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Maine CUs announce raising record-setting $675K for Ending Hunger

Published: February 8, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7, representatives from Maine’s credit unions gathered at the Harraseeket Inn for the 2016 Ending Hunger Campaign Results Celebration Luncheon. At this annual event, credit unions are recognized for raising funds for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. The official, record-breaking total for 2016 was announced: $674,193.48, a new fundraising milestone. Read More...


TGIF(s)! Maine CUs adding spirit to Fridays

Published: February 1, 2017

For the third straight winter, thousands of Maine high school students are getting up in the dark and the cold to go to school - well before the first bell. Why? To support the School Spirit Challenge and to raise funds and food for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. And, at every participating school, Maine's credit unions are part of the festivities to highlight the issue of hunger in Maine, and as the lead sponsor of WGME CBS 13's popular activity. Read More...


Maine CUs seeking to "Let the Music Play," as search for Sound-Off entries begins

Published: January 25, 2017

Young & Free Maine, powered by Maine's credit unions, has kicked off its annual competition to Maine residents between the ages of 18-25. The contest seeks entries from solo artists and groups, with winners in both categories getting a chance to play in front of thousands at the Old Port Festival in Portland in June. Entries may be submitted until February 20th. Read More...


Courting A New Record! Annual Basketball Tournament, coordinated by Maine CUs, raises $52,650 for children's cancer

Published: January 19, 2017

When the first C-U Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge (in memory of Dr. Noel Paradise) was held in 1994, the event raised $575 and featured seven teams. Fast forward to 23 years later and the 2017 event, which was held on Sunday, January 15, featured 50 teams and raised a record-setting $52,650 for the Maine Children's Cancer Program. Read More...


Key Legislative Committees filled with CU-friendly legislators

Published: January 11, 2017

Over the holidays, the Maine Legislature announced assignments for its Legislative Committees for the next two years, and the Maine CU League is pleased that so many CU-friendly legislators have been assigned to the two Committees, Insurance and Financial Services and Judiciary, that consider the majority of issues related to and impacting Maine credit unions. "Committees play such an important role in the legislative process, so it is nice to have so many strong CU supporters, including all four Chairs, serving on these two Committees. Many of the members attended one of our recent Legislative Breakfasts or Luncheons so they are already familiar with some of our issues that may come before them this session," stated John Murphy, President of the Maine CU League. Read More...


3Q stats show new records for Maine CUs

Published: December 29, 2016

Through the first nine months of 2016, Maine credit unions posted strong growth in all categories including assets, loans, shares and membership. "Not only do more consumers continue to join a Maine credit union but their usage of products and services continues to grow at a healthy pace, as well. It is great to see across-the-board growth at Maine credit unions," remarked John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League, when discussing the recently-released third quarter statistics by the Maine Credit Union League. Read More...


Spreading holiday cheer! Maine CUs purchase 10,000 holiday meals for hungry Mainers

Published: December 22, 2016

On Wednesday, December, 21, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger in partnership with the Good Shepard Food Bank celebrated the 11th anniversary of Maine’s first Food Mobile. To mark the occasion, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger made a contribution of $2,500, which is just a portion of the record-setting $623,000 raised in the 2015 Campaign. Read More...


Sales of CDs helping to boost ending hunger; Still time to purchase and have for holidays

Published: December 16, 2016

Three different CDs are once again being offered by Maine's credit unions to help raise funds for the Maine CUs' Campaign for Ending Hunger, and sales of all three are reportedly brisk. The three CDs will be available while supplies last until at least June 1, 2017, but sales are particularly steady for the 2016 holiday season, and it's not too late to purchase copies and have in time for someone to open as a holiday gift. Read More...


Strong bipartisan support for CUs as new Legislative Leaders were all League-endorsed

Published: December 12, 2016

On Wednesday, December 7, the 128th Maine Legislature was officially convened with all 186 legislators sworn in by Governor LePage in ceremonies at the State House in Augusta. Though the new Legislative session won't actually begin until right after the start of the new year, leaders for both parties in the Maine House and Senate have begun their new roles. All ten of the legislators who will serve in leadership for the next two years were endorsed by the Maine Credit Union League. Read More...


15th Annual Walking Tour leaves record-setting footprint on ending hunger in Maine

Published: December 5, 2016

"People are still struggling out there, no matter what community I visited. It's rewarding to know that we are not only making a difference financially but also in bringing attention to the fact that people are hungry," said Brenda Davis, one of the state's leading ending hunger advocates, at the conclusion of the 15th Annual Maine Credit Unions' Ending Hunger Walking Tour last month in Bangor. Read More...