Advantis President and CEO Ron Barrick Appointed Vice Chairman of 12th District CDIAC

Credit unions gained stronger representation at the district level, as Advantis Credit Union President and CEO Ron Barrick was named vice chairman of the 12th District CDIAC. Credit union leader Darin Moody was also named to the council.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what and where.

Elected Officials Conducting Town Hall Meetings in Oregon

This federal legislative update outlines significant cost-cutting issues facing members of Congress and offers opportunities to voice opinions.

BECU’s Gary Oakland Wins Credit Union Foundations’ Mark of Excellence Award

As CEO at BECU, Gary Oakland has navigated recessions, strikes and the housing market meltdown while growing assets to $9.5 billion and membership to more than 700,000, and he will be recognized with the Mark of Excellence honor next month.

Survey: Credit Unions Believe in Value of Credit Insurance and Debt Protection, Need to Better Communicate to Members

Rich Trace, CUNA Mutual Group’s Director of Product Management for Credit Insurance, says that cross-selling is a useful tool in educating members about valuable, under-utilized products such as credit insurance and debt protection.

Bloomberg Investigation Confirms 2010 NWCUA Report on Stimulus Lending

A report released by Bloomberg this week revealed that the Federal Reserve secretly loaned more than $1.2 trillion, confirming published predictions made in recent years by NWCUA CEO John Annaloro.

Compliance Update: NCUA says CUSO Can Act as a Landlord

The NCUA stated that a CUSO is permitted to act as a landlord, provided the majority of the property is leased to credit unions and members of affiliated credit unions.

Legal Briefs

Your update on the regulatory landscape.

Yakima Valley Credit Union Membership Approves Merger with Catholic Credit Union

Two Washington credit unions will join forces this fall, as Yakima Valley Credit Union and Catholic Credit Union announced a merger, effective Oct. 1, 2011.

HR Compliance: Filing Deadline Approaching for EEO-1

All covered employers must file the EEO-1 Report by Sept. 30, 2011, preferably by using the EEOC’s web-based filing system.

Donations Allow You to Dress in Denim on Miracle Jeans Day

Credit union employees, in partnership with Credit Unions for Kids, are encouraged to donate $5 in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans to work on Wed., Sept. 14. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Convention Speaker Climbed to the Top in More Ways Than One

Convention speaker Susan Ershler has literally taken the 30,000-foot view. She has climbed to the top of the world in more ways than one. Her September 21 address takes a different approach than any other presentation being offered at the Tacoma gathering of northwest credit union leadership.

Credit Unions to be Honored for Corporate Philanthropy

Four Oregon credit unions will be honored by the Portland Business Journal during its fifth annual Corporate Philanthropy Awards Luncheon.