Foundations Give $90,000 Back to NW Credit Unions, Causes

Many of these funds went to support educational opportunities such as the Western CUNA Management School and disaster relief following storms in the Southern U.S.

In the Spotlight: Summit Volunteer Awards

Nominations are due by June 15 for the Volunteer Award program, which honors and rewards those NW CU volunteers who have exemplified outstanding leadership and service.

Biz Kid$ Garners 3 Emmy Nominations

Biz Kid$ has stiff competition, coming up against PBS brethren Sesame Street and literacy show The Electric Company.

In the Spotlight: Spectrum Awards

The Spectrum Marketing Awards is a volunteer-driven awards program honoring excellence in Northwest credit union communications and marketing.

GM Partnership Driving Loan Preapproval to CUs

Invest in America is helping credit unions generate new auto loans through its partnership with General Motors.

In the Spotlight: Summit Professional Awards

Information on how to submit a nomination under the Foundation’s Awards Program for credit union professionals, including for the brand new Young Professional of the Year Award.

OCUF, WCUF Support CUs Affected by Southern Tornadoes through CUAid

The Oregon and Washington Foundations gave $7,500 to support relief efforts, and are calling on credit unions to make contributions as well.

New ATM Accessibility Standards Set

The Department of Justice instituted new regulations on the accessibility of the input and output controls at the ATM, outlines Member Access Pacific.

Association Announces New Awards Program

The new program, which includes annual awards for lifetime contributions to the credit union movement, social responsibility and excellence in advocacy, will be presented at the Annual Convention.

CU for Kids Raises $135,000 for Children’s Hospital

These funds will go to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in support of new facilities, equipment, research, and patient programs.

Oregon, Washington Foundations Signal Intent to Merge

After careful consideration, the Oregon Credit Union Foundation and the Washington Credit Union Foundation Boards of Directors have signed a letter of intent to merge.

Biz Kid$, Kruger Close NYSE Euronext Trading Session

Lauren Du Pree, Biz Kid$ host, and Roxanne Kruger, Executive Director of the Washington Credit Union Foundation, ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

WCUF Now Accepting Cycle 1 Scholarship Applications

The Washington Credit Union Foundation is now accepting Cycle 1 applications for all events occurring from April 1 through December 31, 2011.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The bill that makes several updates to the Oregon Credit Union Act (SB 177) has a hearing Wednesday in the Senate General Government, Consumer & Small Business Protection Committee.