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Mica: CUs Thrive During Hard Times

February 22, 2010
Just as he has during each of his 14 years as CUNA president/CEO, Dan Mica warmly welcomed GAC attendees with, “Isn’t it great to be in Washington D.C., and isn’t great to be a credit union professional?” This is Mica’s last GAC as CUNA’s leader. He announced late last summer... READ MORE

Matz Optimistic About CUs' Future

February 22, 2010
While NCUA has spent more time recently "addressing credit unions’ immediate problems,” NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said that both the agency and the credit union movement in general "have stronger reason for long-term optimism" and "can again think of the credit union industry's longer-term potential" as the economy begins to... READ MORE

'Rally Past the Bickering'

February 22, 2010
CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser David Gergen had sharp words for the Obama administration: Narrow your agenda. Focus on jobs. Get the deficit under control. Go to the middle. And work toward bipartisanship. Recognizing “our troubles are deep and chronic,” Gergen said the country today is experiencing “a... READ MORE

Holub Wins Farley Award

February 22, 2010
Rosie Holub, president/CEO of the Missouri CU Association is this year’s recipient of the Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award, bestowed by the American Association of CU Leagues (AACUL). The annual award recognizes outstanding service, dedication, and achievement by a state league manager or staff person. Holub received the award... READ MORE

Mica Outlines Advocacy Actions

February 22, 2010
CUNA President/CEO Dan Mica says 2009 was one of the busiest and most politically challenging he has seen in 40 years. Mica addressed the CUNA board and attendees of the Governmental Affairs Conference during CUNA’s annual general meeting, which took place at Monday morning’s opening session. Mica outlined some of... READ MORE

Thanks for the Memories

February 19, 2010
By Darryl Tait and Lisa McCue Dan Mica reflects on 14 years as CUNA CEO. When outgoing Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Dan Mica sat down to be interviewed for this article, he reached across his desk, picked up the microphone, and started crooning the old 1938 tune, “Thanks... READ MORE

The 'Walking Pulpit' For CU Philosophy

February 19, 2010
Volunteerism and core values guide more than three decades of service. When two co-workers invited Dave Maus to leave work early and “have a chat” several months ago, he knew something was up. Then, as the trio settled in to their meeting at a local restaurant, 12 more female employees... READ MORE

The Cure for CUs' Aches and Pains

February 19, 2010
John Franklin A gloomy, pessimistic outlook on 2010 could become a self-fulfilling prophesy. I can remember a time when I nearly always felt good. My golf and tennis games, and hunting and fishing expeditions—as well as chores around the house—never were hampered by aches and pains. Today, less than a... READ MORE

Become a Mile Wide, And a Mile Deep

February 19, 2010
Daniel A. Mica Build on the political strength you’ve earned. Happy New Year! Yes, I realize it’s March. But here, in my last column in this space as Credit Union National Association (CUNA) president/CEO, I want to share my own sense of optimism for credit unions in the coming year.... READ MORE

Create a Culture of Success

February 19, 2010
Satisfied employees are vital to creating positive member relationships and a healthy bottom line. Author Quint Studer outlines five practical steps to help create a lasting culture of success: Replace low achievers. Low-performing employees aren’t only lesser contributors; they also hamper middle performers, and high achievers will eventually become disinterested... READ MORE

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