New Association Board Chair Makes Call for Committee Service

In one of her first acts as Board Chair for Your Association, Brooke Van Vleet, President & CEO of St. Helens Community Credit Union, has issued a call for credit union professionals to engage in service through NWCUA committees.

NWCUA Board Nominating Committee Formed for 2016

Five Northwest credit union professionals have accepted appointments to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Their task will be to help facilitate the Association’s at-large governance model.

Van Vleet Shows Credit Union Impact, Stability in Op-Ed

St. Helens Community Credit Union President and CEO Brooke Van Vleet published an Op-Ed showing credit unions’ impact and stabilizing force on Oregon communities.

St. Helens Community Credit Union Announced as ‘Business of the Year’

For its financial education work, youth outreach and overall community involvement, St. Helens Community Credit Union has been named the 2014 South Columbia County Chamber Business of the Year.

The Difference: Family Climbs Back From the Financial Brink

Through counseling and strategic credit, a Washington family regained their financial footing with help from Newrizons Federal Credit Union.

Why They Won: Advocacy Awards Honor Van Vleet, Hoff, Jensen, and Hawkins

Brooke Van Vleet, Larry Hoff, Jake Jensen, and Sadie Hawkins may not really say “don’t tax my credit union” in their sleep, but the winners of this year’s NWCUA Advocacy awards certainly fill their waking hours with efforts to advance the credit union message.

Worthington, Van Vleet, Cann Join NWCUA Board; Keesee Re-Elected Chair

Three new members were named to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s board of directors at the Association’s annual business meeting in Portland this week. Debie Keesee of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union will serve another term as board chair.

Federal Lawmakers, CUNA Senior Leadership and Credit Unions Share MBL Story with Media

St. Helens Community CEO Brooke Van Vleet steps into the national spotlight tomorrow at a Washington, D.C., media event showcasing small-business lending. Her panel will follow remarks by Sen. Mark Udall, Rep. Ed Royce and CUNA President and CEO Bill Cheney.

St. Helens Membership Petitions for Recall of Five Board Members

St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union membership presented the credit union’s board of directors with a petition containing 492 signatures seeking a recall of five of its seven board members. A special meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 4.

Brooke Van Vleet Appointed President/CEO at St. Helens Community Federal, Board Terminates Merger Talks

Brooke Van Vleet brings 20 years of credit union experience to her new role as president/CEO at St. Helens Community FCU. Upon Van Vleet’s recommendation, the St. Helens board terminated a recent letter of intent to explore a merger with Wauna FCU.