VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Members of the $725 million ColumbiaCommunity Credit Union voted to expel the two board members and onesupervisory committee candidate who belonged to an organizationthat led the CU's resistance to a move to change its charter to amutual bank in 2003.

Robert Schafer, lawyer for the Save Columbia Credit Unionorganization, said that just over 1,200 votes were cast in athree-hour period even though roughly only 250 people attended thefull special meeting to discuss the pending expulsions. CathrynChudy and Kathryn Edgecomb were removed from the board andexpelled. Lloyd Marbet was removed from the supervisory committeeballot and expelled.

The three were the sole remaining members of the Save CCUorganization still on the board. Other members of the organizationlater severed their ties to the organization.

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