Maine Credit Union League News & Views

Volume 5 - Number 1 - January 7, 2020 | Print
Maine Legislature Returns to Work

When the first regular session of the 129th Legislature adjourned last June, it was the first to adjourn on time in several years. At the time of adjournment, a historic number of bills were left on the table for consideration, which will make for ...Read the full article »

Property Tax Relief Checks: What Your Credit Union Needs to Know

In 2019, a law was enacted to provide property tax relief to Mainers through the Property Tax Relief Fund. Some qualified taxpayers have already received checks from the State Treasurer’s office. While this is good news for property owners, these ...Read the full article »

Join Us to Celebrate the Campaign for Ending Hunger

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Harraseeket Inn  |  12:00 – 1:30 pm Doors will open at 11:30 am

Please join us for this special ceremony to celebrate Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. The ...Read the full article »

“Soup”er Bowl of Caring Tackles Hunger in Aroostook County

Members of the Aroostook Chapter of Maine Credit Unions, which includes Acadia FCU, NorState FCU, and The County FCU, are facing off in a game where everyone is a winner. As part of the “Soup”er Bowl of Caring, each credit union will be ...Read the full article »

Credit Union News and Events

Maine credit unions had an especially busy and meaningful December as they worked to make the holiday season brighter for their communities.  Here’s a look at what our credit unions were up to last month:

Acadia FCU donated $5 to the Campaign ...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.

Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor
Krista Cahill, PeoplesChoice CU
Meagan Glanville, PeoplesChoice CU
Mary Thibeault, PeoplesChoice CU
Keirsten Whalen Moore, PeoplesChoice CU

Consumer Lending Regulations
Jessica Raymond, Downeast CU

General Operations Regulations
Niki Abrahamson, Downeast CU
Meredith Snowman, Downeast CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Downeast CU

NCUA Requirements and Guidance
Niki Abrahamson, Downeast CU
Wanita Thibodeau, Downeast CU

Event Calendar – January 2020
8 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Lending to Hemp Businesses, Including Recent USDA Interim Hemp Production Guidance
9 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Top 10 Issues for the 2019 HMDA Report: Due March 1, 2020
14 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Accounting Nightmares: TDRs, Foreclosed Assets, Investments & More
15 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Deposit Account Series: Compliance at Account Opening
15 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Industry Trends & Environment Impacts for 2020
16 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Incorporating Diversity & Inclusion into Your HR Policies
21 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Call Report Fundamentals for New Preparers & Reviewers
22 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Data-Driven Loan Pricing
23 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – 2020 IRA & HSA Update, Including Pending & Breaking Legislation
28 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Governance for Volunteers
29 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Advanced Issues in Dormant Accounts, Unclaimed Property & Escheatment
30 Member Services Live Online Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network) – Deposit Account Series: UCC 3 & 4 Check Issues: Stop Payments, Postdated, Stale-Dated & Endorsements

 

Words of Wisdom

“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”—Ellen DeGeneres