Oregon/Washington Merger Town Halls Begin Next Week

The Washington Credit Union League and the Oregon Credit Union Association will begin Town Hall meetings next week to discuss the proposed merger of the two trade groups. The first will take place in Longview, Wash, on Monday, August 23, followed by meetings on Tuesday, August 24, in Beaverton and Milwaukie, Ore.

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In addition to general merger plans, the discussion will involve the anticipated service to northwest credit unions.  All volunteers and credit union management are invited.

Space may be limited, though, and an RSVP is appreciated. 

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 League President & CEO John 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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