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Northwest Credit Union Association and Idaho Credit Union League Erase State Lines in Favor of Professional Networking

Using cutting edge video conferencing technology, the two leagues will hold joint training and networking events across state lines.

Town Hall Meetings to be Held at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2015

Each of the six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Oregon and Washington will host an NWCUA Town Hall Meeting. Registration is now open.

RBC, Interest Rate Risk Rule Discussed at Fall Meetings With NCUA

The NWCUA learned that the regulator is taking comments on RBC seriously. Expect new proposal and separate rule for interest rate risk.

Washington DFI Issues Bulletin on Unexcused Board Absences

A board member who misses more than one-fourth of the regular board meetings in any 12-month period without being excused by the board must be disqualified from serving, DFI says. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “Is there a legal requirement to contact Adult Protective Services if a credit union has reason to believe that an elderly member may be a victim of abuse (financial, neglect, etc.)?”

NWCUA Makes 2014 Networking Councils More Affordable, Easier to Attend

A new pricing structure and improved video-conferencing capabilities will make it possible for more credit union professionals to attend the NWCUA’s Networking Councils in 2014. Membership packages are available now, and registration for Council sessions begins Jan. 27.

More Than 200 Northwest Advocates Will Spread the Credit Union Message at 2014 GAC in Washington, D.C.

Tony Blair and Madeleine Albright will be the keynote speakers. Rocker Eddie Money will headline an opening concert. And two of the four Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will go to Northwest executives at a gala event emceed by the NWCUA’s Denise Gabel. But for more than 200 Northwest credit union advocates, the most important part of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., next month will be the chance to meet with every member of the Northwest Congressional delegation.

Washington DFI Accepting Comments on Rule Regulating the Frequency of Board Meetings

As it nears the end of the rulemaking process for director compensation, Washington’s Department of Financial Institutions has begun accepting comments on the next order of business: regulating the frequency of board meetings.

Washington DFI to Issue Draft Rule on Director Compensation

Credit unions have until Nov. 15 to submit informal comments on the Washington Department of Financial Institutions’ draft rule for director compensation as the agency moves closer to issuing its final regulation. Hearings will be scheduled in early January 2014, the agency says, with the final rule expected to take effect on Feb. 24.

Oregon Credit Unions Take ‘Don’t Tax’ Message Directly to Lawmakers

Credit unions across Oregon are reaching out to lawmakers with face-to-face meetings designed to spread the word about the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

NWCUA to Relocate Washington Offices to Convenient Sea-Tac Facility

The NWCUA is relocating its Washington offices to a convenient location near Sea-Tac. NWCUA meetings and training taking place at the Association’s Washington facilities will be located in the new Sea-Tac offices beginning June 30.

Compliance Question of the Week

Is it necessary to record the name of the person making a motion in a board meeting?

Northwest Credit Unions Have Impact in Meetings with Federal Legislators

More than 230 Northwest credit union advocates hiked the Hill in Washington, D.C., this week for face-to-face meetings with 13 of the region’s congressional representatives and all four U.S. senators. The messages: protect our cooperative tax structure, pass MBL and supplemental capital, and reduce our regulatory burden.

OSU Federal Recognized for Innovative CULAC Fundraiser

OSU Federal’s CULAC success story was celebrated in the national spotlight as the CULAC trustees met in Washington this week. The federal political action committee’s primary mission is to elect and retain candidates who are credit union supporters.

iQ Credit Union Raises the Bar for Credit Union Day at the Capitol

When iQ Credit Union Staff saw the challenge to bring record numbers of advocates to Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 7th, they answered in big numbers. Can any other Washington credit union top that? Registration is still open.

CEO Oversight Sparks Lively Discussion at 2012 Volunteers Conference

According to nationally renowned credit union executive coach Yvonne Evers, the ideal relationship between a credit union CEO and his or her board of directors involves finding the sweet spot between micromanagement and rubber-stamping.

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Begins Post-Merger Process of Planning and Re-Branding

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation met for three intensive days of brainstorming, planning and strategizing last week as it begins to lay out its priorities and establish new branding heading into 2012.

Credit Unions to Continue to Push Critical Legislation at CUNA GAC

With issues such as MBLs and supplemental capital gaining traction with lawmakers in D.C., the CUNA GAC, scheduled for the week of March 18, is the premier credit union conference to attend for political impact, networking, and industry information.

Catalyst Corporate Sets Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union will conduct a series of town hall meetings in January and February to help credit unions transition from Western Bridge Corporate.