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Hindsight in 2020

January 8, 2020 7:30 am

By Donya Parrish, MCU VP- Risk Management

I know, I know… the saying is that hindsight is 20/20. But, now that we are actually living in the year 2020, it feels a little funky. With all the recent New Year’s resolutions and “Best of 2019” reviews, I thought it might be a good time to look back at some of the A Direct Line blogs that garnered comment and attention over the last few years.

  • In May 2018, the post Did Someone Say the M-Word? seemed to get a lot of attention. It was about mergers — clearly a topic that is only whispered about and not actually spoken and written about. If you read the post (then or now), it really highlights that EVERY board should have the discussion from a strategic standpoint, even if you never plan to participate in a merger.
  • How much detail is too much in board minutes? Our blog post on the topic ran in 2015 and was seen again in October 2018 after requests and discussion on the topic. If you are interested in comparing how your board minutes compare, check out our post Meeting Minutes Revisited.
  • We are all looking to have great information at our fingertips. The blog in September 2019 on the Little Book of Best Practices was one that I heard great feedback on from credit unions of all sizes. If you are looking for a nugget of information on a relevant topic, it might be the resource for you!

Looking ahead to 2020, I would love to hear from you about what topics are important to your board and credit union, what resources and training you find valuable, and how we at MCU can best support you in your role as a credit union board member in Montana. Thank you for your commitment — I “look forward” to a wonderful 2020!



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