As the credit union industry heads toward the largest conference of the year, CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, it's important to think about the significance of grassroots.
Credit union educators in North Carolina were searching for a special way to dramatically stress to industry newcomers and those unfamiliar with CU history the importance of the industry's mission.
It was no accident an historic North Carolina landmark, the mansion home of R.J. Reynolds cigarette heirs, was used this month for a special--and now first of its kind--credit union conference.
As everyone knows by now, CUNA selected Bill Cheney as its next president/CEO. While I touted a month ago the strength of choosing an industry insider (Editor's Column, April 7), I really wasn't sure CUNA would follow that line of thinking.
Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of cooperatives is that they all apply set principles and values to fulfill their respective visions and missions.
Credit unions sowed the seeds for future political wins by planning a rally on the National Mall while President George H.W. Bush sowed the seeds for the demise of much of his support among conservatives by reversing his pledge not to raise taxes.
Sometimes being a young person in credit unions feels like being a monkey in a cage. A novelty to be poked and studied and questioned and dissected.