New Association Board Chair Makes Call for Committee Service

In one of her first acts as Board Chair for Your Association, Brooke Van Vleet, President & CEO of St. Helens Community Credit Union, has issued a call for credit union professionals to engage in service through NWCUA committees.

Governor Inslee to Address Advocates at NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol

More than 150 advocates will be in Olympia Thursday to discuss the Credit Union Movement’s policy advancement agenda with lawmakers. Against that backdrop the NWCUA is tracking foreclosure, public funds, marijuana banking, and mortgage-related legislation.

NWCUA Committee Appointments for 2016

The 2016 Northwest Credit Union Association Committee and Task Force network has launched. Nearly 200 credit union professionals are engaged in helping to shape policy, programs, and advocacy efforts.

Answer the Credit Union Movement Call: Volunteer for Committees

Volunteer for a Northwest Credit Union Association Committee or Task Force, and lend your skills to the critical work of advancing the Credit Union Movement.

Oregon Legislative Update: Committee Deadline Hits

NWCUA continues working on top priorities as the committee deadline hits and minimum wage bills are heard.

2015 NWCUA Committee & Task Force Rosters Finalized

NWCUA committees and task forces will give their time, talent and critical expertise to help guide and grow the Northwest movement through the many opportunities in 2015.

Help Guide the Northwest Movement

NWCUA Board Chair Jack Fallis called for volunteers to join the Association’s committees, which help guide the Policy Advancement, Public Awareness, and Collective Action of the Northwest credit union movement.

CUNA Names 18 Northwest Credit Union Leaders to National Committees, Task Forces

From issues affecting small or community credit unions to discussions about governmental affairs and housing finance reform, 18 Oregon and Washington executives will make sure that Northwest voices are heard when CUNA’s national committees meet in 2014.

NWCUA Finalizes Rosters for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Final rosters are now set for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2014 committees and task forces after dozens of members answered the call to play a more active leadership role in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

BECU Board Chair Mike Sweeney: Director Service Carries ‘An Incredible Fiduciary Responsibility’

In an exclusive Anthem interview, BECU board Chairman Mike Sweeney says the credit union’s decision this week to compensate its directors and Audit Committee members is a “recognition of the considerable time and effort our officials give” to safeguarding members’ assets and ensuring the future strategic direction of the credit union.

NWCUA Accepting Applications for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Applications are now being accepted for 10 NWCUA committees that will serve in 2014, including two new task forces that will focus on the value and impact of Northwest credit unions. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

NWCUA Seeks New Members for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

NWCUA members can play key roles in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value, and impact of credit unions in 2014 by joining one of 10 committees and task forces. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Committees Hold Final Hearings as Budget Talks Continue

With the end of the regular session just three weeks away, the Washington State Legislature will now move to floor action, as committees not tied to implementing the budget have held their final hearings for the session.

Northwest’s Elected Officials Appointed to Important Congressional Committees

The Northwest is well-represented on Congressional committees with significance to credit unions, highlighted by Jeff Merkley’s appointment as chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

NWCUA-Sponsored Bills Receive Do-Pass Committee Recommendations

Two bills sponsored by the NWCUA to improve the Washington Credit Union Act passed out of their respective committees last week in the State Legislature, clearing an early hurdle in the path to passage.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Legislature in Session, NWCUA Establishes State Priorities

The 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature began on Jan. 14 with three significant items on the year’s agenda: adopting a budget through 2017, resolving public education requirements and finalizing details related to Medicaid expansion.

Congressman Heck Appointed to House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Denny Heck, elected last November with credit union support, has been selected by his colleagues to serve on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal housing policy, Wall Street reform and consumer protection, and commercial insurance and banking issues.

Northwest Strongly Represented on CUNA National Committees

Twelve credit union professionals from the Northwest have been appointed to serve on national committees serving the Credit Union National Association.