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Meeting Minutes - April 25, 2013

Date: April 25, 2013 6:30pm
Location: The Highlander, Danville VA

Archie Glass, President, welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.

Newcomers & Guests
There were no first time visitors of guests.

Roll Call
There were 47 in attendance representing 5 distinct credit unions.

Minutes from the last meeting
Greg Hill made a motion to dispense with the reading of the minutes.  Matthew Boyes seconded the motion.  A vote was taken. The motion carried.

Doug Nunn saiad the blessing.

Dinner was served.

Treasurer's Report
Ben Gravely made a motion to dispense with the reading of the Treasurer's Report. It was seconded by Ruth Mitchell.  A vote was taken.  The motion carried.

Old Business
There was no old business to discuss.

New Business
There was no new business brought to the floor.

Legislative Report
Andrew Reynolds boldly promoted VACUPAC and its mission to keep credit union ideals before our lawmakers.  He alerted the group about the dramatic changes on the issue of taxation and how it could potentially affect credit unions.  Andrew encouraged participation in Reality Check, an initiative of the league to document the micro-loans that our credit unions make every day.  Credit unions must show that they still deserve our current tax status.  We must let our members know that we receive special tax status for a good reason.  Cuna.org has many resources to help in this endeavor.  This is a fight that is coming this year and we need to be ready to speak to our elected officials.  Andrew asked that if you know any officials personally to let him know.  He also encouraged us to share our good deeds with Lewis Wood at the league who would help to publicize them.  There was a recommendation that our credit union share our actions and initiatives on this topic at our next gathering. 

Greg Hill added that participating in VACUPAC is a great place to start if you are new to the legislative front. 

League Report
Cliff DeMars also promoted VACUPAC.  A $25 pin is equivalent to only 50 cents per week. Small contributions like that add up and make a big difference.  This most recent League Annual Meeting was well attended and, in his opinion, was one of the best.

Program
Individuals from our chapter shared what they learned at the recent League Annual Meeting.  There was much discussion and sharing of ideas.  The credit union cooperative spirit was prominently displayed.

Archie Glass brought attention to the improved health of Ruth Mitchell.  We were all glad and encouraged at this.

Prizes and Closing Remarks
Emerson Phillips, URW, won the 50/50 drawing.  He won $34.
Jerry Harris, URW, won the door prize, a $25 gift card,  provided by the chapter.

Adjournment
Ruth Mitchell made a motion to adjourn.  It was seconded by Greg Hill.  Archie Glass declared the meeting adjourned at 7:54pm

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