METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
August 4, 2011
The regular meeting of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE of the METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Drema Isaac at 9:10 a.m. at E and A Credit Union.
Drema Isaac, Lisa Burroughs, Marty Winiarski,Jan Rose, Kathie Trembath, Gail Hernalsteen and Vicki McIntosh.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Jim Safian,Fran Pierce, Carolyn Edwards, Gary Sylvester and Patty Campbell.
Ron Martin, Lauren Vance, Crystal Gracz andDonna Siejutt.
PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Kathy and seconded by Martyto approve the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on June 2, 2011. Motion carried.
The Treasurer’s Report for May, June and July were presented. A motion to approve the report was made by Marty and seconded by Gail. Motion carried.
PROGRAM AND EVENTS:
Donna discussed the written Program and Events Report. We discussed the possibility of hosting a chapter wide Home Ownership Seminar. There was a positive response to the idea. The next event is our Charity Golf Outing which will be held September 12. Lisa urged everyone to register as the registrations are very few right now.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL FORUM REPRESENTATIVE:
Drema gave a brief report in Patty’s absence. There are no pressing issues currently.
CU DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN:
Lauren presented her written report. With Heather Bade’s resignation we discussed the open position. The Committee said that if Lauren felt that she was able, we are fine with her holding the position without a co-chair. Lauren may try to elicit help from others and she will report back to the Committee.
Ron Martin provided a written report to the Committee highlighting the upcoming MCUL sponsored events. Ron said that someone from the League would be willing to present the Chapter Effectiveness Award at the Holiday Luncheon. We will also have the award for Young Credit Union Professional of the year presented at the luncheon as well (Melissa from MSGCU).
Ron told the Committee about the Chapter Leader’s Seminar that is coming up in September. Gail expressed interest in attending. We need to check with Fran to see if she is interested in attending. Marty also expressed interest in attending. The Committee discussed our willingness to cover travel expenses and an additional night in the hotel if the participants found that to be helpful. We also discussed that we could pay to send an additional participant if there is interest from more than two people (the league will pay for two participants.) We will need to communicate via e-mail regarding this so the participants can register by August 31.
Vicki presented the written MCUL Director Report. There was extensive discussion about the proposal to modify the current MCUL Board Policy regarding Net Member Assets. The modification would remove the 2% cap that is in place for NMA and would allow for more growth if the profitability of the MCUL and Affiliates provided growth beyond that cap. Vicki explained that the League Board tabled the decision. The Committee directed Vicki to oppose this on behalf of our chapter if the issue resurfaces.
Crystaldistributed the Charity Committee Totals for YTD 2011. The Committee reaffirmed their table officers and in 2012 will choose their table officers according to the schedule of the Executive Committee (Exec Committee will approve their table officers at the June meeting following our Annual Meeting). The Committee has the opportunity to work with the Macomb Food Bank sorting canned goods. The Committee will e-mail this opportunity to everyone when we get more details.
The September 1, 2011 meeting will be at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union in at 9:00 a.m. The October meeting will be at Belle River in Richmond and the November planning meeting will be held from 9:00 – 12:00 at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union with lunch to be served after the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:25a.m.
Minutes prepared by Lisa Pionk, Secretary