With more than 80 posts shared this year, the Seven Principles Blog has covered a number of stories that encapsulate the seven cooperative principles that guide the credit union movement. From Concern for Community (Principle Seven) to Democratic Member Control (Principle Two) and Education & Training (Principle Five), the blog aims to continue sharing the impact credit unions make in the Carolinas.
As the last post in 2015, it only felt right to sum up this year’s experiences by sharing the top ten stories that you, the readers, cared about most.
The League looks forward to sharing more of the community news you enjoy in 2016 and is excited to announce that a new blog will be joining our lineup (Drumroll, please). Aptly titled, The Bridge, this blog will share the stories of the larger cooperative industry in North and South Carolina, from consumer cooperatives like food co-ops and electrical co-ops, to worker cooperatives like farmers co-ops. It is envisioned as a single landing spot for cooperative news in the Carolinas! Stay tuned for more on this in 2016.
Thank you and Have a Happy New Year!
SEVEN PRINCIPLES BLOG – TOP TEN 2015
1. 2014 CUaware Protégés benefiting from mentor program (posted March 30, 2015)
In 2014, six chapter-level winners participated in the CUaware Protégé Competition. From the written tests and public speaking engagements at the chapter level, to the finals at the Leadership Conference, each contestant described the CUaware Protégé Competition as quite a learning experience. That learning experience has continued into 2015, as five of the six chapter winners have been paired with a credit union mentor... Continue Reading »
2. League, credit unions produce Seven Cooperative Principles video (posted June 24, 2015)
CCUL joined forces with credit union voices from both Carolinas to create a Seven Cooperative Principles educational video. The video made its debut on June 15 during the CCUL Annual Meeting. "We wanted to create a video that would relate each of the “Principles” in terms that were more familiar… Continue Reading »
3. Scholarships available for the Principles & Philosophy Conference (posted May 21, 2015)
Through the support of credit unions and credit union organizations, the League was able to offer 10 scholarships this year to staff persons from credit unions with $125 million or less in assets to attend the 2015 Principles & Philosophy Conference, held November 1-3 in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC. Continue Reading »
4. CU Lunch Local is less than two months away (posted August 21, 2015)
We've had a long, hot summer in the Carolinas but fall is just around the corner -- and CU Lunch Local is now less than two months away! Credit unions in both South Carolina and North Carolina participated in CU Lunch Local this past year. The initiative, which is aimed at supporting locally-owned small businesses, is held each year during International Credit Union Week… Continue Reading »
5. Guest Post: Greenville Children's Hospital shares impact of Upstate Chapter (posted February 9, 2015)
Dianne Dillon, Children's Miracle Network Coordinator for the Greenville Health System, shares the positive impact the Upstate Chapter of Credit Unions has made on the GHS Children’s Hospital. In addition to raising funds for the hospital, the Upstate Chapter adopted a Miracle Family and is providing encouragement to Madison Wilson (the patient) and her family... Continue Reading »
6. Guest post: What I learned at the Principles & Philosophy Conference (posted November 18, 2015)
Latitude 32 Credit Union’s Marcus Rhymer share the top ten things he learned at the 2015 Principles & Philosophy Conference. Rhymer: “While this conference had many components of a traditional conference format, a few things differed. This conference became a deep dive into the foundation of the credit union principles and philosophies which included full engagement from all participants...” Continue Reading »
7. CUaware Triad group REACHes to host volunteer event (posted July 14, 2015)
The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation introduced the Reach program at the beginning of 2015. The premise of Reach is to take the experiences of Victory Junction Camp on the road to Children’s Hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses, and anywhere else where children and their families are gathered for an extended time of recovery. In July, CUaware partnered with the Foundation to serve as volunteers for the daylong Winston-Salem event at the Ronald McDonald House. Continue Reading »
8. SC Telco's Koy Stone wins CUaware Protégé Chapter Competition (posted August 13, 2015)
SC Telco Federal Credit Union’s Koy Stone is named as one of the seven finalists to compete in the 2015 CUaware Protégé Competition finals. He won the Upstate chapter-level competition Tuesday evening, August 11… Continue Reading »
9. Members CU’s Tanya Council wins Northwest Chapter CUaware Protégé Competition (posted August 21, 2015)
Members Credit Union’s Tanya Council is named as one of the seven finalists to compete in the 2015 CUaware Protégé Competition finals. She emerged as the Northwest Chapter's finalist in a field of five candidates... Continue Reading »
10. Credit unions support CU Lunch Local (posted October 19, 2015)
In a video recap, CCUL spotlights the many credit unions that participated in CU Lunch Local on Tuesday, October 13. Staff and members at participating credit unions fanned out to local restaurants in order to support local business and call attention to credit unions as locally-owned financial institutions that care about the community… Continue Reading »