Last Chance to Participate in Oregon/Washington Town Halls

The Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon will conclude their two-state, traveling town hall meeting schedule in Lacy on Friday, September 3.  

The town halls were scheduled so the associations could to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups with their members.  

Other cities remaining on the traveling town hall schedule include:

Thursday, September 2:

  • Seattle: 9-11:30 a.m. – Harbor Club
  • Fircrest: 2-4 p.m. – Fircrest Golf Club

Friday, September 3:

  • Lacy: 9 – 11 a.m. – TwinStar Credit Union

Member feedback is critically important as the associations finalize the planning process before the early November membership vote. All volunteers and credit union management are invited.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Mark Partridge at mpartridge@waleague.org.

Not part of the traveling schedule, an additional town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, beginning at 1:15 p.m. It takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac, Washington, just prior to the Annual Business Meeting. No RSVP is required for this meeting and all members of the greater credit union community are welcomed to attend the hour-long getogether.

Read more about the town hall meetings.

The town halls were set after the boards of directors from both organizations signed a letter of intent to merge. The two trade associations have been discussing the possibilities of combining operations for more than 20 years.

With member credit union input a high priority for both Oregon Association President & CEO Troy Stang and Washington’s Annaloro, town hall meetings were planned so credit unions could discuss the merger possibility.  Joint board meetings to consider member feedback are planned for September.

Pending independent votes of the two states’ memberships and their boards’ joint approval of the final business plan, the regional, northwest-focused credit union trade association will begin operations on January 1, 2011.

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