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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
March 20, 2008

The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Roger Quitter at 9:12 am on March 20, 2008 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union.

PRESENT: 
Roger Quitter, Drema Isaac, James Shereda, Gary Sylvester, Fran Pierce, James Safian, Gail Hernalsteen, Lisa Pionk, Jan Rose

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: 
Bonnie Bileti ,Vicky McIntosh, Michele Myrick, Deidra Williams

GUEST PRESENT
Patty Campbell, Phil Cooper, Ron Martin

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Drema I. and seconded by Jim Shereda to approve the minutes from the Executive Committee Meeting held on February 07, 2008. Motion Carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
The February, 2008 Treasurer’s Report was distributed and presented by Fran P. A Motion was made by Jim Safian and seconded by Gail H. to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted.  Motion Carried.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Patty C. distributed a handout detailing the remaining events for 2008. She also discussed the new “Triple Play” discount offer. Also, a flyer for the next event on April 15thwas distributed. Gail H. reported that the Staff Appreciation dinner @ the Gazebo was a big success and a sell out.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Jim Shereda reported on the PAC Fund and CURE fund balances. The MCULAF will work with the CMN again with the Silent Auction at this year’s AC&E in May. A letter has been sent to all credit union CEO’s about this event. Drema I. sent an email to all chapter members that there will be a reception for Senator Carl Levin on Friday night of the AC&E. Roger Q. discussed the meetings relative to combining the Gov’t Affairs Committee with the Legislative Forum group to eliminate overlap and streamline the effort. This will be brought forward at the AC&E Annual meeting.

MICHIGAN CU BRAND CAMPAIGN:
Roger Q. reported that credit union contributions are  $817,310 and that the MCUL has approved matching funds of $641,463 to date. All credit union’s are encouraged to donate in they have not already done so, even if a full contribution cannot be made. The ads start on April 7th. Roger asked if an individual is willing to volunteer as Committee Representative for the next two years as he has resigned. Gail H. remains as the backup for now but may also be resigning.

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin distributed and discussed his report.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Lisa P. reported that the MCUL Board met February 26th and discussed various action items.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Gail H. reported that the committee met on March 18th. The Crohns/Colitis drive raised $2,700, There will be a fundraiser golf outing on May 17th @ Sycamore Hills. Thank you to the 5 credit unions which participated! Gail attended a March for Babies meeting to discuss details for the walks to be held on April 27th at Metro Beach and in Port Huron. Also, the Relay for Life is to be held on June 7+8 at Sterling Heights High School. We need volunteers to fill out our 15 person team. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Roger Q. discussed items relative to the April 10th Chapter Annual Meeting @ Fern Hill Gold Club. Also, the Michigan CU Foundation letter which was sent to all credit union CEO’s.

OTHER MOTIONS
N/A

OLD BUSINESS:
N/A

NEW BUSINESS:
N/A

NEXT MEETING:
April 10, 2008, at 5:15 pm PRIOR to the Annual Meeting at Fern Hill in Clinton Twp.

NOTE: following meeting with be Thursday May 01, 2008 at Christian Financial CU @ 9:00am.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion was made by Gail H. and seconded by Jan R. to adjourn this meeting at 10:08 am. Motion carried.

 

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Roger A. Quitter, Chairperson                    James C. Safian, Secretary

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