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Kitsap Chapter Works Holiday Magic, Fills 175 Stockings for Homeless Youth

Volunteer efforts helps aid local nonprofit group.

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

NW Priority donates Santa-sized haul of toys and bikes; Kitsap Chapter celebrates emergency room doctors and nurses; Gesa supports culinary center in providing meals for homeless teens; Mid Oregon rolls out the dough for the holidays; and Christmas dinner is on the house, thanks to Wauna.

Peninsula Branch Wins 2015 Business of the Year Honors

The credit union’s branch in Port Orchard, Washington was honored by the local Chamber as Business of the Year for its community impact. CEO Morrell says it’s a fitting tribute to the credit union’s 80th anniversary.

‘Life on the Edge 2’ Generates a Wealth of Ideas for the Fight Against Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson, who created “Life on the Edge” as a Development Educator project to engage her community in the fight against poverty, reports back on the results of “Life on the Edge 2.” The ripple effect, she says, could be unending.

‘Life on the Edge 2’: Engaging All of Kitsap County in the Fight Against Poverty

It started as Cathy Brorson’s Development Educator project, but “Life on the Edge” has become a rallying point in Kitsap County for the fight against poverty. Next week’s gathering will focus on identifying priorities and creating the kinds of programs that can sustain change.

Kitsap Chapter Invites Colleagues to Tee Off for Credit Unions for Kids

The Kitsap County Chapter of Credit Unions is hosting a golf tournament to raise money for Credit Unions for Kids. Recognizing that Bremerton, Washington is a long trek for some, the chapter has arranged a block of hotel rooms and additional golf opportunities for the following day.

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Kitsap Credit Unions Collaborate to Help Consumers Manage their Money

Three Kitsap County credit unions are collaborating for the second public event this year designed to help members cope with economic concerns. The next event, scheduled for Wednesday, will offer money management workshops.

Kitsap County Credit Unions to Encore Community Financial Education Offerings

A trio of Washington credit unions will again partner with community agencies and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation to help Kitsap area residents deal with the financial impact of government budget cuts. The last event the credit unions sponsored in March drew a crowd of more than 250 people.

Connection’s Prior Nominated for Credit Union Hero of the Year Award

Scott Prior, President/CEO of Connection Credit Union, is one of four credit union leaders in the nation nominated for the Credit Union Hero of the Year award. Online voting is open through May 17th.

Kitsap Credit Unions Offer Resources, Leadership to Help Members ‘Survive Sequestration’

Peninsula Community Federal, Connection, and Kitsap Credit Unions brought local legislators and non-profit organizations together with the credit union community to offer help—and hope—to members impacted by sequestration.

Trio of Kitsap-Area Credit Unions Joining Forces to Support Members During Sequestration

Connection, Kitsap and Peninsula Community Federal Credit Unions are partnering with politicians and community organizations to proactively provide members with the resources and support needed to bridge any financial gaps or challenges resulting from sequestration.

Financial Reality Fair Prepares Students for Real Life

Fifty high school students in Washington are now better prepared for financial responsibility thanks to the efforts of credit union volunteers at last week’s Reality Fair in Olympia. The students were joined in the hands-on exercise by a credit union CEO and a Washington State legislator.

Member Votes Affirm Four Credit Unions’ Merger Plans

Two membership votes affirming the decisions of the Boards of two Washington credit unions will increase by two the number of $1 billion-plus credit unions based in the state.

Kitsap Merger Brings Possible October Vote to Quimper Credit Union Members

Quimper Credit Union members may soon get a chance to vote on the creation of a nearly $1 billion financial cooperative as its board of directors seek a merger with Kitsap Credit Union.

NWCUA Supports Derek Kilmer for Congress

Two local credit union CEOs met with Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented him with a $5,000 contribution from CULAC on Friday.

‘Life on the Edge’ Event Leverages Cooperative Spirit to Fight Poverty

Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson hosted a day-long event on Tuesday to step up the fight against poverty in Kitsap County, bringing together key players from all sectors, including education, social service, credit unions, law enforcement, government and more.

Brorson’s ‘Life on the Edge in Kitsap County’ Event to Shed Light on Challenges of Poverty

True to the “People Helping People” philosophy, Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson is working to illuminate the true challenges associated with poverty-based decision-making and to engage community leaders from all sectors in finding solutions.