Straight to The Point: November 10, 2017

To make a donation to the credit unions, employees and volunteers affected by Hurricane Maria, visit the New York Credit Union Foundation’s donation page

Good morning, and to all the past and present members of our military: Thank you for your service. Most government and many non-government institutions are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Here is the latest on this Friday morning:

star3 The NCUA board of directors has released the agenda for their upcoming board meeting, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 – The Point

star3 Credit unions in the Finger Lakes Chapter recently hosted an identity theft prevention and recovery workshop in Corning – The Point

star3 Young credit union professionals and volunteers can now apply to “crash” the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference – Cooperative Trust

star3 The Senate Finance Committee unveiled its tax reform bill Thursday, and similar to the House bill, the credit union tax status is untouched – CUNA

star3 The Independent Community Bankers of America is urging bankers to submit to their local newspapers a boilerplate op-ed blasting the credit union tax status – CU Times

star3 A new study indicates that consumers are feeling good enough about their financial condition post-recession to spend more of their monthly income on luxury vehicles – CUToday

star3 California has begun exploring the creation of a state government-backed bank to service the marijuana industry, possibly setting an example for other states – PYMNTS

star3 Twitter has doubled its character limit to 280 – The Verge

star3 Federal holidays that fall on a Saturday can cause confusion for members and employees regarding timely payments – New York’s State of Mind

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