CCUA News

HRCU Brings on Two New Hires to Better the Member Experience

January 31, 2023

HRCU is delighted to announce the hiring of Cynthia McCormick to Senior Vice President of Member Experience and the promotion of Travis Bissonnette to Senior Vice President of Lending. HRCU continues to include the best of the best on our management team to better help our members and the community, and these new hires are a perfect example


Young Entrepreneurs and the Credit Unions of Rhode Island Headline the Lt Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

January 29, 2023

Daisha Jackson, a senior at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Rhode Island, won first place and a $5,000 scholarship in the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business pitch competition for high school students. The Credit Unions of Rhode Island are the principal sponsor of the event, serving in that role since the program’s debut in 2018 under then Lt. Governor McKee.


CU Accelerate Returns to NH; Lean How to Enhance Your Credit Union’s Sales Culture

January 09, 2023

Last year’s CU Accelerate gathering in Newport, RI, was ranked by attendees as one of CCUA’s very best events. On May 5-7, 2023, at the Wentworth By The Sea in New Castle, NH less than 10 minutes away from Portsmouth, CCUA aims to break that record by delivering an agenda, speakers, and venue that will ignite your imagination and capture conversations for years to come. This conference, a favorite among credit unions, is designed to bring in outside and industry perspectives on critical and challenging issues credit unions confront daily.


Mass. CUs Providing “Gift of Warmth” During January for A Bed for Every Child and Local Agencies

January 08, 2023

A Bed for Every Child, an initiative of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, provided nearly 2,000 children new twin beds of their own in the past year. Due to the generosity and support of the Massachusetts Credit Unions, families have been given access to this life-changing resource which has had a positive impact on their children’s health, well-being, and education.


NH Chapter’s 34th annual Holiday Silent Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire Raises More Than $32,700!

December 20, 2022

More than 175 guests from credit unions and business partners from across New Hampshire and beyond gathered on Monday, December 12, 2022, at the Doubletree Hotel in Manchester, NH, for the 34th annual Holiday Silent Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish New Hampshire.


CUNA Mutual Group: An Unmatched Partner

December 17, 2022

As we approach year-end, it’s often a time to reflect back on the past 12 months and in particular to give thanks. From a professional perspective, I am thankful for the tremendous support and partnership CCUA enjoys with our member credit unions. I am also extremely thankful to have such a meaningful and valuable partnership with CUNA Mutual Group.


How Maple Street’s CCUA Credit Union Clients Earned 337 Percent on Their Vendor Management Programs

December 12, 2022

With economic uncertainty and intense competition, vendor performance is more important than ever in this competitive market. Maple Street is proud to partner with CCUA to empower its members to thrive with our unique approach to vendor management.


Harvard University ECU Volunteer Efforts Hits 200 Hours in Nine Months

December 11, 2022

In April, the Harvard University Employees Credit Union launched the Volunteer Initiative Program (VIP) to help the local community and increase employee engagement. Since then, employees have leaped at the opportunity to volunteer their time to area non-profit organizations. This month, HUECU employee volunteers achieved a significant milestone. Collectively, they have donated over 200 VIP hours to the community.


Credit Union Volunteers Help Wish Children Decorate Cookies at Make-A-Wish New Hampshire Holiday Party

December 11, 2022

For the first time in three years, more than 200 wish children and their families celebrated the holiday season with Make-A-Wish New Hampshire at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH on Sunday, December 4. The annual Wish Family Holiday Reunion brings families together to enjoy an afternoon of reuniting with wish granters, volunteers and meeting new families. It was a wonderful celebration as everyone gathered in person.


Pioneer Valley Chapter Supports the Political Action Committee, Toys for Tots, & Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

December 08, 2022

Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc. (CCUA), the Nation’s First Credit Union Chapter, held their first in-person meeting since before the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. This year, in 2022, the event was held at the Castle of Knights located in Chicopee, MA. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless featured a special guest speaker in attendance.


