METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
January 04, 2007
The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Roger Quitter at 8:35am on January 04, 2007 at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union.
Drema Isaac, Gail Hernalsteen, Jim Shereda, Lisa Pionk, Bonny Bileti, James Safian, Nate Vinson, Gary Slyvester, Fran Pierce, Roger Quitter
COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Martin Carter, Jill Trebilcock, Dave Rauch
Vicky McIntosh, Ron Martin, Patty Campbell
PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Drema Isaac and seconded by Bonny Bileti to approve the minutes from the Executive Committee meeting held on December 07, 2006. Motion Carried.
Motion was made by Lisa Pionk and seconded by Gail Hernalsteen to accept the previously tabled September, October, November reports; as well as, the new December report. Motion carried. Also, a recap of all of 2006 income and expenses was presented and reviewed.
PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Patty Campbell reported that the first 2007 event will be BSA Training to be scheduled in the evening later on in February.
Also Employee Appreciation Night will be Wednesday March 07, 2007 at the Gazebo.
The Annual Chapter meeting is set for Wednesday April 04, 2007 also tentatively at the Gazebo.
LEGISLATIVE FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Jim Shereda reported that the GAC in Washington DC is 02-25-07-02-28-07 and encouraged everyone to consider attending this worthwhile event. Several Exec. Comm. members are planning to attend at this point.
Drema reported that credit unions had raised 68% of the State PAC goals and 79% of the Federal goal.
MICHIGAN BRAND CAMPAIGN
No report, the next meeting of this group is later on in January.
Ron Martin handed out a report of upcoming league events. Also, a sample of the Oakland County chapter newsletter was presented to determine our interest in perhaps doing something similar. He also reported that Lori Bahnmueller has left the MCUL for the YMCA and that Mary Davis has taken over some of her duties.
Vicky McIntosh reported that the MCUL Board met on 12-12-06 to approve the 2007 Budget. There were various awards handed out for work on the Macedonia credit union project. The sale of the HQ building is on hold due to property tax consequences to a potential buyer. Also, MCUL Mgt. wants to hold the members net asset figure at $40,000,000 plus increase it 2% per year in order to hold reserves level in lieu of decreasing number of credit unions and related dues.
Roger reported on discussions with the Blue Water Chapter on merging into our chapter. It is moving towards completion, once the handling of the respective golf outings is resolved. A merger vote may be made later on this month.
Gail reminded everyone that the Charity Committee has an organizational meeting scheduled for January 23, 2007 at Motor City Coop Cu.
Roger reported on the upcoming District Representative and Alternate Rep. positions which expire in May. Martin Carter does not wish to seek reelection. The current procedures call for a self nomination format. Candidates could be introduced at the Chapter Annual meeting and possibly be allowed to say a few words about their ideas.
The Nominating Committee for 2007 elections will be Lisa Pionk, Chairperson, plus Drema and Bonny.
A motion was made by Jim Shereda, seconded by Drema Isaac to commit $3500 to WalkAmerica which will be held April 29, 2007 @ Metro Beach.
Motion was made by Jim Shereda and seconded by Bonny Bileti to adjourn this meeting at 10:05am. Motion carried.
Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 8:30 am at Michigan Schools & Gov’t Employees Credit Union
Roger Quitter, Chairperson James Safian, Secretary