Maine Credit Union League News & Views

Volume 4 - Number 4 - April 3, 2019 | Print
April is National Credit Union Youth Month

When most people think about the month of April, they think about the start of baseball season, the Boston Marathon – even spring showers bringing May flowers.  Financial literacy isn’t usually top of mind.  But, Maine’s credit unions are ...Read the full article »

America’s Credit Union Museum’s Board Elects Paul Gentile New Chairman

America’s Credit Union Museum (ACUM) announced the election of Paul Gentile as chairman of the America’s Credit Union Museum Board of Directors.  Gentile replaces former chair Michael L’Ecuyer, who is retiring from his position as President/CEO ...Read the full article »

Social Media Post Serves as Important Reminder About Business Etiquette

Last week, CU Today reported about a LinkedIn blog post, “Credit Unions, We Can Do Better,” written by a credit union executive who claims she witnessed and experienced inappropriate, sexist behavior at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference ...Read the full article »

Sponsor Lunch at the Annual Ending Hunger Golf Tournament

The temperatures are warming up, the snow is melting, and the greens at the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club are starting to reappear. Before we know it, 152 golfers will be gearing up to play at the Annual Ending Hunger Golf Tournament, taking place ...Read the full article »

Cybersecurity News: A Fed Weakness & Banking Trojan Named Gustuff

(From Credit Union Times) – Catching up on a couple of banking related cybersecurity related news items and reactions includes a focus on a Federal Reserve weakness, and a fund-stealing advanced banking trojan named Gustuff.

The U.S. Government ...Read the full article »

Credit Union News & Events

Credit unions across Maine were busy serving their members and communities during the month of March. Here is a look at what Maine’s credit unions were up to:

March 17 marked the 5th anniversary of the opening of Acadia FCU’s Ashland branch. Slugger ...Read the full article »

Honor Roll »

From certificates to designations, check out the latest list of individuals from Maine credit unions recognized for their accomplishments.

The following individuals were awarded a certificate and/or designation for completing a program in March. Congratulations to all.

Business Math Level 1
Michele Dunn, Down East CU
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Jennifer McInnis, Down East CU
Mariah Ross, Down East CU

Credit Union Orientation Level 1
Regina Graham, Down East CU

Deposit Account Regulations Level 1
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Nicole Seeley, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 1
Mariah Ross, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 1
Niki Abrahamson, Down East CU
Margaret Cheney, Down East CU
Katie Clark, Down East CU
Carly Corbett, Down East CU
Joanne Cushing, Down East CU
Chelsie Drouin, Down East CU
Michele Dunn, Down East CU
Macey Gillespie, Down East CU
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Beth Jacob, Lincoln Maine FCU
Rusti Knights, Down East CU
Monica Laney, Down East CU
Jordan Metta, Down East CU
Emily Miller, Down East CU
Lauri Moon, Down East CU
Lisa Pelletier, Down East CU
Kayla Pottle, Down East CU
Mariah Ross, Down East CU
Renee Sherrand, Down East CU
Mary Tenan, Down East CU
Alissa Wheelock, Down East CU

Interpersonal Skills Career Building Level 1
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Sandra Hartman, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Mariah Ross, Down East CU

Lending Loan Processing Level 1
Tammy Harriman, Down East CU
Michelle Takach, Down East CU

Serving Members Level 1
Alexis Prescott, Down East CU

Security & Fraud Level 1
Carol Hoopingarner, Down East CU
Bridget Monk, Down East CU

Technology Level 1
Janet Caskin, Down East CU

Business Math Level 2
Michele Dunn, Down East CU
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Nicole Seeley, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 2
Mariah Ross, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 2
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Member Financial Literacy Level 2
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Security & Fraud Level 2
Bridget Monk, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 3
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 4
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Business Communication Skills Module
Christine Caron, Down East CU

Business Math: Lending & Credit Module
Michele Dunn, Down East CU
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Nicole Seeley, Down East CU

Business Math: Share & Deposit Account Module
Michele Dunn, Down East CU
Amanda Heath, Down East CU
Nicole Seeley, Down East CU

Deposit Account Regulations
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Introduction to Credit Unions Module
Tammy Harriman, Down East CU

The Critical Role of Technology in CUs
Janet Caskin, Down East CU

Event Calendar – April 2019
2 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Mobile Device Risks, Records & Compliance Rules: Managing Your BYOD & COPE Policies & Procedures
3 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – UDAAP: Consumer Complaint Monitoring & Avoiding Harm
4 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – C-Suite Series: Enterprise Risk Management: Three Key Risk Assessments
8 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Notary Essentials & Legalities
9 Maine CU Marketing Council Spring Workshop
9 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Board Reporting Series: Security Officer Reports to the Board: Fulfilling Your Annual Requirement
9-10 Certified Teller One, Day One & Day Two
10 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Teller Training Series: Accurately Completing the CTR Line-by-Line
16 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Loan Underwriting 101: Interviewing, Credit Reports, Debt Ratios & Regulation B
17 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Consumer Collection Series: Your Borrower Filed Bankruptcy, Now What?
18 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – ACH Specialist Series: Liability with ACH Death Notification Entries (DNEs) & Reclamations
23 League Conference – Regulatory Compliance Conference
23 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Top 20 Questions About Completing the TRID Loan Estimate & Closing Disclosure
24 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Escrow Account Compliance, Including Shortages, Surpluses & Deficiencies
25 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – C-Suite Series: Asset Liability Management Strategies in a Rising Rate Environment

Words of Wisdom

“To go fast, go alone.  To go far, go together.” – African proverb