Kenyans Visit NCUA Offices
ALEXANDRIA, Va.-For the second time in six months, a 16-member delegation from Kenya concluded two days of visits at NCUA headquarters where the group heard from top officials and senior staff. After their first trip to the United States in November with the U.S.-based credit union development agency World Council of Credit Unions, Kenyan delegates drafted proposed legislation to establish a new credit union law and regulatory system. During the most recent visit, meetings focused on the proposed bill and implementation of the system. Comprising the delegation were six members of Kenya's parliament, the commissioner of cooperative development and officials from the cooperative ministry, a central bank official, and representatives of the nation's savings and credit cooperatives.
ECUC Elects Board Officers
TAMPA, Fla.-The Education CU Council has elected its executive board members and new board members. The board president is Constance Kennelly of Tulane-Loyola FCU, New Orleans; vice president is Eva Chesley of Educational Systems Employees FCU, Bladensburg, Md.; Secretary is Steve Dahlstrom of Spokane Teachers CU, Liberty Lake, Wash., and Treasurer: is James Mattson, University of Michigan CU, Ann Arbor, Mich. Newly elected board members are Truman Baird of Oregon Community CU, Eugene, Ore.; Edward Enyedy of School Employees Lorain County CU, Elyria, Ohio; and Lynn Huether, Classroom Teachers FCU, Louisville, Ky.
Two More Change Their Names
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.-The $130-million Motor Parts FCU is changing its name to Cornerstone Community Financial FCU. The new name will be effective April 1 and follows approval for a community charter. It was founded in 1951 as Mo-Par FCU to serve Chrysler's parts division.
In Wyomissing, Penn., the $81-million Reading Works FCU has changed its name to Discovery FCU. "The Discovery name change coincides with a strategic evolution of the organization's vision for growth in both membership and service capabilities," the credit union said. With the new name comes at new web address at www.discoveryfcu.org that offers expanded capabilities. Discovery recently expanded its FOM to all individuals, businesses and organizations in Berks County, Pennsylvania.