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MCUL Metro East Chapter
District VII
Michigan Credit Union League
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METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
October 6, 2011


The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 9:06 a.m. at Motor City Co-Op Credit Union.

PRESENT:  
Drema Isaac, Lisa Burroughs, Marty Winiarski, Jim Safian, Gail Hernalsteen, Vicki McIntosh, and Fran Pierce

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Carolyn Edwards, Gary Sylvester, Jan Rose, Kathie Trembath and Patty Campbell

GUEST PRESENT:
Crystal Gracz and Jenny Bulgrien.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Marty and seconded by Gail to approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on September 1, 2011.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
The Treasurer’s Report for September was presented.  A motion to approve the report was made by Gail and seconded by Marty.  Motion carried.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Gail reviewed the written Program and Events Report. We discussed the upcoming chapter wide Home Ownership Seminar.  

We also discussed the upcoming Holiday Party.  We will be donating the toys collected that day to Children’s Hospital.

We discussed the golf outing and agreed that we will look for a new venue for next year.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Drema gave a verbal report.  October 12 is Capitol Day in Lansing and all are urged to attend.  Our Legislative Breakfast will be October 17 at Christian Financial at 8:30 a.m.

CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Jenny reviewed the written report of the CU Difference Campaign.  For next year the formula will be increased for Credit Unions by 50%.  After much discussion it was decided that Drema will draft a letter to Dave Adams from the chapter indicating our displeasure with this.  Drema asked Jenny to be ready to brainstorm at our upcoming planning meeting regarding how we can get additional Credit Unions involved.

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin provided a written report to the Committee, but was not in attendance at the meeting.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicki reviewed her written report.  The MCUL Board held its planning session and board meeting in late August.  In addition to approving the 50% increase in the CU Difference Campaign formula the Board approved a 35% reduction in dues for 2012.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Crystal discussed the written report.  The Committee will be meeting again before our planning meeting so they will have input for us at that meeting.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Drema reminded everyone that next month we will hold our planning meeting.  She also thanked Gail and Fran for attending the Chapter Leaders Conference.  According to Gail and Fran there was no mention at the conference about the Chapter Effectiveness Award.  Drema will draft a letter to the league regarding this as well.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
A motion was made by Gail and seconded by Fran that we donate $1,000 to the MCULAF online auction.  Discussion surfaced that there may be an issue with the Chapter donating to this as they may be considered corporate funds.  Drema will check with the League regarding this and if it is acceptable we will donate the funds.  Motion passed as amended.

NEXT MEETING:
The November 3 meeting will be at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union at 9:00 a.m. The Planning Session will be held and lunch will be served.   

ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at 10:17 a.m.

Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary

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