LSCU’s Chapter Development program provides a strong network among area credit unions through advocacy, communication, education, and community involvement. Chapters have always been – and will continue to be – the backbone of the credit union movement.
Central FL Chapter Hosts Legislative Night
The Central FL Chapter hosted a legislative night on Aug. 20. Four state representatives participated in the panel discussion, providing information on their legislative priorities and feedback on LSCU legislative initiatives. Panel participants were Rep. Bracy, Rep. Castor Dentel, Rep. Saunders, and Rep. Stewart.
NE FL Chapter Recognizes 2013 CEUP Graduates
The Northeast Florida Chapter honored the 2013 graduates of its 30 Annual CEUP (Credit Union Education Program) Recognition Banquet on Aug. 8. In 1975, representatives from Jacksonville-area credit unions formed an educational committee to plan programs to meet the educational needs of credit union staff. Florida State College at Jacksonville, as part of their partnership with business and industry in Jacksonville, provides guidance and support.
According to the CEUP Advisory Committee, the core mission is to provide the basic education and training that a person needs to be a productive credit union employee. The program consists of required and elective classes leading to an achievement of a Six or Twelve Course Certification of Completion. Mary Svoboda of Jax FCU serves as the chair of the CEUP Advisory Committee.
2013 graduates of the six course program are Ashley Saenz, Sherry Yates, and Rebecca Filaroski of Alive CU; Chelsea Reback and Karen Bernstein of Community First CU; and Jennifer Mercier-Asbell and Regina Littles of VyStar CU. Graduates of the 12 course program are Danielle Schneider, Gwendolyn Ruiz and Karen Bernstein, Community First CU; Susie Clauson of Jax FCU; and Kristin Lester of VyStar CU.
Tuscaloosa (AL) Chapter Makes Donation to CMN
Tommy Cobb, President of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of Credit Unions and CEO of Tuscaloosa Credit Union, presented a check for $2,000 to CC Thompson, outreach coordinator for Children's Hospital of Alabama on behalf of the chapter. The funds were raised during the chapter car sale, which was held in May. In addition to the donation, the chapter was approved for the Miracle Match, which doubles the donation to the hospital.