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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
May 5, 2011

 

The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 9:01 a.m. at Christian Financial Credit Union.

PRESENT:  
Drema Isaac, Lisa Pionk, Fran Pierce,, Carolyn Edwards,Marty Winiarski,Gail Hernalsteen,, Jim Safian, andPatty Campbell.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Jan Rose, Vicki McIntosh,Gary Sylvester andKathie Trembath

GUEST PRESENT:
Ron Martin, Lauren Vance, Crystal Gracz andDonna Siejutt.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Jim and seconded by Franto approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on April 7, 2011. Motion carried.

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

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Donnadiscussed the recent events of the Program and Events Committee.  The Golf Committee has held its first meeting.  

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Patty discussed several items with the Committee.  Representatives from MCUL are in Washington right now lobbying for a delay in the Interchange regulation.  We remain hopeful that we will be successful in delaying that.  The Michigan GAC was held last week with good representation from our Chapter. We had a great showing of our lawmakers and/or their staffers at our lunch.  We participated in a Small Business Consortium with Representative Farrington a few weeks ago and we had a great opportunity to begin building a strong relationship with him.  The Grand Raffle will kick off at the A C and E and Credit Unions are able to begin selling tickets.  June 15 – 16 is Hike the Hill in Washington and Patty encouraged attendance among our Chapter.  

CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Laurendiscussed the Positively Michigan Campaign, which will be kicking off after the A C and E.  Orders for free materials are due on Friday, May 6.  

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin provided a written report to the Committee highlighting the upcoming MCUL sponsored events.The A C and E is next week featuring Governor Rick Snyder who will be speaking on Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 am.  All are encouraged to attend.  

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Lisa presented the written MCUL Director Report.  At their last meeting the League Board approved the following:  the Audit Report, the Awards Committee Recommendation, a recommendation for a name change for the Lansing Chapter, a change to the qualifications for serving on the MCUL Board and a change to the Board Governance Manual.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Crystalpresented the Charity Committee Report.The March of Dimes event was successful in spite of the poor weather.  The results of the PAC Fundraiser at the Employee Appreciation event were announced with $2,153 being raised for the Federal PAC.  

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Drema asked that the Committees report back to the Executive Committee next month indicating who their table officers will be for this year.

Drema discussed the Chapter Effectiveness Award and thanked those who would be in attendance at the AC and E to accept the award on behalf of our chapter.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
Elections for the Table Officers were held:

Chairperson:  Lisa nominated Drema and Gail seconded.  Drema accepted and the motion passed.  

Vice Chairperson:  Drema nominated Jim and Carolyn seconded.  Jim accepted and the motion passed.

Secretary:  Gail nominated Lisa and Marty seconded. Lisa accepted and the motion passed.

Treasurer:  Marty nominated Fran and Carolyn seconded.  Fran accepted and the motion passed.  

Drema reminded the Committee that this is the third year for these table officers and that next year we would like to get involvement from others if they are interested as our agreement was that we would like to see terms be limited to three years.

Drema suggested that we consider recognizing Melissa from MSGCU who is this year’s recipient of the Young Credit Union Professional Award and the Metro East Chapter, this year’s recipient of the Chapter Effectiveness Award as the Holiday Luncheon in December.  


NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union beginning at 9:00.The August meeting will be at E and A.  

ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting was adjourned at 9:52a.m.

Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary

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