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North Star Community Credit Union (NSCCU) recently awarded eleven $500 scholarships to graduating High School Seniors. The student or their parent must be a NSCCU member to qualify for the scholarships. Each applicant filled out an application that included a letter of recommendation and an essay about: Why they are attending college; What their career goals are; and What they would like to accomplish.
The 2013 scholarship recipients are:
Katherine Sears, Sara Schwanke & Chelsey Weigler from the Maddock office.
Kayla Koemstedt & Emily Pfeifer from the Rugby office.
Myles Stevenson & Whitney Brandvold from the Bottineau office.
Allysia Gapp & Kyla Horgan from the Cavalier Office.
Zachary Peterson & Andrew Torkelson from the Grafton office.
LIHUE — The credit unions on Kauai are in position to help feed the hungry in partnership with the Kauai Independent Food Bank.
Friday, teams representing the credit unions and the KIFB left with promotional announcements for the islandwide credit union fundraiser and food drive supporting KIFB.
Credit union members and the public are invited to visit any of the credit unions from Kekaha to Kapaa to help them meet their goal of raising $10,000 and 10,000 pounds of food from June 17 through 28.
Each credit union will have a designated collection area and donations can be dropped off during regular business hours.
“It is imperative that we all join in this [...]
White Sands Federal Credit Union donates $1,000 to the Doña Ana County Humane Society. Thanks to the members of WSFCU that purchased a ticket to the credit union’s annual meeting on May 4, the credit union was able to present a check to the DACHS. The credit union charges its members $5 to attend the annual breakfast meeting and donates 100 percent of the ticket sales to a community cause. The credit union also matches the amount raised from ticket sales.
The mission of the Doña Ana County Humane Society is to serve as an advocate for animals and their people in Doña Ana County, N.M., and to maintain an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion through education, legislation and leadership. [...]
This spring, Affinity Group Credit Union branches did their part to promote reading month.
Kensington Valley Community, the credit union’s Highland branch, invited several classrooms of Highland elementary students to the office for a chance to read.
“I was read to as a child and today, it is my way to complete relaxation”, said Korey Tague, Highland branch manager. “I enjoy reading to any child, simply for their reaction to the story. Reading is the single most important skill necessary for a happy, productive and successful life. A child that is an excellent reader is a confident child, has a high level of self esteem and is able to easily make the [...]
First Community Credit Union (FCCU) of Jamestown, ND held “Golfing FORE a Cure”, a night glow ball golf tournament to raise funds for the Stutsman County Relay for Life. The tournament was held on Friday, May 31 at the Hillcrest Golf course.
The players golfed in the dark using LED golf balls and the course was lit up with glow sticks. There were 20mph winds that evening and pouring rain – but despite the bad weather, over 125 people gathered together for the social and golf tournament. Approximately $5,000 was raised from the event for Relay for Life including sponsorships from Krebsbach Backhoe, Stutsman Harley Davidson, Hofmann Trucking, [...]
SC Telco Federal Credit Union in Greenville, SC, recently raised the wall on the 308th Habitat for Humanity Home in Greenville County. The credit union staff, management and board raised over $62,000 to pay for the home and are currently building it.
“Habitat for Humanity is excited to be partnering with SC Telco to build this home for the Looper Family,” said Barbara Martin, Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. “The Credit Union folks have really rallied around this project, and are committed to making a difference in our community.”
Terri Hendrix, Community Relations Manager for SC Telco said, “When we looked around at all the worthy organizations to [...]
Rockland Federal Credit Union is giving back to the community with a donation of $50,000 to the new Senior Center Capital Campaign.
“Rockland Federal Credit Union believes in giving back to the communities it serves,” said Thomas C. White, president and chief executive officer. “We believe that the Rockland Senior Center will provide a much needed resource for adults in our community and we are gratified to be a part of this effort.
“One of the main reasons the development of the Senior Center has been special from the beginning is the people who want to be involved,” White said. “There are many kind and unselfish people who share their time and energy to help make a positive impact in Rockland and [...]
South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $7,500 in scholarship prizes to three students.
The winners include:
· Bailey-Jean Walker received the 1st Place prize of $4,000. Walker attends Clemson University and is a Bio-Materials Engineering major.
· Carson Davis received the 2nd Place prize of $2,500. Davis attends Summerville High School and plans to attend the University of South Carolina Honors College.
· Dean Reuben Millare received the 3rd Place prize of $1,000. Millare attends Stratford High School, in Goose Creek, and plans to attend the Clemson University.
“Out of the nearly 100 applications received, we’re proud to award these three deserving students with scholarship money to further their education,” said Scott Woods, President & CEO, South [...]
Penticton, B.C. – Valley First recently hosted Martha Kwaw, branch manageress of Ghana’s Shama Community Co-operative Credit Union (SHACCU). Kwaw is visiting the Okanagan as part of the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA) Women’s Mentorship Program.
During her visit, Martha was based in Kelowna with her host, Valley First’s Jocelynn Wells. Kwaw’s visit is to learn more about the Canadian credit union industry and how she can help her organization back home become more sustainable and self reliant. Kwaw says: “My personal objective is to combine skills and experiences gained over the years to be of service to my company and mankind at large.”
Wells was enthusiastic about the exchange the mutual learning [...]
JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back. American 1 Credit Union raises money each month for different local charities. During the month of May funds were raised for the Great Lakes Burn Camp, a special place for kids ages six to seventeen to meet, and have fun with other burn survivors. The camp strives to remove barriers these kids face on a regular basis from society.
American 1’s Home Office and North Street branch locations in Jackson had fresh popped popcorn and bottled water available for a donation for members, every Friday. The last Friday of the month, [...]