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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
January 13, 2010


The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 10:07at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union following a presentation by Dave Adams, President and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates.

PRESENT:  
Drema Isaac, Lisa Pionk, Fran Pierce,Vicki McIntosh, Jan Rose, Carolyn Edwards,Marty Winiarski,Gail Hernalsteen,Patty Campbell and Jim Safian.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Kathie Trembath,Jim Shereda andGary Sylvester.

GUEST PRESENT:
Ron Martin, Heather Bade, Crystal Gracz and Lauren Vance.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Vicki and seconded by Martyto approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on December 2, 2010.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
The December 2010 Treasurer’s Report was presented by Fran Pierce.  A motion was made by Marty and seconded by Vicki to approve the Treasurer’s Report.   Motion carried.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Gailpresented her Program Committee Report. The Committee asked for feedback regarding the Annual Meeting speaker.  It was agreed that Lisa would contact Dan Mahalak to invite him to speak about the Corporate Stabilization, Credit Union Earnings, Exam Priorities and how these things might impact the future of Credit Unions.  The Meeting is being planned for April 7 at the Gazebo starting at 6:00 with the social hour, 6:30 dinner and 7:15 presentation. BINGO is scheduled for March 8 at the Vintage House.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Patty reviewed the PAC fundraising goals for 2011 and distributed information regarding PAC fundraising and the newly elected legislators.  Patty asked for Credit Unions to volunteer staff to serve on the MIGAC Cause.  We would like to attract younger professionals to generate interest in serving the Chapter and becoming politically involved.  

We discussed several dates for Legislative Breakfasts, March 21 at MSGCU and October 17.  Patty will notify everyone after speaking with the League to arrange these breakfasts.  

Patty urged all Credit Unions to respond to comment calls and in particular the interchange comment call.  She said that the content is not as important as the response itself.  There are sample responses available from the League.

CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Lauren presented the printed CU Difference Report.  

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin provided a written report to the Committee highlighting the upcoming MCUL sponsored events.Ron announced that the Chapter Effectiveness Award deadline is February 18.  Drema asked Gail and Lauren to work with Heather to prepare our winning entry.  We discussed that one good thing to include in the entry would be our successful fundraising efforts for the Foundation this year.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicki presented her MCUL Director Report as printed.  We had discussion related to the Board Proposal to change the Governance Policy.  The changes would mandate that the MCUL CEO be involved in Chapter conversations related to controversial issues.  All agreed that they do not support this being written into policy.  Vicki indicated that she will cast her vote accordingly if a vote occurs.  

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Crystal presented the Charity Committee Report.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Drema had no formal report.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
None

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union beginning at 9:00.

ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at 11:10a.m.  

Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary

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