Answer the Credit Union Movement Call: Volunteer for Committees

Volunteer for a Northwest Credit Union Association Committee or Task Force, and lend your skills to the critical work of advancing the Credit Union Movement.

Spokane Credit Unions Unite for Habitat for Humanity Day

Where else but in the Credit Union Movement would you find staff from competing businesses wearing the same hat — a hard hat — to make a community better?

WSECU Members Dig Deep for Nonprofit Farm

For its first ever Member Volunteer Day, WSECU rallied its members to volunteer at Olympia-based nonprofit GRuB. A terrific video captures the day.

BECU and Financial Beginnings Bring Free Fin-Ed to Seattle Youth

The credit union and nonprofit financial education group will connect classrooms with free, quality curriculum and qualified volunteers.

Volunteer to Help Create 2015 Credit Unions for Kids Auction

Help raise lifesaving funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by serving on the volunteer committee for the next Credit Unions for Kids auction.

Volunteers Needed to Guide Spokane-Area Teachers through Financial Reality Fair

Fifty Spokane-area teachers will get to put their personal-finance skills to the test Feb. 28 at the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Financial Reality Fair. Volunteers are being recruited now to play the roles of merchants and financial counselors.

Governance Guidance: NASCUS Training Helps Volunteer Directors Stay Sharp

NASCUS will host a day-long credit union board of directors training in Tukwila, Wash., on April 22 to enhance volunteer directors’ understanding of their statutory, fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities.

Volunteers Needed for Financial Reality Fairs

Credit union professionals are needed to serve as volunteers during the Financial Reality Fairs taking place at the Credit Union Day at the Capitol events early next year. As volunteers, they will help high school students to budget within their means—while legislators look on.

Summit Awards Dinner a Moving Tribute to Movement’s Leaders

Valley’s Stephen Pagenstecher, Rogue’s Jackson Jones, Unitus’ Brian Irvine and Verity’s Bill Hayes were honored with Summit Awards at Thursday night’s Convention dinner event. Spokane Media’s Debie Keesee and Northwest Community’s Matt Purvis were also recognized as Washington and Oregon Advocates of the Year.

Rogue Federal Credit Union’s Jackson Jones is Credit Union Volunteer of the Year

All volunteer directors are valued, but there is an extra special twist to the story of Jackson Jones. A retired school teacher who has given 44 years of service to his credit union is the 2012 Summit Awards “Credit Union Volunteer of the Year.”

Northwest Credit Unions to Explore Rabobank’s Cooperative Structure at Convention

Like American credit unions, Rabobank Nederland’s governance model includes volunteer directors. Attendees at the NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting will learn how Rabobank thrives with cooperative structure, global reach and local roots.

Become a Certified Credit Union Volunteer

Board members looking to sharpen their credit union acumen and take their volunteer duties to the next level are encouraged to attend CUNA Volunteer Certification School, a week-long comprehensive program scheduled for late September.

Cooperative Day of Action Presents Volunteer Opportunities for Credit Union Members, Professionals

Bellingham’s credit unions and other cooperatives have set a high standard during the International Year of Cooperatives. The community will take things to an even higher level with the June 16 Cooperative Day of Action.

Oregon Community Credit Union Brings Home Hardware For Advocacy, Community Service

Oregon Community Credit Union was honored last month with two advocacy awards and with the Dora Maxwell Award for community service. Rogue FCU was recognized as a Dora Maxwell runner-up for its work teaching financial literacy to children.

Rogue’s Liz Shelby Honored as Volunteer Advocate of the Year

Liz Shelby was recognized with the Oregon Volunteer Advocate of the Year award for her outstanding contributions to the credit union movement as a tireless advocate and board member for Rogue FCU.

Four Individuals, 12 Credit Unions Honored for Advocacy

Two northwest credit union professionals joined two credit union volunteers in winning prestigious Advocacy Awards for their efforts promoting the credit union movement in legislative and political activities.

Veteran OnPoint Chairman Named Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

Steve Gray, recently-retired Chairman of the Board for OnPoint Community Credit Union, will be honored as the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award at the Summit Awards dinner.

NWCUA 2011 Convention Agenda Packed with Beneficial Learning and Networking Opportunities

The NWCUA Convention and Annual Business Meeting agenda is packed with over 30 workshops designed to improve credit union’s compliance, management of loan portfolios and volunteer boards’ understanding of complex regulations. Four nationally-known speakers will share insight to regulations, effective marketing, technology and grassroots lobbying. The national-level resources are offered at regional-level pricing.