LSCU eNews Weekly
March 29, 2010 LSCU eNews Weekly
LSCU eNews Weekly
In This Issue
LSCU Headlines
MBL action alert for credit unions
CUNA CEO Dan Mica to speak at the LSCU AC&E
LSCU Web site: Signing up for a user account has benefits!
Call for entries/nominations for LSCU awards
CUNA Diamond and Merit Awards recognize Florida and Alabama credit unions
Florida Times-Union publishes credit union letter to the editor
Still time to join 1,100 others for Reg Z Discovery Webinar
Governmental Affairs News
Florida legislative session half over
Alabama Legislature looks at General Fund
Compliance Corner
League Infosight features information sharing about suspected money laundering
Gift card rules effective August 22
Compliance calendar and training schedule
LSCU Education News
Still time for IRA training; BSA coming in April
Cooperative Initiatives News
Date announced for LSCU 2010 Chapter Leaders' Retreat; register now!
LSCU offers Fake Check Scam program to Alabama and Florida credit unions
NCUA-IRS expand VITA program
Financial Literacy group on Facebook
Scholarships available to various NYIB events, including 2010 Annual Conference, July 26-29
Southeast Corporate News
Southeast Corporate employee wins national award
Brad Miller, Southeast Corp CEO, audio podcast available
News from You
Insight Financial Credit Union awards 18th annual Higgs scholarships
Redstone Federal Credit Union presents check to the American Red Cross
Officers were elected at the Birmingham Chapterís annual meeting
Credit Union Job Postings
Credit union employment opportunities posted online
Calendar
Schedule of events
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MBL action alert for credit unions

Last week was a pivotal week for member business lending (MBL) on Capitol Hill. Significant progress was made with the House and Senate leadership as well as the Treasury and the Administration. The LSCU and CUNA is looking for legislative action sometime after the Easter recess. 

The closer credit unions get to MBL advancements, the more opposition is expected. Click here to see letters sent Wednesday from the ABA and the ICBA to Secretary Tim Geithner urging Treasury to oppose lifting the cap. Also on the same page are grassroots action alerts from ICBA and ABA on this issue. Banks are increasing the volume against us on this issue, and it is critical that credit unions make their voices heard. This push for MBL legislation is nearly in the critical stage. It is important that credit unions keep up the momentum into the Congressional recess. Because of the current state of play, the League is not targeting the White House and Treasury. If the situation changes, the strategy will be altered. 

An action alert message and constituent letter can be found here for credit union use. A combined House-Senate letter is now available at http://capwiz.com/cuna/home/. If you prefer to speak directly with your member of Congress, rather than send an e-mail, please call their Washington offices and leave a polite yet firm message using the talking points below. Click here for a list of the Alabama and Florida delegation's phone numbers and fax numbers. If you call, fax or e-mail separate from the capwiz system, please let the League know so that we may keep up with the level of contacts for each office.

Please contact LSCU Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Mark Landreth at 850. 558.1012 or LSCU Vice President, Legislative Affairs/Staff Counsel Will McCarty at 205.437.2137 with any questions. [ Return to Top ]

CUNA CEO Dan Mica to speak at the LSCU AC&E

CUNA CEO Dan Mica will speak at the LSCU AC&E in June

The list of speakers for the 1st LSCU AC&E is growing and becoming more impressive. CUNA CEO Dan Mica is the latest speaker to find his way onto the agenda. Mica will speak at the LSCU Business Meeting Thursday morning. Also joining Mica on the business meeting agenda will be  WOCCU President/CEO Pete Crear, Cuna Mutual Group President/CEO Jeff Post, and the National Credit Union Foundation Chairman Allan McMorris.  

Mica announced in 2009 that he would be stepping down from CUNA in 2010. The LSCU AC&E will be one of the last times Mica will address credit unions as the head of CUNA. This will provide Alabama and Florida credit unions a unique opportunity to hear from Mica and also interact with him one last time.  

The AC&E is June 16-18 at the JW Marriott in Orlando. To learn more about the convention, see the brochure and register, click here.  [ Return to Top ]

LSCU Web site: Signing up for a user account has benefits!

As a member of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU), there are many benefits within the various pages of the Web site. Member credit unions are privy to sensitive information such as the latest governmental affairs news concerning legislation issues in Montgomery, Tallahassee, and Washington D.C. as well as registration for first-class education events. These educational events include webinars and the AC&E.  

