Compliance Question of the Week

Who should we call when the credit union receives counterfeit money?

Seven Northwest Credit Unions Honored with CUNA Awards

Kitsap, Columbia, Linn-Co, Valley, Mid Oregon, BECU and Horizon Credit Unions were all recognized at Wednesday’s CUNA Awards Luncheon for their outstanding commitments to community involvement and member financial education.

Convention Kicks Off with Farewell Tribute to Annaloro at Annual Business Meeting

Recognizing retiring CEO John Annaloro for his 15 years of leadership was top bill at the NWCUA’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon. President Troy Stang officially assumed CEO duties during the meeting.

Steve Albers Passes Away After Bike Accident

Steve Albers, president and founder of Tacoma-based insurance company Albers & Co., passed away Friday evening after being critically injured in a bike accident. A celebration of life will be held today at 3 p.m. at Fircrest Golf Club.

Northwest Strongly Represented on CUNA National Committees

Twelve credit union professionals from the Northwest have been appointed to serve on national committees serving the Credit Union National Association.

Uncontested Election Means Most of Current NWCUA Board Will be Re-Seated in October

The NWCUA finalized its new board of directors this week, moving to an 11-member board from the initial 18-member board that came together with the January 2011 merger. Ten of the 11 newly chosen members were incumbents, and all 11 ran unopposed.

Morrell Tabbed to Lead Peninsula Credit Union

Peninsula Credit Union has named Northwest credit union stalwart Jim Morrell its new president and CEO, succeeding Steve Gorseth, who plans to retire in June.

Bob Schumacher Retires as CEO of MountainCrest

Northwest credit union veteran Bob Schumacher retired as CEO of MountainCrest Credit Union but plans an active consulting partnership with a credit union development firm.

Mass Demonstrations Greet Lawmakers on Opening Day of Washington Special Session

Nearly 4,000 demonstrators occupied the state capital building in Olympia, Wash. on Monday, as state lawmakers worked to close a $1.4 billion budget shortfall.

Small Credit Unions Invited to NWCUA Collaborative Roundtables

In the financial services cooperative world, there are many common threads: an emphasis on member service and social responsibility and the burden of over-regulation. Because these challenges can be even greater for small credit unions, the NWCUA will offer solutions at three regional roundtables.

Obituaries: Huggins and Erickson

The credit union system mourns the loss to two longtime leaders, Jim Huggins, former CEO of American Lake CU, and Wallace Erickson of PUD CU.

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Credit Union Charity Ride Revs Up Again

This is the sixth year the credit union system’s motorcycle enthusiasts have got together to raise funds for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore.