Billboard Bid To Block BoardOuster
DEARBORN, Mich. - (05/01/06) DFCU Financial fed members freefood and handed out trinkets during an impromptu rally Saturday topromote the rescue of the board of directors who are currentlybeing threatened for recall for their support of the creditunions ill-fated bid to convert to savings bank. Two tentswere pitched outside DFCUs Fairlane branch to fete membersfor a special Appreciation Day, part of anunprecedented campaign to save the directors. The member fete waspart of a local media blitz being launched that includes billboardsand ads in all the local papers and the credit unionsvan patrolling the neighborhoodsall urging aNO on the recall. DFCU Owners United, themembers group organized the beat the conversion, haslaunched its own campaign with local radio ads to force the recall,according to Margaret Blohm, one of the leaders of the group, whodoubted the credit unions efforts to save the directors.I think thats going to work against them,Blohm told The Credit Union Journal Sunday. Meantime, the group hasnot been notified by the board whether will acknowledge a petitionfrom 1,760 members asking for a special meeting to vote on theboards dismissal.