Thankful for the New York credit union movement

By: William J. Mellin, President/CEO, New York Credit Union Association

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I say it every year, but I can’t believe the holiday season is already upon us, and another year is winding down. It’s easy for us to get wrapped up in the chaos of the holidays – the gift-buying, the party-planning, the cooking, the family visits. And that’s just on the personal side.

As credit union professionals and volunteers, I know there are a whole host of responsibilities you have as you wind down 2019, navigate the holidays and prepare for 2020. As always, the New York Credit Union Association is here to assist your credit union. Whether it’s regulatory compliance questions, advocacy needs, professional development, operational support, or something else entirely, just know the Association is here to assist your credit union in any way we can.

The Association is a team of dedicated credit union advocates, and we work diligently each day to advance the New York credit union movement. Some days, it can seem like a monumental task, but we do this because we truly believe in the credit union philosophy and ethos.

I’m extraordinarily thankful for the New York credit union movement. I’m grateful not just for the opportunities I’ve had within the credit union community, but also for the tremendous opportunities and benefits credit unions provide to consumers.

As credit union leaders, professionals and volunteers, we are part of something really special. I know when we’re bogged down in our daily grind — and especially now, with the frenetic holiday season ramping up — it can be easy to overlook that fact. But this Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll spend at least a few moments reflecting on what a privilege it is to be a part of the New York credit union movement.

With that, I wish you a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving.

Warmest Regards,


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