Help Guide the Northwest Movement

The committees of the Northwest Credit Union Association help guide much of the Association’s work and strategy. They develop policy recommendations, choose Amplify Awards honorees, maintain the Defense Fund and more. NWCUA Board Chair Jack Fallis called Friday for volunteers to step up and join committees.

“Committees of the Northwest Credit Union Association play an important role in Association governance, direction and policy formation,” said Fallis. “Your involvement on the committees will help ensure future success and advancement of the regional movement.”

Those interested are encouraged to register their interest online by Monday, November 10. The Board will finalize committee appointments in December and announce them to the membership by year’s end.

NWCUA committees seeking volunteers include:

  • Awards Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Collective Action strategy by bringing the membership together. This committee is responsible for the overall administration of the annual awards program that recognizes and honors the Northwest credit union community and makes recommendations to the staff liaison regarding how to enhance the comprehensive regional awards program. Committee co-chairs appoint sub-committees to act as judges for the awards programs.
  • Defense Fund Oversight Sub-Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Policy Advancement strategy by maintaining a strong Defense Fund. This subcommittee is responsible for providing oversight to the Defense Fund expenditures as outlined in the fund’s covenants as it relates to wise use and fundraising strategies of special purpose advocacy funding that may need to be acquired to assist with extraordinary governmental affairs and public communication needs. Chairs facilitate the annual review of the covenants and review/approval of expenses.
  • Political Action & Grassroots Advocacy Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Policy Advancement strategy by engaging in political efforts through our grassroots advocates and actively builds our political action funds. This committee is responsible for providing the Northwest credit unions with the ideas, tools, training, support, and initiative to inspire a culture and practice of full grassroots participation in proactive legislative and regulatory calls to action and to defend against threats to the industry. This committee will also be responsible for setting fundraising goals and assisting in fundraising strategy on behalf of the Oregon and Washington State CULAFs and CUNA’s CULAC.
  • Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Policy Advancement strategy by protecting and enhancing the charter to insure delivery of value and impact to consumers. This committee is responsible for developing policy recommendations to the board regarding governmental affairs issues affecting Oregon credit unions. The committee also assists Association personnel in an advisory capacity by providing guidance on federal and state legislative issues.
  • Washington Governmental Affairs Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Policy Advancement strategy by protecting and enhancing the charter to insure delivery of value and impact to consumers. This committee is responsible for developing policy recommendations to the board regarding governmental affairs issues affecting Washington credit unions. The committee also assists Association personnel in an advisory capacity by providing guidance on federal and state legislative issues.
  • Regulatory Advisory Sub-Committee: Executes within the NWCUA Policy Advancement strategy by advancing proactive regulatory efforts. The Regulatory Advisory Sub-Committee is a working committee whose members are dedicated to partnering with our regulatory agencies to develop responsible rules and regulations affecting credit unions. The committee gathers input from the membership which further informs recommendations to Association staff when setting regulatory priorities.

For more information on volunteering for committees, contact Christine Duncan at 206.340.4813 or cduncan@nwcua.org.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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