Chapter Forum a Big Success

Chapters from California and Nevada come together to celebrate Chapter Forum in Palm Desert, CA.

Sixty individuals representing 16 of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ chapters gathered for the 2017 Chapter Forum, which took place on Nov. 8-9 in Palm Desert, CA., directly following the conclusion of REACH 2017.

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Chapter Forum is an exclusive event for chapter leaders that promotes learning, leadership, teambuilding, and networking. Participants celebrated chapter achievements and inspired each other to new accomplishments in the coming year.

A highlight of the event was the awards ceremony. Awards were presented to chapters and individuals for outstanding accomplishments, which included: 

Leagues Political Action Committee (PAC) Award

  • Highest PAC Amount Raised: Greater Valley Chapter, $20,399
  • Highest Percentage of PAC Goal Raised: Channel Chapter, 417%

Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation Award

  • Highest RMJ Amount Raised: San Diego/Imperial County Chapter, $8,569
  • Highest Percentage of RMJ Goal Raised: San Diego/Imperial County Chapter, 288%

Award of Excellence

  • Marsha Owen, East Bay Chapter
  • Melissa Knittle, Orange County Chapter
  • Chris Loy, Orange County Chapter

All-Star Chapters

  • East Bay Chapter
  • Nevada Northern Chapter
  • Nevada Southern Chapter
  • Orange County Chapter
  • Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • San Francisco Chapter
  • Tri-County Chapter

Chapter Forum participants also took part in a review and discussion of the of the best practices from the 2016-2017 chapter year, and discussed the purpose of chapters and their importance to the credit union movement. Interactive activities designed to build rapport among the group, trigger innovative thoughts about future chapter activities, and highlight principles and behaviors that might contribute to chapter success completed the Chapter Forum experience.

“We are very appreciative of the tremendous amount of time and effort our chapter officials contribute to credit unions in their areas,” said Mark Klinkert, Leagues Vice President of Education and Training.  “Chapters continue to play an important role in promoting advocacy, strengthening local credit union communities, and providing growth and development opportunities for the movement’s leaders of today and tomorrow.”

For REACH 2017 coverage, click here.


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