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FOREIGN INTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
updated 04/22/13 10:22 AM
World Council Program in Costa Rica
The World Council of Credit Unions has extended the application deadline for the International Credit Union Leadership Program—an abroad internship created specifically for emerging American credit union leaders—to April 30.

Twelve U.S. credit union professionals will be selected to participate in the program.

Participants will embark on a two-week journey to Costa Rica for a hands-on experience and personal look into how their credit unions serve underserved populations and communities through creative member education and projects. Participants will work alongside credit union leaders to exchange ideas, improve problem-solving skills, and enhance cultural diversity as it relates to overall credit union development and operations.

The International Credit Union Leadership Program includes credit union internship placement, lodging with a local host family, meal and communication stipends, transportation, and traveler's insurance.

To be eligible for the internship, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate personal commitment and the ability to significantly influence their credit union.
  • Show leadership and entrepreneurial skills and demonstrate how personal initiative has contributed to their credit union’s development.
  • Exhibit the potential to advance the national or international credit union system through initiatives that would also help the development of his or her community.
  • Be actively involved as an employee or board member of a credit union or organization affiliated with the World Council through the Credit Union National Association or a state credit union league.
  • Be available to travel on the specific dates outlined by the program.
  • Not be a World Council employee or board member.
  • Have a career trajectory in the credit union industry.

Interested? Click here for more information and a program application form.

 
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SAN MATEO CU CEO TO RETIRE updated 08/29/14 04:49 PM
Barry Jolette Served 27 Years
San Mateo CU board of directors announced its CEO Barry Jolette will retire after 27 years of service. He has demonstrated a close dedication to the credit union movement through his various leadership roles on local, national, and international levels. He served as the California Credit Union League Chairman in 1996; and in 1997, he was elected to the Credit Union National Association board of directors and named its chair in 2001 (until 2003)..

NCUF RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT updated 08/29/14 02:44 PM
Activities From Last 12 Months
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) released its 2013-2014 Annual Report, entitled “Improving People’s Financial Lives through Credit Unions.” The report highlights the organization's program and grant activities during the past 12 months.

WEEKLY E-FILING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW updated 08/28/14 02:18 PM
Will Streamline Reports for CUs
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2298, legislation that will allow financial institutions which hold local agency deposits to submit their weekly reports to the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) electronically rather than through U.S. mail.

RMJ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES 41k updated 08/27/14 12:56 PM
Event Attracts Nearly 100 Players
The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament, held Aug. 18 at the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport Beach, CA, raised $41,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.