NH Chapter of Credit Unions Holds Spring Meeting; Installs Officers

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Cooperative Credit Union Association held their Annual Spring Meeting at Grill 28 in Portsmouth. Chapter President Jonathan Oglebay kicked off the festivities with warm greetings and a thank you for attending the meeting. Credit unions represented at the meeting included Holy Rosary CU, Members First Credit Union of N.H, NH Federal CU,  Northwest CU, Service CU, St Mary’s Bank, Triangle CU, Tricorp Federal CU and Bellwether Community Credit Union.

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean provided the attendees with an industry update. He addressed the Tax Gap Reporting Issue, NH House Bill 597 – Privacy Bill, and Senate Bill 354, which clarifies that banks and CUs do not need insurance licenses to provide members with credit life, credit accident or health insurance. McLean also recognized the upcoming retirement of St. Mary’s Bank President/CEO Ron Covey with an award for his years of dedicated service to St. Mary’s Bank, the CCUA and the credit union community.

Nikki Lyon Lahey of Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire thanked the credit unions for their continued  commitment to the kids, most recently through their December ‘Giving Campaign’ that resulted in a generous gift of $25,000. Lahey noted the strong partnership between the credit unions and Make-A-Wish, thanking them again for their support throughout the years.    

Oglebay then returned to the podium to have Secretary Lyn Anderson cast the vote to install the Chapter’s Board of Directors for 2022-2023 as noted below:

  • Jonathan Oglebay, Bellwether Community CU - President                          
  • Nancy Nadeau, Bellwether Community CU -Treasurer                  
  • Lyn Anderson, Triangle CU -Secretary                   
  • Debbie Auger, Northeast CU - Director                 
  • Dorie Dawkins, New Hampshire Federal CU - Director                   
  • Cynthia McCormick, Members First CU - Director
  • Edina Cehic, St. Mary’s Bank - Director                 
  • May Hatem, Service CU – Director

Bill Nagle, CCUA SVP Professional Development, delivered an informative presentation on ‘The Art of Listening.’ Listening well is more than a matter of talking less. It’s a set of skills in asking and responding. Effective listeners show interest and acknowledge what has been said. Listening is a valuable skill on both a personal and professional level.

The meeting ended with Karin Taylor of Triangle CU announced as winner of tickets to an upcoming Boston Red Sox game and Oglebay thanking everyone again for coming.