ONTARIO, Calif. (2/10/16)--The boards of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues voted Tuesday to approve membership choice--where a credit union may belong to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), a state credit union league, or both.
The leagues said the option would be implemented in 2017, in conjunction with the dues cycle.
In a communication to members, the leagues said the decision was made while "reaffirming the strength of our interdependent system."
"We are pleased to offer the opportunity for choice and we will continue to advocate for a strong working relationship between credit unions, CUNA, and the leagues.
"We support interdependence because there is power in that, especially in our joint advocacy efforts--and that power is unrivaled, even envied, among associations throughout the United States," the board note said.
CUNA currently is welcoming comments regarding the trade association’s draft bylaws after distributing them to member credit unions Monday. The main issues addressed in the restated bylaws include: choice regarding membership in CUNA; the ability of the board to address CUNA's dues formula; and board structure and governance.
Questions regarding the bylaws should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a March 18 membership vote on the proposed changes.