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  • Hi Judi, Thank you for the post.  I am having trouble to find the attachment, could you send it again? ------------------------------ [Russell] [Evans] [VP Member Relations & Sales - Northeast] [CUES] [Madison] [WI] [53711] [russelle@cues.org] ---- ...

  • Either would be helpful. ------------------------------ [Russell] [Evans] [VP Member Relations & Sales - Northeast] [CUES] [Madison] [WI] [53711] [russelle@cues.org] ------------------------------

  • We are looking for a way to help out our members with Student Loan Debt.  Looking for suggestions/programs you may offer your membership.  Looking for ideas and if you are willing to share your criteria.  Thank you for any input.​ ------------------------------ ...

  • Just clarifying- we have an agreement for telecommuting, but not a policy.  You are looking for a policy or policy statement? ------------------------------ Debra Evans President/CEO Embark FCU Great Falls MT 406.791.2861 --------------------------- ...

  • Attached please find our remote work policy. ------------------------------ Judi Teti EA to the Office of the President/Board Liaison Franklin Mint FCU Chadds Ford PA 484.259.1975 ------------------------------

A Word From Our CEO, John Pembroke

Training Is for Today, Developing Leaders Is for Tomorrow

The best staff education programs include both technical and leadership learning.

You’ve probably heard the story about the employees who were riding bicycles with square tires. While they were working incredibly hard to go bump-bump-bump down the way, someone ran alongside them and said: “Hey, I have round wheels. Can you stop a moment and try them?” The employees kept pedaling and answered, “No, we’re too busy pedaling.”
 
Lots of times this anecdote is told simply to illustrate a lack of openness to innovation. I think it is also valuable to consider it from an employee learning perspective.  
 
The employees pedaling bicycles with square wheels can be of any age—young people coming out of college or longtime staff members. They have a certain set of skills and are willing to work hard to put those skills to work. But they don’t have the technical skills to help them do the next job that will be needed to move their company along—they have no skills in riding with round tires. They also lack the soft skills needed to respond well to the changing world around them—to be open to different tires or to lead their team to change tires.

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Members Shout Out

New Position:

Gene Novello is the new president/CEO of TECH CU, Crown Point, IN, replacing the retiring Mike Hussey.

John Howard will succeed the retiring Peter Matthews as president/CEO of Merrimack Valley CU, Lawrence, MA.

Direct FCU, Needham, Massachusetts, recently announced three new executive-level promotions: Michael Ferreer as SVP/chief experience officer, Amy Horan as SVP/CLO and Brian Medeiros as SVP/CIO.

 
Acquisition/Mergers:
Bridgewater CU, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, has merged with Merrimack Valley CU, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and will operate as “Bridgewater Credit Union, a division of Merrimack Valley Credit Union.”
 
Honored:

Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, has received the National Best and Brightest in Wellness™ award.

Canvas CU, Lone Tree, CO, has been awarded 2019 Great Place to Work certification.

The mortgage team of Elevations CU, Boulder, CO, was recognized as a 2019 Ellie Mae Hall of Fame award winner for efficiency and ROI gains.


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