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Kitsap Credit Unions Collaborate to Help Consumers Manage their Money

Three Kitsap County credit unions are collaborating for the second public event this year designed to help members cope with economic concerns. The next event, scheduled for Wednesday, will offer money management workshops.

Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Partially Overturns Lower Court Ruling Regarding MERS

An Oregon Supreme Court ruling opens the door for financial institutions to return to a quicker, less expensive non-judicial foreclosure process. More on how the ruling could affect credit unions is explained in this week’s compliance report.

Kitsap County Credit Unions to Encore Community Financial Education Offerings

A trio of Washington credit unions will again partner with community agencies and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation to help Kitsap area residents deal with the financial impact of government budget cuts. The last event the credit unions sponsored in March drew a crowd of more than 250 people.

Credit Unions Celebrate Chapter Excellence

Four Northwest credit unions took home Chapter Excellence Awards for outstanding service under the Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Philosophy in Action categories. The recently reactivated Evergreen Chapter won the Overall Best Practice banner.

Oregon Legislative Update: Eugene Credit Union Advocates Step Up

Several credit union professionals in Oregon’s Lane County took up the advocacy mantle this week, hearing from candidates and meeting with legislators to share the credit union difference.

Members in the News

Your rundown on who’s doing what in the Northwest credit union movement.

Ferndale Refinery Credit Union, Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County Announce Merger Plans

The trend of credit union mergers in the Northwest continues, as Ferndale Refinery Credit Union and Industrial Credit Union of Whatcom County have announced plans to combine operations on Oct. 1.

Steve Albers Passes Away After Bike Accident

Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma-based insurance company Albers & Co., passed away Friday evening after being critically injured in a bike accident. A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fircrest Golf Club.

Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens Welcomed by Washington Credit Unions

Washington credit unions offered support to Supreme Court Justices Susan Owens, Steve Gonzales and returning candidate Richard Sanders, who face election Aug. 7. Anthem tagged along for Justice Owens’ visits to credit unions.

Lane County Credit Unions Deliver $150,000 Promise to Sacred Heart Medical Center

The credit unions of Lane County, Oregon, completed their two-year, $150,000 Credit Unions for Kids fundraising goal for Sacred Heart Medical Center in just over one-and-a-half years.

Brorson’s ‘Life on the Edge in Kitsap County’ Event to Shed Light on Challenges of Poverty

True to the “People Helping People” philosophy, Kitsap Credit Union’s Cathy Brorson is working to illuminate the true challenges associated with poverty-based decision-making and to engage community leaders from all sectors in finding solutions.

Pierce County Chapter Launches Website Using Foundation Grant

The Pierce County Chapter of Credit Unions used funds from a Foundation grant to launch a dedicated chapter website to serve as a resource for credit union professionals and volunteers.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

Despite a week’s worth of winter weather, a number of bills that could impact credit unions saw progress in the Washington Legislature last week.

Washington Congressional and Legislative Maps Finalized

This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.

Most Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Will Remain at 2011 Levels in 2012

The FHFA announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2012 will remain at 2011 levels in all but one U.S. county.

Lane County Credit Unions Step Up for Credit Unions for Kids

Credit Unions for Kids gets a boost and the credit union community gets to dress to the nines at “Lunch at Tiffany’s” on Nov. 2. The event takes place at Eugene’s Valley River Inn.

Changes on the Horizon in the Oregon House

This Oregon legislative update explains how the Oregon House of Representatives will look different after 2012, as several House members have announced their resignation or are running for a different office.

Members on the Move

Your rundown of who is doing what and where.