FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (7/7/08)--Natasha Melugin, a representative with the Texas Credit Union League (TCUL), has started a community blog for credit union personnel to post their thoughts and ideas to help shape their credit unions. CU Grow 2008 began in late May and has generated dozens of responses and ideas from contributing credit union employees and volunteers from throughout Texas, according to TCUL (LoneStar Leaguer June 30). In today’s quickly evolving environment of competition and service, credit unions routinely face challenges in member growth and acknowledgement, the league said. The blog is focused on innovation, collaboration and communication. It was started to help facilitate conversation between credit union leaders. The idea of a communal effort to provide advice and encouragement is natural asset, Mellugin told the league. “Without collaboration and growth within, we cannot expect the credit union movement to grow,” she wrote in an introductory entry to the blog in May.