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Representatives being sought for League Councils, Committee


Representatives from credit unions are being sought to serve on League advisory groups that provide ongoing feedback on what credit unions and their 2.4 million members need. The groups seeking representatives for the coming year include:





Current members will serve until new members are named July 1. Those already serving must contact Karen Raether to express interest in continuing.


The Development & Innovation Council, which was formerly the combined "1 with The League/REAL Solutions" Council, has been renamed to emphasize the services and outreach that distinguish credit unions from other financial service providers and undergird their advocacy position as a force for their members' and communities' financial wellness.


"The Council will emphasize service best practices as well as how we communicate the value that this outreach has for individuals, families and our state," said VP of Development, Chad Helminak.


"We'll put a special emphasis on how credit union services are represented in the Wisconsin credit union Scorecard, our signature advocacy piece that's shared with lawmakers, media and others," he added.


Feedback from credit unions on these groups helps The League amplify credit unions' voice in Madison and Washington, D.C., enhance services, create training opportunities and increase credit union's visibility among members and the public.


"Input from committees helps put the resources in place to help credit unions achieve cost-savings, improve efficiencies, expand and grow," explains League President & CEO Brett Thompson.


Committee members usually wish to serve because they feel they can offer expertise in a particular area. Committee members generally meet two to three times a year at The League or via conference call. They are reimbursed for certain costs associated with their participation.


Committee members as well as League Directors who receive copies of committee meeting minutes serve as conduits for credit union staff to direct feedback and questions back to committees.


"Every credit union can help committees by offering them input," says Thompson. He explains that feedback could be as simple as letting a committee liaison or League Director know how the free advertising materials for our CU awareness campaign have been useful, telling us how well a particular product or service is meeting member needs or communicating concerns or questions about state or federal legislation.


"Committees help credit unions leverage their collective strength through The League. They help determine how we can best unite for good on behalf of the 2.4 million credit union members in Wisconsin, ensuring that consumers continue to choose credit unions as their best financial partner," Thompson concluded.


To express your interest in serving on a Committee or Council, contact Karen Raether by June 13.

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