From the Archives: December 2013

League Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Committees, Task Forces 

For 2014, MCUL & Affiliates has several committees (listed below) that require the expertise of credit union professionals to provide input, leadership and strategic insight. As such, the league is asking these professionals to review the list of committees and purposes, and submit a volunteer form if they are interested in providing their time and talents.

“Being involved at the committee level is a rewarding opportunity for credit union professionals from all areas of operations,” MCUL & Affiliates CEO David Adams said. “We count on this valuable feedback to set the direction of many activities, ranging from awards and educational offerings to media plans to governmental affairs and more. Many committees meet by phone, so the time commitment is minimal, while the sense of contribution is great.”

Following is the list of the 2014 committees and task forces that are seeking additional committee members. Members will be chosen based on availability.

Awards and Community Reinvestment Committee
Charge: Foster and highlight credit union community reinvestment initiatives, financial education and other commendable activities related to state and national awards amongst the Michigan credit union system. Provide input on highlighting credit union CRI, financial education and award winning activity to lawmakers and the greater community through the MCUL CRI Annual Survey and Aggregate Report. Administer the MCUL awards within guidelines approved by the MCUL Board of Directors. Promote the MCUL awards and the CUNA Maxwell, Herring and Desjardins awards to encourage increased quantity and quality of submissions. 

CULink Committee
Charge: Make recommendations to the MCUL CEO and MCUL board in developing, approving and executing fundraising and media plans and communicating research results. Act as advocates to encourage broader support, both philosophically and financially, for cooperative advertising and to communicate progress in the credit union community. Bring concerns, comments and questions about this initiative to the attention of MCUL staff.

Education Needs Committee
Charge: Make recommendations to the MCUL CEO and/or the MCUL Board of Directors regarding specific strategies and topics for major MCUL education events including the Annual Convention & Exposition, leadership conferences, Executive Summit, MCUL GAC and online education resources. Maximize participation and provide educational events and resources that meet important needs of the credit union community.

Examination and Supervision Committee
Charge: Gather input, advise and provide recommendations to the MCUL CEO and the MCUL Board of Directors regarding specific issues for improving both state and federal examination practices, communications and the supervision environment generally.

State and Federal Issues Working Group
Charge: Provide direction to the Government and Political Affairs Forum and MCUL staff on legislative and regulatory issues affecting both state and federal credit unions.

Financial Education Committee
Charge: Foster and highlight consumer financial education activities by credit unions for their members and the communities they serve. Make recommendations to the MCUL for financial education resources, initiatives and programs that will help expand industry commitment to financial education. Act as advocates to encourage broader participation in financial education activities. Assist the MCUL in showcasing best practices in financial education by credit unions. 

If you are interested in serving on a committee or task force in 2014, click on the Committee/Task Force Volunteer Form and send it to Kathryn Hall at or fax the form to (517) 482-3762. Volunteer forms need to be submitted by Jan. 20.

For questions, contact Renee Werth, MCUL & Affiliates vice president of education and events, at or at (800) 262-6285, ext. 451.

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