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CU System briefs

July 10, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (7/10/15)--The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) will hold its second annual Financial Literacy 5K race Saturday at Lake Normandale in Bloomington. “Last year, nearly 300 financial education supporters took part in the Financial Literacy 5K,” said Dave Larson, foundation chair and president/CEO, Affinity Plus FCU, St. Paul. The MnCUF Financial Education Grant Program uses the proceeds to fund grants for improving personal finance skills of consumers and communities ...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/10/15)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association announced that Carol Fastrich Aranos has been hired as assistant vice president of marketing and communications (Life is a Highway July 9). She previously was vice president of marketing for AmeriChoice FCU, Mechanicsburg, Pa., where she worked for 15 years ...

SEATAC, Wash. (7/10/15)--In an effort to hold a one-day, two-state financial reality fair in April, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is seeking credit unions to commit to participating in a Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza. NWCUF is applying for an experiential learning grant from the National Credit Union Foundation and wants to include as many committed credit unions from Oregon and Washington as possible (Anthem July 6). Grant funds will help cover costs of the curriculum, supplies and materials, as well as provide a college scholarship to one participant at each credit union location. Interested credit unions should contact Amanda Brenneman-Brown by Tuesday ...

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (7/10/15)--Patelco CU recently dedicated its Lafayette, Calif., branch to longtime board member Gene Bell. “Gene is a true embodiment of Patelco’s community-oriented focus,” said Erin Mendez, president/CEO of the Pleasanton, Calif.-based credit union. “This dedication is just one way of honoring his service to our credit union members and the communities we serve.” Bell has served the credit union and its board for 35 years ...

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (8/10/15)--Members of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Employees FCU (HMHEFCU), Wilmington, Mass., approved a merger with Hanscom FCU, headquartered at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., effective July 1. HMHEFCU was founded in 1957 to serve employees at Houghton Mifflin, a Boston book publisher best known for children’s books such as “Curious George” and “The Little Prince.” HMHEFCU will continue to operate separately until systems integration is completed Oct. 1. The credit union’s Wilmington location will remain open until the closure of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s operations, according to a release ...