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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
April 1, 2010

The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Drema Isaac at 9:03 AM on April 1, 2010 at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union.

PRESENT: 
Drema Isaac, Fran Pierce, James Safian, , Gail Hernalsteen, Vicki McIntosh, Lisa Pionk, Gary Sylvester and Jim Shereda

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: 
Patty Campbell, Jackie Ford and Jan Rose

GUEST PRESENT
Ron Martin, Kathy Figgs, Lauren Vance.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Vicki McIntosh and seconded by Gail Hernalsteen to approve the minutes from the Executive Committee Meeting held on March 1, 2010. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:
The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Fran Pierce.   Fran explained how she has segmented the funds on the report that have been allocated for specific purposes.  Motion was made by Jim Safian and seconded by Gary Sylvester to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried.

PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Kathy Figgs discussed the success of Employee Appreciation & Bingo Night/PAC Fundraiser.   There was discussion regarding the logistics of the basket raffle and the Committee was pleased with the funds that were raised for the PAC ($1606). 

Kathy discussed the 2 upcoming half day Employment Law session that will be held at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union on May 19.  The Annual Meeting which will be held on April 21 at the Gazebo was also discussed.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
The Committee took a moment to acknowledge the untimely passing of Michele Myrick and expressed sympathy to the family. 

Drema announced that the Michigan GAC is April 13 – 14.  It appears as though our chapter will have good representation at this important event.  Drema and Lisa will be delivering a check from the PAC to Candice Miller on Monday.  Others who are interested are invited to join. 

Drema discussed the need to replace Michele on the Forum and reported that Patty Campbell is interested in filling the position.  Drema asked if others are interested.  Nobody else indicated an interest and Jim Shereda made a motion to appoint Patty Campbell to the position. Gail Hernalsteen seconded and the motion passed.

CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Lauren Vance reviewed the written report with the Committee.  The creative for the spring campaign is scheduled to be presented by the new agency, McCann Erickson on Monday.  This year there will be a spring and fall Campaign. 

There was discussion about the Save to Win Program.  The group expressed their support for the program and thought that it was important for the program offer to Credit Unions to be finalized earlier for 2011.

MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin discussed the upcoming League sponsored events. Ron mentioned that the MCUL has renewed its lease for space in Livonia through 2016. 

MCUL DIRECTOR:
No report, because the Board has not met since our last meeting.

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
The written Charity Committee Report was reviewed. The March of Dimes Walk for Babies is set for April 25 at Metro Beach.  The Chapter checkpoint is set and we are excited to participate in this fun event.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Chairperson Drema Isaac reminded the group that we have a vacant position on the Committee and invited everyone to suggest possible candidates.

OLD BUSINESS:
N/A

NEW BUSINESS:
There was discussion regarding renaming the Golf Outing to the Michele Myrick Memorial Golf Outing.  There was a lot of discussion with the final decision to table the issue.  Kathy suggested that maybe we could dedicate a hole in Michele’s honor.  The Committee liked that idea.  No action was taken.

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be at 9:00 a.m. on May 6 at Central Macomb Community Credit Union, Warren Office.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion was made by Jim Safian and seconded by Vicki to adjourn this meeting at 10:25 a.m.  Motion carried.

Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary.

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