OnPoint Community Credit Union and the NWCUA hosted a meet-and-greet with Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and several regional credit union leaders yesterday, discussing issues such as public funds, financial education and the Oregon Growth Board.
A fundraiser for Financial Beginnings brought 140 people together to promote financial literacy in Portland last week.
Credit unions are continuing their strong grassroots push in support of S. 2231, but it is unlikely the measure will see a vote this week. Independent and community bankers are currently on the Hill working in opposition to the measure.
A report published by the NCUF and Real Solutions shows that credit unions in 2011 invested $140 million to provide 22.1 million members with access to financial counseling and advice.
The model Northwest credit unions established to raise millions for Credit Unions for Kids is showcased on an NWCUA-hosted website. The site offers fundraising ideas, best practices for involvement, easy contribution connections and other features.
One of the Northwest credit union movement’s proudest legacies, Credit Unions for Kids, remains a nationally successful source of funding for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Before CMNH can calculate just how successful 2011 was, however, member credit unions need to remit their funds.
These most recent donations take the OCUF and WCUF disaster relief to $10,500 this spring. Credit unions are asked to support efforts as well.
Credit unions have generated more than 85,000 grassroots contacts on interchange over the past three weeks, and CUNA has called a national teleconference for Wednesday, April 13.
Calcoe Federal Credit Union and Horizon Credit Union were recognized at the CUNA National Awards reception last week for a fundraiser service project and financial literacy efforts.
Autoland, Inc., announced a program to assist those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month by donating a portion of the proceeds of each vehicle purchased through Autoland by April 30 to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts.
This October, the Washington Credit Union League launches its inaugural effort with about 30 of the stateâ€™s credit unions (so far) to track and coordinate credit union community service efforts with a goal to quantify the good work they do, and then tell the world!