Every other year, MCUN hosts state and federal regulators in a roundtable discussion. The meeting is a great way to foster our positive relationship with the agencies, and to bring issues to the table that will help improve the exam process for Montana's credit unions. We typically do a pre-meeting survey with Montana CEOs to identify concerns, hot topics, and suggestions they have for their regulators. This allows MCUN management to bring forward the issues anonymously, but also to help advocate for open dialogue. We find great value in being able to proactively address trends. The 2016 meeting is scheduled for June 23. We will also hold a dinner with CEOs the night prior on June 22 at Green Meadow Country Club in Helena.
In the above photo, C. Keith Morton, NCUA Region IV Director, listens to a comment during the 2014 Regulators Meeting. Also shown are Karen Smith, MCUCD Executive Director; Sherri Hudson, NCUA Supervisory Examiner for Montana; and Millie Avalos, NCUA Associate Director for Programs.
In even-numbered years, the Network teams up with the Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association, the Montana Chamber of Commerce, and the Montana Association of Realtors to offer one-day, non-partisan campaign training schools across Montana. These campaign schools address working with volunteers, fundraising, message development, communication and social media, campaign and finance laws, writing a campaign plan, getting out the vote, election day activities and other relevant campaign topics.
• Tuesday, March 1 (Billings)
• Wednesday, March 2 (Helena)
• Thursday, March 3 (Missoula)