Ukrainian National Credit Union Association’s Annual General Meeting 2007
A feeling of belonging to one cooperative family pervaded the ХХVI Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ukrainian National Credit Union Association (UNCUA), which took place June 7-9, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Representatives of the seventeen Ukrainian American credit unions in the US gathered to discuss their achievements and to plan for the future growth of their credit unions and the cooperative movement as a whole.
Thursday, June 7th, was devoted to a Managers’ meeting and round table discussion moderated by Steve Goldberg of CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, the cooperative agency providing service to credit unions in the US. The UNCUA Technology Committee also met on Thursday.
The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers of UNCUA was held Saturday. Both Ronald Koza of Members United Corporate FCU and Michael R. Kos of Selfreliance Ukrainian American FCU took advantage of this opportunity to present UNCUA checks in the amount of $5,000 for further support of UNASCU, the credit union association in Ukraine. Watral greeted the assembled delegates and congratulated President Czepak on the 50th Anniversary of their credit union.Delegates were addressed by Pete Crear, CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions; Bohdan Kekish, President of the World Council of Ukrainian Cooperatives; Askold Lozynskyj, President of the Ukrainian World Congress and Nancy Sterner, CUNA Mutual Group’s Regional Sales Executive for Illinois. President Lozynskyj presented awards to a number of credit unions for their support of the Ukrainian community.
A series of educational sessions followed: William Klewin of CUNA Mutual spoke on “Lending Today, Lending Tomorrow”; David Colby of CUNA Mutual discussed “The Road Ahead for Credit Unions”; Ronald Koza of Members United Corporate FCU presented an Economic Overview; Marcia Sarrazin of the National Credit Union Administration addressed the topic of Disaster Recovery. A general roundtable discussion chaired by Steve Goldberg of CUNA Mutual concluded the sessions.