Oregon legislators enthusiastically got a plateful of information about how cooperatives benefit communities last week. The Northwest Credit Union Association and other cooperatives hosted their 12th annual cooperative lunch in Salem.
Northwest credit unions and other cooperatives will turn Olympia intersection into “Co-op Street” as part of free regional event celebrating the impact of cooperative businesses.
Oregon co-ops served up a pretty good example of the strength of the state’s cooperative movement when they sat down for lunch last week with Oregon legislators in Salem. And they didn’t even have to wait for dessert to make their point.
Now is the time for credit union leadership to educate boards, staff, members and legislators about the structure, value and impact the credit union charter delivers to the members and communities served. The credit mnion message is supported by strong data.
Trade associations representing credit unions and several other cooperatives teamed up to treat Oregon legislators to lunch in what has become a highly anticipated tradition to kick off the upcoming session. Food was donated for the event by the farmers and ranchers who own many Oregon cooperatives.
Bellingham’s credit unions and other cooperatives have set a high standard during the International Year of Cooperatives. The community will take things to an even higher level with the June 16 Cooperative Day of Action.
Known as the Co-Op Coalition, a group of co-ops in the Bellingham, Wash., including GaPac Community Federal, Industrial and Whatcom Educational Credit Unions, has teamed to promote the cooperative model during the International Year of Cooperatives.
Reward Volunteers is a free mobile app that allows volunteers to track their hours and earn rewards for themselves and the organizations they serve. Participation is free for all 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizations.
Portland area credit unions are being invited to unite as volunteers for a day at Junior Achievement’s BizTown. The event allows staff from competing credit unions to work together as they help students put their financial literacy skills to work.
Northwest credit unions are encouraged to work with each other as well as with other cooperatives to stage community events during the International Year of the Cooperative. This report details ideas and resources to help credit unions promote their events.
With 2012 having been dubbed “International Year of the Cooperative” by the United Nations, the NWCUA has taken a lead role in promoting the cooperative ideal throughout the region.
Representatives of food, financial and utility cooperatives are using a memorable video to launch the International Year of Cooperatives.
Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has organized Co-opalooza to promote the cooperative model that is central to the credit union movement. More than 20 different cooperatives will work together to promote their organizations and ideals at the carnival-like event.