METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
CHARITY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
June 17, 2010

The regular meeting of the CHARITY COMMITTEE of the METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Crystal Gracz at 9:10 a.m. on June 17, 2010 at Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union - Detroit, MI

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT:

Crystal Gracz, Gail Hernalsteen, Kathy Figgs, Antoinette Funke, Ronnie Johnson, Becky Reini, Laura Beauregard, & Aaron Smith.  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: Jessica Johnson, Jenny Bulgrien, & Kathi Sitek.

GUEST PRESENT: Stacy Dugan from the Michigan Credit Union League and Kathie Trembath from Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion made by Gail Hernalsteen and supported by Ronnie Johnson to approve the minutes of April 22, 2010 meeting as is.  Motion carried.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  No updates or information to report from the Executive Committee.  

OLD BUSINESS:

Relay for Life - Laura Beauregard reported that the Relay for Life event on June 12th and June 13th raised $59,000. That number does not include funds raised by our credit unions for the months of May and June.  The “Tigers” Basket came in with a silent auction total of $121 and the “Picnic” basket raised $52. These totals were substantially below the $250 cost in the make up of the items.  Ideas on whether to do the same donation next year were discussed or on how we can extend the time allotment of the silent auction process which is currently four hours. The campaign is scheduled to conclude on June 30th. All checks should be mailed by Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to:
                
Shores Area Credit Union C/O Laura Beauregard  25901 Harper St. Clair Shores, MI  48081

NEW BUSINESS:  
MCUL- Stacy Dugan talked to the committee about the importance of reporting our credit unions charitable donations and volunteer time. Every year a CRI survey is sent out to Credit Union and this survey reports all donations and time contributed to charities by credit unions. Materials included information on 2009 statistics and the information on the World Council of Credit Unions.  The next survey is set for the fall and will cover 2010 numbers.  All were encourage to participate in the survey.  The committee contact list will be provided to Stacy for future use.  

Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
– Becky Reini and Kathy Figgs are the lead. It has been decided that we will be collecting the pull tabs and donated money. Becky will be working with the Ronald McDonald House to get all the paper work completed that is needed along with the collection containers for the tabs. We expect distribution before the end of the month.

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union at 9 a.m.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion was made by Laura Beauregard and supported by Aaron Smith to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 a.m.  Motion carried.

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Crystal Gracz, Chairperson                                  Antoinette Funke, Secretary

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