In response to Mike Welch's Jan. 19 column, "Community CU Wants to Become a Bank. Will it?" I just have to say that it is a betrayal of the members' trust that a credit union's CEO and board would attempt to convert a credit union to a bank. The taking of credit union resources in such a conversion is "grand theft." A fully-informed credit union membership wouldn't opt for a bank and give up their credit union. Such a proposition is fraught with false promises, hypocrisy and heresy. R.C. "Dick" Robertson Retired President Arizona State Savings & Credit Union Phoenix

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