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MCUL Metro East Chapter
District VII
Michigan Credit Union League
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METROEAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
PLANNING SESSION MEETING MINUTES
November 5, 2009


The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. following the normal Chapter Executive Committee Meeting.

PRESENT: 
Drema Isaac, Fran Pierce, Lisa Pionk, Gail Hernalsteen, Vickie McIntosh, Gary Sylvester, Michele Myrick, Jan Rose, James Shereda, James Safian, Patty Campbell. Jackie Ford.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED: 
None

GUEST PRESENT
Kathy Figgs

TERM LIMITS:
The Committee discussed the option of placing term limits on the table officer positions within the chapter.  This would allow more people to get involved in these leadership positions.  The Committee agreed to begin 3 year term limits.  In 2012 the Chair and Treasurer’s terms will be completed and in 2013 the Vice Chair and the Secretary’s terms will be completed.  We will continue to have annual elections for these positions.

DIRECTOR ELECTION:
The Committee discussed the option of changing the League Director election to the Annual Meeting to get more participation in our events from all Credit Unions within the chapter.  After discussion it was decided to stay with the mail ballot format election.

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:
The Committee discussed having an odd number of people (13) on the Committee and setting the Quorum at 7 members.  By replacing only Jeremy and not Diedra this will be accomplished.  We also discussed the idea that we would not want to limit anyone’s interest in serving on the Committee.  We need one more person to serve so if you have ideas, please bring them forth.

EVENTS FOR 2010:
We gave the Committee direction to plan 3 Board Sessions (BSA, Annual Meeting and one other session) 3 Social Events (Bingo, Golf, Holiday Party) and 2 Education events (one for Management and one for staff.)  Employment Law is a topic that there was interest in.  Also, the Committee discussed the immediate need for regulatory education regarding Troubled Debt Restructuring.  Lisa and Patty are putting together a session to be held on December 10, 2009.  This could count toward our education sessions for 2010. 

GOV’T & POLITICAL DISCUSSION:
We discussed the importance of continuing PAC Fundraising efforts particularly since next year is an election year.  We are going to hold a raffle at Bingo since there are so many participants and they are all subsidized by their credit unions.  We will sell tickets for $5 each to win a big prize like dinner and a night at a casino or something else big. 

We decided to keep our goal to raise at least 80% of our assigned goals for the PACs. 

COMMITTEE CHAIR TERM LIMITS:
We discussed limiting the terms for Committee Chairs.  We agreed to limit their terms to 2 years with elections each year.  Selection of the Committee Chairs will be in May after the Annual Meeting. There was discussion regarding whether Committee Chairs should be members of the Executive Committee.  We decided that each Committee Chair should provide a written report to the Executive Committee, but other than that there were no changes needed. 

CHARITY COMMITTEE:
We reviewed the Charities that the Committee is recommending for 2010.  Jan made a motion to allocate $5,400 in 2010 to the Charities that were presented.  Patty seconded and the motion carried.

EDUCATION EVENTS ALLOCATION:
Fran made a motion that we allocate $2,500 to subsidize the education events for 2010 (allow a $2,500 loss for the year). Michele seconded and the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 and Lunch was enjoyed by all.

Minutes taken by Lisa Pionk, Secretary.

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