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Celebrating Juntos Avanzamos designation
Miami Lakes, Fla.-based JetStream FCU celebrated its Juntos Avanzamos (Spanish for “Together We Advance”) designation along with the grand opening of its new Doral branch. JetStream was the first CU in Florida to receive the Juntos designation.
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Wine auction
The 12th annual California and Nevada Credit Unions for Kids Wine Auction raised more than $1 million for the 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada for the third consecutive year. The event drew more than 500 attendees and was supported by 88 CUs, business partners and hospitals. The lead corporate sponsors were CU Direct, the California and Nevada CU Leagues, CO-OP Financial Services, and CUNA Mutual Group.
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LSCU's lawmakers of the year
The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates honored Reps. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala., pictured) and Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) as the 2016 Federal Lawmakers of the Year.
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Disney surprise
Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla., and Magic Moments surprised 9-year-old Marnice with the news of her magic moment – A Disney Cruise with her family. The employees of Pen Air presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Magic Moments to make this vacation possible.
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Youth Financial Advisory Board
First Capital FCU, York, Pa., hosted 16 juniors and seniors from several York County High Schools for the first session of its 2017 Youth Financial Advisory Board. The students learned about the differences between CUs and banks, toured the office and spoke with employees to learn about the various positions and job opportunities available in the financial industry.
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Technological advancement donation
Richfield Bloomington CU, Bloomington, Minn., donated $8,000 for technological advancement in Richfield High School and Richfield's S.T.E.M. School by funding the purchase of two 3-D printers.
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Women's Expo sponsorship
American 1 CU, Jackson, Mich., welcomed more than 3,000 guests at it latest Jackson Women’s Expo. Now in its 15th year, the CU has hosted 22 Women’s Expos during that time. Charities that benefited from the event included Girl Scouts Troop #60196 and the HanoverHorton American Legion.
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Play ball!
Carson City, Nev.-based Greater Nevada CU and the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, awarded four lucky winners each a trip for two to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see up to three Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training baseball games.
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Celebrating Military Saves Week
Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., a proud partner of the Military Saves Campaign, celebrated Military Saves Week with several events, including a proclamation signing and a no-cost financial seminar entitled “Steps to Financial Freedom” at the CU’s headquarters.
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Big Change donation
New England FCU, Williston, Vt., presented a check for $27,718.15 to Vermont Children's Hospital, representing all proceeds from the CU’s Big Change Roundup.
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Desjardins recognition
Financial Center First CU, Indianapolis, received a National Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award from CUNA in the $250 million-to-$1 billion asset category for the third consecutive year.
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Delaware Small Business Caucus
Delaware Credit Unions engaged lawmakers and small business owners at their Small Business Caucus, sponsored by the Cooperative CU Association, part of the CCUA’s “Better Values.BetterBanking.” campaign designed to heighten CU awareness. Rep. Mike Ramone (R-Chanterelle) invited CUs to “let us know what we can do to help” with regulatory burdens.