Roundtable Discussion Exceeds Expectations of Volunteers

There were many important topics this year at the NWCUA Volunteers Conference; chief among them: dealing with the regulatory burden for volunteers.

Northwest CU Leaders Gather in Bend

Northwest credit union leadership is gathered this week in Bend for regulatory updates, strategic planning and mid-year meetings.

CUs Must Prepare for Rising Interest Rates, says Berkeley Professor

It’s a central banker’s worst nightmare: The economy is stagnating with a weak labor market, yet inflationary pressures are building. How should CUs prepare?

Advantis Ranked Top Credit Union in the Nation for Providing Value to Members

This marks the seventh time overall that Advantis has been ranked number one and the credit union consistently ranks in the top two percent in the nation in returning financial value to members.

Help Boards Perform Without Using Term Limits

Convention speaker Rory Rowland outlines how credit unions can address with underperforming boards without the use of term limits, which can also eliminate quality leadership.

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.

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.

Volunteers Conference Opener to Address Federal Fin. Lit. Requirements

Volunteers receive a Certificate of Attendance for attending the session on director responsibilities under Regulations 701.4, led by NCUA’s John Dock.

Credit Union Implements Board Term Limits to Increase Member Engagement

Through a methodical and deliberate process, management and the board came up with a process that addressed concerns and prepared the credit union for the future.

NWCUA Offering Required FCU Director Training

the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is offering the required training to help your board of directors to obtain a minimum ability to read a credit union income statement and balance sheet.

Free Webinar Help CUs Take Advantage of Invest in America Program

A free webinar set for Tuesday, Feb. 15, and presented by Invest in America, will teach you how to take advantage of the program that increases the value of membership and stimulates the economy. The hour-and-a-half webinar begins at 1:30 p.m.

NWCUA’s 2011 Volunteers Conference Dates Set

The 2011 Northwest Credit Union Association Volunteers Conference will be held June 23-25, at The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, Ore. Mark your calendar and plan to send your volunteers.

NCUA: Directors Can Delegate Authority, with Limits

In a Letter to Federal Credit Unions, the National Credit Union Administration said an FCU’s board can, with some limitations, delegate to its CEO the authority to hire, fire, and compensate subordinate employees, including other management personnel.

NCUA: Some CU Volunteer Costs Can Be Reimbursed

According to the NCUA, some Volunteer costs associated with service can be reimbursed, however there are limitations, particularly in Washington State.