It takes just a few simple steps to sign up for an account and register for a password:

1. Go to the LSCU's Web site homepage and click on the "Click here to sign up today" link located in the yellow banner entitled LSCU Member Login Announcement near the top of the page. A page will open up with "Register Here" prominently displayed.

2. Complete the entire form by providing your information. After supplying your email address, a user name, and a password of your choice, write down this information as you will be asked for it each time you login on the Web site.

3. Click "Register."

Once the LSCU confirms the request, an automatically-generated confirmation email from "noreply@lscu.coop" will be sent to you shortly. In order to activate your account, you must click the link supplied in the confirmation email; otherwise your password will not be activated and you will not have access.

However, if you do not receive this email in your regular inbox, check your spam inbox.

For problems with registering please contact, LSCU Director, Credit Union Relations Adena Whitman. [ Return to Top ]

Call for entries/nominations for LSCU awards

It's time for credit unions in Alabama and Florida to begin the nomination/submission process for League awards. The LSCU is proud to recognize credit unions, professionals, and volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the credit union movement in both states through the following awards:

Professional of the Year – Recognizes a credit union professional from Alabama or Florida that deserves recognition for their contributions to advance the credit union movement in either state as well as on the national level.

Volunteer of the Year – Recognizes a credit union volunteer from Alabama or Florida who has selflessly contributed time, effort, and talent to the development of the credit union movement in either state as well as on the national level.

Credit Union of the Year – Recognizes a natural person credit union for its outstanding achievements in eight different categories including financial strength and performance, new and improved member services, financial literacy and community service.

Distinguished Service Award – Recognizes lifelong service to the Alabama or Florida credit union movement reaching beyond the natural person credit union. A nominee’s service record must reflect having produced a positive impact beyond their credit union. Achievement requires contribution(s) which has benefited the movement.

Brothers Keepers – Recognizes efforts by Alabama or Florida credit unions in assisting developing credit unions through various means such as offering support, providing training, donating equipment and other services.

Dora Maxwell Awards – League and CUNA awards that honor the work of credit unions in the community.

Louise Herring Awards – League and CUNA awards that recognize the practical application of credit union philosophy in daily internal operations.

Desjardins Awards – League and CUNA awards that recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth financial literacy.

The awards will be presented at the LSCU Annual Convention & Exposition in June in Orlando.

More information about each award, submission information and the awards brochure is located here. Deadline for entries is May 7, 2010. [ Return to Top ]

CUNA Diamond and Merit Awards recognize Florida and Alabama credit unions

CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council’s Diamond Awards winners were acknowledged during the council’s 17th annual conference that took place March 21-24 in Washington, D.C

This year’s awards competition received nearly 1,000 entries. Judges awarded 165 Diamond Awards and 188 Awards of Merit.

The Diamond Awards, representing the pinnacle of credit union marketing and business development, feature 34 categories, ranging from direct mail and Web site marketing to public relations and political action. Judges evaluated entries based on strategy, design and production, creative concept, copy and communication, and results.

Credit unions affiliated with the League of Southeastern Credit Unions were among the winners. The winners are below:

  • Alabama Telco Credit Union of Birmingham -  two Diamond Awards and a Merit Award    
  • CFE Federal Credit Union of Lake Mary, Florida - two Merit Awards
  • Community First Credit Union of Jacksonville, Florida - a Diamond Award and a Merit Award
  • Envision Credit Union of Tallahassee, Florida - two Merit Awards
  • First Florida Credit Union, of Jacksonville, Florida - a Diamond Award    
  • Florida Commerce Credit Union of Tallahassee, Florida - a Diamond Award      
  • Grow Financial Federal Credit Union of Tampa, Florida - a Merit Award
  • GTE FCU of Tampa, Florida - two Diamond Awards and a Merit Award
  • Insight Financial Credit Union of Orlando, Florida - two Diamond Awards
  • J. M. Associates Federal Credit  Union, Jacksonville, Florida - a Diamond Award

A complete list of award winners is available online at www.cunamarketingcouncil.org, by selecting the “2010 Diamond Awards” link, located in the “Events” pull-down menu. [ Return to Top ]

