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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
February 3, 2011

 

The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 9:05at Motor City Co-op Credit Union.

PRESENT:  
Drema Isaac, Lisa Pionk, Fran Pierce,Vicki McIntosh, Carolyn Edwards,Marty Winiarski,Gail Hernalsteen,Patty Campbell,  Jim Safian, Kathie Trembath andJim Shereda.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Gary Sylvester and Jan Rose.

GUEST PRESENT:
Ron Martin, Heather Bade andDonna Siejutt.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Marty and seconded by Gailto approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on January 13, 2011.  Fran requested that we add a note that Dave Adams made a presentation before the meeting.  All agreed and Motion carried as amended.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
The January 2011 Treasurer’s Report was presented by Fran Pierce.  A motion was made by Patty and seconded by Marty to approve the Treasurer’s Report.   Motion carried.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Donnapresented her Program Committee Report. BINGO is scheduled for March 8 at the Vintage House. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 7th at the Gazebo.  

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Patty reviewed the written report including the important upcoming events. Patty urged everyone to buy a pin to support the State PAC.  

Legislative Breakfasts will be held March 21 at MSGCU and October 17.  The Committee agreed that the Chapter should pay for this breakfast in order to encourage greater participation.  

Patty discussed the recent legislative issues and the changes in leadership at OFIR.

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.  The first meeting of this group is scheduled forFebruary 17 at 6:00 at O’Charlies on Hall Road.  Jordan Kingdon will participate.  

We discussed our upcoming meeting with Representative Farrington on February 18 at 9:00 at Roberts Family Diner.  The Restaurant is located on Van Dyke South of M-59.  

CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Heather 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.  Ron distributed the 2011 Education and Events Calendar.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicki had no formal report as the League Board has not met since our last meeting.  She reminded everyone that Comment Calls are on the MCUL website and that Dave had recently testified in the State Senate regarding Foreclosure Reform.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Gailpresented the Charity Committee Report.She highlighted our efforts for 2010 and noted that in spite of difficult financial times, we raised nearly the same amount for Charity as we did in 2009.  In the three years since the Committee has been operational we have raised approximately $60,000.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Drema appointed the Nominating Committee for 2011:  Lisa Pionk, Chairperson, Kathie Trembath and Gail Hernalsteen.  Ron will get the information to Lisa for review and will handle the distribution to Credit Unions.  The following are up for reelection: Jan, Jim S., Jim S., Gary, Marty, Carolyn and Fran.  

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
None

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Christian Financial Credit Union beginning at 9:00.

ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00a.m.

Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary

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