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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
August 13, 2009
 
 
The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Drema Isaac at 9:06 am on August 13, 2009 at Central Macomb Community Credit Union. 
 
PRESENT: 
Drema Isaac, Fran Pierce, Lisa Pionk, Deidra Williams, Vickie McIntosh, James Safian, Gail Hernalsteen, Patty Campbell
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: 
Michele Myrick, Gary Sylvester, Jan Rose, Jackie Ford, James Shereda
 
GUEST PRESENT
Ron Martin. Lauren Vance, Kathy Figgs
 
PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Fran and seconded by Gail to approve the minutes from the Executive Committee meeting held on June 4, 2009. Motion Carried. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Fran Pierce.  A Motion was made by Gail and seconded by Jim to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Motion Carried.
 
PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Kathy discussed the upcoming events for the Chapter including the Golf Outing which will be held on September 14 at Boulder Lakes and the Combating Fraud Seminar that will be held September 22 at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union. 
 
Kathy also reported that we had fewer bowlers this year at the PAC bowling fundraiser. Kathy is going to modify the donations to reflect the actual participation of each Credit Union. We discussed holding a raffle at the Employee Appreciation night to raise money for the PAC as opposed to having a separate fundraiser. 
 
GOV’T & POLITICAL  FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Drema reported that we are going to be changing the date for the Legislative Breakfast due to several conflicts. We will be having a lunch with state representative Peter Lund on Friday, August 21 at noon at Marcus Grill. 
 
We also discussed several issues on which the Forum requested input. The first issue was regarding supporting more than one candidate. The consensus was that we are fine with supporting more than one candidate in the same race and that we would like to support candidates who support Credit Unions. We also agreed that we should not continue to support a candidate who has announced that they will be running for a different elected position and that we should not indicate support for any candidate until the filing deadline has been met.  
 
CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Lauren reminded everyone that they are able to allocate their dues rebate to the CU Difference Campaign. 
 
MCUL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ron Martin distributed and discussed various MCUL affairs via a handout report detailing the information. Ron also let the group know that the MCUL Compensation Survey is now available and that the award deadline for the Maxwell, Herring, and Desjarden awards is Friday, August 14, 2009. Ron also discussed the changes in duties among league staff now that Patrick LaPine has moved on to a new position in the Southeast. Mike Defours and Marcia Hune will be splitting Patrick’s duties. Ron also provided an update on Invest in America. 
 
MCUL DIRECTOR:
Vicki provided her report indicating that the League Board had several short meetings primarily to select CUCorp Directors, Foundation Trustees and Award recipients. 
 
The Committee discussed the AC and E, Vicki asked that anyone with feedback about the AC and E contact her.
 
CHARITY COMMITTEE:
Gail thanked all Credit Unions within the chapter for their condolences at the passing of Motor City CoOp’s CEO Cheryl Hurley. 
 
The Committee will hold its next meeting on August 18 at 9:00 at Motor City CoOp Credit Union. Additional members are needed for this committee. So far the Credit Unions in our chapter have raised nearly $20,000 for the charities that we support. Our next charity will be Phone Home for the Holidays, which provides phone cards to our men and women in the armed forces. 
 
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:
Drema indicated that we will be holding our Chapter Planning Session on November 5 at Central Macomb Community Credit Union beginning at 9:00 and ending at approximately 1:00 with lunch included. Please be thinking about topics for that meeting. 
 
OLD BUSINESS:
None
 
NEW BUSINESS: 
Vicki discussed the low attendance of an upcoming training session being presented by CU Partner Solutions(CUPS).   After much discussion, it was decided that any future training sessions from CUPS would be sent via email to interested Chapter Executives and not discussed at the Chapter Meeting.   
 
NEXT MEETING:
September 10, 2009 @ 9:00 am at Christian Financial Credit Union.
 
ADJOURNMENT:
A Motion was made by Jim and seconded by Fran to adjourn this meeting at 10:35 am. Motion carried.
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