Help Tell the CU Story by Completing CRI Survey 

Every year, MCUL & Affiliates produces the CRI Report, which is used to show lawmakers and other important leaders how credit unions make a difference every day.

The report showcases all that is great about credit unions, from student-run in-school branches to business loans to companies that have been turned down by the banks.

But without the input of credit unions, there couldn’t be a CRI Report.

The Community Reinvestment Initiative is an MCUL & Affiliates program aimed at helping the league and credit unions tell the credit union story.

The league has streamlined the survey, making it quick and easy to complete, with just 12 questions regarding credit union outreach activities. Your credit union is probably already gathering most of this information for management and board reports, press releases and other outreach initiatives.

OMNI Community CU CEO Ted Parsons said the credit unions should take the time to complete the report.

"Completing the CRI survey is an important step to further emphasize the impact we are making in our communities as credit unions,” Parsons said. “The simplistic design of the survey makes it easy to complete."

Help the league demonstrate how the CU difference is put into action every day at Michigan credit unions by completing the survey. To access the online survey click here. The deadline for completing the survey is Oct. 26. To view the 2012 CRI Report click here. If you have questions about the survey, contact Financial Education Coordinator Beth Troost at (800) 262-6285, ext. 453. If you’d like hard copies of this year’s report, contact Bryan Laviolette at

Credit unions that have completed the survey include Advantage One FCU, Alpena Alcona Area CU, Amalgamated CU, ATL Federal CU, Besser CU, BestSource CU, Community Financial Members Federal CU, Cornerstone Community Financial, Country Heritage CU, Credit Union ONE, Dort FCU, Dowagiac Area FCU, EECU, First Catholic FCU, First Community FCU, Forest Area FCU, Gerber FCU, Good Shepherd CU, GraCo FCU, Grand Rapids Family CU Greater Niles Community FCU, HarborLight CU, KALSEE CU, Lake Michigan CU, Lansing Postal Community CU, Lenco CU, Metro Shores CU, Michigan Catholic CU, Michigan First CU, Michigan Tech Employees FCU, Muskegon Co-op FCU, Muskegon Governmental Employees FCU, Muskegon Patternmakers FCU, Muskegon St. Joseph FCU, Northern United FCU, Northland Area FCU, OMNI Community CU, Preferred Federal CU, River Rouge Municipal CU, River Valley CU, Saginaw County Employees CU, Service 1 FCU, Settlers FCU, SIR FCU, Southeast Michigan State Employees FCU, TBA CU, Thornapple Valley Community CU and Thunder Bay Area CU.

Submissions to Monitor may be emailed. Bryan Laviolette is the editor of Monitor. Contact him by email or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 233. The newsletter of the Michigan Credit Union League is published Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday. There is no Monitor the week after Christmas and the week after the Annual Convention and Exposition. The MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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