Florida Times-Union publishes credit union letter to the editor

Community First CU of Florida CEO John Hirabayashi's letter, printed in the Florida Times-Union, pointed out the difference between President Obama's new program to lend $30 billion of repaid TARP money to community banks and Congress raising the credit union member business lending cap. Hirabayashi states that raising the cap would make accessible $10 billion for small businesses without costing taxpayers a dime. Since the letter was published, another Florida member of Congress has signed on as a co-sponsor to MBL legislation bringing Florida's number to seven. More than 100 members of Congress are currently co-sponsoring HR 3380, "Promoting Lending to America's Small Businesses Act of 2009." If any credit union would like to send a similar letter to the editor to their their local paper, contact LSCU Vice President, Communications Mike Bridges at 850.576.1022.

Click here to read the letter to the editor. The press room also has an article from the Wall Street Journal looking at credit union lending and the Kansas City Press has an article pointing out the differences between credit unions and banks. In the local section of the press room, Legacy Community Credit Union is featured in a news story on the local CBS affiliate in Birmingham.  

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Still time to join 1,100 others for Reg Z Discovery Webinar

Openings remain for CUNA Mutual Group’s April 1 Discovery Webinar on new Regulation Z requirements. More than 1,100 credit union participants have already registered for the session that will be presented by lending authority Bill Klewin.

The free, one-hour session, “Shedding Some Light on Regulation Z Compliance,” will arm participants with tools they can use to successfully maintain multi-featured, open-end lending as a viable lending strategy. Registration closes April 1 at 10 a.m. CDT. To register for the webinar, go to www.cunamutual.com/discoverywebinar/pr [ Return to Top ]

Governmental Affairs News
Florida legislative session half over

The Florida legislature will spend most of this week at home attending to matters of faith and family. The traditional mid-point break is coming up around the Easter Holidays. The first real action of the week will happen Wednesday when they begin budget discussion on the floor of the House and Senate. They should finish early enough on Thursday to return home for Good Friday. The state is facing about a $3 billion shortfall.  

This Wednesday marks the halfway point in Florida’s legislative session. It's a pretty good bet that if bills haven’t received a hearing in at least one committee, for all intents and purposes they are most likely dead.

For any questions on the Florida session, contact LSCU Vice President, Legislative Affairs Mark Landreth.   [ Return to Top ]

Alabama Legislature looks at General Fund

In Montgomery this past week, the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee approved sending  the General Fund to the floor as submitted by Governor Riley. It hits the floor with the understanding that it would be heavily modified. The LSCU has been following the process closely and at this time do not see any problems or issues for credit unions. 

This week the House Government Affairs Committee will take up the House version of the General Fund Budget on Wednesday. The League will be on hand, although it's not expected to include any pitfalls for credit unions. Also on Wednesday, the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will meet to take up a number of insurance bills related to homeowners insurance in coastal areas. 

Tuesday will be the 23rd legislative day of the 30-day session. It appears that barring some unforeseen circumstance, they should be able to produce a budget and adjourn for the election season. 

Congress is on a two-week recess in Washington. If you have any questions regarding the Alabama Legislative session, contact LSCU Vice President, Legislative Affairs/Staff Counsel Will McCarty.  [ Return to Top ]

Compliance Corner
League Infosight features information sharing about suspected money laundering

League Infosight for March 26 delves into a section of the U.S. Patriot Act that looks at information sharing for suspected money laundering. The article points out the steps needed when a FinCEN request comes in. The newsletter also highlights some exemptions being rescinded in the new reg plan by the NCUA. Specifically the article looks at exemptions related to fixed assets, member business lending (MBL), stress testing of securities, and the discretionary control of investments.

There is also an article on the Federal Reserves final rule on the restriction of expiration dates and fees on gift cards. The ruling protects consumers from certain unexpected costs and require that gift card terms and conditions be clearly stated.

This edition also has two very good Q&As on signing up for overdraft fee protection and reg cc exceptions.

You can read the latest edition of League Infosight by clicking here. It is a password protected area. Any credit union that does not have a password, please request one. An active email account and a password are required. One note - this is a different login than for the LSCU homepage. Keep that in mind if you have trouble logging in.  

For questions or more information on League Infosight, contact LSCU Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Bill Berg.  

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Gift card rules effective August 22

Final rules to restrict the fees and expiration dates that may apply to gift cards, and to require that gift-card terms and conditions be clearly stated, become effective August 22, according to a Federal Reserve Board announcement.

