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Alabama league celebrates 75th Annual Meeting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (4/23/08)--The Alabama Credit Union League hosted its 75th Annual Membership Meeting and Education Symposium April 16-18 in Birmingham.
Alabama Credit Union League Board Chairman Steve Swofford, president/CEO, Alabama CU, Tuscaloosa, addressed the league’s 75th Annual Meeting in Birmingham. (Photo provided by the Alabama Credit Union League)
About 203 credit union executives and 72 guests attended. “This meeting was a culmination of 75 years of service to the credit unions of Alabama,” said Gary B. Wolter, league president/CEO. “Over the years, we have grown the movement, sometimes swiftly and sometimes achingly slow. But by working together, we have all moved it forward.” The theme for the meeting, and for 2008, is Stronger Together. As a tribute to the 75 years of credit union growth, a wall of pictures culled from the league archives was displayed to commemorate the steps made by credit union pioneers. “We took this opportunity to showcase some of the people who made inroads for credit unions,” Wolter said. “But we didn’t have enough wall space to show pictures of every person who makes the movement special. Every one of our member credit unions and their volunteers should have been pictured. “Without their ongoing contributions and dedication to the credit union movement, we would not be able to keep moving forward and reaching out to the 1.7 million credit union members in Alabama,” he added. The league hosted Chips for Kids Casino Night Wednesday, benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and Children’s Hospital. CO-OP Financial Services was a co-sponsor for the event and will provide matching funds. At the opening general session, Mike Schenk, vice president of economics and statistics for the Credit Union National Association, discussed, “The Changing Economy and the Impact on Credit Unions.” Guest speakers included Tim Hornbrook, associate regional director for the National Credit Union Administration, with a regulatory update; Jim Power, senior vice president of sales with CUNA Mutual Group; and Steve Delfin, executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation.


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