The Point: Oct. 4, 2013

Recognition Round-Up

Mark Johnson, CEO of Qside FCU, has been named a 2013 King of Queens by The Queens Courier & Queens Business. The award honors businessmen of Queens for outstanding leadership and contributions to the community. Johnson has served as Oside FCU's CEO for more than 14 years and has spent more than 28 years in the credit union movement.

About Recognition Round-Up:
Credit unions and/or credit union leaders receiving a significant local, state or national award are encouraged to complete and submit the Credit Union Announcement Form for recognition in The Point and on the Association's Facebook page. Photos and related press releases may also be attached with the form.

CUNA offering three CUSO-focused webinars this month

Three webinars focused on credit union service organizations (CUSOs) can be found on CUNA's webinar lineup for this month. The webinars are part of CUNA's free series, "CUSOs- Understanding the Opportunities."

Credit unionists are invited to participate in the following webinars:

CU Times now accepting Trailblazer Award nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Credit Union Times' ninth annual Trailblazer Awards. Recipients will be honored at a reception during CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C., and their stories will be published in both the print and online editions of Credit Union Times.

Individual Trailblazer Award categories include: CEO of the year, volunteer of the year, CFO of the year, IT executive of the year, lending officer of the year, marketing executive of the year and HR executive of the year.

Two additional awards will be presented to credit unions for outstanding political action and outstanding service to the underserved.

To nominate an individual or credit union, visit the Credit Union Times website. Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 10.

Save the date: NY/NJ Sister Society meeting set for Oct. 30

The NY/NJ Sister Society-an offshoot of WOCCU's Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN)-will hold their next meeting Oct. 30 at United Nations FCU headquarters in Long Island City. The meeting portion of the event, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., will be immediately followed by a wine and cheese networking reception.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Brandi Stankovic, CUDE, of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates. A review of GLWN's book of the month and an accessories drive for the Bottomless Closet organization are also on the agenda.

The NY/NJ Sister Society was founded by Melrose CU and Affinity FCU to enable area GWLN members to meet more frequently for networking, philanthropic initiative planning and professional development. At the international level, the GWLN provides credit union women with access to a global community of leaders dedicated to advising each other and cultivating the potential of credit unions in the U.S. and worldwide.

To register for the event or to request more information, email Robin Myers, Melrose CU, at


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