Friday, February 28, 2014

Diana Dykstra, President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues will be at NCOFCU’s San Diego Conference

Lets welcome Diana Dykstra as a Keynote speaker at our 2014 Conference in San Diego. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear what one of the outstanding leaders in the credit union community has to say!

Diana is currently President of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Diana Dykstra is a 1992 graduate of Western CUNA Management School (WCMS). Diana was awarded the James D. Likens Alumni Recognition Award at the 2001 WCMS graduation in July and the Distinguished Service Award at the 2002 California Credit Union League Annual Meeting.

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Diana has been President/CEO of San Francisco Fire Credit Union located in San Francisco; serving 26,000 members with assets exceeding $650 million since August 2004. Under her leadership the credit union has achieved recognition as a leader in Return to Member, Net Promoter Scores and is the highest rated financial institution in San Francisco from the consumers view point.

Diana was previously the President/CO of CoastHills FCU (formerly Vandenberg FCU) in the Central Coast of California. And lead the team through a name and branding change that elevated the credit union posture in the community resulting in increased growth trends in membership, loans and member satisfaction.

Prior to joining CoastHills in February 2000, Diana was Senior Vice President at Patelco Credit Union located in San Francisco. She was responsible for developing member education programs and as CEO of CUSO operations, offered investment and insurance services. One of her primary focuses was to evaluate non-traditional products and services and introduce them into the credit union product mix where appropriate.

Previously, Diana worked for The Golden 1 Credit Union. She was responsible for Consumer Lending, Statewide Services, Real Estate, Collections and Marketing.
She is on the board of directors and past Chairman for California Credit Union League and CU Direct Lending, and currently Vice Chair of Prime Alliance Solutions, Chairman of the board for O’Rourke and Associates.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

San Diego CA “Mix Business with Pleasure!”

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It is time to start talking up NCOFCU's Annual Conference in San Diego October 8-11, 2014 at your board meetings. Don't miss out on the Early Bird pricing!.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with fellow firefighter’s and CEO’s of other firefighter credit unions.

San Diego Firefighters Federal Credit Union has planned a conference filled with information and networking opportunities as well as southern California hospitality.

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Mix Business with Pleasure!
Bring spouse, guest and family and take advantage of our heavily-discounted $176.00 rate at the beautiful San Diego Westin Gaslamp Quarters. This rate is in effect Monday, October 6 -- Sunday, October 12, 2014 based on hotel availability. Rooms are limited so we suggest you register early.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The New Orleans Firemen's Fed. Credit Union Opens New Branch

The New Orleans Firemen's Fed. Credit Union hosted a “Winter Wonderland Celebration” on Jan. 25 to commemorate the opening of its location in Bogalusa. Guests were treated to food, door prizes, face painting, and a special performance by the Bogalusa High School marching band.
Firemen's Federal Credit Union
Shown during the ribbon cutting are, from left, first row: JoAnna  Frazier, Paige Carbone (branch manager) and Judy DeLucca (CEO); and second row: Joseph Jurisich, Frank Corona, Marilyn Bateman (Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce), Earl Juneau, Donald Bock (board president), Joseph Papa, Shasta Leininger, Joseph Carter and John Hoolahan.

Monday, February 3, 2014

How To Succeed In Credit Cards

Credit CardsCredit unions across the country are struggling to find quality loan volume that generates a reasonable yield. When properly pursued, the credit card and payments market provides abundant opportunities for almost any issuer, regardless of size.

For example:

  • Over the past five years, credit unions grew their credit card market share by 50% while bank share shrunk. Contrary to popular perceptions, the recession years were beneficial for credit union card programs.
  • Credit card interest rates have not declined from pre-recession levels. Other loan product yields, however, are down by up to 50%. Never before have credit cards provided a more attractive revenue opportunity compared to other products.

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