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OnPoint Community CU’s Teacher Of The Year Wins Year’s Free Mortgage
Don Domes, a technology teacher at a local high school, won a year’s mortgage payments Friday, as OnPoint Community CU named its Educator of the Year. 

Domes was recognized his work promoting the fields of technology, engineering, architecture and design during a surprise visit to his classroom at Hillsboro High School, which also won a $5,000 grant for resources and supplies, as part of the credit union’s contest.

OnPoint said its annual Prize for Excellence in Education recognizes exceptional teachers throughout Oregon and southwest Washington for their ability to encourage creativity, inspire and positively impact their students.

Dugan Passes Away
The Seattle Times reported that James S. Dugan, former Teamsters Credit Union and Washington Credit Union League employee, passed away on April 27, 2011, at his home in Seattle. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, Mary, four children and five grandchildren.

His funeral was held on Thursday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Seattle.

Capitol Chapter Announces May Meeting
The Capital Chapter will host a networking session on May 19, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m. NWCUA President Troy Stang and SVP RoxAnne Kruger will outline the Association’s programming. The cost is $10.

Calapooia Brewing Company
3140 Hill Street NE
Albany, OR 97321

RSVP by Friday, May 13, to Steve Pagenstecher: 503-589-6202,

Eastern Oregon Chapter Meeting Announced
Eastern Oregon Chapter will be meeting on Friday, May 20, 2011. Mike Snow from Union Wallow Baker FCU will host the event in La Grande at Hot Lake Springs. The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m., with lunch at noon. The cost for lunch and the tour will be about $20.00 per person.

Rooms will be available for those traveling from out of town:

For more information and to RSVP, contact Barb Haggerty by Friday, April 29, 2011: 541-889-3149,

Mt. Hood Chapter May Meeting Announcement
Mt. Hood Chapter will meet at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, to discuss “How to Identify Elder Financial Abuse.” Speakers will be Detective Jay Pentheny and Holly Freewynn. Cost is $20 for chapter members and $30 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to “Mt. Hood Chapter.”

Madison’s Grill
1109 SE Madison Street
Portland, OR 97214

Please RSVP by Friday, May 20 to Molly Bishop:503-513-8759,

OR Northwest Chapter Announces May Meeting
Oregon’s Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions will discuss the Credit Union Difference at its upcoming May 18 meeting. The discussion will be led by Cheri Perry, owner of Total Merchant Concepts. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25.

For more details and to RSVP, contact Cathy Lawpaugh: 503-552-0123,

Scholarships are also available. Send an email to Chapter President Rebecca Porter ( with the name of your credit union and how many people you’d like to send.

The Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR  97211 

Southeastern Washington Chapter May Meeting Announcement
The chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at noon at Magill’s in Pasco, Wash.

Magill’s Restaurant
3214 Road 68
Pasco, WA 99301

For more details and to RSVP, contact Camellia Uhling: 509-545-1406,

Snohomish County Chapter of Credit Unions
The Snohomish Chapter will be meeting on May 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Verity Credit Union’s SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Shari Storm will lead a discuss on “How To Be A Better Boss.” Cost is $25.00 per person, which can be paid online.

Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett
3105 Pine Street
Everett, WA 98201


Questions? Contact Director of Credit Union Development Kasey Rockwell: 503-350-2217,

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