Credit Union Times Magazine October-12, 2005

In Other News

  • DONATIONS

    Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union, Tenn., has provided a $500 grant to Wooddale Middle School teacher Stephanie Parker-Bradley through the One Class at a Time grant program. Parker-Bradley plans to use the grant to purchase scientific calculators for her math students. She will incorporate instructions on how to correctly use...

News

News Briefs

  • Johnson Encourages NCUA Staff, CUs to Help Restore HOPE

    WASHINGTON-NCUA Chairman JoAnn Johnson and other government officials joined Operation HOPE for a press conference aimed at rallying volunteers to provide counseling to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Project Restore HOPE, led by Operation Hope, Inc. Founder and Chairman John Bryant, will focus on volunteer emergency preparedness, response and guidance to...

  • Temporary Stay Granted for Katrina Victims from Provision of Bankruptcy Reform Law

    WASHINGTON-The U.S. Trustees announced last week a temporary waiver of the statutory requirements for credit counseling under the new bankruptcy reform law for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, which takes effect Oct. 17, bankruptcy filers are required to undergo credit counseling within...

  • NCUA Rolls Out New Performance Report

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA unveiled its new, more helpful and efficient Financial Performance Report. Credit unions can use the FPR, a computer-generated, analytical tool, to identify trends, analyze performance, and set goals. NCUA creates a new FPR for every federally insured credit union quarterly. However, beginning with the Sept. 30 cycle, credit...

  • All CUs Struck by Hurricane Rita Up and Running

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-NCUA announced that the 50 federally insured credit unions hit by Hurricane Rita are operational. The storm temporarily closed the credit unions totaling $1.9 billion in assets, but all are now considered operational in Louisiana and Texas. Some credit unions are running from back up sites, but members should...

  • NCUA Announces 2006 Board Meeting Schedule

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-The NCUA Board has announced its 2006 meeting schedule. The Board plans to convene at 10 a.m. on each of the following dates in 2006: * January 19 * February 16 * March 16 * April 20 * May 25 * June 15 * July 20 * September 21...

Marketing

  • Desperation Pays off for AltaOne FCU

    RIDGECREST, Calif. - Desperate Housewives is no longer just reserved for Sunday nights. AltaOne Federal Credit Union has created a successful mortgage loan campaign loosely based on the popular television show's soap opera style. Developed by Hollister-based creative design firm Redbeard Communications, the campaign dubbed "Desperate House Loans" positions AltaOne...

  • Spokane FCU Wins Four 1st Place Marketing Honors

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Federal Credit Union's marketing department has walked away with four Spectrum Awards from the Washington Credit Union League. The Spectrum Award is the highest ranking, first place award given by the Washington CUL for credit union marketing efforts. Spokane FCU winning entries include "In-House Creative" for...

  • Former NYSCUL Director Launches KB Meyer Consulting

    CORNING, N.Y. - With the launch of KB Meyer Consulting - Outside the Vault, Karen Meyer is looking to help credit unions build their strategic muscles. The new firm focuses on leveraging Web technology to offer "powerful tools and fresh, innovative planning options." With over 23 years of credit union...

  • Festival Perfect Day for a New Name

    LITTLETON, Colo. - A popular local Ken-Caryl Ranch Fall Fest served as the perfect forum for Johns Manville Credit Union to unveil its new name- Colorado CU- to over 15,000 attendees and the community at large. Colorado CU was the presenting sponsor of Fall Fest. Colorado CU was chartered in...

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Opinion

Publisher's Column

  • Welch Got It, And I Hope To Too

    Welcome to my first column. I am truly honored for the opportunity to share my views on this terrific industry. Trust me, I have a lot to say. I think credit unions are staring down a number of challenges that must be met. I pledge to always give my honest...

People

  • EAST

    Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, N.H., has named Katherine Barrett real estate loan specialist; David Whigham contact center representative I; and Melissa Herrebrugh contact center admin II. In addition the following employees have been promoted: Kristy Dureau to assistant manager; Beth Constant to special account representative II; and Rashell Ferland to...

  • SOUTH

    Florida Telco Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Linda Straley Bay Meadows Way branch manger. In addition, Florida Telco has promoted Sheila Sparkman to Bay Street branch manager; Shannon Brougham to San Jose Blvd. branch manager; and Melvin Jackson to Normandy Blvd branch manager. Eastern Financial Florida, Miramar, Fla., Vice...

  • MIDWEST

    John Deere Community Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa, has promoted Christi Hulme to Cedar Heights branch supervisor; Vikki Distler to training specialist; Julie Seyffer to supervisor of Ansborough Lending and Nikki Elscott to training specialist. TopLine Federal Credit Union, Maple Grove, Minn., has named Alicia Barber human resources manager. Scott Credit...

  • WEST

    Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Anchorage, has named Pamela Townsend Shoreline branch manager. The Golden 1 Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., has promoted William Salinas to Rancho Cordova branch manager. California Credit Union, Glendale, has named Donald J. Pistulka chief financial officer. Marion and Polk Schools Credit Union, Salem, Ore., has...

  • SOUTHWEST

    Security Service Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, has appointed Bill Crouch human resources staffing manager. Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union, Austin, has named Brandy Logan business development officer. Houston Texas Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union, has promoted John McNeel to assistant vice president of lending.

Letters to the editor

  • Forget CURIA, CUs Need to Regulate Some of Their Own Fee Practices

    I'm not a fan of the credit union industry's CURIA-type legislation because it keeps pushing the envelope despite congressional warnings that credit unions should lay low and be content for awhile. Trade associations are in the business of lobbying and push for what dues-paying members want. However, we all know...

  • A Special Thanks to all and Especially to John

    We at Keesler Federal cannot thank our credit union "family" members enough for their help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The special relationship which exists between credit unions in helping each other in times of need has always been there, but it is amazing to see how quickly this...

  • A Vote for More Women's Conferences

    Do women need their own leadership conference? Mike Welch announced his "no" vote quite strongly in his Sept. 28th column. But judging from the feedback I heard from attendees at CUNA's Women's Leadership Summit in June, most would agree with me that the opportunity to network with other female executives...

  • Let's Avoid the Inequities Theory

    Mike Welch's recent column on whether women need exclusivity to address issues that they face as CEOs hit a chord with me. I, like you, believe that the issues that we face as executives are not gender based; therefore, should not be a venue for harboring the inequities theory that...

  • From the Editor: Keep Those Letters Coming!

    Credit Union Times is proud to report that so far in 2005 every issue has contained letters to the editor. We're proud of this for two reasons. First, it's an indication that Credit Union Times is providing thought-provoking editorial coverage that is inspiring more readers than ever to write letters....

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