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Check 21 Webcast On Oct. 21

SAN DIMAS, Calif.-WesCorp will host a Check 21 webcast on Oct. 21 that will seek to answer participants' questions about the new law, which goes into effect Oct. 28. Sheri Ledbetter, WesCorp's director of public affairs, will join Teresa Ward, VP-of Item Processing as a host for the event, which will s begin at 11 a.m. PDT. WesCorp noted its last webcast on Check 21 drew 1,725 viewers. For more info: www.wescorp.org.

Two More CUs Changing Names

PITTSBURGH-With its expanded FOM, US Airways FCU is changing its name to Clearview FCU. The $618-million was recently approved to convert to a community charter open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Allegheny County and the nine surrounding counties. It said the name was selected following focus groups of members. Meanwhile, in Killeen Texas, saying the name Hoodview doesn't convey that the credit union also has branches in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Belton and a soon-to-open facility in Temple, Texas, Hoodview FCU is changing its name to Texas Partners FCU effective Oct. 1. "There are many in the community who-because of the name 'Hoodview'-do not realize they can join," said the CU's CEO, Gary Straley.

CUES Recognized With Awards

MADISON, Wis.-CUES has won several 2004 Apex Awards of Excellence for its communications and publications. The competition received 5,500 entries. Among that for which CUES was recognized was its 2004 CUES catalog in the Catalogs, Directories & Buyers' Guides category, and for its media guide in the Media Kit and News Press Release Writing category.

Crear Into Co-Op Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON-Pete Crear, CUNA's EVP-external relations, will be among four people who are to be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in April of 2005. The Hall of Fame recognizes those whose contributions to cooperative enterprise are genuinely heroic. Crear will be inducted along with Robert Kabat, formerly with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the late Charles and Eva Rappaport, housing co-op advocates.

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