Maine Credit Union League News & Views

Volume 4 - Number 3 - March 6, 2019 | Print
The Aroostook County Chapter of CUs Does a ‘Souper’ Job Fighting Hunger

Last week, a two-month local challenge to collect soup as part of the national Souper Bowl of Caring campaign came to an end with members of the Aroostook Chapter of Maine Credit Unions collecting more than $15,000 in soup and cash donations to deliver ...Read the full article »

Counting Down the Days Until Spring? So is Brewer FCU!

Are you experiencing the winter blues?  Are you ready to usher in some warm weather and sunshine?  Then Brewer FCU has the competition for you!

In an effort to raise money for Maine’s Credit Unions’ Campaign to End Hunger, Brewer FCU is ...Read the full article »

Maine Credit Unions Head to GAC

Next week, credit unions from across the country will gather in Washington, DC, for the annual CUNA Government Affairs Conference (GAC).  106 representatives from local credit unions, the League, and CUNA Mutual Group will make the trip from Maine ...Read the full article »

Mark Your Calendars: April is National Financial Literacy Month

From CU Insight – In 2004, the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 316, recognizing April as National Financial Literacy Month to “raise public awareness about the importance of personal financial education in the United States and the serious consequences ...Read the full article »

Credit Union News & Events

February may be the shortest month of the year, but credit unions around the state made it a productive one! Between work anniversaries, Ending Hunger Fundraisers, and outreach efforts, Maine’s credit unions made the most of the 28-day month. Here’s ...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 February. Congratulations to all.

Accounting Budgeting Finance Level 1
Sierra Emery, Down East CU

Business Math Level 1
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Nicole Seeley, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Credit Union Orientation Level 1
Janet Caskin, Down East CU
Tammy Harriman, Down East CU
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Wade Lola, Down East CU
Amy Peterson, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Michelle Takach, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 1
Michelle Takach, Down East CU

General Operations Regulations Level 1
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Delayne Hold, Down East CU
Dawn Leavitt, Down East CU
Wade Lola, Down East CU
Jesse McIntyre, Lincoln Maine FCU
Alexis Prescott, Down East CU
Jason Theriault, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU
Bobbi Jo Wheelock, Changing Seasons FCU

Lending Loan Processing Level 1
Wade Lola, Down East CU
Wendi Oldenburgh, Lincoln Maine FCU

Member Financial Literacy Level 1
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Mortgage Lending Regulations Level 1
Kathryn Knight, Down East CU
Paula Powers, Down East CU
Jessica Raymond, Down East CU 

Interpersonal Skills Career Building Level 1
Jennifer Rackliffe, Franklin-Somerset FCU

Marketing Level 1
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Serving Members Level 1
Tammy Harriman, Down East CU
Wade Lola, Down East CU
Jennifer Rackliffe, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Michelle Takach, Down East CU

Sales Level 1
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Sales Level 2
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Business Math Level 2
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Accounting Budgeting Finance Level 2
Sierra Emery, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 2
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Lending Loan Processing Level 3
Paula Powers, Down East CU

Mortgage Lending Regulations Level 3
Paula Powers, Down East CU
Jessica Raymond, Down East CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 3
Christine Caron, Down East CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU

Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor:
Linda Shores, Cumberland County FCU
Brandi Tozierduggan, Cumberland County FCU

Budgeting & Accounting for Non-Financials
Sierra Emery, Down East CU

Business Math: Share & Deposit Account Module
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Business Math: Lending & Credit Module
Bette Tomah, Down East CU
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

CU Sales Module
Catherine Ladd, Down East CU

Frontline Basics
Michelle Takach, Down East CU

Introduction to Credit Unions Module
Wade Lola, Down East CU
Amy Peterson, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Bette Tomah, Down East CU

Money and Negotiable Instruments
Wanita Thibodeau, Down East CU
Christine Caron, Down East CU

Event Calendar – March 2019
7 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Federal Requirements for Tech-Based Marketing: Websites, Social Media, Robo Calls & More
11 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Teller Training Series: Cross Selling: The Key to Accountholder Satisfaction & Retention
12 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Synthetic ID Fraud: What It Is, How It Works & Real-Life Scenarios
12-13 Certified Teller One, Day One & Two
13 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – ACH Specialist Series: 2019 ACH Rules Update
14 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Debit Card Chargebacks: Understanding Mastercard Dispute Resolution
19 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Best Practices for Today’s Credit Union Board
20 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Advanced BSA Officer Training: In-Depth Risk Issues & Difficult Situations
21 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Required Compliance for Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate
25 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Handling Power of Attorney & Living Trust Documents on Deposit Accounts & Loans
26 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Board Reporting Series: Red Flags in Board Reports
26 League Conference – IRA Essentials
26 Supervisory University – Building an Effective Team
27 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Credit Analysis & Underwriting Series: Global Cash Flow Analysis for Underwriters & Credit Analysts
27 Credit Union Orientation
27 League Conference – IRA Advanced
28 Credit Union Day 2019

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