California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues'
2014 Annual Meeting & Convention
October 20-22 | JW Marriott L.A. LIVE | Los Angeles

 
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Stories, photos, and video coverage of the League's 2014 REACH!

NEW CHAIRMEN TAKE HELM OF LEAGUES
updated 10/29/14 01:34 PM
Jon Hernandez and Wally Murray
The California Credit Union League and Nevada Credit Union League annual meetings were held Oct. 21 during the general session at REACH 2014—the Leagues’ annual convention at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

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The Nevada Credit Union League (left side) and California Credit Union League (right side) boards of director pose for a “REACH” photo with Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra (middle).

CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs
updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

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Chapter Forum award winners and prize winners.

LEAGUES AWARD CU ADVOCACY LEADERS
updated 10/27/14 04:19 PM
Reception Honors Best Efforts
Every year the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues celebrate credit union leaders who go above and beyond to support the Leagues’ advocacy efforts. The Leagues are excited to announce the winners for 2014—and in addition, recognize their efforts during a special reception at REACH 2014, the Leagues’ annual convention at L.A. Live.

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Clockwise (top left): Dave Gunderson, CEO of CU of Southern California; Wayne Tew, CEO of Clark County CU; Joe Schroeder, CEO of Ventura County CU; and Eric Estes, CEO of Boulder Dam CU

PEOPLE’S TIME: 'THE NEW CURRENCY'
updated 10/23/14 11:36 AM
Neen James Challenges CU Leaders
By the looks on people’s faces during Wednesday’s closing luncheon at REACH 2014, it seemed Neen James’ words hung heavy on their minds: “You don’t have time to do anything—you only have time to do what matters.”

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Neen James, author, thought leadership innovator, and REACH 2014 emcee and keynote speaker

'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD
updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

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L-R: Karan Bhalla, Managing Director for IQR Consulting; Michael Josephson, Founder and President of the Josephson Institute; and Michael Popp, Vice President of Real Estate for Golden 1 CU

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY
updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

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Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy at the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS
updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

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Chen Lizra—business consultant, author, TED speaker, and presenter at REACH 2014

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS
updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.

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Mollie Bell (left), chief engagement officer for Filene Research Institute, moderates a panel discussion on innovation for credit unions with representatives from CU Direct Corp., CUNA Mutual Group, and CO-OP Financial Services.

WHAT 'REACH' MEANS TO YOUR CU
updated 10/22/14 05:00 PM
Unique Cross Section of Opinions
What’s your perspective of “REACH”? And what does it mean to your credit union? On Monday afternoon, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Convention was in full swing—so we asked several attendees at this year’s REACH conference their opinion.

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L-R: Dennis Ruffner, Board Chairman of Xceed Financial FCU; Diana Kott, Vice President of Membership Development and Advocacy for SchoolsFirst FCU; and Samra Habibi, Vice President of Western Healthcare FCU

MAGIC JOHNSON: REACH FOR NEW HEIGHTS
updated 10/21/14 07:20 AM
Delivers Riveting AMC Message
REACH 2014 keynote speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson challenged leaders attending the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention on Tuesday morning to elevate their credit unions to the next level, take their egos out of the game, and "join the team."

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California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra presents keynote speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson with his very own pair of REACH shoes (size 15).

JOSEPH PINE: 'YOUR WORK IS THEATER'
updated 10/20/14 11:54 AM
CUs Are in 'Transformation Business'
Joseph Pine, co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP and author of The Experience Economy, opened Monday's first general session at REACH 2014, saying that staging an engaging, memorable experience for consumers versus just delivering products and services can carry credit unions forward by leaps and bounds in today’s economy.

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Joseph Pine, Co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP and author of "The Experience Economy"

PAC GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES 32k
updated 10/20/14 07:08 AM
First Day at Leagues' Convention
More than 80 credit union executives and industry vendors played in the 2014 PAC Golf Tournament on Monday morning at the Mountain Gate Country Club, raising $32,000 for the California Credit Union League’s Political Action Committee (PAC).

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L-R: Bob Trunzo, CEO of CUNA Mutual Group; Ron McDaniel, CEO of California CU; Marvel Ford, First VP of Business Development for California CU; and Brian Flynn, VP of National Sales for CUNA Mutual Group

NEW 'BITE OF REALITY' FACILITATORS
updated 10/20/14 03:50 PM
Announced During 'REACH 2014'
On Sunday, Oct. 19, Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation contributors were treated to a Donor Appreciation Gala on the top floor of the AT&T Center building, a few blocks from the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles—the site of REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues' Annual Meeting and Convention.

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L-R: RMJ Foundation Executive Director Tena Lozano, Pacoima Development FCU CEO Andrea DeLuna, Delta Schools FCU CEO Rob Greaff, CNYIN Board Vice Chairman Sharon Tallon of Patelco CU, CNYIN Board Chairman Lee Alderman of Redwood CU; Bay FCU Financial Education and Development Tiffany Zachmeier; and SchoolsFirst FCU VP, Membership Development Diana Kot

'REACH' INNOVATION GROUP LAUNCHED
updated 10/17/14 09:37 AM
Leagues and Filene Research Institute
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are looking for 16 credit union leaders to join the 2015 REACH Innovation Group.

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'LEAVING OUR LEGACY'
updated 10/14/14 09:19 PM
Interview With Outgoing CA League Chairman
What is your most memorable experience serving as league chairman for California credit unions during the past year?

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Teresa Freeborn, outgoing Chairman of the California Credit Union League and CEO of Xceed Financial CU

'LET'S NOT LOSE SIGHT'
updated 10/14/14 09:06 PM
Interview With Outgoing NV League Chairman
What is your most memorable experience serving as league chairman for Nevada credit unions during the past year?

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Wayne Tew, outgoing Chairman of the Nevada Credit Union League and CEO of Clark County CU

 

Convention News

Stories, photos, and video coverage of the League's 2014 REACH!

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Convention News

Stories, photos, and video coverage of the League's 2014 REACH!


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