ICUL Service Corporation
March 2013


Chapter News

Chicago Metro Chapter begins "CU Spotlight" segment
At its February dinner meeting, two Chicago Metro credit unions were highlighted as part of the chapter's new "CU Spotlight." 

For the inaugural segment, CTA SS & U FCU CEO Harry Hollendoner and Sherwin Williams ECU's CEO, Ray Santare, talked about how their respective credit unions fit into the fabric of the community and chapter.

According to Chapter Chairman Christine Dickover, the CU Spotlight idea came about as a result of their desire to get to know the credit unions in the chapter better.  Due to merging with several other chapters over the years, Chicago Metro has become the largest chapter in the state in terms of the number of credit unions and leadership felt many could be losing touch. Thus, the CU Spotlight idea was born.

"This is a great opportunity for our credit unions to stand up and talk about themselves.  It's kind of a 'meet and greet' in that we are highlighting two or three credit unions at a time.  This really helps, too, with the chapter networking aspect as we get to know each other better."

Christine mentioned she suggests a series of questions for spotlight credit unions to consider as they are preparing for thier presentation.  The chapter is hoping to highlight two or three at each meeting throughout this year.

Follow up items from 2012 Chapter Leaders Conference
Thanks again to the Chapter Officials who were able to join us for the 2012 Chapter Leaders Conference.  Special thanks to the Chicago Metro Chapter for all of its hard work in making this year's conference an "Oscar winning performance".  Nearly 90 leaders from 17 of the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) 24 chapters were in attendance.

As a follow-up, we wanted to make available additional information and resources for everyone’s benefit.  These include: 
  • Written recaps from the day two brainstorming roundtables;
  • Powerpoint presentations paying homage to historical chapter leaders and recipients of this year’s "Oscars" shown at the opening evening event;
  • Information about, and how to use ICUL's Chapter Leaders listserv (Please note a separate e-mail will be sent to you via the listserv to confirm you are on it);
  • Photos from the event; and
  • The Chapter Leaders Handbook that was recently updated on the League’s Web site.

To view all of these resources, please click here.

Thank you again for everything you do at the chapter level.  If you have any follow-up questions from the conference, please contact our Education Department at (630) 983-3417.

Chapter Leaders Listserv

Did you know that a listserv is available as a tool in which chapter leaders from around the state can effectively communicate?  In case you were not already familiar, a listserv is an interactive online discussion feature in which groups of people with common interests can exchange ideas via email.  An e-mail list (or Listserv) is a fast, convenient way to share information.  For more information and/or to sign up for the listserv for Chapter Leaders,
please click here.

CHAPTERS: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please know you are welcome to share pictures and details about your chapter's activities.  As part of our Indepth, we would like to include that information here on this page.  Please forward all submissions to William Wille, ICUL PR Coordinator.

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