WE NEED YOU!
Board of Director Recruitment & Volunteers
We currently have vacancies on our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee
If you're interested in fulfilling an important role as a volunteer Director or Supervisory Committee member, please contact us. As a volunteer, you will have opportunities to work hand in hand with the Credit Union to help ensure HMEFCU members receive the best products and services the Credit Union can offer. Directors will have the opportunity to learn about the Credit Union industry and participate in the decision-making process.
The Board of Directors are responsible for setting the goals and direction of the organization and overseeing Management’s efforts to complete that vision. The experience and skills gained as a Director will aid in other community or professional endeavors in which you may participate.
- Attend regular and special meetings of the Board
- Participate in the Credit Union’s annual Strategic Meeting
- Seek to learn more about the Credit Union movement and its services
- Attend training sessions
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Satisfaction of being a major contributor in setting the direction, and witnessing the success of the financial institution of which you are a direct member/owner.
- Attending and contributing to the many community events in which the Credit Union sponsors and participates.
- The opportunity to use skills and knowledge that you may not be able to in your normal professional capacity.
- Being a member of the Board of Directors or of the Supervisory Committee of a multi-million dollar financial institution, can be a major resume enhancer.
If you are interested in becoming a Credit Union Volunteer, please contact one of the below Nominating Committee members.
70M Americans victims of compromised data: Consumer Reports
More than 70 million American adults had their personal data compromised in 2014, according to projections by Consumer Reports.
In its survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults, Consumer Reports found that nearly 80 percent of the breaches were brick-and-mortar compared with 18 percent who said the activity occurred online. Last week’s report comes on the heels that one of last year’s merchants to experience a breach--Sally Beauty Supply - was investigating a second spate of “unusual activity involving payment cards” during the week of April 27 (Dallas Business Journal May 4).
In the March 2014 incident, the company said roughly 25,000 customer records were compromised.
Personal information held by health care organizations is at higher risk of cyberthievery as well. The Ponemon Institute’s fifth annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, published last week, found that more than 90 percent of health care organizations suffered at least one data breach exposing patient data over the past two years (Information Week May 7).
Nearly 45 percent of all data breaches in health care are linked to criminal attacks--the first time information loss has been associated more often with malfeasance than negligence. Criminal attacks are up 125 percent compared with five years ago when lost laptops were the leading cause.
CUNA recently launched a national Action Alert encouraging credit unions and their members to send letters of support for the Data Security Act of 2015--legislation that would set standards for entities that handle consumers' personal financial information and outline procedures that must be followed in the event of a data breach. To participate visit stopthedatabreaches.com.