METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
February 2, 2012
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Dave Adams, President and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League addressed the group. Dave discussed the vision for 2012 for MCUL and Affiliates. He spent the majority of his time discussing the CU Difference Campaign. The league will be offering incentives for Credit Unions who have contributed 100% of their “fair share.” The group
The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 10:30 a.m. at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union.
Drema welcomed Tony Boni to our group. Tony will be chairing the ME GAC Committee.
Drema Isaac, Lisa Burroughs, Marty Winiarski, Jim Safian, Gail Hernalsteen, Fran Pierce, Kathie Trembath and Vicki McIntosh.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Carolyn Edwards, Gary Sylvester, Patty Campbell and Jan Rose
Jenny Bulgrien, Lauren Vance, Crystal Gracz, Donna Siejutt, Tony Boni and Ron Martin.
PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Marty and seconded by Gail to approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on January 5, 2012. Motion carried.
The Treasurer’s Report for January was presented. Fran reviewed a final accounting for the events in 2011. It was decided that Fran would set up separate suffixes at the Credit Union for the different types of funds that we have (i.e. Charity, Golf Outing, Scholarship, etc.) so that Drema can more easily perform her audit of the statement. A motion to approve the report was made by Marty and seconded by Jim. Motion carried.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
The written report was reviewed. Please note the date for our Legislative Breakfast, February 13 at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union. If you haven’t purchased your PAC pin yet, please do so to help support the State PAC. Several people from the MetroEast Chapter will be attending GAC in Washington.
Ron presented his written report. Ron reviewed some changes in Credit Union staff within our chapter. Ron also announced that now is the time to apply for awards for this year. It was decided that we would apply for the Chapter Effectiveness Award again this year. Jenny and Lauren will prepare our entry.
PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
There was discussion about whether we should have the Program and Events Committee take over the golf outing and eliminate the Golf Committee. After discussion it was decided to keep the Golf Committee and the Program and Events Committee can assist with the event. The Annual Meeting date is tentatively May 2. Bingo will be held at a new venue, Andiamo. Donna reported that the charity receiving the donations from our Holiday Party was very grateful.
CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
No report – Dave Adams covered this in his presentation.
Crystal reviewed her written report. There is a March of Dimes Breakfast meeting on February 7 and a Charity Committee meeting at Motor City Co-op Credit Union on February 23. If anyone is interested in learning more about becoming involved in March of Dimes please let Gail know and plan to come to one or both of the meetings.
ME GAC COMMITTEE:
Tony discussed the formation of the new committee and asked that each Credit Union send a representative. It was also suggested that Tony do a “commercial” at the upcoming Bingo event to reach credit union staff directly. The committee will be holding its first meeting after the Legislative Breakfast on February 13.
Drema appointed the Nominating Committee for the upcoming election. The Committee will consist of Marty (Chairman), Fran and Jim.
Jenny announced that E and A will be having their Grand Opening of the New Baltimore Branch on February 22.
The March 1 at E and A Credit Union’s New Baltimore Branch.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary