Fourth graders in Mobile, Ala., rolled up their sleeves and planted trees. The kids are now members of Fourth Grade Foresters. New Horizons CU was among the local businesses that covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees.
Alaska Business Week donation
The Alaska CU League donated $16,000 to Alaska Business Week in support of ABW’s one-week summer program that educates students on the basic principles of private sector business and the importance of leadership skills for their future careers.
Bite of Reality
Young people at the Boys & Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., attended a Bite of Reality interactive financial education simulation designed to teach them how to manage money. The event was hosted by Eagle Community CU, Lake Forest, Calif., and offered by the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.
Each year, New Dimensions FCU, Waterville, Maine, awards a scholarship to a deserving high school senior who demonstrates strong character, community involvement and academic success. This year’s recipient received a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
eCO Credit Union, Birmingham, Ala., announced the recipients of its A.L. Bratcher college scholarships and the inaugural eCO Credit Union Foundation Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarships were presented at eCO’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon at The Club.
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OSCU celebrates LEED certification
Oregon State CU's new, 62,000-square-foot Sunset Operations Center in Corvallis, Ore., achieved LEED Silver certification. The certification process demanded the CU and design/build firm Momentum make an early commitment to following sustainable design guidelines.
The Green Team
In Philadelphia, American Heritage CU’s Green Team hosted its Seventh Annual Spring Family & Friends Adopt-A-Highway event. On a beautiful day, employees went to work to clean two miles of Route 13 (Frankford Ave.) between Academy and Knights Roads.
Dow Chemical adopts a highway
Motorists on US-10 in Midland, Mich., noticed a sea of neon yellow as 20 employees of Dow Chemical Employees’ CU participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program. They cleaned a nearly three-mile stretch of US-10, picking up enough waste to fill more than 70 trash bags.
Consumers awards deserving students
Consumers Cooperative Association, the sponsor of Consumers CU, Waukegan, Ill., awarded eight $2,000 scholarships at its 87th Annual Meeting. The recipients, all local high school seniors, are able to use the scholarship at the college or university of their choice.
40 years of service
America’s Christian CU held its 59th Annual Meeting at its headquarters in Glendora, Calif. Members, staff and volunteers commemorated the most successful year for the organization to date, and offered a special tribute to President/CEO Mendell Thompson for his 40 years of service to ACCU.
The effort is the first offshoot of Project REACh, which is designed to bring together business leaders, government officials and advocates to help improve financial services options for disadvantaged communities.
The agency’s final rule modernizing the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act limits calls to seven per week, but collectors won stronger protections from liability claims and other key changes to the original proposal.
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