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CUNA-League System Reaffirms Support for Revised FOM Rule Despite ABA Challenge

The suit challenges the NCUA’s authority to interpret and issue rulemakings on field of membership broadly granted by Congress in the late-90s.

Action Request: Comments Needed for Second FOM Proposal

NCUA recently published a second field of membership proposal, with comments due December 9.

NCUA OK’s Revised Field of Membership Rule & Issues Second Proposal

Praised by Your Association, it is a long-advocated effort for regulatory relief for credit unions.

CUNA Recruitment Campaign Earns ASAE Gold Circle Award

The American Society of Association Executives award is for the “Go All In with CUNA Councils” effort.

Credit Unions Urged to Update Information, Connect With Potential New Members

www.asmarterchoice.org,a website that allows consumers to search for credit unions in their area, is seeking up-to-date information from participants.

Education-Based Membership? Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers Financial Education Event Geared Toward Your Members

The free event during ACUC brings financial education tools to teachers and is sponsored by America’s Credit Unions and spearheaded by Northwest credit unions.

Sound CU CEO Richard Brandsma Looks Back

Sound Credit Union President & CEO Richard Brandsma retires after nearly four decades of strong, principled leadership with the Credit Union Movement. Anthem talked to him about his beginnings, challenges, and how he almost chose a career as a tax collector with the IRS.

Members Approve CUNA Bylaws Modernization

Credit Union National Association member credit unions have approved the first significant change to CUNA’s bylaws since the national trade association was founded in 1934.

Northwest Delegation Over 200 Strong at CUNA GAC; Rick Hein Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award

Thousands of credit union advocates from across the nation are gathered in Washington D.C. this week for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State Credit Union’s Rick Hein received the nation’s highest advocacy honor.

Metsger Addressed Oregon Credit Union Advocates

NCUA Vice Chair Rick Metsger isn’t fazed by bank lobby claims the regulator is overstepping its authority. Metsger said “90 percent” of regulatory changes credit unions want to better serve their members, NCUA can provide.

Credit Unions to Vote on CUNA Bylaws Modernization

CUNA’s membership is being asked to vote to modernize the national trade association’s bylaws supported by the CUNA Board. The modernized bylaws are the culmination of the industry’s work to create the most effective advocacy model for the future. The voting period extends through mid-March.

Lower Valley Credit Union Proves Its Worth to the Hispanic Community

Washington’s Lower Valley Credit Union is the first in the Northwest to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, showing it is willing and able to be a strong partner to this growing community.

Field of Membership Rule to be Unveiled Thursday

The proposal is expected to overhaul the current regulations, giving federally chartered credit unions flexibility to add to their fields of memberships, and giving more consumers the choice to join a not-for-profit, cooperative credit union.

Jim Nussle to Speak at Amplify After Big First Year Changes at CUNA

Celebrating one year leading CUNA, President and CEO Jim Nussle announced big changes including a dues reduction, expense savings, expanded membership, and more. Next week he will address Northwest credit unions at Amplify Convention in Portland.

NWCUA Board 2015 Membership Election Process Concludes

The NWCUA finalized its 2015/2016 Board of Directors, moving to a nine-person Board from the previous eleven seats.

CUNA Sends Field of Membership Reform Recommendations to NCUA

In an important letter to the NCUA, CUNA laid out detailed recommendations for the reform of field of membership requirements.

NCUA Approves Field of Membership Changes and More

The NCUA Board approved five items at Thursday’s board meeting, including a final rule expanding automatic approval for associational groups’ membership in federal credit unions.

NWCUA Board Evolution Set for Implementation This Year

The 2015 NWCUA Board Election is the first under new at-large governance model, featuring a new diverse Nominating Committee structure.