COLUMBUS, Ohio (12/22/14)--The Ohio Credit Union League announced 10 of its chapters will become credit union outreach alliances beginning in January.
The restructuring, announced in October, will give credit unions the freedom to focus on the community outreach areas of financial literacy, scholarship funds or charitable giving (News Now Oct. 31).
The 10 chapters are Butler County, Central Ohio, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Lake Erie, Mahoning Valley, North Central, Northeast, Northwest and Stark County.
The alliances are charged with coordinating community outreach initiatives for participating credit unions (league members and potential members) drawn from the geographic area previously served by a chapter; credit unions in neighboring areas not served by an alliance; and other credit unions interested in an alliance's community outreach initiative (eLumination Dec. 17).
Alliances are currently developing their 2015 scholarship programs, which will operate independent of each other and the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. Current chapter board officials will serve on alliance steering committees. Community outreach initiatives will be finalized in the first quarter.