The rules, that implement the gift-card provisions of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, are issued under the Fed's Regulation E. They share their August 22 effective date with other CARD Act rules, those recently proposed under Regulation Z that address penalty fees and the process to review rate increases every six months.

These are the final two sets of rules expected to implement the CARD Act. The Fed's CARD Act rules apply to credit unions and all other financial institutions. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance calendar and training schedule

Calendar

April 1
Regulation Z - Escrow Requirement for "Higher Priced" Mortgages - Effective Date

June 1
Regulation GG - Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition - Effective Date

June 18
ACH Risk Management and Assessment Rule - Effective Date

ACH Direct Access Registration Rule - Effective Date

Training

April 24–25
CUNA Compliance Fundamentals Seminar - Conference

April 25–30
CUNA Regulatory Compliance School: Introduction - Conference

April 25–29
CUNA Regulatory Compliance School: Update - Conference

May 5 & 12
Consumer Lending Regulations - Webinar
2:00–4:00 p.m. CT

May 5–July 14
CUNA Regulatory Compliance eSchool: Introduction

May 19 & 26
Mortgage Lending Regulations - Webinar
2:00–4:00 p.m. CT [ Return to Top ]

LSCU Education News
Still time for IRA training; BSA coming in April

This is the last opportunity to register for the one or two day IRA workshops will be held in Birmingham. To register click on the dates.

  • March 30: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, IRA Essentials, at Birmingham Marriott
  • March 31: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, IRA Advanced, at Birmingham Marriott

Coming up in April are BSA training and regulatory compliance training.

  • April 6: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  BSA Essentials Training - Mobile, AL
  • April 6:  1.00p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BSA Advanced Training - Mobile, AL
  • April 15: Regulatory Compliance Training, Birmingham, AL

Information on registering for the LSCU Web site, enabling you to take advantage of the latest credit union news as well as to obtain information about educational events and to register for them is available at the beginning of this edition of eNews. [ Return to Top ]

Cooperative Initiatives News
Date announced for LSCU 2010 Chapter Leaders' Retreat; register now!

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) Cooperative Initiatives Department is hosting its first joint Alabama and Florida Chapter Leaders’ Retreat on May 18 - 19, 2010 at the Hilton Pensacola Gulf Front, Pensacola, Florida.

All chapter board members are invited to attend. The LSCU will reimburse two representatives per chapter for their travel and expenses up to a one-night maximum for the hotel; however, all chapter board members are invited to attend. This conference is a great opportunity for chapter board members to network and share best practices from other chapters.

The LSCU Cooperative Initiatives Department encourages you to raise the bar in your chapters! It is time to reach higher, make more impact and achieve greater results! This conference will show you what the League can do to support your chapters as well as present training courses and the best practices which will ignite your passion for chapter success and growth.  

The conference sessions will focus on:

  • Moving Credit Unions Forward Through Cooperation
  • Chapter Roles…The Essential Link
  • LSCU Priorities and Chapter Support
  • Alabama and Florida Bylaws
  • Eye Towards the Future for LSCU Chapters

In addition, there will be a roundtable session to share your creative chapter ideas and knowledge with other chapter leaders.

Learn how you can build a stronger, more effective chapter, maximize results, and achieve the success and recognition your chapters deserve!

Click here for more details on the retreat and registration information.

Click here to download the 2010 Chapter Leaders’ Conference registration form.

“An effective goal focuses primarily on results rather than activity. It identifies where you want to be, and in the process, helps you determine where you are. It gives you important information on how to get there, it tells you when you have arrived, and it unifies your efforts or energy. It gives meaning and purpose to all you do.” – Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of highly Successful People

For additional information contact Jeanie Henson or 866.231.0545, ext. 1038.
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LSCU offers Fake Check Scam program to Alabama and Florida credit unions

Starting in the Fall of 2010, the LSCU will begin offering a Fake Check Scam consumer education program through the Consumer Federation of America as an added benefit of their membership. This program is designed to work with credit unions in both Alabama and Florida to educate their members about fake check scams before they suffer tremendous losses. 

Each participating credit union will receive free bilingual materials to help educate their members on this initiative. They will be required to hand out these brochures on the teller line when presented with a check or money order in excess of $1,000 to be deposited or withdrawn.

