WCUF Now Accepting Cycle 1 Scholarship Applications

The Washington Credit Union Foundation is now accepting Cycle 1 applications for all events occurring from April 1 through December 31, 2011.

Town Halls Provide Details on Corporate Consolidation

Southwest Bridge Corporate Federal Credit Union will host four Town Hall meetings in the Northwest this month to provide member credit unions another opportunity to obtain information about the proposed consolidation of Southwest Bridge Corporate and Georgia Corporate.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

House Bill 1327 has been scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee today. The bill allows public entities to deposit public funds into federally chartered credit unions as well as state chartered credit unions, and increases the amount that may be deposited up to the maximum level of NCUSIF insurance.

Compliance Question of the Week

What is a Social Security Representative Payee Account and how do I set one up?

Oregon Legislative Week in Review

The Oregon Legislature returned to work on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Gov. Kitzhaber released his budget to mixed reviews. The Northwest Credit Union Association has been analyzing hundreds of bills to determine the impact on the state’s credit unions.

NWCUA Federal Legislative Week in Review

The latest news about NWCUA efforts in Washington D.C.

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.

CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report

Several regulatory advocacy efforts that were part of our Government Affairs Conference will certainly continue throughout the coming weeks and months.

NWCUA Chairman Congratulates Barrick on Being Named to San Francisco Fed’s Community Depository Advisory Group

NWCUA Chairman Bill Anderson yesterday congratulated Ron Barrick, president and CEO of Advantis Credit Union in Milwaukie, Ore., on his appointment to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s newly-formed 12th District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

Free Webinar: Is it Over Yet, Or Is This the Calm Before Another Economic Storm?

While the path to recovery is now smoother and wider, significant risks remain. In this Discovery session, CMG Chief Economist Dave Colby will share his economic and credit union forecasts, their operational implications and discuss key risk factors for both the recovery and credit unions’ long-term role in consumer finance.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

House Bill 1327 is expected receive a hearing before the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee after some intense lobbying.The bill allows public entities to deposit public funds into federally chartered credit unions and increases the amount that may be deposited to the maximum level of NCUSIF insurance.

Business Journals Recognize Purnell-Hepburn, Jones

Two of American City Business Journals have recognized credit unions leaders in the Northwest for their exceptional work. Oregon Community Credit Union CEO Mandy Jones won the Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award and Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union’s Senior VP and CFO, Michelle Purnell-Hepburn, has been named one of the 2011 CFOs of the Year.

NWCUA Legislative Effort Gets National Spotlight

A story picked up around the nation this week focuses on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Washington state effort to pass legislation encouraging non-savers to sock away a short term nest egg.