Rouillard Family Invites Credit Union Community to Memorial

The credit union community is invited to remember one of the Northwest Movement’s most profound contributors, Bruce Rouillard, in two ways—at a memorial service on February 6 and through donations.

Bruce Rouillard, Former Washington League CEO, Leaves Lofty Legacy

Rouillard, who passed away last week, leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of contributions to the Credit Union Movement. One story shows how deep his credit union commitment flowed.

Northwest Continues Strong Presence on CUNA Board—Keesee Elected to Board

In another demonstration of the Northwest’s engagement with the nationwide credit union Movement, Debie Keesee was elected to CUNA’s Board of Directors, joining Troy Stang, who was reelected. Fellow Northwesterner and CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel will step down from her post in 2016 as she reaches her term limit.

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STCU’s Johnson and Pacific Crest Federal’s Philp Honored for Credit Union Advocacy

Philp’s outreach and education with members sets a standard for engagement. Johnson extols the benefits of consistent, in-person advocacy. Each was honored as their respective state’s Credit Union Advocate of the Year.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Former Plaza Bank CEO joins Harborstone as SVP; Port of Seattle Federal completes merger with Sound.

Pat Smith Inducted Into CUES Hall of Fame

CUES cited Smith’s long list of professional achievements and contributions to the Credit Union Movement in adding her to the distinguished company of the CUES Hall of Fame.

CUNA Chairwoman Streifel and NWCUA President & CEO Stang Highlight 360° Advocacy at Spokane Chapter

Streifel and Stang laid out a trade association agenda uniting the national and the local, and called on every leader and employee to add their voice to the call. They spotlighted the Spokane Chapter of Credit Unions as a shining example of engagement.

From Robbery to Advocacy: Rachel Pross Honored as Young CU Pro of the Year

From a small, struggling credit union in Arizona to a leading role in the Northwest movement, Rachel Pross has made a huge impact in a short time. And it all started with a robbery.

Northwest Credit Union Association Board Reorganizes for 2015-2016

The evolved Board will guide the Association in its mission to help Northwest credit unions thrive.

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NWCUA Presents CUNA’s Nussle with Resolution Affirming System Coordination

The resolution acknowledges the power of the interdependent CUNA-League system to carry out powerful, effective advocacy on behalf of credit unions.

CUNA CEO Jim Nussle: Engage Real People in Advocacy

Nussle called for all credit unions, CEOs, Board Members, and professionals to engage in credit union advocacy and to rally their members.

Amplify Opens with All-Star Lineup on Advocacy, Regulatory Relief, and Innovation

The opening General Session of the NWCUA’s Amplify Convention featured presentations by CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle, Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger, and Filene CEO Mark Meyer.

Get the Latest Movement Updates at Amplify Convention

The credit union movement is evolving rapidly to meet the changing demands of consumers in a dynamic legislative and regulatory landscape. October’s Amplify Convention in Portland offers the latest news.

The Ever-Changing Financial Technology Landscape and the New Role of Fintech Companies

Credit unions and their members have high expectations for outstanding technology—including mobile banking, financial education products, and security solutions. How can credit unions navigate the choices between and relationships with the vendors providing these services? An Amplify breakout session will provide answers.

NWCUA Board 2015 Membership Election Process Concludes

The NWCUA finalized its 2015/2016 Board of Directors, moving to a nine-person Board from the previous eleven seats.

Oregon Legislative Update: Prize-Linked Savings Approved by Legislature

The Oregon Senate passed a bill to allow prize-linked savings in the state. It now goes to the governor for signing.

Northwest Credit Unions Donate Record $1.59M to Credit Unions for Kids

Credit unions in the Northwest and nationally provided record financial support to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2014.

Northwest ‘Crashers’ Reflect on Jet Lag, 17-Hour Days, and ‘Unforgettable’ GAC Experience

Two young professionals from the Northwest who “crashed” CUNA’s GAC with support from The Trust and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation share about their experience.