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Tornado Impacts Oklahoma Credit Unions

May
22

When natural disasters strike, it’s hard to think about anything else. Since late Monday night, many Americans have been glued to their screens and searching for more information on the EF5 tornado that blew through Moore, Okla. The two-mile wide tornado decimated homes and businesses—at least 26 credit union employees in the Oklahoma City area may have been affected by severe damage or loss.

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Peggy Nalls To Retire from MCUA

May
22

Today, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) announced that Chief Advocacy Officer Peggy Nalls will be retiring effective the end of June. She oversees the state and federal advocacy efforts and regulatory compliance.

“Working at the Missouri Credit Union Association has given me the opportunity to collaborate with the very best people,” said Nalls of her time at MCUA. “I feel so blessed to have worked with so many wonderfully genuine people—credit union members, employees and leaders alike. I have always felt like I was representing the good guys in the white hats.”

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Local Youth Wins National Savings Challenge

May
22

Looks like we have a young super saver at Electro Savings (St. Louis, Mo.)! Amara, 8, of St. Louis, recently won the National Youth Saving Challenge, which is sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

Amara was automatically entered into the CUNA drawing when she made a deposit. As one of the 10 winners, she received $100 to further build up her savings account. 

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NerdWallet Interviews Michaels, Hinrichs

May
21

As part of a series on CEOs and small business lending, NerdWallet recently interviewed two local credit union presidents: Brandon Michaels, of Mazuma Credit Union (Kansas City, Mo.) and Gary Hinrichs, of West Community Credit Union (O’Fallon, Mo.).

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STL Credit Unions Combine April Youth Month Donations

May
21

Every April credit unions stress the importance of educating children and young adults in the matters of finance. As part of April Youth Month, five St. Louis credit unions joined forces to raise money for Children's Miracle Network (CMN). The credit unions included Alliance, Electro Savings, First Community, Southpointe and Vantage.

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Arsenal Credit Union Collects Toiletries for Local Food Pantries

May
21

Members and employees of Arsenal Credit Union (Arnold, Mo.) donated more than 1,100 toiletry and personal care items in April. This was part of the credit union’s April Showers Toiletry Drive.

The toiletries were collected and displayed in the lobbies of Arsenal’s five branches. They will be sent to local food pantries for distribution among people in need.

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Enter to Win the 2013 MCUA Recognition Awards

May
20

Each and every day your credit union makes a difference in your members’ lives. Whether it’s through service projects or financial education efforts, your commitment and dedication to your community deserves some recognition.

Here at the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA), we think you should brag a little about all the extraordinary things you have done. With the 2013 MCUA Recognition Awards right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share your stories and accomplishments with us. 

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United Labor Credit Union Receives National Awards

May
18

On Monday, May 13, 2013, United Labor Credit Union (ULCU) held its annual meeting in Gladden Hall of the Visions Building in Kansas City, Mo.

ULCU’s Board of Directors and staff accepted three national awards earned for Adult Financial Education, Credit Union Philosophy-in-Action and Dedication to Social Responsibility within both the credit union and the union labor movement in 2012.

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Missouri Baptist Credit Union Celebrates 50 Years

May
17

On Tuesday, May 14, the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) recognized the 50th anniversary of Missouri Baptist Credit Union's charter. Mandy Asbury, president of Missouri Baptist Credit Union (Jefferson City, Mo.), accepted the commemorative plaque. It was awarded during the credit union's annual meeting at the Missouri Baptist Convention Building in Jefferson City, Mo.

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Johnny O'Hare: New Mid Missouri Credit Union CEO

May
17

There's a new CEO in town for Mid Missouri Credit Union! Johnny O’Hare has been named CEO, replacing retiring executive Sharon Ichord. 

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