I have followed with some amusement and interest the recent news about directors of some credit unions receiving director fees.

I have been a credit union volunteer since 1983, serving for many years as chairman of the supervisory committee and then as a member of the board since 1996.

I also have 50-plus years as a director of community banks, with those two responsibilities overlapping and giving my associates in both endeavors lots of opportunity to kid me about the "conflicts" occasioned by such. Fortunately, there were no conflicts of interest as the banks were in one state and the credit union in another separated by over 500 miles.

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