League reflects on 2018 to set big goals for 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
As 2019 marks five years for the association as members' strongest advocate and whole lot more, the Carolinas Credit Union League is positioning for continued strength of service in the years to come.
An October League management meeting and full-staff gathering in December focused on 2018 performance and looked ahead, setting the stage for strategic planning to be affirmed early this year. The League also has invited CEOs to complete its 2018 Membership Satisfaction Survey, assessing effectiveness of League efforts and identifying any areas of improvement. This survey is an essential planning tool as it affords candid feedback on each institution's needs and expectations.
Here are highlights of the two-state association's recent and upcoming work, anchored in its four primary service areas.
Advocacy - Preserving, protecting, and enhancing the credit union charter
- The 2019 CUNA GAC is set for March 10-14 in Washington, DC, where Carolinas credit unions will join their colleagues at the DC Convention Center. Priorities in the New Year include defending the tax exemption, fighting for right-sized regulations, protecting member data, finding practical solutions to credit union website accessibility for Americans with disabilities, modernizing regulatory structure for state charters, and more.
- CCUL Advocacy is ready for active state-level advocacy for and with credit unions as each state legislature convenes in mid-January. Members are invited to share with Evelyn Hawthorne (NC) or Billy Boylston (SC) any items for consideration by the League's Governmental Affairs Committees. With a site profile, members also can update e-communications preferences to receive The Advocate newsletters for weekly updates during the sessions. The SC General Assembly convenes Tuesday, January 8 and the NC General Assembly convenes Wednesday, January 9.
- Carolinas credit unions will Hike the Hill in Washington, DC in November. Interested advocates can anticipate an afternoon briefing, reception, and dinner on arrival day, a day of Hill visits, and a "regulatory day" at the NCUA offices.
- The new campaign year for the Carolinas Capital Club began January 1. Updated details, goals, progress, and an online contribution form will be available here.
Risk Management Resources Department - Expert resource for governance, risk, and compliance support
Development - Inspiring, connecting, and advancing our people
- On January 31 - February 1, 2019, in Charlotte, NC, CCUL will host the third year of LAUNCH in Charlotte, NC. This event--the only League-sponsored trade show and conference for credit union professionals--includes an extensive trade show, keynote and breakout sessions, pre-conference workshops, CUaware Protégé Competition Finals, and the Carolinas Foundation’s Awards Gala. Learn more and register today at www.carolinaslaunch.com.
- Leadership Development Institute (LDI) returns March 6-7 to empower a group of rising leaders through the one-year program that instills modern strategies and skills for success.
- Carolinas Credit Union League Annual Meeting participants will enjoy a new venue June 2-4 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in beautiful Asheville, NC. Save the date to attend!
- In August 2019, CCUL will host the first-ever Directors Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas for credit union boards and supervisory committees. Sessions will be held aboard the Carnival Sunshine during the "at sea" days--with time for fun, of course!
- Also new this year, CCUL Development will roll out a new opportunity for business and executive coaching. Watch for details soon!
- One of the most loved events, the Principles & Philosophy Conference, will once again be held in Sophia, NC October 29-31. The League provides specialized staff training on the Seven Cooperative Principles. Get more information from Director of Cooperative Initiatives Jeff Hardin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Credit Union Resources - Empowering credit unions' long-term success
- The League's Audit Services Department has expanded its offerings to include Reg E and wire-transfer audits. CCUL stands ready to help credit unions avoid costly regulatory violations through assurance that policies, procedures, and internal controls are in place. Accounting services and human resources services are also offered. Find out more here.
- CU Resources will continue to keep credit unions engaged and poised for success through proactive consultations, roundtables, and other forums.