassau County FCU, has died. Mr. Hillman had been with the credit union for the past 13 years, after beginning in credit unions with Navy FCU (as the youngest branch manager in its history), moving on to FAA Eaastern Region FCU, USERS, Inc., and D. Hilton Associates in Texas. At the time of his death, Mr. Hillman was also chairman of the Board of the New York State Shared Service Center. The New York State Shared Service Centers and the New York Credit Union Foundation have created a memorial fund to benefit the sons of Ralph W. Hillman, Bradley, 20, and Robert, 12. Charitable contributions may be made payable to the New York CU Foundation and mailed to Frank Kerbein, Executive Director, PO Box 15118, Albany, NY 12212-5118. Please indicate clearly that your contribution is for the Ralph W. Hillman Memorial Fund.

Two New White Papers Available

MADISON, Wis.-"How to Deliver Exciting, Engaging Training," by Cindy Stynchula, and "How to Market Member Business Services," by Dick Radtke are the latest white papers released by the CUNA Human Resources/Training and Development Council and the CUNA Marketing Council, respectively. CUNA Council members receive complimentary copies of white papers in their discipline. Non-members can purchase these white papers for $50 through CUNA Member Service. Members of other councils can purchase them for $25. Call 800-356- 8010 and ask for stock no. 25212-PR for the "Training" paper, and/or stock No. 25207-PR for the business services paper.

Unlimited Free Financial Ed Offered

COLUMBIA, S.C.-The $55-million Carolina Collegiate FCU has partnered with Accel Members Financial Management to offer members and their families unlimited access to free financial education and counseling services. According to the credit union, the Accel program provides unbiased information and assistance to help members find solutions to achieve their financial goals, and offers personal and family budgeting, credit report reviews, money management, workshops, debt repayment, and avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession.

Accel counselors can also negotiate with creditors to reduce payments, interest charges and fees, as members work toward paying off their debts.

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