Seattle Children’s Hospital Receives $64,000 Donation from Credit Unions for Kids, Toy Donation From Seattle-Area Credit Unions

Two Seattle area credit unions donated toys, red wagons, and delivered a donation of more than $64,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of Credit Unions for Kids.

After Record Rainfall and 35-Foot Waves, Fibre Federal Extends Hand to Flood Victims

Fibre Federal Credit Union created a special, low-interest loan to help those who sustained losses during the record-breaking floods last week.

Last Chance to Nominate Leaders for Amplify Awards!

The deadline for Amplify Awards nominations is Tuesday, June 30. Make your nominations now for the most prestigious awards program in the Northwest.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

Winners are in for 2015 Spectrum Awards

The Spectrum Awards, honoring the best in Northwest credit union marketing, will be presented at the culmination of the Association’s Marketers’ One-Day Conference.

Enter Your Communications, PR, Marketing for Spectrum Awards

Awards featuring excellence in PR, marketing, communications will be announced this May. Entries open now.

PrimeSource’s Story: Small Credit Union, Little Red Wagon, Big Heart

When it comes to Credit Unions for Kids, it seems there is no limit to the generosity of credit unions — regardless of asset size. With the Heroes of Hope auction around the corner, Anthem profiles a small credit union’s passion for the movement’s charity of choice.

The Current Economic Landscape Indicates GROWTH Through Credit Cards

With the credit union movement surpassing the 100-million-member milestone, it’s clear consumers are leveraging lower fees and better rates. Your credit union can help members save even more with a strong credit card program.

Matz Confident NCUA Will Produce a “Sensible” RBC Rule

With the last of the NCUA’s three listening sessions complete, the regulator moves into the next phase of finalizing the risk-based capital rule.

Senate Vote Possible This Week on McWatters’ Confirmation to NCUA

The U.S. Senate could vote this week to confirm J. Mark McWatters as the newest member of the NCUA board.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Lawmakers Enter the Home Stretch

NWCUA-sponsored legislation to give state-chartered credit unions parity with federally chartered credit unions regarding mergers passed the state Senate on a unanimous vote and is now in the hands of Gov. Jay Inslee.

How Much Money Did You Save Members in 2013?

Valley Credit Union was one of the big Membership Benefit Award winners at last year’s Governmental Affairs Conference for saving each of its member households $262. Will your credit union be among this year’s winners? The deadline for submitting financial data to CUNA is this Friday!

Amendments to CFPB Mortgage-Lending Rules Released; CUNA Survey Seeks Credit Unions’ Input on the Compliance Burden

New amendments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage-lending rules were released on Friday, adding to concerns about the ability of financial institutions to meet the bureau’s January 2014 deadline for implementation.

Oregon Community, Unitus Community, Advantis Honored for Philanthropy

Oregon Community Credit Union, Advantis Credit Union, and Unitus Community Credit Union all have been honored with the Portland Business Journal’s 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, which recognize local companies that direct the most money to nonprofits.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

Six Red Wagons, Hundreds of Toys, Smiles from Sick Children: Priceless

Other than meeting the “patient families” perhaps nothing results in more emotional and financial support for Credit Unions for Kids than the “Fleet of Little Red Wagons.” The tradition takes center stage at the Boardwalk of Miracles dinner and auction in Portland Oct. 9.

Cheney: All Credit Unions Lose if Any Credit Union is Taxed

Attendees to the NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit got a front row seat to see behind the scenes work CUNA is doing to preserve the tax status and to reduce the regulatory burden.

Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene July 10; Financial Education without Reinventing the Wheel

OSU Federal’s Anissa Arthenayake taught financial education to nearly 14,000 people last year. How did she do it? Credit union educators will have the chance to find out at the Best Practices Roundtable in Eugene July 10. Resources and outreach models will be shared.