Outgoing Board Lauded; New Leadership Installed

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The National Federation of CDCU's closed its 32nd Annual Meeting with a changing of the guard, saying goodbye to three long-time leaders of its executive committee and welcoming new members of the board.

"How can you adequately thank the captain and crew of a ship that brought you safely through a storm? Our progress would not have been possible without leaders of such tremendous dedication, commitment and integrity," said Federation Executive Director Cliff Rosenthal of the group's Rita L. Haynes, outgoing chairwoman; Sally A.L. Edwards, and Michael Chan.

The Federation's new chairwoman is Eunice J. Rogers, CEO of the NRS Community Development FCU in Birmingham, Alabama.

Trained as an engineer, she assumed management of the 10-year-old, faith-based credit union after a long career in the telecommunications industry.

Active in the Alabama Credit Union League, she is a member of CUNA's Cooperatives Alliance Committee and was a featured speaker at an NCUA PALs workshop.

Randy Chambers of the $200-million Self-Help Credit Union (Durham, N.C.), Barbara Black of the Community Choice FCU (Indianapolis, $6.3 million), and Helen Smith of the Shreveport FCU (Shreveport, La.; $57 million) complete the top leadership.

The Federation's membership also voted to amend the organization's bylaws to change the number of regions from 6 to 4 and reduce the board size from 17 to 15 directors.

Term limits were also amended to permit three terms of three years each. The Federation's 33rd Annual meeting will be held in New Orleans.

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