Chapters are designed to promote unity among local credit unions. Chapter participants work together to provide educational opportunities, fundraising events and collaboration to keep the credit union movement strong and vital. Each chapter is governed by chapter officers elected by the chapter membership. Chapters are represented at the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) by an important relationship with the board of directors. Through this two-way communication process the director will be able to relate members' needs to the Board and the Board's actions to members.