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Credit Union National Association
Based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, CUNA is the premier trade association serving more than 8,000 credit unions in Vermont and across the U.S.

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About the Association of Vermont Credit Unions
The Association is a non-profit corporation that exists to provide credit unions throughout Vermont with a wide assortment of trade association services. We promote the credit union movement and a favorable public attitude toward credit unions, both within the state and nationwide.

To our member credit unions, we provide legislative advocacy, regulatory support, training and staff development opportunities, networking, and business support services.

In conjunction with a variety of strategic business partners, the Association develops, markets and provides members with access to affordable back-office support products and services. The Association remains committed to its mission of assisting credit unions in any way possible with improving their overall level of service to members and Vermont consumers.

Current Edition of AVCU's Newslines Express
  • NCUA Holds 3rd and Final 2014 Listening Session
    Association Board member Bernie Isabelle (Vermont FCU) and President Joe Bergeron were among 150 credit union leaders in attendance in Alexandria, VA on Thursday at NCUA’s 3rd and final listening session of 2014. Prior sessions were held in recent weeks in California and Chicago. Although the purpose of the sessions was to hear any and all issues from credit unions, discussion at all three meetings was largely focused on credit union concerns over the Agency’s recent risk-based capital (RBC) proposal for credit unions with more than $50 million in assets. ... read more
  • IRA Training Early Bird Deadline Just Two Weeks Away
    There are just two weeks left for credit unions to save big on training costs for personnel to attend AVCU’s 2014 IRA training program. The seminars will take place on September 16-17 at the Hilton Burlington Hotel (Essentials, 9/16) and AVCU’s Colchester office (Advanced, 9/17). The deadline to register for Early Bird discounts is 5:00 PM on Friday, August 1st, after which regular pricing automatically goes into effect on Eventbrite. ... read more
  • Development Educators Needed for CULCT Leadership Conference
    Our friends at the Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) will hold their 2014 Leadership Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY on September 19-21 and they’ve asked us to invite all Vermont Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) to volunteer to be part of the conference agenda. ... read more
  • NEFCU Presents Quarterly Community Giving Donations
    Four times each year, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) selects four recipients at random to receive $625 each, for a total of $10,000 annually. Recently, NEFCU announced its community giving donations for the second quarter of 2014. ... read more
  • CUNA Strategic Services Profile – Harland Clarke
    Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Harland Clarke has been a CUNA Strategic Services provider since 2002. Harland Clarke was formed in 2007 when Clarke American Corporation joined with the John H. Harland Company. Harland Clarke offers direct marketing services, analytical services, account statements, contact center services, and share draft/check printing. ... read more