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L-R: Melissa Ameluxen, VP of State Government Affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Roger Ballard, CEO of NuVision FCU; Shruti Miyashiro, CEO of Orange County’s CU; Bill Bernie, CEO of Eagle Community CU; Pat Bates, Fifth District County Supervisor for Orange County; Diana Kot, VP of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU; Rick Hoffman, VP of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for CU of Southern California; and Bill Cheney, CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU

STATE CANDIDATE VISITS CU LEADERS
updated 07/29/14 11:06 AM
Bates Engages With CEOs, Staff
Credit union leaders in Orange County gathered at Eagle Community CU last week to meet with Fifth District County Supervisor Pat Bates.

The event served as an opportunity to become reacquainted with Bates, who previously served in the California Assembly.

As a county supervisor, Bates has worked to protect taxpayers and improve her county’s fiscal outlook, create business-friendly policies to attract jobs, maintain high levels of public safety, shorten the timeline for delivery of transportation projects, implement pension and retiree medical liability reform measures, and protect the coastal environment.

Bates ran unopposed in the primary election within the 36th Senate District, which heavily favors her as a republican. In the upcoming general election, Bates faces a write-in candidate.

The 36th Senate District is a coastal seat, stretching from Rancho Santa Margarita to Encinitas.

 
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EXPERTS GIVE ADVICE TO CREDIT UNIONS updated 09/18/14 11:26 AM
Your Problem: Solved
Risk-based pricing (compliance), creating an operational plan (strategic planning), and making a solid value proposition (marketing) are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest.

GOV. BROWN SIGNS AB 2293 INTO LAW updated 09/18/14 05:06 PM
Relieves CUs of Collateral Burden
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today mandating baseline insurance requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)—a move that will help credit unions burdened by a significant reduction in collateral value when accidents occur to these companies’ drivers.

SEPTEMBER: NAT'L PREPAREDNESS MONTH updated 09/17/14 09:13 AM
CO-OP Reminds CUs to Be Ready
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Napa, CA on Aug. 24 serves as a reminder for vigilant disaster preparedness, as members depend on their credit unions more than ever in times of emergency.

ARTICLES CALL ON LAWMAKERS TO ACT updated 09/15/14 02:07 PM
Data Breaches in Focus
Various opinion articles defending the credit union movement’s stance on data breaches were published in five regional and community newspapers across California and Nevada within the past week as the latest data theft incident at national retailer Home Depot continues to be critiqued in the media spotlight.