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Reading Olympics
More than 100 middle school students participated in the Pottstown Reading Olympics. Representatives from Diamond CU, Pottstown, Pa., including mascot Chip, were on hand to cheer on the students. Diamond CU has been the sponsor of the event for 12 consecutive years.
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Fin lit recognition
Teachers CU, South Bend, Ind., won a Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award from CUNA for its signature financial literacy program, Financial Empowerment.
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Support dog benefit
Employees of GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., raised $1,170 in one month to benefit Got Your Six Support Dogs. The donation pays for one service dog’s basic care for an entire year and pays for the veteran or first responder’s meals while attending the 10-day pairing and trauma resiliency training.
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ACS partnership
Scott CU, Edwardsville, Ill., continued its partnership with the American Cancer Society, donating $20,000 to sponsor the ACS Farm to Table fundraiser, 11 Relay for Life events and Coaches vs. Cancer events at local high schools and universities this year. Scott CU also gave $2,000 to the Memorial Foundation in Belleville to be the official partner of activities.
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Volunteer day
Nearly all of the 260 employees of Texas Trust CU, Arlington, Texas, spent a day volunteering at the Mission Arlington charity organization as part of the CU’s annual all-employee training event. Teams unloaded food trucks and restocked the food bank, sorted clothes for the community closet, organized supplies and materials for after-school programs, and more.
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Academic decathlon
Employees from Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., helped teams of high school students in their bid for academic recognition at the 34thAnnual Riverside Academic Decathlon. For the eighth consecutive year, a team of Altura employees volunteered as proctors for the Super Quiz portion.
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Donuts, anyone?
As every year on Fat Tuesday, Brooklyn-based Polish & Slavic FCU observed the tradition of serving fasnachts (donuts) at its 17 branches. Members ate more than 4,000 fasnachts that day.
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Honoring the armed forces
Anchorage-based Alaska USA FCU honored 60 members of Alaska’s armed forces at its annual military appreciation breakfast, and the Alaska USA Foundation donated a total of $22,500 to support three local children’s programs.
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New branch celebration
Dutch Point CU, Wethersfield, Conn., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Middletown, Conn., branch, located on Court Street inside the MiddleOak building.
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Celebrating savings
Municipal Employees CU of Baltimore celebrated America Saves Week by encouraging Baltimore residents to take an online savings pledge and create their savings plan at www.mecu.com/save. Members can review savings tips posted on MECU’s Facebook and Twitter pages, open a savings account and set up automatic, recurring transfers into the account.
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