If your credit union is interested in participating, please contact LSCU Member Relations Specialist Amber Tynan at 850.558.1154. [ Return to Top ]

NCUA-IRS expand VITA program

For credit unions in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, now is the time to push services. For other credit unions it is never too soon  to plan for next year.

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman Debbie Matz recently met with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Wage and Investment (W&I) Commissioner Richard E. Byrd, Jr., to discuss the importance and expansion of the IRS VITA  partnership program. Credit unions have embraced VITA, demonstrated by last year’s $20.9 million in tax refunds received by credit union members who participated in free tax preparation services provided by credit unions partnering with the IRS program.

"Credit unions are a reliable source of financial assistance and education for consumers, and VITA is a tangible complement to those efforts," commented Chairman Matz. "I strongly encourage credit unions to not only make full use of IRS initiatives such as the VITA program, but also to seek VITA grant and offer no-cost financial counseling and education to members."

In 2009, 541 credit unions took part in the VITA partnership. Credit unions participating in the VITA program, in addition to offering free tax preparation and filing services by IRS-trained personnel, can also facilitate electronic refunds.

"The IRS is extremely proud to have NCUA as one of our national partners," said Commissioner Byrd, commissioner of the Wage and Investment Division of IRS. "NCUA and the credit union industry are leaders in financial education and asset-building. Our collaboration is a natural fit and enables us to provide tax education and free tax preparation as well as help provide greater economic opportunities for taxpayers.

"We hope to continue this partnership, strengthening and expanding the reach among the over 7,500 federally insured credit unions across America," said Byrd.

The IRS offers a grant program open to VITA participants. NCUA also provides up to $6,500 per credit union in grant funding for VITA program training, education and outreach efforts. In 2009, 23 credit unions secured $120,400 in NCUA grants through the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.   

For information about the VITA program, contact LSCU Director, Member Relations Adena Whitman. Learn more about the IRS VITA grant program by going to IRS VITA Grant Program [ Return to Top ]

Financial Literacy group on Facebook

The LSCU Cooperative Initiatives department now has an innovative resource on Facebook. They have created a page that helps credit unions with their financial literacy outreach. The Facebook page also provides opportunities for credit unions to network and share great financial literacy ideas. It's easy to join the discussion, if a credit union staff member already has a Facebook account, they can click the hyperlink with the blue Facebook and join the group. If a credit union does not have a Facebook account, it's easy to start one. Go to www.facebook.com and get started.

Facebook is a form of social media that allows multiple people to have a conversation and provide information in today’s fast-changing world. Using social media enables credit unions to meet with their peers (as well as the public) and share information about what they are doing to improve and enhance the financial literacy of their members, children, young adults, adults and seniors. If your credit union has questions about creating a Facebook account to interact with your members and better understand their needs, contact LSCU Member Relations Specialist Amber Tynan at 850.558.1154.

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Scholarships available to various NYIB events, including 2010 Annual Conference, July 26-29

The applicant field is wide open for scholarships to attend the NYIB’s 2010 Annual Conference, NCUF’s Development Education Training, and the WOCCU WYCUP Scholarship Program/1 CU Conference. Details and applications are at www.nyib.org/conference_scholarships.php.

Credit unions should submit applications to VACUL’s Dawn Lindley (dlindley@vacul.org) within three weeks—Friday, April 16 is the deadline.


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Southeast Corporate News
Southeast Corporate employee wins national award

The Help Desk Institute presented its National Analyst of the Year award to Michael Yon, a Southeast Corporate operations & support specialist. Winners were announced at the recent Help Desk Institute (HDI) international annual conference in Orlando where Yon was honored.

HDI is the world’s largest membership association for IT service and support professionals and the premier certification body for the industry. This coveted award is given to the service desk professional that demonstrates outstanding customer service and knowledge of best practices in the service desk industry. 

Michael Yon has been with Southeast Corporate since 2003. As part of the Service Desk operations team which is based in Jacksonville, he is the sole information technology support professional at Southeast’s corporate headquarters in Tallahassee, FL. He manages a wide variety of support from network infrastructure to telecommunications. He supports users in a high stress, high expectation environment from the CEO to the front line staff.

Left to right: Charlene Bates, Southeast Corporate Director of IT Operations & Service Delivery; HDI National Analyst of the Year, Michael Yon; and Southeast's Jim Horlacher, SVP Chief Technology Officer.

