CU Happenings – Dec. 8, 2017

CFE Federal Credit Union hosts CEO Roundtable, Assists ‘Clean the World’

This fall, CFE Federal Credit Union employees gathered together at Clean The World to assemble personal care packages for those affected by Hurricane Maria. At the helm of this initiative was Kevin Miller, who transitioned into his role as CFE’s President and CEO earlier this year.

This community service project was the second part of a two-part roundtable series, called Coffee with Kevin, which invited 16 employees from various branches and support departments to share their feedback on the CEO transition and other aspects of CFE’s operations.

“One of my goals as CEO is to create a more empowered culture at CFE,” said Miller. “Through groups like Coffee with Kevin, I hope to encourage two-way communication with employees and ensure their voices are heard.”

During Part 1 of Coffee with Kevin, employees met for breakfast with Miller to discuss their ideas for how to better serve credit union members and create new opportunities for CFE. Six weeks later, that same group joined together to volunteer at Clean The World, followed by a lunch to debrief on changes that had taken place at CFE during that time.

Clean the World has a two-part mission. The first part is to collect and recycle soap and hygiene products discarded every day by the hospitality industry and other sectors that generate environmental waste. The second part of the mission is, “Through the distribution of these and other donated products to impoverished people, prevent millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduce the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illnesses, and encourage vigorous childhood development.”

Naheola Credit Union Supports Demopolis High with Who’s the Boss Project

Naheola Credit Union participated as one of the bosses in Demopolis High School DECA Project Who’s the Boss. Demopolis High students, Hannah Stidham and Charles Casper, pictured at left, worked with students in grades fifth through seventh grade for six weeks on soft skills, such as, eye contact and speaking clearly, as well as, presentation skills including how to create and edit a video using IMovie. Students then presented their proposed business using the skills they learned in front of the “bosses.” The Credit Union provided gift cards to the winners.

Broward County Chapter holds meeting, Bingo night

The Broward County Chapter League of Southeastern Credit Unions held a November meeting at which credit unions honored their MSRs. The night included a fun dinner, Bingo, prizes, and recognition of the difference they make in serving their membership.  The competitive spirit was lively during the Bingo game, which awarded the winner a $100 gift card.