Written by Steve Van Beek
"NCUA will stop mailing Letters to Credit Unions and other regulatory alerts as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce operating costs and become more efficient.
NCUA CU Express recipients automatically get the latest regulatory guidance and letters. All credit unions CEOs and Board Chairmen with emails provided in the CU Profile system are automatically subscribed to NCUA CU Express, and should currently be getting all regulatory letters or alerts.
NCUA CU Express emails are mandatory for credit union CEOs and Board Chairmen, while the separate, but similar NCUA Express is open to the public and subscriber-driven. In addition to regulatory alerts, you can sign up and receive NCUA’s monthly newsletter, The NCUA Report, legal opinions, press releases and more, using the NCUA Express system.
For more information about NCUA Express and to subscribe, free of charge, visit http://go.usa.gov/TDsC."
If you haven't already, consider signing up for the NCUA Express. At a minimum, be sure to pass this along to your colleagues in case they rely on the paper mailings. And, while you are at it - make sure your CEO and Board Chairmen's emails are current so they are getting all the information from the NCUA CU Express.
Google Reader. Many blog readers use an RSS aggregator such as Google Reader. On July 1st, Google will no longer be supporting Google Reader - so it makes sense to begin the migration to a new RSS aggregator soon. Personally, I've switched over to Feedly (and since wondered multiple times why I didn't earlier). And, best of all - you can connect your existing feeds from Google Reader over to Feedly. Of course, there are additional alternatives as well.
If you're wondering what RSS is, Wikipedia has some good information. In short, RSS feeds (and an RSS aggregator) allow you to receive updates to a particular blog (or other website) when they occur. If your email inbox is overflowing with blog posts and other resources, having an RSS aggregator can help you stay on top of the news you need without it cluttering up your inbox.
Asheville, North Carolina. Last week, Erin and I had the chance to head down to Asheville for NAFCU's Board of Directors Conference. Asheville is a special city for us as we got engaged there over Labor Day weekend in 2010.
Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, NC. And, that is Lake Lure in the background. Erin informed me numerous times (plus or minus 20) that Lake Lure was where "Dirty Dancing" was filmed.