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DuTrac celebrates 70 years
DuTrac Community CU, Dubuque, Iowa, held its 70th Annual Meeting. More than 250 members were in attendance, including Haleigh, one of DuTrac's Savasaurus Club members.
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Welcoming military personnel
For the 12th consecutive year, Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H., continued its support to the Pease Greeters program, which welcomes and honors military personnel landing at Portsmouth International Airport. Service CU donated $1,000 to the Pease Greeters.
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SAFE's scholarships
SAFE Federal Credit Union, Sumter, S.C., awarded college scholarships, worth $1,000 each, to 21 Midlands high school students. Scholarships were awarded to public and private school students based on financial need with a requirement they attend college in South Carolina.
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Pathways and partnerships
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (not pictured) recently visited Burnsville High School to learn about the school’s Pathways program and partnerships that have been created with businesses in the community – including Firefly CU, Burnsville, Minn.
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Classroom grant
TBA Credit Union, Traverse City, Mich., awarded a $250 Classroom Grant to Jamie Sandy and Amy Harper of Traverse City Central High School. The grant funds will be used to support an art show comprised of artwork from local high school students attending eight schools.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony and donations
Philadelphia-based Ardent CU celebrated the opening of its fifth branch, located in Oaks, Pa. It kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a check presentation to two local community groups, the Phoenixville Library and Sweet Fields Organic Farm & Sustainability Center.
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Global goes to the capitol
Global CU, Spokane, Wash., participated in Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol, joining more than 200 fellow credit union advocates who spent the day visiting with lawmakers and sharing the positive benefits credit unions have on the economy of Washington State.
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Making CUs relevant to students
Each year for its annual high school essay competition, Meriwest CU, San Jose, Calif., asks young members to think outside the box and provide a different perspective of how they view a credit union. This year’s topic was: The credit union philosophy is “People helping People." What could credit unions do to make this philosophy relevant to students?
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Quantum's Honor Flight
Quantum CU, Wichita, Kan., donated $2,501.11 to Kansas Honor Flight, which takes veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to their service. When they return, they are greeted at the airport with a gathering of local military personnel and children from local schools.
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Altura reads across America
Employees of Riverside, Calif.-based Altura CU visited Riverside County elementary schools to read to students as part of annual “Read Across America Day.”
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Celebrating CU Social Good
The CU Association of the Dakotas updated and revamped its CU Social Good website. CU Social Good is free to all credit unions. It has more than 5,000 stories posted from credit unions in all 50 states plus several Canadian provinces on credit unions’ good works.
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Advia's new branch
Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Advia CU celebrated the grand reopening of a renovated and expanded full-service branch in Janesville, Wis., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The CU closed its branch at 2525 Milton, with the new site down the street at 2317 Milton.
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Desjardins recognition
Carolina Foothills FCU, Spartanburg, S.C., received a first place Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award from CUNA. The CU partnered with Arcadia Elementary School Adult Learning Center and its Hands-On Parenting Engagement program in offering Latino women financial literacy workshops.
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