Make Plans Now to Attend a Merger Town Hall Meeting

The Washington Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Oregon Board of Directors have set the dates and times for the August Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups.   The first will take place in Longview, Wash, on Monday, August 23.

Everyone in the credit union community is invited.

In addition to general merger plans, the discussion will also involve the anticipated service to the credit unions in the Northwest. 

“These gatherings will be the first opportunity to engage in the process and our members’ feedback is critically important as we finalize the planning process before the early November membership vote,” said Washington League President John Annaloro. “We also invite credit union executives to extend this invitation to any volunteers and/or management from your credit union you deem appropriate.” 

Space may be limited, though, and an RSVP is appreciated.  So, plan appropriately. See all available dates and locations.

The town halls were set after the boards of directors from both organizations just a few months ago signed a letter of intent to merge. They 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 Jan. 1, 2011.





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