The NWCUA is seeking nominations for an interim director to fill the District 7 board seat vacated by the resignation of Prevail’s Tom Graves. Nominations are due by Dec. 28, 2012.
Northwest credit unions will soon have two leaders representing them on the CUNA Board of Directors. Woodstone Credit Union’s Susan Streifel has been reelected to represent credit unions with fewer than 23,000 members and NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang will serve as the District 6 trade association representative.
The Northwest Credit Union Association is supporting the following candidates in Oregon in the November 2012 election:
Washington Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler received a standing ovation during a visit to the NWCUA Convention. She said support for member business lending is not a Republican or Democrat issue but is about employment.
Recognizing retiring CEO John Annaloro for his 15 years of leadership was top bill at the NWCUA’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon. President Troy Stang officially assumed CEO duties during the meeting.
The Southwest Chapter of Credit Union hosted 15 candidates for its annual legislative dinner, hearing from each candidate about their plans and educating them about credit union issues.
Sound Credit Union’s Rick Brandsma helped host a fundraiser on Monday for Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to replace retiring Rep. Norm Dicks in the House. Kilmer received a $5,000 CULAC contribution for the November general election.
The Association is hosting an hour-long town hall discussion with credit union champion Suzanne Bonamici at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at First Tech Federal Credit Union.
Two local credit union CEOs met with Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented him with a $5,000 contribution from CULAC on Friday.
The NWCUA finalized its new board of directors this week, moving to an 11-member board from the initial 18-member board that came together with the January 2011 merger. Ten of the 11 newly chosen members were incumbents, and all 11 ran unopposed.
The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is seeking candidates interested in helping carry out its mission to serve as elected members of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Those interested must submit a written declaration of candidacy by Monday, June 18.
Taking advantage of new laws trying to keep up with rapidly changing technology, one person in Pennsylvania is repeatedly filing claims against financial institutions over Title III violations. On May 9 he struck $128 million Century Heritage FCU.
The NWCUA announced its support of current Washington State Sen. Derek Kilmer (D-26) to replace retiring Rep. Norm Dicks in representing Washington’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is seeking nominees dedicated to its mission and objectives who will work to carry out the Foundation’s vision as elected members of its board of trustees.
The NWCUA will accept nominations for all board of director positions from April 16-30. Board members are responsible for establishing the Association’s policy and governance direction and representing their district or asset-size category.
The NWCUA’s proposed redistricting plan was approved by a significant margin Monday. Diann Owen, co-chair of the Redistricting Task Force, said the main goal in the process was for every credit union to feel supported and well-represented.
Suzanne Bonamici won the Oregon 1st District House seat in Tuesday’s special election with the support of the NWCUA and volunteers from Oregon credit unions. Among her “top priorities,” she says, will be raising the credit union MBL cap.
The vote to ratify the redistricting boundaries recommended by the NWCUA board of directors will take place in early February. All voting members of the Association are eligible to cast an up or down vote on the proposal.