Maine Credit Union League News & Views

Volume 4 - Number 5 - May 8, 2019 | Print
Feed ME 5K Walk Raises Big Funds for Ending Hunger

On April 27, community members in the greater Augusta area pulled out their raincoats, laced up their sneakers, and participated in Maine State Credit Union’s annual Feed ME 5K Walk to raise money for Ending Hunger. This year’s event was the 14th ...Read the full article »

Annual Evergreen CU Event Will Raise Money for Ending Hunger and CULAC

Calling all disc golfers! Evergreen Credit Union is hosting their 13th annual End Hunger in Maine and CULAC Disc Golf Scramble on Wednesday, June 12 at Bittersweet Ridge Disc Golf in North Yarmouth. Mark your calendars and participate in this popular ...Read the full article »

Legislative Advocacy in Full Swing in Augusta

The 129th Legislature is in full swing in Augusta with public hearings and work sessions as legislators work on bills in respective committees. The League has been very involved with tracking and testifying on several pieces of legislation. While ...Read the full article »

League Annual Meeting and Convention Takes Place Next Week

It’s Annual Meeting and Convention time and the League is working hard to put the finishing touches on our informative and fun event.  If you are traveling to Portland next Friday, here’s an overview of what you can expect at this year’s ...Read the full article »

Millennials Really Don’t Understand Credit Unions

(From Credit Union Journal) – Ask a millennial, “What is a credit union?” and you’ll get some surprising answers, including “a small bank but with limited offerings” and “I have to pay to be a member.”

We asked this ...Read the full article »

Credit Union News & Events

Credit unions kicked off spring with a full roster of events and philanthropic efforts. Here is a snapshot of what Maine’s credit unions were up to last month:

Acadia FCU announced that they’re awarding $6,000 in scholarships to area high ...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 April. Congratulations to all.

Business Math Level 1
Margaret Cheney, Downeast CU
Sierra Emery, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Carol Hoopingarner, Downeast CU
Dawn Leavitt, Downeast CU
Alexis Prescott, Downeast CU
Beverly York, Downeast CU

Consumer Lending Regulations Level 1
Carol Hoopingarner, Downeast CU
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Credit Union Orientation Level 1
Niki Abrahamson, Downeast CU
Sandra Hartman, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Jordan Metta, Downeast CU
Brooke Price, Downeast CU

Deposit Account Regulations Level 1
Janet Caskin, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU

 Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 1
Sandra Hartman, Franklin-Somerset FCU
Kerri Taylor, Downeast CU

General Operations Regulations Level 1
Susan Bean, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Tammy Harriman, Downeast CU
Frances Harris, Downeast CU
Shaina Hood, Downeast CU
Emily Lowell, Downeast CU
Edith Marsh, Downeast CU
Alecia McIver, Downeast CU
Paula Powers, Downeast CU
Jessica Raymond, Downeast CU
Mary Russell, Downeast CU
Michelle Takach, Downeast CU
Nicole York, Downeast CU                                           

Individual Retirement Accounts Level 1
Abigail Damren, Winslow Community FCU

Interpersonal Skills Career Building Level 1
Abigail Damren, Winslow Community FCU
Brooke Price, Downeast CU

 Lending Loan Processing Level 1
Abigail Damren, Winslow Community FCU

Managing Employee Performance Level 1
Joanne Cushing, Downeast CU 

Mortgage Lending Regulations Level 1
Frances Harris, Downeast CU

NCUA Requirements Guidance Level 1
Amanda Heath, Downeast CU
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Sales Level 1
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Serving Members Level 1
Margaret Cheney, Downeast CU
Kathryn Knights, Downeast CU
Alissa Wheelock, Downeast CU

Security & Fraud Level 1
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Technology Level 1
Catherine Ladd, Downeast CU

Business Math Level 2
Sierra Emery, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Carol Hoopingarner, Downeast CU
Alexis Prescott, Downeast CU

Consumer Lending Regulations Level 2
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

General Operations Regulations Level 2
Tammy Harriman, Downeast CU

Sales Level 2
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Serving Members Level 2
Tammy Harriman, Downeast CU

Consumer Lending Regulations Level 3
Bette Tomah, Downeast CU

Serving Members Level 3
Tammy Harriman, Downeast CU

Frontline Ops Account Opening Maintenance Level 4
Christine Caron, Downeast CU

 Business Communication Skills Module
Abigail Damren, Winslow Community FCU

Business Math: Lending & Credit Module
Sierra Emery, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Carol Hoopingarner, Downeast CU
Alexis Prescott, Downeast CU

Business Math: Share & Deposit Account Module
Sierra Emery, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Carol Hoopingarner, Downeast CU

Deposit Account Regulations
Janet Caskin, Downeast CU
Ashley Gallway, Downeast CU
Amanda Heath, Downeast CU
Nicole Seeley, Downeast CU

Introduction to Credit Unions Module
Brooke Price, Downeast CU

Managing Member Accounts
Christine Caron, Downeast CU

The Critical Role of Technology in CUs
Catherine Ladd, Downeast CU

Event Calendar – April 2019
9 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – BSA Series: Job-Specific BSA Training for Lenders
13 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Accurately Completing the SAR Line-by-Line
14 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Fair Lending Examinations: Increased Scrutiny, New Methodologies & False Positives
14 Certified Teller Two, Day One
15 Certified Teller Two, Day Two
15 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Teller Training Series: Managing Dual Control & Cash Limits
16 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Hot Issues in Cyber Compliance
16 Maine Credit Union League 81st Annual Meeting & Convention
20 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – CH Specialist Series: Top 10 Ways to Mitigate ACH Payment Risk
21 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Evaluating Collateral & Personal Guarantees for Loan Repayment
21 Certified Teller Two, Day One
22 Certified Teller Two, Day Two
22 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Consumer Collection Series: Repossession Practices, Compliance & Limitations
23 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Supervisory Committees: Understanding Expectations & Avoiding Landmines
29 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – ACH Specialist Series: ACH Stop Payments vs. Unauthorized Extended Returns: Know the Difference
30 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Military Lending Act & SCRA: Compliance & Lessons Learned

Words of Wisdom

“Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.”​ – Joan Benoit Samuelson