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Pete Crear Fund Is Unveiled

ATLANTA-The African-American CU Coalition (AACUC) and the National CU Foundation (NCUF) have created the Pete Crear Fund to help foster the coalition's mission of financial literacy, minority internship and credit union development. Crear, the executive VP with CUNA, was on hand for the AACUC's annual meeting here where the new fund was announced. The Pete Crear Fund is a donor-designated fund within NCUF's Community Investment Fund (CIF). Credit unions can participate by making investments in their corporate credit union and directing the investment be placed in the CIF. For details: www.ncuf.org.

CMC Overhauls Best Practices

MADISON, Wis.-The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council has made changes to its best practices awards. Entries are currently being accepted for these awards in three categories, two of which are entirely new. The categories are: Business Development - Beyond normal activities; E-Marketing, and Public/Community Relations. For more info: www.cunamarketingcouncil.org, select the awards icon. No fees are required for entry.

CUES Display Opens At Museum

MADISON, Wis.-An exhibit showcasing the history of CUES and its part in the development of U.S. CUs has been unveiled at America's Credit Union Museum, Manchester, N.H. The CUES display includes a timeline and photos narrating CUES' 42-year history and its contributions to the movement. For info: www.cues.org or www.acumuseum.org.

NYIB Elects Executive Committee

MADISON, Wis.-The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) has elected new officers and board members. Rachel Parrent, community education specialist, Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., is the new chairman for 2004-2005. She replaces LeAnn Achtenberg, Electrus FCU, Brooklyn Center, Mo., who will serve as chairman emeritus. Elected to the executive committee were: Vice chairman, Cathy Brorson, Kitsap Community CU, Bremerton, Wash.; Secretary, Diana Wheeler, Digital FCU, Marlborough, Mass.; Treasurer, John Faries, Space Age FCU, Aurora, Colo.; and media manager, Brandon Pugh, South Carolina league.

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