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Pa. chapter leaders use annual retreat as idea exchange
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (6/17/14)--Leaders representing different chapters of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) met last week to discuss issues facing state credit unions.
 
The 26 attendees from 16 chapters gathered at Toftrees Resort in State College, Pa. to share ideas about training, recruiting, advocacy, financial literacy and other issues ( Life Is A Highway June 16).
 
PCUA chair Maria LaVelle led a discussion about PCUA priorities, which include advocacy and compliance. Compliance burden was reported by chapter leaders as being a major source of stress, with the group agreeing that compliance training sessions tend to be well-attended. LaVelle told attendees that PCUA advocacy would take their concerns into consideration.
 
She also discussed the resources and services provided by Pacul Services, the PCUA for-profit subsidiary, and reminded chapter leaders to respond to a proposed bylaw amendment with a July 7 ratification deadline. The amendment would add an additional three-year term to the PCUA board of directors. 
 
South Carolina FCU Chief Operating Officer Troy Hall, the keynote speaker of the meeting, encouraged the leaders to enhance their chapters' relevance by emphasizing leadership and innovation to encourage participation.


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