The CUNA board of directors Thursday approved revising the trade’s bylaws to eliminate the dual membership requirement, expand CUNA membership to include individuals and organizations in the industry and potentially reduce the size of the board.

 “While the board strongly believes in an interdependence model – one in which CUNA is working in concert with our league partners on behalf of credit unions – we also believe that the time is now for CUNA to change and modernize its bylaws in response to the evolving needs and demands of our credit union members,” CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel said. “A key component of that change will be to institute bylaws that accommodate membership optionality, or choice, while also strengthening the ability of CUNA and the leagues to work together as credit unions’ strongest advocates.”

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