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

WECU announces CEO change, Wauna Credit Union promotes and hires, OnPoint Community Credit Union relocating its Orenco Station Branch, Northwest credit unions puts themselves on ice for ALS.

TAPCO Credit Union Mourning the Sudden Loss of Branch Manager Jennifer Weed

Jennifer Weed, whose 17-year career at TAPCO Credit Union saw her grow from a recent college graduate and teller to branch manager and soon-to-be head of a new real estate department, died Dec. 10 after a sudden illness. The credit union has opened an account to help defray expenses for her husband and two young children.

Credit Unions on the “Tax Reform Options” Table: What Does it Mean?

How serious is it that the Senate has spotlighted credit unions in a “tax options” report? It is not a recommendation, but the mention elevates the need for credit unions to turn on their grassroots machines.

Jennifer Wagner—NWCUA’s Advocate in Chief

With a call for sustained messaging to Congress about protecting credit unions’ tax structure, no one will be busier this summer than credit union advocates. Jennifer Wagner is the go-to resource for federal advocacy at the NWCUA. Anthem followed her and team of Northwest delegates in Washington just last week.

NWCUA to Host Credit Union Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

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.

Oregon Receives Vanguard Award for CULAC Fundraising at CUNA GAC

Oregon was recognized this morning for exceeding its 2011 CULAC goal, kicking off another busy day at the CUNA GAC that includes legislative briefings and breakout sessions with key legislators.

Credit Unions Back Bonamici at Rally

Northwest credit unions continued to support Suzanne Bonamici in her bid for Oregon’s 1st Congressional District at Monday’s rally to reach voters.

Credit Unions Seek Political Champions, Bonamici Campaign Seeks Volunteers

The NWCUA announced its backing of Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill Oregon’s vacated Senate seat. The Association is now working to further support Bonamici’s campaign by providing volunteers leading up to the Jan. 31 special election.

Wagner Helps Guide NWCUA Legislative Efforts

The Federal Reserve System will conduct a webcast on risk-based pricing notices on February 16. This webinar is part of an ongoing series focused specifically on consumer compliance issues.