Three chapters of the New York Credit Union Association have announced their intent to merge and consolidate effective upon the Association’s annual membership meeting on June 24.
The first change will involve a merger between the Jamestown and Erie-Niagara chapters. The new combined chapter will be renamed in the coming months. The elected councils of both chapters voted in favor of the merger, which was then ultimately approved by the Association’s board of directors.
In addition, the Finger Lakes Chapter has also made the decision, with Association board approval, to discontinue its operations as an individual chapter. As a result, all credit unions within the chapter have elected to join either the neighboring Central New York or Rochester Chapters.
These decisions come as a result of the continued consolidation of the credit union movement across the state. However, these changes will also create exciting opportunities to increase involvement and engagement in the chapters in these regions as well as expand volunteer opportunities in chapter leadership councils.
Questions about the chapter changes can be directed to Chris Pajak, the Association’s VP of member engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 437-8188.