Hanscom FCU, Hanscom AFB, Mass., was a sponsor of the 10th annual Hanscom Heroes Homecoming. The event celebrated more than 60 Airmen who returned to Hanscom AFB from deployment in the past year. The formal ceremony was followed by a parade with 40 vehicles.
Dan Stoltz, president and CEO of SPIRE CU, Falcon Heights, Minn., and reigning King Boreas 79 of the 2015 St. Paul Winter Carnival, was appointed the 2016-2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore.
Spokane Teachers CU, Liberty Lake, Wash., says it is going through an unprecedented period of branch expansion, with its Qualchan branch having opened this summer, another opening in late 2016 and a third coming in 2017. When completed, STCU will have 21 locations.
Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., continued its Random Act of Kindness program during a visit to Tess's Place Style Shop. GLCU provided gift baskets to 2 local college-bound students and passed out Krispy Kreme doughnuts to the salon's clients. Separately, GLCU visited the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center and gave ice cream sandwiches to more than 80 children
BECU announced the winners of its People Helping People Awards, which recognize BECU members and the non-profits they support with their effort, time and/or money. Recipients received a monetary award from the credit union ranging from $10,000 to $30,000.
Merrimack Valley CU awarded $1,500 in college scholarships to 3 local high school graduates.
Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., donated to the Children's Science Center for sponsorship of the Discovery Zone, a gallery inside the Children's Science Center Lab designed for budding young scientists age 5 and younger.
Zachary Simmons, a member of Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., was presented his 2016 Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,500 at the CU's Chievres Branch in Belgium.
Air Force FCU, San Antonio, gave the San Antonio Food Bank a check for $5,000 in support of the Food Bank's Million Summer Meals for Kids food drive.
Truliant FCU, Winston-Salem, N.C., celebrated the grand opening of its Cornelius Member Financial Center in the Antiquity Town Center. It is the eighth of 10 new Greater Charlotte-area locations opening by the end of 2016. The credit union also made a $1,000 donation to TJ's Grin Kids.
First Community CU, Jamestown, N.D., held fundraisers for Project Ignite Light, an organization that supports area abused and foster children. Employees of FCCU raised $3,000 for the organization, plus FCCU donated 60 fleece blankets and 170 pajamas.
Ideal CU, Woodbury, Minn., had members and the community "Crack the Vault" at its Community Appreciation/90th Anniversary event week for a chance to win $1,000. Ideal celebrated its 90th Anniversary with food, fun and daily give-backs to local communities.
In Hilliard, Ohio, Credit Union of Ohio's inaugural free Shred Day was well received. At least 20 cars lined the parking lot before the event started and the line remained steady. An estimated 250 cars brought 14,041 lbs. of personal documents to be carefully destroyed.
Firefly CU, Burnsville, Minn., was hosted an on-site booth at the 7th annual Lakefront Music Festival offering info on the benefits of becoming a member, and it distributed blinking light-up bracelets to promote its new Chanhassen branch. Separately, Firefly's Shakopee branch hosted a barbecue as a member-appreciation event, and the CU announced plans to open a branch in Maple Grove.
In Newport News, Va., Langley FCU's Langley for Families Foundation presented a $2,600 check to Smart Beginnings for the 5th Annual Directors' Academy, an opportunity for area child care leaders to come together and learn strategies for operating a successful business.
Greylock FCU, Pittsfield, Mass., sponsored free concerts on five Friday nights in August and September at the Great Barrington Bandstand, and it sponsored appearances by David Grover, "the Pied Piper of the Berkshires," every Saturday morning in July and August.
In Philadelphia, American Heritage FCU hosted its annual Christmas in July celebration. Employees celebrated the halfway point to the holiday season with a fun-filled day.