NWCUA Chapters Schedule September Meetings

With an eye on fostering a sense of collaboration and community within the credit union family, member credit unions of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) are organized into chapters. Each chapter is made up of credit unions based on geographic boundaries, which were determined by the NWCUA Board of Directors. Serving as a critical link between the NWCUA and the credit unions, chapters fill many roles, including voicing the views and concerns of local credit unions and providing a grassroots legislative link.

Upcoming chapter meetings include: 

Central Oregon Chapter
Join us for a discussion regarding the serious problem of child abuse in Oregon and the efforts of the Stop the Hurt Coalition. Our guest speaker will be Ken Morton, Executive Director for Klamath-Lake Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services (CARES) and member of the Stop the Hurt Coalition.

The meeting will take place on Sept. 13, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Annex Building behind Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, located at 2972 Washburn Way in Klamath Falls, Ore.

The Dinner buffet will include seasonal salads, vegetables, potatoes au gratin, choice of roasted tri-tip of beef or roasted chicken entrée, rolls, and a selection of delightful desserts.

All credit union staff and volunteers are welcome. Please RSVP to Melissa McNally, Mid Oregon FCU, at mmcnally@midoregon.com or 541.585.1888. The cost for credit union employees is $15, and no-shows will be billed.

Southern Oregon Chapter
The Southern Oregon Chapter is hosting its Annual Chapter Dinner at Wild Life Safari in Winston, Ore., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the main dining area.

Bring your charity dollars, as we will be playing BINGO to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network through Credit Unions for Kids. The first BINGO card is free. Additional cards can be purchase for $1 each—or six cards for $5.

Dinner will consist of a Mexican dinner buffet, where you can make your own burrito, taco, salad, etc.

The cost is $25 per person. Employees’ costs will be paid by their credit union. Guests and no-shows will be charged the per-person price.

Please RSVP to Jake Hillman at jakeh@sofcu.com.

Pierce County Chapter
The Pierce County Chapter of Credit Unions will be hosting its Annual International Credit Union Day Auction on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the Tacoma Yacht Club. The social will kick off at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Washington Business Week:

Since 1976, Washington Business Week offers high-school students “Real-World Experience and Life-Changing Results.” There are two ways students can participate: the In-School Community Program or through a week-long Summer Program hosted on college campuses across the state. Students form a company while living in the dorms and experiencing the college environment. Business Week is the place students can preview college AND the career world at the same time. Washington Business Week and the Pathways are programs of the Foundation for Private Enterprise Education, a 501(c)(3) organization. Washington Business Week impacts over 3,000 teens a year from contributions made by businesses, service clubs, individuals and foundations. Your contribution inspires the youth of Washington State to create success in their lives, their future workplaces and communities.

Awards for Lifetime Achievement, Credit Union Professional of the Year, and Credit Union Volunteer of the Year will also be presented.

Capitol Chapter
The Capitol Chapter is hosting its annual dinner meeting at the Old Spaghetti Warehouse (formerly Allessandros) in Salem, Ore., on Sept. 29, 2011. With a cost of $20 per person, networking and the silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at the annual meeting kicking off at 6:30. Jill Nowacki of Credit Unions for Kids will be the featured speaker. See below for details.

Sept 29, 2011
The Old Spaghetti Warehouse
920 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR

Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Ice Cream (No host bar)

Please reply by Sept. 22, 2011, with the total number attending from your credit union or organization.

Contact: Connie Palanuk, 503-779-1361

Southeastern Washington Chapter
The next meeting of the Southeastern Washington Chapter is Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon at Magill’s in Pasco, Wash. For more details, contact Camellia Uhling, President/CEO of Monad Federal Credit Union in Pasco.


Questions or Concerns? Contact Matt Halvorson, Anthem Editor: mhalvorson@nwcua.org.

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