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Dykstra To Chair Calif. League

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.- Diana Dykstra, CEO of San Francisco Fire CU, has been elected chairman of the California Credit Union League. Other board officers are: First vice chairman. James McPheters, California Coast CU, San Diego; Second vice chairman, Debra Gannaway, Norton Community CU, San Bernardino. Newly elected to the board were Lynn Athens, Spectrum FCU, San Francisco, and Susan Warkentin, Tucoemas FCU, Visalia.

First South A Hit With Miss.

MEMPHIS-First South Credit Union has gotten the OK from the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions to expand its community charter. Phase I will involve anyone living, working, worshiping, or attending school in Fayette, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee. Phase II will include expansion across the Mississippi river into DeSoto, Tate, Marshall and Tunica counties in Mississippi.

Flint Municipal Dials Up Name

FLINT, Mich.-Flint Municipal Credit Union has changed its name to FM Financial Credit Union following a charter change allowing it to serve anyone who lives, works, worships or is educated in Genesee County. Previously it had served city of Flint and Hurley Medical Center employees and retirees. The $28-million Cu is also opening a surcharge-free ATM as part of the CO-OP Network, and may expand beyond its one branch.

2 Long-Time Volunteers Die

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Two long-time credit union volunteers have died. SAFE Credit Union board member Robert Richard Reilly was involved in credit unions for more than 40 years, beginning his career in the military with McClellan FCU, which eventually merged with SAFE CU. He was also active in the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California league. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Reilly is survived by his children, Christopher, Jewel and James; grandchildren Neil, Cathy and Kevin; and great-granddaughter Christina, all of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, and son, Robert Francis. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Henry Albert Heinmuller, Jr., who was on hand for the organizational meeting of State Employees Credit Union of Maryland in 1951, has also died. Mr. Heinmuller served on the board for 42 years and was chairman for the first 16 years of the credit union. He was SECU's first director emeritus in 1993.

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