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SIU Credit Union Knocks Out Hunger

Branches raise over $5,200 for 4C’s in Harrisburg, IL

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Photo: Stacy Callahan, VP of Lending; Sam Young, Branch Manager;
Leah Weil, Marketing Assistant; and Erica Pankey, VP of Operations

Carbondale, IL- August 28, 2015 SIU Credit Union, in conjunction with Silkworm, Idea Creative Marketing, and the Southern Illinois Miners, raised over $5,200 in monetary and non-perishable food donations for Christian Community Compassion Center (4C’s) of Saline County. 4C’s, a community food pantry located in Harrisburg, serves over 1,200 individuals each month from Saline County and the surrounding area.

“We are very committed to the communities we serve”, stated Karli Feldhake, Marketing Director for SIU Credit Union. “Besides the financial contribution achieved by the campaign, Knock Out Hunger also generated awareness of the increasing need our communities face feeding the hungry.”

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Knock Hunger Out of the Park

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Carbondale, IL – August 19, 2015  SIU Credit Union is proud to announce our August 26th, 2015 Southern Illinois Miners Knock Hunger out of the Park Game Night beginning at 7:05 P.M. Donations and a $500 Monetary contribution will be made to Christian Community Compassion Center (4-C’s) located in Harrisburg, Illinois. Non-Perishable food items will be collected at the gate at Rent One Park beginning at 6: 00 P.M. The first 250 fans to donate 10 non-perishable items at the gate will receive a free custom SIU Credit Union Game Night T-Shirt!

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 Donations at Giant City
Road branch in Carbondale

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SIU Credit Union’s Kim Babington attends National Youth Involvement Board Conference

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Photo: Kim Babington, Vice President of Business Development

Carbondale, IL- August 4, 2015 Kim Babington, Vice President of Business Development at SIU Credit Union, recently attended the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) 2015 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas as the Illinois delegate. NYIB is a one-stop-shop to learn about youth savings programs, discover financial education resources, showcase individual accomplishments, and collaborate with peers.

NYIB also recognized the top ten individuals who reached the highest number of students and the number of presentations given about financial education topics including money management and saving for the future. Babington ranked #8 on the national list, reaching 4,787 students with 43 presentations during the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

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SIU Credit Union’s Mike Lantrip attends CUNA Management School

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Photo: Mike Lantrip, Vice President of Finance

Carbondale, IL- August 3, 2015 Mike Lantrip, Vice President of Finance at SIU Credit Union, recently completed Year 2 of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Management School in Madison, Wisconsin. The CUNA Management School program builds dynamic leaders with a rigorous blend of university classes and experiential learning activities. CUNA Management School has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding three-year executive education program that has prepared over 5,000 students.

As part of Year 2, CUNA Management School students participate in the 2-week long Stanford Bank Simulation. Lantrip’s team finished first out of 15 other teams. This simulation allows credit union professionals the chance to participate in sophisticated scenarios and make executive decisions based on a wide number of variables. Through a process of trial and error, students gain understanding of the factors that go into making wise financial decisions before they are forced to make the tough decisions in real life.

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SIU Credit Union to host Community Blood Drives

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.

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Carbondale, IL – July 16, 2015 SIU Credit Union, with the assistance of the American Red Cross, will host two community blood drives this August.

  • August 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM at SIU Credit Union –2809 Outer Drive in Marion (behind O’Charley’s)
  • August 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM at SIU Credit Union –395 N. Giant City Road in Carbondale (next to Kroger)

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SIU Credit Union Sponsors Ducky Derby Dash

Ready to Make a Splash for Special Olympics

Carbondale, IL- July 9, 2015 SIU Credit Union is getting a little quacky this summer as they sponsor the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash to support the Special Olympics Illinois.  SIU CU Vice President of Business Development presented a donation check to Ducky Derby Dash Ambassador, John Henley.

Pictured, L to R, back row: Brian Maurizio, SIU CU Vice President of IT; Tracy Frischkorn Ingersoll, SIU CU Vice President of Human Resources; and Paul Melzer, Special Olympics Area Director. Front row: John Henley, Special Olympics Global Messenger; Kim Babington, SIU CU Vice President of Business Development; and Eric Baumann, Special Olympics Global Messenger.

Pictured, L to R, back row: Brian Maurizio, SIU CU Vice President of IT; Tracy Frischkorn Ingersoll, SIU CU Vice President of Human Resources; and Paul Melzer, Special Olympics Area Director. Front row: John Henley, Special Olympics Global Messenger; Kim Babington, SIU CU Vice President of Business Development; and Eric Baumann, Special Olympics Global Messenger.

The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash at the Du Quoin State Fair is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois. On September 6, 2015 thousands of spectators will watch 5,000+ Ducks splash into the lake behind the Exhibition Hall on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds and race towards the finish line. Race Day kicks off at 11am behind the Expo Hall with entertainment for the entire family – live music, face painting, games, and an appearance by Splash, the Duck Mascot.  To sponsor a duck or find more information visit www.duckrace.com/duquoin.

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