It was not exactly old home week but the head of Houston's largest credit union, Michael Brown of JSC FCU, got to mix it up, share lunch and exchange views Tuesday on the Durbin amendment and member business lending with the CEO of a converted CU bank at one of those Federal Reserve meetings.

"Gary Base was actually the only one of those community bankers who I knew since I think he converted his credit union five or six years ago," declared Brown, president/CEO of the $1.5 billion CU, making reference to Base, who guided the 2005 mutual switch of Plano-based Community CU to Viewpoint Bank.   

The occasion for the Brown/Base get-together was the second formal meeting of the 12-member

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