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From Patty's Desk

A biweekly blog that gives readers a peek inside thoughts, priorities and industry-based reflections from MCUL CEO Patty Corkery.

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Holidays + Connection


This time of year, not only are we getting together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, but we're also connecting with team members for end-of-year gatherings and boards for the final meetings of the year and direct reports for reviews! There is a lot of conversation and planning happening, that is for sure. I think most of us would agree that this is an exciting time as Jan. 1 feels like a clean slate  — a new beginning, both personally and professionally.

I had a week of connection this past week with leagues from around the country at the winter meeting for the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL). We met with many of our industry partners, including CUNA (soon to be America’s Credit Unions), TruStage, NASCUS, the African American Credit Union Coalition, Filene and others. Being on the board and participating with AACUL is a great reminder to me of how our credit union system is composed of many moving parts all coming together with the mission to support credit unions and credit union members. It is a vast network of hard-working professionals that inspire me every day.

I am so proud of the hard work and endless commitment of our credit union team members and volunteers this year. Especially here at home, where I witness your efforts on a daily basis. I am proud to serve as the leader of your association, and look forward to walking arm-and-arm with you in 2024 as we navigate continued regulatory pressures, the complex political climate, financial stress on your members and an election year, together. Because, as we all know, together, we are stronger.

Thank you for the time you spend to read this publication and the support you give MCUL and our team throughout the year. From our entire team at MCUL, and me personally, have a wonderful holiday, and a happy and healthy new year!

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