Maine Credit Union League Weekly Update

Volume 27  •  Issue 50  •  December 14, 2018  •  
League Attends AACUL Winter Conference

League President/CEO Todd Mason and League Vice President of Governmental Affairs Elise Baldacci participated at last week’s American Association of Credit Union League’s (AACUL) winter conference in Huntington Beach, California.  A variety of topics were covered at the conference including federal and state advocacy plans, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion.

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Midcoast FCU Signs Multiple Renewal Agreements with Synergent

Synergent is pleased to announce that Midcoast Federal Credit Union has signed multiple service renewal agreements, including a seven-year renewal agreement for Symitar Episys core processing and three-year agreements for share draft processing, ECC, and debit card services.

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Evergreen Credit Union Makes Time to Give Back

Evergreen Credit Union is dedicated to caring for their neighbors in York and Cumberland counties.  As part of their ongoing efforts to support the communities they serve, Evergreen recently contributed over $16,000 to eight local food pantries.

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NCUA Board Decreases Normal Operating Level

The NCUA board Thursday approved decreasing the agency’s Normal Operating Level from 1.39% to 1.38%–far less than credit union trade groups have been pushing for during the past year.

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Deadline for 2018 Ending Hunger Campaign Funds Fast Approaching

If you don’t already have the deadline marked on your calendar, you’ll want to make sure all funds for the 2018 Maine CUs’ Campaign for Ending Hunger are submitted to the Maine Credit Union League by Friday, January 4, 2019.

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League and Synergent Leading Efforts to Help Credit Unions Comply with New State Regulation

Earlier this year, the Maine Legislature passed LD 968, which makes changes to the state’s banking code.  The changes will impact credit union operations as they relate to the establishment of multiple-party accounts when the new law goes into effect on January 1, 2019.  To help credit unions remain compliant, Synergent, the League’s service subsidiary, has created a form to assist credit unions with their documentation.

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League Locks in New Date for Augusta-Area Legislator Luncheon

The League will be hosting its Augusta-area “Welcome Luncheon” for credit union staff, volunteers, and legislators on Tuesday, February 5 at noon at the Senator Inn.  The event, previously scheduled in November, was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Call for CUNA Marketing & Business Development Awards Submissions

The most prestigious annual credit union industry competition, the Diamond Awards, are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Conference and Award Program. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Diamond Awards recognize and reward creative excellence and outstanding results along with individuals who have made an impact, or will make an impact, in the credit union marketing industry.  Don’t miss your chance to submit an entry.

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Stacy Rodenberger Fills Role to Enhance League Training Programs

Stacy Rodenberger joined the credit union family as the League’s new Enterprise Training Manager in the Human Resources & Facilities Department.  Stacy will be assisting with the facilitation of strategic planning sessions throughout 2019 and will be working with Member Services on the development of important educational initiatives for our credit unions.

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Delivering Joy This Holiday Season

People helping people is at the core of everything we do here at the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent.  While this sentiment is meaningful all year long, we recognize that the holidays can be a difficult time for many individuals and families.  But, giving back is what we do best and this year, our employees didn’t disappoint.

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League/Synergent Host Annual Appreciation Lunch for Staff and Retirees

To recognize the tremendous contributions our employees make to our organization, the League and Synergent hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Holiday Luncheon on December 13.

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Job Opportunities

Below is a list of credit union job opportunities in Maine.  Full descriptions can be found by clicking “Careers” at the top of the Maine Credit Union League website.  To post a position, please email Jake Holmes at

Information Technology Lending Management Member Services Collections Administration

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December 18
Closing or Changing Deposit Accounts for Consumers & Businesses
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December 19
BSA Officer Reports to the Board
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December 20
Handling Government ACH Payment Returns & Reclamations
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Register for any training or event online by using the Event Calendar link found under the Education Tab at


Jen Burke
Communications and
Outreach Manager

Weekly Update is written by the Maine Credit Union League.

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