Inspirus Credit Union Helps Refugee Children Share Their Stories

With a generous donation, Inspirus Credit Union supported a diverse group of students at a Tukwila high school in sharing their Stories of Arrival.

Rogue Credit Union President & CEO Gene Pelham Gives Rural Oregon a Voice on the Fed

A recent appointment to a Federal Reserve advisory council gives this busy CEO yet another chance to represent and support Northwest credit unions and their members.

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.

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

Point West “drives hope” to local nonprofit; Trailhead gets CDFI certified; Inspirus supports housing-insecure kids in Tukwila; Solarity announces winner of 2016-17 community partner vote.

FIs’ Certified as Class Members in Target Breach Suit

The decision allows credit unions and other financial institutions to coordinate use of attorneys, collection of evidence, requests of witnesses, and more.

Advocates in Action: Sharing the Credit Union Message with State, Federal Lawmakers

Campaign season is in full swing in the Northwest, and credit union advocates are keeping busy volunteering and supporting their favorite candidates.

Oregon’s 2014 Election Takes Shape after Filing Deadline – with a Few Surprises

Sixteen members of the Oregon Legislature aren’t seeking re-election. Two will face primary challengers. And 24 won’t have any opponent at all in the primary or general election.

Northwest Credit Union Association Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

Nominations will be accepted beginning March 12 for four seats on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 11-member board of directors.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2014’s Short Session Begins

For just the second time in the state’s history, the Oregon Legislature will meet for a short session this year. The tight timeline means many bills could fall by the wayside, but the NWCUA is still keeping an eye on legislation that could impact credit unions.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board Seat Open in District Four

An open seat on the Northwest Credit Union Foundation board presents an opportunity for a passionate credit union professional to make a difference. The person appointed to the District 4 seat will serve on an interim basis until October 2014.

Worthington, Van Vleet, Cann Join NWCUA Board; Keesee Re-Elected Chair

Three new members were named to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s board of directors at the Association’s annual business meeting in Portland this week. Debie Keesee of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union will serve another term as board chair.

Tax Advocacy Spotlight: Spokane Credit Unions Deliver a Huge Message

When the credit union tax model flew through Congress’—and the bank lobby’s—radar screen earlier this summer, a cell of Spokane credit unions decided to take the high road with positive messaging. They delivered this week—with weigh in from over 13,000 constituents.

Federal Reserve to Appeal Interchange Ruling

The Federal Reserve Board will appeal a district court ruling striking down interchange fee caps.

Today is Tweet Tuesday; Credit Unions Asked to Send Twitter Messages to House

While congress is on recess this month, credit union advocates are keeping the tax discussion alive. The NWCUA is asking members to raise the roof and tweet the house today. Sample messages are available on the Association’s member website.

U.S. District Court Delivers a Blow to Financial Institutions

A U.S. District court ruling strikes down the Federal Reserve’s price caps on debit interchange fees. The ruling could be devastating for some financial institutions. The NWCUA is working with CUNA to determine next steps.

NWCUA Board Members Selected

Board positions have been determined for the NWCUA Board of Directors, with new members officially beginning service during the Amplify Convention October 8, 2013 in Portland.

Foundation Board to Welcome Two New Members

The election process has determined that two new members will join the NWCUF Board of Directors this fall, while two current members will continue service.

Our Community’s Bert Fisher Chosen to Represent District 7 on NWCUA Board

Bert Fisher, president and CEO of Our Community Credit Union, has joined the NWCUA board of directors as the District 7 interim director, filling the seat vacated in November by Tom Graves.