President’s Point – CU leadership positions open in AL and FL

Last Thursday, I attended a farewell gathering in Montgomery to honor outgoing Alabama Credit Union Administrator Sarah Moore.  Sara brought a level of professionalism to the agency, hiring and developing staff, and upgrading technology.  She was a strong advocate for the state-chartered credit union system.  We might not have always agreed on everything, but we […]

What are the state and federal issues for this legislative season?

Some issues remain constant on the LSCU advocacy forefront, such as maintaining the credit union tax exemption and fighting for additional data security standards for merchants and retailers.  At the same time, the league keeps a close watch on activity pertaining to credit union issues in both Montgomery and Tallahassee. Watch your state update on the links […]

President’s Point – January 28, 2019

The LSCU’s final 2018 political action fundraising (PAC) numbers are in, and the results are strong with both Alabama and Florida exceeding their PAC fundraising goals. Alabama’s FedPAC accrued $71,945, and the Alabama ACULAC (state PAC), which includes funds for CU Vote Defense, raised $81,810 bringing the overall total for Alabama to $153,755 – almost […]

YPs interested in marketing and business development – Don’t miss!

Calling YPs! Want to attend the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference this year? Check out this opportunity to Crash the conference in Las Vegas, March 20-23! The Crash program is a dynamic experience designed for young professional education, leadership development, and networking. Those selected to crash will receive free registration, a $1,000 scholarship, […]

CU Happenings – January 25, 2019

Pen Air gives $25,000 in support of Brain Bags Initiative  On Friday, Jan. 18, Pen Air Federal Credit Union presented a gift in the amount of $25,000 to the Studer Community Institute (SCI) in support of Brain Bags, an early learning initiative. The Brain Bags program is one of the cornerstones of SCI’s efforts to […]

AL and FL GAC Crashers will represent

Nearly 200 applications were submitted from all 50 states from potential GAC Crashers! According to Filene, the competition was stiff and the energy is high among those chosen to participate in the 10th annual “Crash the GAC.” This event, sponsored by CUNA and the Cooperative Trust, provides an incredible opportunity for rising credit union professionals […]