A message from Association Board Chairwoman Marie Betti

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Association Board Chairwoman Marie Betti.

The New York Credit Union Association’s board of directors held our quarterly board meeting last week. The meeting gave the board a chance to discuss a number of credit union and Association-related matters in advance of the holiday season.

We began our meeting by reviewing the state and financials of the Association and its affiliated organizations. I’m happy to report that all organizations are well-capitalized and having a strong 2017.

As you read in yesterday’s edition of The Point, the board also approved the Association’s 2018 state legislative agenda. The agenda was considered and approved by the Association’s Governmental Affairs Committee last month. I believe next year’s agenda will benefit both credit unions and New York consumers, and I look forward to advancing these priorities in the year ahead.

Additionally, the board approved the Association’s business plan for 2018. Above all else, the Association strives to meet the needs of our members, and the objectives laid out in the business plan are designed to do just that. The plan builds on the strong foundation that exists in the products and services currently offered by the Association, while also exploring new benefits of membership.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our board-staff breakfast that was held prior to our meeting. This annual tradition has become one of my favorite events of the year. It’s always a pleasure to sit down with staff at the Association and its Affiliates, and hear first-hand how things are going in their professional lives. The organization has so many talented individuals working each day toward the betterment of our statewide movement. This yearly breakfast with the staff is our small way of saying “thank you” for all those efforts.

On that note, I’d like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year. Thank you for making this year such a tremendous success for the New York credit union movement. I hope 2018 proves to be even more prosperous.

Warmest regards,

Marie Betti,
Chairwoman, New York Credit Union Association
CEO/Treasurer, Western New York FCU

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