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MORA, Minn.–A group of SPIRE employees recently volunteered their time to prepare the Veterans’ Memorial Garden in Oakwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day service.

RIVERSIDE, Calif.–Altura Credit Union has awarded $41,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors graduating from Riverside County public and private high schools.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Xceed Financial Credit Union announced that it has promoted its Chief Operating Officer Ray Shams to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and its Vice President of Lending, Bertha Gascon, to Senior Vice President of Lending and member of the Executive Management Team.

ALBANY, Ore.–Albany Public Schools Foundation’s Aimee Addison and South Albany High School Principal Brent Balveal extended a big “thank you” to Oregon State Credit Union’s Albany-based branch managers Kari Goodyear and Faylene Gardner as the credit union wrote a check to SAHS for $5,000.

WASHINGTON­–It’s July 4th. Independence Day. A day to celebrate America’s birthday, patriotism and more. Credit unions have always been a mirror of the country, its heritage, its history, its people and its companies, and there may be no better example than July 4th.

ORLANDOThe League of Southeastern Credit Unions’ and the Southeastern CU Foundation Silent Auction raised a record $22,000 for the LSCU’s FedPAC with matching gift from LEVERAGE for the Children’s Miracle Network.

PORTLAND, Ore.–Unitus Community Credit Union won the Credit Union Commitment to Board Excellence award at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Directors’ Conference. The credit union’s governance model is “one to follow,” according to the awards committee.