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PCUA shows its 'Membership in Action'
HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/21/14)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association released its annual Membership in Action document, a "snapshot" of key activities the league performed for its members. It illustrates 2013 achievements in the areas of legislative and regulatory advocacy, compliance services, communications and public relations, education and professional development and through its charitable arm, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation.
 
Among the accomplishments the league highlighted:
  • More than 28,000 legislative contacts were made through the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" initiative to help preserve the credit union tax-exempt status.
  • Political action committees raised $130,000 and contributed to 80 credit union-friendly candidates.
  • Association compliance officers responded to more than 2,800 email and telephone inquiries from members.
  • Online compliance resources, such as InfoSight, attracted 22,000 visits from credit unions, while the online policy library Policy Pro logged more than 4,000 visits.
  • The cooperative advertising campaign iBelong continued to build awareness of credit unions, with 22,893 visitors helping consumers locate a credit union they could join.
  • In 2013, more than 2,800 registrants attended in-person events, and webinar attendance exceeded 1,300 registrants.
  • As the PCUA's philanthropic arm, the foundation on raised $255,500 in contributions. During the year, it awarded 33 unrestricted grants for $143,500, including eight financial literacy grants for $69,000. It also monitored 65 grants and successfully completed 27 grants in 2013.


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