CU Happenings – Feb. 2, 2018

Five Star CU makes National Championship donation

With the 2018 college football national championship being played between Alabama and Georgia, it was a natural for Five Star Credit Union to turn it into a positive for its communities. With 15 branches between the two states, Five Star asked employees to donate to the Salvation Army in each state. By the time the game ended, Five Star had collected $1,250 for the Salvation Army in Brunswick, GA, and Dothan, AL.

A $650 check was presented to the Brunswick Salvation Army while the Dothan Salvation Army received a $600 check. Five Star Credit Union, headquartered in Dothan, AL, regularly holds employee fundraisers to donate back to the 18 counties it serves.

 

Fort McClellan CU celebrates opening of new headquarters

The Board of Directors and Management of Fort McClellan Credit held a ribbon cutting for its new corporate headquarters on Jan. 26 with members and local dignitaries joining the celebration. The new location is at 1010 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, AL.

 

Florida Advocacy Conference brings CUs together with lawmakers

The Florida Advocacy Conference was held this week, emphasizing the need for continued data breach standards and the need to remain in the fight against payday lending. LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine encouraged credit unions to stay engaged and tell lawmakers the credit union story by sharing real world stories.

Credit Union professionals and LSCU staff took advantage of the opportunities to meet with Attorney General Pam Bondi, Rep. Shawn Harrison’s aide, and Rep. Blaise Ingoglia.