Two NW CU Leaders Elected to FHLB Des Moines Board

For the first time in more than a decade, Oregon’s seat on the FHLB Board of Directors will be occupied by a credit union representative. OnPoint’s Rob Stuart joins BECU’s Benson Porter on the board in January.

Numerica President, CEO Altepeter to Serve as CUNA Rep on WOCCU Board

She joins Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues to the World Council Board.

Updated: Oregon Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Kate Brown signed HB 4094 into law on March 29. NWCUA lauded the news as an “important first step” for credit unions looking to provide financial services to legal marijuana businesses.

Cheney Federal Credit Union Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Cheney FCU marked a milestone this month—its 65th anniversary. The Washington credit union treated members to popcorn in the branch for the celebration.

Diana Dykstra Named President of Western CUNA Management School

Dykstra takes over the role from retiring president Dr. James D. Likens, who served the school for 44 years. Dr. Michael Steinberger was named the new Dean of Academics.

NCUA Unanimously Votes to Modernize FOM, Give More Americans Freedom to Choose

The proposed rule would ease several constraints that deny millions of Americans the freedom to choose not-for-profit credit unions. Association calls for immediate response from credit union leaders and employees.

Old West Federal Team Member Builds Homes for Families in Bali

With support from her credit union, Tara Dreher traveled to the far side of the world with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for two Balinese families. She said the experience changed her forever.

Barbara Mathey Elected to Chair Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board

Mathey leads the Foundation in its three-part mission of asset building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development.

Oregon’s Federal Delegation to Hold News Conference Spotlighting Marijuana Banking Issues

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, are jointly calling on Congress to pass legislation ensuring legal marijuana businesses can access banking services.

Bill Anderson Celebrates 25th Year at the Helm of Mid Oregon Credit Union

Community involvement and impact, not growth, are what Anderson prides himself in when he reflects on his years of service.

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Dating Site for Credit Unions is Easy as 1-2-3

Strategic Link’s new CU Match Up is like a dating site to connect your credit union with the best business partners. Tell it a little about your goals and your culture, and it will tailor options to your needs. See a quick walkthrough here.

NW Priority Volunteers to Serve Veterans and Their Families

Michael Murdoch of NW Priority shares how his credit union’s team took the late shift at a telethon to raise funds for veterans fighting mental health challenges.

Credit Unions Serve Their Communities, Add Members With Bank On Oregon

The collaborative program helps Oregon consumers connect with local financial institutions that offer safe, affordable services.

John Madri, Former Global CEO, has Died

Madri rose through the committee ranks to lead Global Credit Union to impressive growth; is remembered for charting new territory and championing his employees.

Movement for LGBTQ Credit Union Accelerating

A small team in Seattle is working to found Equality Credit Union, a financial institution committed to the values and needs of the LGBTQ community.

Lower Valley Credit Union’s Suzy Fonseca: ‘Planting Seeds of Opportunity for a Better Tomorrow’

With 2013 in the rear-view mirror, Anthem asked Northwest credit union presidents and CEOs to reflect on the past, consider what lies ahead and talk about the challenges — and the opportunities — that await credit unions in 2014. Today: Suzy Fonseca, president and CEO of Lower Valley Credit Union, talks about what it means to “serve the underserved.”

CUNA Names 18 Northwest Credit Union Leaders to National Committees, Task Forces

From issues affecting small or community credit unions to discussions about governmental affairs and housing finance reform, 18 Oregon and Washington executives will make sure that Northwest voices are heard when CUNA’s national committees meet in 2014.

On ‘Googolplex’ Editorial Board, Students Can Help Shape Financial Literacy Websites

Applications are being accepted now for spots on the youth editorial board for the CUNA microsite “Googolplex: The Credit Union Guide for Student Moneymakers.” Students on the board will play a key role in designing financial literacy tools for children and young adults.