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CU System briefs

July 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS Miracle(7/27/15)--Credit unions and members are encouraged to support their local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital on Thursday during the 10th annual Miracle Treat Day at participating Dairy Queen locations. Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more from the sale of every Blizzard at participating franchises. CMN Hospitals is the charity of choice for the credit union movement ...

MADISON, Wis. (7/27/15)--The National Credit Union Foundation reminds the credit union movement that nominations for this year’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards are due Friday. “The foundation’s Wegner awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement,” said Danielle Brown, director of donor relations and development. Nominations are being accepted for the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award and the Outstanding Organization/Program Award. The nomination form and five recommendation letters must be sent electronically to the foundation by Friday ...

HELENA, Mont. (7/27/15)--Two Helena, Mont.-based credit unions--Elkhorn FCU and Helena Community CU--will merge effective Aug. 1. Elkhorn’s two offices will close at noon Friday to complete the merger. According to a statement from Elkhorn, its employees will join the staff of Helena Community ...

LANCASTER, Texas (7/27/15)--Financial education and a shift in savings behavior paid off for a Lancaster, Texas, member of Neighborhood CU. Viola Rose, who participates in the Dallas credit union’s prize savings account, recently received a $10,000 quarterly prize. The savings account encourages healthy savings habits by linking deposits to chances to win drawings. “I took some classes a few years ago to learn how to better manage my money and began to change my habits,” Rose said. “I used to see things I liked and just buy them. I don’t do that anymore and find it much more satisfying to know I am in control of my finances.” President/CEO Chet Kimmell added: “Viola Rose is a great role model. Though it’s often easier to live in the moment, Viola sought out financial education so she could make better decisions about her finances and her future” ...