More than 100,000 fans of Children’s Miracles Network Hospitals have helped #VoteForMiracles surpass 300,000 votes with one week left in the campaign. More than 2,500 credit unions have also been recognized by the public who are asked during the voting process to “Choose their Credit Union”.
The winners of the 2017 CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Awards were officially announced during a ceremony at the annual conference for both councils Oct. 2 in Phoenix.
CUNA filed a petition Friday with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, outlining how it can provide credit unions with regulatory relief from the onerous requirements for communicating with member-owners. In the petition, CUNA proposes two routes for providing credit unions with greater ability to communicate with consumers about information they want and need on their cell phone.
Forty-six credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators after being guided by dedicated program facilitators and mentors through intensive training from the National Credit Union Foundation Sept. 13-20 in Madison, Wis.
The National Credit Union Foundation is now accepting donations through the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people affected by Hurricane Maria. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations to the General Disaster Relief Fund at cuaid.coop.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle called NCUA’s decision to close the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund and begin issuing refunds in 2018 a victory for credit unions. Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters and board member Rick Metsger both voted Thursday to close the fund and set the normal operating level at 1.39%.
Credit unions across the United States are invited to celebrate International Credit Union Day, Thursday, Oct. 19, by participating in Shop for Miracles, a one-day Credit Unions for Kids program that raises funds for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.