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Brad Miller, Southeast Corp CEO, audio podcast available

The LSCU has an audio podcast available on the LSCU homepage. Mike Bridges, LSCU Vice President, Communications, sits down with Brad Miller, Southeast Corporate CEO, for a candid conversation. Miller talks about the new proposed reg reforms from the NCUA, town hall meetings he's had with credit unions in the southeast and why the top position at Southeast Corporate appealed to him.

The podcast is in MP3 format. If you have any trouble downloading or listening to the podcast, contact Bridges at 850.558.1022.  [ Return to Top ]

News from You
Insight Financial Credit Union awards 18th annual Higgs scholarships

Insight Financial Credit Union and the Paul H. Higgs family awarded $1,000 scholarships to four high school seniors graduating this year at the credit union’s annual meeting this month.

Insight financial Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board Jerry G. Locke presented the scholarships to Andrew Bauschlicher of Eustis High School, Abigail Cain of International Community School, Shedric Hobbs of Olympia High School, and Brandon Porter of Ocoee High School. To qualify, students had to be a member of Insight Financial Credit Union in good standing and be a graduating high school senior intending to further his or her education at an accredited two-year community college or four-year university. 

Insight Financial Credit Union's Board of Directors and Higgs Scholarship winners: Abigail Cain, Andrew Bauschlicher, Shedric Hobbs, and Brandon Porter.

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Redstone Federal Credit Union presents check to the American Red Cross

Redstone Federal Credit Union presented a $5,258.71 check to the American Red Cross for the organization’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund - representing money donated by Redstone members, volunteers, the community, and Credit Union employees.

“Regarding the credit union philosophy…"People Helping People" …we believe that is what helps everyone who has to go through any type of disaster,” said Mary Grace Evans, Assistant Vice President of Membership and Community Relations at Redstone Federal Credit Union.

“At Redstone Federal Credit Union, we are very glad to take this step in helping the relief effort in Haiti,” said Joseph H. Newberry, President and CEO of Redstone Federal Credit Union.

From left to right: Mike Goodman, Executive Vice President Support Services, RFCU;  Harry Gunsallus, Vice President Technology, RFCU;  Roberta Rodgers, Vice President Risk Management, RFCU;  Jan Bias, Vice President Human Resources, RFCU;  Wayne Sisco, Vice President Controller, RFCU;  Gretchen Everts, Chairman of the Board, ARC;  Joyce Dye, Senior Vice President Communications, RFCU;  Mary Moreillon, Executive Director, ARC;  Mary Grace Evans, Assistant Vice President Membership and Community Relations, RFCU;  Kathy Neyman; Assistant Vice President Professional Development, RFCU;  Sharon Junior, Business Development Officer, RFCU;  Liz Ponder, Vice President Direct Retail, RFCU;  Mary Turner, Vice President Chief Audit Officer, RFCU;  and Joseph H. Newberry, President/CEO, RFCU. 

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Officers were elected at the Birmingham Chapterís annual meeting

Officers were elected at the Birmingham Chapter’s annual meeting held at The Club in February 2010. They are:

President:
Michele Willis, Legacy Credit Union

Vice President:
Phil Boozer, America’s First

Secretary:
Linda Cencula, Alabama Telco

Treasurer:
Jo Alvis, ACIPCO

Members at Large:
Merrill Mann, APCO
Sonja Purvis, Mutual Savings
Rick Miller, Energen
Carolyn Simmons, Social Security

"It's an honor to serve as president this year of the Birmingham Chapter," said Chapter President Michele Willis. "We have a great group of officers, and we're excited to put some quality events together for the good of Birmingham-area credit unions."

The Birmingham Chapter has 29 credit unions. [ Return to Top ]

Credit Union Job Postings
Credit union employment opportunities posted online
Click here to view credit union-specific job opportunities in Alabama and Florida. [ Return to Top ]

Calendar
Schedule of events
  • March 30: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, IRA Essentials, at Birmingham Marriott
  • March 31: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, IRA Advanced, at Birmingham Marriott
  • April 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  BSA Essentials Training - Mobile, AL
  • April 6,  1.00p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BSA Advanced Training - Mobile, AL
  • April 15: Regulatory Compliance Training, Birmingham, AL
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