Northwest Credit Union Association Expands Small Credit Union Programs and Resources in 2019


MAXX attendees gather for the fall Small Credit Union Roundtable meeting at the annual convention held in Tacoma, Washington, in October.

The outlook for 2019 is bright for small credit unions in the Northwest. Your Association has a new crop of programs and resources planned to help small credit unions navigate the latest industry updates and issues.

Small Credit Union Roundtables

Your Association’s Small Credit Union Roundtable events provide opportunities to learn and network, and now the program’s been expanded to include two additional video meetings in 2019, for a total of four meetings.

“We have seen a tremendous increase in Roundtable participation over the past several years and are excited to build on the positive momentum by offering an opportunity for all small credit unions to participate, regardless of geographic location,” said Northwest Credit Union Association Director of Cooperative Momentum, Carmen Vigil.

Rountables will be held Feb. 26 (virtual meeting) May 8 in Portland, Aug. 21 (virtual meeting), and Oct. 15 in Spokane during the Association’s annual convention, MAXX. For more information and to register, visit the Small Credit Union Resources page.

Council Program

The Council Program provides a forum for peer groups to connect along seven disciplines, share experiences and learn from each other. In 2019, more credit unions will enjoy access to these programs with a new call-in option for those who would like to access the presentations and discussions from their desk. Your Association is excited to offer this enhancement, which will make the council meetings accessible to credit unions of all sizes and geographic locations. To learn more, visit the Northwest Credit Union Association Councils webpage.

Small Credit Union Scholarships for Governmental Affairs Conference

The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference March 10-14 in Washington, D.C., is fast approaching, and CUNA and CUNA Mutual Group are offering an opportunity for two small credit unions to receive full scholarships to attend. To enter, post a loan promotion idea to the Small Credit Union Community by Feb. 1. Scholarship funds are also available through your Association and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. Additionally, Days at the Capitol for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are coming up, and we hope to see you there. Follow this link to learn more about Days at the Capitol.

Small Credit Union Advisory Group

The Small Credit Union Advisory Group is recruiting members. The advisory group will meet quarterly via a conference line to discuss small credit union programming and resources.

“This group will provide valuable input on items ranging from specific content ideas at Small Credit Union Roundtable events, to the very name and definition of our small credit union community,” said Vigil.

It’s limited to 12 participants representing small credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Those interested in attending should submit their information here by Jan. 10.

For more information on small credit union programs, resources, or opportunities, contact Carmen Vigil, Director, Cooperative Momentum and Small Credit Union Champion.

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