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Wisconsin league meeting Tell the CU story
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (5/14/08)--Share the credit union story, attendees at the Wisconsin Credit Union League's 74th Annual Convention, held May 7-10 in Wisconsin Dells, were told. "I know you believe in the credit union story, but the problem is that we're leaving the story to the banks to tell--and the story they tell is more like a Stephen King horror novel," said league President/CEO Brett Thompson, addressing the convention. "Our reluctance to tell our story will doom us. Our detractors can go everywhere we can go, and they have a lot more money to do it," he said. "They can offer more products and services; they can offer
The Wisconsin Credit Union League’s executive committee was announced at the league’s Annual Convention May 7-10. From left are: Dean Wilson, Focus CU, Milwaukee; Pat Lowney, Lakeview CU, Neenah; Jerry Kuschel, P.C.M. Employees CU, Green Bay; Jack Gill, First Community CU, Beloit; and Kevin Hauser, Westby (Wis.) Co-op CU.
The Wisconsin Credit Union League’s newly elected board of directors includes, from left: Scott Roesch, Fond du Lac (Wis.) CU; Mike Mallow, Sheboygan (Wis.) Area CU; Lora Benrud, WESTconsin CU, Menomonie; and Paul Kundert, University of Wisconsin CU, Madison. (Photos provided by the Wisconsin Credit Union League)
great service; they can offer creative, slick ad campaigns," he added. "But they can't say it's about people, not profit; they can't say it's about member-owners; they can't say it's about lower cost payday loan alternatives; they can't say it's about not making the subprime loans to begin with; and they can't say it's about having more branches in low-income census tracts without a legal requirement to do so. "You can say that," he concluded. During the league's annual meeting, attendees approved changes in the league's districts and credit union representation, according to the league's newsletter The League (May 12). The board size will be reduced to nine members from 15. Five will be elected from the regions and four will be elected from asset categories. The league also elected its executive committee and new board (See photos).
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