American Heritage CU President/CEO Bruce K. Foulke and Chief Operating Officer Scott McCaw performed a humanitarian trip to credit unions in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian at the behest of the World Council of Credit Unions.
Federally insured, low-income credit unions that want to become certified CDFIs have until Oct. 5 to apply to use NCUA’s qualification process for streamlined CDFI certification for the final time in 2019.
NCUA awarded $1.9 million in grants to help 155 low-income credit unions increase outreach to underserved communities, improve digital services and security and train employees through grants ranging from $1,900 to $100,000.
Keesler Federal Credit Union recently completed a major community giveback project, Backpacks 4 Bright Futures, which resulted in thousands of backpacks and school supplies donated to 6,200 students in 64 schools across 16 school districts.
Elevations CU, in conjunction with Canvas CU, hosted Ireland-based Core Credit Union Ltd. to explore strategy and best business practices during a three-day exchange focused on mutual challenges for credit unions in the two countries.
NCUA is advising credit unions in the path of Tropical Storm Dorian to take precautions as the storm enters the eastern Caribbean. Dorian’s projected path could take it across Puerto Rico by Wednesday, and could reach Florida by this coming weekend.
A farmers’ cooperative in rural Kenya commissioned a new crop irrigation system, one made possible through an agricultural lending product developed by World Council of Credit Unions and the Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Ltd.
Montana’s Giant Springs Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their annual Garage Sale for Good August 10 where they raised nearly $3,500 for the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind and the Lions Clubs of Montana Low Vision Reader Project.
While some have referred to the DE program as “the best kept secret in credit unions,” National Credit Union Foundation Director of DE and Cooperative Culture Chad Helminak says it shouldn’t be, speaking to CUBroadcast recently.
Northwest credit union leaders welcomed an opportunity to meet in Olympia last week with NCUA board member Todd Harper, in a meeting facilitated and attended by Rep. Denny Heck, (D-Wash.). WSECU hosted the event.
Eighty-seven graduates of CUNA Management School, held July 14-24 in Madison, earned their CCUE designations after completing a three-year executive education program, exams, projects and an oral presentation.
After exceeding initial expectations nine months ahead of schedule, the World Council of Credit Unions concluded its Financial Inclusion Project at the Border with Venezuela in August—reaching 253,055 rural, low-income Colombians with financial services.