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Maine CUs have Day at the State House
AUGUSTA, Maine (3/29/11)--More than 80 representatives from nearly two-thirds of Maine’s credit unions participated in the Maine Credit Union League’s Annual Maine CU Day at the State House Thursday.
Click to view larger image More than 80 Maine credit union representatives participated in the Maine Credit Union League’s Annual Maine CU Day at the State House Thursday. Here, staff and volunteers from New Dimensions FCU, Waterville, Maine, visit with Speaker of the House Robert Nutting, who represents part of the credit union’s field of membership. From left, Ryan Poulin, president/CEO of New Dimensions FCU; Nutting; Jeannine DeRosby, board member; and Jerome Allen, board chair. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
With many new faces and leaders in the legislature, the league said it was pleased with the strong turn out. During the morning, about 125 of the 186 members of the Maine Legislature visited credit union and league representatives. Among those who stopped by were Speaker of the House Robert Nutting (R), Assistant Majority Leader Andre Cushing (R) and Senate Minority Leader Barry Hobbins (D). Four credit union board members--serving dual roles as credit union volunteers and members of the Maine House--visited with the group. The league provided legislators with credit union statistics, a newsletter and a new flyer highlighting the leadership and participation of Maine’s credit unions in youth financial education efforts. “We were able to discuss some of the issues of interest to credit unions and to educate new legislators about the benefits that credit unions provide to Maine consumers,” said John Murphy, president of the league. Also, both legislative chambers passed a joint resolution recognizing the Maine Credit Union League and Maine’s credit unions for the positive and significant contributions they have made to Maine citizens for more than 89 years.


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