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HR Council Elects Execs

MADISON, Wis.-The CUNA Human Resources, Training and Development Council has elected its new board officers. Tammy Trudelle, VP-HR for Fort Worth Community CU in Bedford, Texas, was elected council chair, replacing Michael Hiller, VP with Stanford FCU, in Palo Alto, Calif. Hiller fulfilled his final term as chair and will remain on the executive committee. Kent Streuling, VP with America First FCU in Riverdale, Utah, will fill the vice chair seat. New to the council's executive committee is Craig R. Cobia, VP with Beehive FCU in Rexford, Idaho. Also reelected to the board was Lee Alderman of Redwood CU in Santa Rosa, Calif.

2 Longtime Ala. Leaders Die

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-Two long-time credit union leaders in Alabama have died. Robert J. McCormick, who joined MAX FCU in 1974 and was vice president of lending, died at the age of 57. In February 2005, MAX named an award in his honor, the Robert J. McCormick Award. This award is bestowed to a MAX employee who has made a meaningful difference to MAX and its members. McCormick was the first recipient of this award. McCormick was also active in several organizations.

In Birmingham, Charlotte Young Williams, who served as CEO of Listerhill Credit Union from 1994-2002 after joining the CU in 1974, has died. Williams was 56. During her career, Williams also served as a board member for the Alabama league as well as the Alabama Credit Union Administration and as president of the Muscle Shoals Chapter. Moreover, she served on numerous boards of local groups. She was preceded in death by her husband, longtime CU leader Al Williams.

CUP Issues $160K Rebate

ST. LOUIS-Credit Union Partnership, Inc. (CUP), a subsidiary of the Missouri CU Association, issued a combined rebate totaling $160,000 to participating CUs. In its fifth consecutive year of issuing a reimbursement, MCUA's board agreed to increase this year's refund to include any return on equity above 5%. The refund applies to credit unions' 2004 participation in the core products of CUP. A number of participating credit unions chose to re-invest the money back in MCUA's efforts.

"Last year, we had in the area of 12 credit unions that gave back some or all of their rebate," adds Kevin Brueseke, MCUA COO/CFO.

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