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Daily Bread donation
Member One FCU, Roanoke, Va., donated $1,000 to Lynchburg Daily Bread, a non-profit organization in Lynchburg, Va., as part of Member One’s quarterly Denim Days for Charities, when employees donate a minimum of $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on a specific day. In addition, the executive team served meals to 92 guests.
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$5,000 in scholarships
New Horizons CU, Mobile, Ala., awarded five, $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Applicants were chosen based on their academic achievement, community involvement and essay responses.
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Share-A-Bear fundraiser
Park City CU, Merrill, Wis., held its seventh annual Share-A-Bear fundraiser, raising $4,229.06 for the Children’s Miracle Network, plus a large donation of stuffed animals.
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Sioux Falls FCU expands
Sioux Falls FCU opened its sixth location in Sioux Falls, S.D., the South Louise Branch. The new branch features a 24-hour ATM, three drive-up teller windows, night drop, self-service coin counting machine, Welcome Center, Transaction Center and Relationship Center.
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Diamond's golf invitational
Diamond CU, Pottstown, Pa., held its 13th Annual Charity Golf Invitational at Golden Oaks Golf Club. The event raised more than $31,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, adding to a 13-year total of more than $346,000 raised at the annual event.
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Merger and ribbon cutting
Moline, Ill.-based Vibrant CU hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at its Wolf Road location in Westchester, Ill. Vibrant merged with Salt Creek CU earlier this year and has since rebranded the Westchester branch.
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Play ball!
Pam Fleuette, CEO of Tidemark FCU, Seaford, Del., threw out the first pitch for the Nanticoke Little League at Williams Pond Park in Seaford.
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IRONMAN sponsor
TDECU, Lake Jackson, Texas, was a sponsor of IRONMAN Texas 2017, held in The Woodlands, Texas. TDECU’s sponsorship contributed to the world-class IRONMAN event being held in the local Houston market, which attracted 3,100 athletes, 5,165 volunteers and more than 50,000 spectators.
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Meriwest awards grant
Meriwest CU, San Jose, Calif., sponsored the Assistance League of San Jose with a $3,000 grant through Autoland, LLC - Auto Buying's charitable grant program. The funds will help support ALSJ's Readers are Leaders program.
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Back-to-back volunteer weeks
Staffers at Dow Chemical Employees’ CU, Midland, Mich., participated in volunteer projects on back-to-back weeks. Some 20 employees participated in Midland County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week, as DCECU served as a T-shirt sponsor. Then, eight employees cleaned litter from nearly a mile of the boulevard near the CU through the Adopt-A-Street program.
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MD|DC Millionaire’s Club
Student members of the SECU of Maryland-sponsored Millionaire's Club at the Applications and Research Lab in Ellicott City, Md., were named Millionaire’s Club of the Year by the Credit Union Foundation MD|DC, creators of the growing financial literacy program.
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