Outgoing CUNA Board Chairman Pat Jury, president/CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League, urged credit unions to stay engaged on behalf of the movement and the consumers it serves during his address at the CUNA Annual General Meeting Monday at the CUNA GAC.
The annual meeting is designed to update member credit unions and leagues on the financial condition and activities of their association over the past year.
“For the credit union movement to survive, to grow, to prosper, it’s imperative we all stay engaged. This means we have to make our voices heard in state capitals and in Washington, D.C. Because like it or not, credit unions are subject to the actions of state and federal government,” Jury said. “When you're engaged and when you’re making your voice heard, credit unions win. And when we win, our members win and our communities win. It’s that simple.”
He cited all the good credit unions are capable of in their communities, and the benefits they bring to consumers—benefits that are possible because of strong credit union advocacy all year round.
“Together we believe that not-for-profit financial cooperatives are a force for good, and something worth fighting for,” Jury said.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle was unable to speak in person, as he joined several other credit union CEOs in a meeting with President Donald Trump, but he addressed the crowd via video.
“I’m proud to say that your national association is in great shape,” Nussle said. “And we’re moving aggressively forward to support your best interests.”
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