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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 5, 2006

The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Roger Quitter at 8:30 AM on January 5, 2006 at Christian Financial Credit Union.

PRESENT:
Roger Quitter, Drema Isaac, James Safian, Martin Carter,Dave Rauch, Bonny Bileti, Lisa Pionk, Vicky McIntosh, Gail Hernalsteen, Dennis Moriaty

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Larry Philippi, Jim Shereda, Jill Trebilcock, Fran Pierce, Nate Vinson

GUEST PRESENT
Patty Campbell, Lori Bahnmueller (MCUL), Paula Cipielewski (CUCorp)

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Dave Rauch and seconded by Gail Hernalsteen to approve the minutes, as amended, from the Executive Committee Meeting held on November 3, 2005.Motion Carried.Motion was made by Lisa Pionk and seconded by Bonny Bileti to approve the minutes, as amended, from the Executive Committee Meeting held on December 1, 2005.Motion Carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
No report, Fran Pierce not present.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Patty Campbell reported that120 people attended the December 1, 2005 meeting at Andiamo.Six new committee members were added to the Program and Events Committee as a result of the survey conducted at the December 1, 2005 meeting.Three new potential speakers were also added as a result of the survey.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Drema Isaac reported that the 2006 CUNA GAC will be February 26 to March 1, 2006.Our PAC goals stand at 53% for the State fund and 18% for the Federal fund (prior to the Grand Raffle proceeds).Also reported; pending legislation regarding negative equity sales tax on vehicle sales from dealers; and payday lending interest cap of 15% on $100 plus a statewide database to control usage and abuse.

COOPERATIVE ADVERTISING FORUM:
Lori Bahnmueller discussed and distributed two handouts regarding the cooperative advertising campaign detailing “New Research Results of Statewide Cooperative Advertising.” Also included were the goals for 2006 and the amounts that the MCUL will contribute.

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
No report, Ron Martin not present.He is currently serving on hurricane relief efforts.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicky McIntosh reported on the December 13, 2005 meeting; the 2006 Budget was reviewed; the Strategic Plan was reviewed and approved;discussions took place about District and Chapter interactions and how to achieve best efficiencies; AAA Insurance partnership status was discussed;and the CEO salary review was conducted.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Roger Quitter discussed the UBIT tax situation and possible CUNA involvement for direction and education going forward.

OTHER MOTIONS
N/A

OLD BUSINESS:
N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:Paula Cipielewski reported that CUCorp and CU Village are now two separate entities under MCUL since CU Village has grown enough to sustain itself.

 

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting is Thursday, February 9, 2006 (2nd Thursday) and will be a 2006 Chapter Planning session. The meeting will be held at Christian Financial Credit Union.

NOTES

ADJOURNMENT:

Motion was made by Martin Carter and seconded by Dreema Isaac to adjourn this meeting at 10:35 PM.Motion carried.

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Roger Quitter, Chairperson                                James Safian, Secretary

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