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DENVER — The campaign by some volunteers to gain a stronger voice in the management of trade associations, which cropped up three years ago within NAFCU, looks to resurface again in October at the annual meeting here of the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen.

The issue, percolating for years among director groups and forcing some changes in election procedures in state leagues, stands to come up again at NACUC’s chairmen’s roundtable conference Oct. 22-25 in connection with comments made by one of the group’s members, Marlene Schwartz, chairman of State Department FCU of Alexandria, Va.

Schwartz has been critical of voting rules that effectively blocked volunteers from winning seats on all-CEO boards. This week she said the large trade groups, NAFCU and CUNA, in particular, continue to give “only lip service” to opening up boards to volunteers.

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