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Rebranding ribbon-cutting ceremony
In Pearl, Miss., Rivertrust FCU held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its name change from Mississippi Telco FCU. Four of the local Chambers of Commerce were in attendance: Rankin Chamber, Flowood Chamber, Pearl Chamber and Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.
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Millionaire's Club debuts
Tower FCU, Laurel, Md., sponsored its first Millionaire's Club financial education experience at Northeast High School, Pasadena, Md.
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Nonprofit donation
As part of a multi-year commitment, Taunton FCU, Taunton, Mass., donated $2,000 to Pro-Home, Inc., a Taunton-based nonprofit housing counseling agency. The commitment provides a total of $6,000 in donations to the agency over a three-year period.
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Desjardins honors
Clackamas FCU, Milwaukie, Ore., received an Alphonse Desjardins Youth Financial Education award from the Northwest CU Association for its financial education program. During the 2016-2017 school year Clackamas spent 119 hours in classrooms teaching financial education.
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New branch and family fun day
League City, Texas-based Associated CU of Texas celebrated its new branch in nearby Alvin with a ribbon-cutting and a family fun day. Both events were attended by members of the community, and allowed the new Alvin branch team to introduce themselves.
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Charity Cow Plop
Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU, Chalfont, Pa., raised $20,000 for Sebastian Riding Associates and The Shepherd’s Shelf. Each charity received half of the proceeds from the 18th Annual NBCF Charity Cow Plop.
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Supporting breast cancer awareness
Indiana Members CU, Indianapolis, donated $5,841 to Pink Ribbon Connection in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Hurricane relief donation
American Eagle Financial CU, East Hartford, Conn., donated more than $3,200 to United for Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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It's paid for!
Align CU, Lowell, Mass., awarded a $3,000 grand prize in the Win Car Payments for a Year Contest. The contest was a partnership between the CU and radio station 92.5 The River. The grand prize winner was randomly selected from all eligible contest entries received.
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$10,000 for hurricane relief
Ideal CU, Woodbury, Minn., held a two-week drive to raise funds to help areas in the Caribbean devastated by Hurricane Irma. The CU pledged to match up to $2,500, but when more than $5,000 was donated, the board voted to double the match to $5,000, resulting in a $10,000 donation to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions.
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