News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

WECU donates $46,220 to local nonprofits in Q2; Unitus wins fans with “Free Lunch Fridays”; Gesa Credit Union Raises $90K to support community shelters and the Washington Asset Building Coalition invites credit unions to its summer meeting.

North Coast to Host Cash Mob in Bellingham

North Coast Credit Union is hosting a cash mob to collect cash and goods for donation to Lydia Place, which provides housing and education to homeless women and their children in a formal, six-month program. Donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 22.

Cooperative Day of Action Presents Volunteer Opportunities for Credit Union Members, Professionals

Bellingham’s credit unions and other cooperatives have set a high standard during the International Year of Cooperatives. The community will take things to an even higher level with the June 16 Cooperative Day of Action.

Credit Union Family Suffers Tragic Loss

Beloved WECU Business Loan Officer Jim Langei and his wife, Sterling Taylor, passed away as a result of a marina fire on March 30. A joint “Celebration of Life” will be held for the couple in Bellingham on April 14.

Congressman Larsen Visits Whatcom Educational, North Coast Credit Unions

Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington’s Second District visited Whatcom Educational Credit Union and North Coast Credit Union as part of a visit to Bellingham to explore job creation opportunities in the region.