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In the Spotlight: Advocacy Awards

Submissions for these awards, which recognize those CUs and CU professionals who helped to advance the credit union charter through political advocacy, are due on June 15.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

In another sign that the debate is heating up, the National Retail Federation will kickoff of its “60 Day Swipe Fee Reform” campaign, in response to our strong grassroots efforts to delay the rule.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The Association’s priority bill should be voted out of committee on its way to the House floor by the end of next week. Plus an update on the twists and turns of the State Bank of Oregon, garnishment, and tax credit transparency legislation.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

If the legislature is successful in completing its negotiations on two difficult issues, the special session could conclude soon. Also, an update on successful efforts to stop exam reports from becoming public.

In the Spotlight: Summit Volunteer Awards

Nominations are due by June 15 for the Volunteer Award program, which honors and rewards those NW CU volunteers who have exemplified outstanding leadership and service.

Seven Risks a Director Must Understand to Fulfill the ‘Duty of Care’

CPA Linda Keith, a speaker at the Volunteers Conference, outlines directors’ responsibilities under Regulation 704.4(b) and some tips to ensure volunteers can meet these standards.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

An update on various legislations that may affect credit unions, including a foreclosure mediation update, redistricting plans, and changes to the property recording surcharge.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

We need your help on interchange again. Also, a full report on CEO John Annaloro and President Troy Stang’s meetings with the Fed, NCUA and the NW delegation.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The big news in Salem last week was the release of the House and Senate redistricting plans. Plus a review of various bills that could affect Oregon credit unions.

CUNA Continues to Push for Interchange Fixes

CUNA’s regulatory update includes details about interchange efforts, plus a preview of the NCUA Board meeting.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Governor Signs Washington Prize Linked Savings Bill Today

Governor Chris Gregoire will sign the prize-linked savings bill, successfully bringing to an end months of work by the Association’s legislative affairs staff.

Annaloro, Stang On-Hand to Launch Interchange Ads

The ad, which airs on broadcast and cable stations in the Washington, DC area, talks about the domino effect on consumers from the “$12 billion payday” that law makers gave retailers under the Durbin Amendment.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

Staff and credit union executives testified in support of the Credit Union Modernization bill for 45 minutes. The next step is a committee vote before the bill goes to the floor.

Does Your Financial Literacy Program Get an A+?

Overlooking the importance of consumer education could be a mistake for credit unions—and their bottom lines, say Harland Clarke.

Federal Legislative Update of the Week

It is not too late to contact the Congressional delegation about interchange, or add something to your website encouraging your members to email their legislators. Please continue to push the Call to Action!

Washington Legislative Week in Review

The Legislature is working in a special session to close the budget gap, and Governor Gregoire has yet to sign the Prize-Linked Savings bill.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

NWCUA’s charter update bill is getting a hearing in the House today, while the Oregon Bankers’ bill to tax credit unions is technically still alive despite not leaving its committee before the deadline.