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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 08, 2007


The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Roger Quitter at 8:37am on March 08, 2007 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union.

PRESENT: 
Roger Quitter, Drema Isaac, Martin Carter, Gail Hernalsteen, James Safian, Lisa Pionk, Bonny Bileti, Fran Pierce, Nathan Vinson, Jim Shereda, Gary Sylvester 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: 
David Rauch

GUESTS  PRESENT:
Ron Martin – MCUL, Vicky McIntosh, Patty Campbell, Deidra Williams-METRO CU

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Jim Shereda and seconded by N. Vinson to approve the minutes from the Executive Committee meeting held on February 01,2007 with the following correction, remove “Employees” from title of Motor City Co-op CU.  Motion carried. Also, a motion was made by Jim Shereda and seconded by D. Isaac to approve the minutes from the November 09, 2006 Strategic Planning Session. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
Fran Pierce presented the February 2007 financial statements to attendees.  Motion was made by L. Pionk and seconded by B. Bileti to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted.  Motion carried. Also, Fran advised that the Cedar Pointe and Geauga Lake packages will be forthcoming in the mail.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
P. Campbell distributed an updated listing/calendar of events for the remainder of the year.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Jim Shereda reminded everyone about the GAC coming up on March 14 & 15. Drema reported on the highlights of the Washington DC GAC meetings with regulators, and the efforts to get CURIA passed. Bonnie commented on the great experience she had at the GAC as a first time participant.

MICHIGAN BRAND CAMPAIGN:
Roger Quitter mentioned that there is another meeting scheduled for later on this month. He informed the committee that as of February credit unions have raised about $600,000 of the $1,000,000 goal.

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin discussed his report handout. Lisa P. discussed the upcoming election form revisions and our two openings. Then, L. Pionk  made a motion, seconded by D. Isaac, to appoint  Deidra Williams to the vacant position created by Jill Trebilcock’s move from St. Angela Parish CU to work at Central Macomb CU. Motion carried.

MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicky McIntosh reported on the MCUL Board meeting of February 6th where the GAC agenda was approved and the Federal and State staffers of the year were announced. The next meeting is March 9th via conference call. The campaign to promote CU’s in light of the Comerica announcement was also discussed. Finally, the Chapter Leaders Retreat was discussed as its attendance and value appear to be steadily decreasing.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Gail H. mentioned that the Walkathon is April 29th. There will be a challenge for the CU with the highest % of staff participation winning a prize.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Roger Q. stated that the Blue Water merger into our chapter was unanimously approved by their 6 credit unions. Roger and Jan Rose will work out the remaining logistical details. It appears that 1 or 2 of their interested members would be added to our executive committee.

OLD BUSINESS:
N/A

NEW BUSINESS:
A discussion was held regarding the successful Employee Appreciation Night dinner. Lisa Pionk made a motion, seconded by Fran Pierce, to have the chapter pay for ME shirts for the program committee volunteers. Motion carried.

NEXT MEETING:
April 4th at 5:30pm at the Gazebo prior to the ME Annual Meeting Program.

Note, the May 3rd meeting will be at Christian Financial CU.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion was made by N. Vinson and seconded by D. Isaac to adjourn this meeting at 10:05am.  Motion carried.

 

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Roger Quitter, Chairperson                            James Safian, Secretary

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