McLean Sends Comment Letters to NCUA on Federal Credit Union Bylaws and Subordinated Debt

December 05, 2022

McLean commented on NCUA’s proposed rule on Federal Credit Union Bylaws. CCUA supports the Board’s proposal implementing the Credit Union Governance Modernization Act of 2022’s provisions authorizing federal credit unions to expel members for cause based on a two-thirds majority vote of the credit union’s board of directors, with the opportunity for the member to request a virtual hearing. In addition, McLean recently submitted a comment letter to support the NCUA’s proposed revisions to the subordinated debt regulation to give low-income-designated credit unions (LICUs) greater flexibility to participate in the U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) by extending the maximum term of subordinated debt investments to more than 20 years.


RI Credit Unions Receive an Entrepreneurship Challenge Update from the Lt. Gov.

November 28, 2022

Rhode Island Lt. Governor Sabina Matos and CCUA President/CEO Ron McLean hosted representatives from the Credit Unions of Rhode Island yesterday during a Zoom conference call to receive a briefing on the status of the Lt. Governor’s 2022 Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Credit Unions of Rhode Island are the principal financial sponsors of the Challenge, helping to fund scholarships through their support of CCUA’s Better Values-Better Banking initiatives.


Lt. Governor Matos Launches the 2022 Rhode Island Entrepreneurship Challenge

November 20, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos kicked off Rhode Island’s fourth Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge last week, a business pitch competition aimed at high school students across the state. In addition to helping students learn about the process of writing and pitching a business proposal, the competition will also award more than $10,000 in postsecondary scholarships.


McLean Leads Credit Union Support for Representative James Murphy

November 15, 2022

CCUA President/CEO Ron McLean recently hosted a fundraiser supporting the Massachusetts Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, Representative James Murphy of Weymouth.


Dover Federal Credit Union Employees Complete Onsite Management Training

November 07, 2022

Dover FCU engaged with the Cooperative Credit Union Association to bring its signature learning event, Developing Great Managers, on-site for a group of managers from across the functional areas within the organization. 


McLean Submits Comments on U.S. Treasury Request for Digital Assets AML/CFT

November 06, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean recently submitted a letter on the U.S. Treasury Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes' (TFFC) Request for Comment on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets focusing primarily on anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) policy related to digital assets such as cryptocurrency.


Roundtable Spotlights Top Issues Impacting Delaware Credit Unions

October 27, 2022

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) hosted a roundtable meeting at DEXSTA Federal Credit Union, in Wilmington, Delaware, yesterday morning, featuring Kevin Rocks, supervisory examiner at the National Credit Union Administration.


Congratulations to Credit Unions Reaching Milestone Anniversaries in 2022

October 26, 2022

The Cooperative Credit Union Association congratulates the dedicated credit union professionals and volunteers who serve their members and communities without fail every day. The dedication to the cooperative spirit and the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ of these credit unions is to be celebrated as they reach milestone anniversaries this year.  


New Hampshire Credit Unions Donate $225,000 to Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire at Annual Charity Golf Tournament

October 26, 2022

Not only was it a picture-perfect day with the weather but, it was also a day of smiles, more smiles, and even more smiles as 120 golfers representing New Hampshire Credit Unions and their business partners gathered together for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than 15 months ago to support the Annual Richard D. Mahoney Charity Golf Tournament held Thursday, June 10 at Candia Woods Golf Links, Candia, N.H. The “buzz” of the early morning wasn’t flying insects but instead, the conversations of so many people who genuinely were excited to see their friends and colleagues in person.


Leominster Credit Union Partners with Campus Bound to Benefit Leominster High

October 25, 2022

Leominster Credit Union (LCU) presented a check for $5,000 to the Campus Bound Program to benefit Leominster High School (LHS) students.

Since 2020, Campus Bound experts have provided free support to Leominster High School to help reduce the costs of college. Campus Bound is a team of experienced, passionate college counseling and financial aid professionals working with the Leominster High School Guidance Department to help families successfully navigate the financial aid process and other cost-reduction strategies on their road to higher education. This program is made possible through the sponsorship by Leominster Credit Union.


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