From Frank

Not sure why there is so much attention to so-called “fake news” when the real news is so much more entertaining, confounding and frustrating. Here’s a sampler:

You never know from what corner of the world you might hear an observation made that changes how you think about something.

No true credit unionist ever forgets when they were a wee lass or lad and went away to Camp Credit Union, where they would gather under the stars at night next to a glowing cooperative campfire before there would be a hush, and a wizened camp counselor in an Ed Filene replica fedora would share the CU genesis story of the New Hampshire mill workers and the formation of the first credit union. 

Diversity gets a lot of attention in credit unions, and it should (although let’s not confuse attention with action. Stop for a moment and look around at any major credit union meeting and Rainbow Coalition it’s not.)

I’m often wrong, but why do I have a feeling will someday be publishing this headline: “NCUA Board Votes to Push Back Risk-Based Capital Compliance Deadline to Jan. 1, 2119; Trade Groups Say More Time Needed.”

At first glance, the old cliché about the tail wagging the dog comes to mind, and yet, somehow that just doesn’t really quite sufficient. It feels more like a flea on the tail shaking the dog. 

It’s a sad state of affairs today that in our schools we continue to teach children Washington is best known as the capital of the United States, even though that’s really a minor piece of its claim to national and global fame.

With summer officially here (and with Southland CU in California officially dubbing itself the “Official Credit Union of Summer,” that only leaves three seasons to be snapped up and branded, so hurry), here are a few thoughts and observations as you head to the beach/pool/mountains (and now that I think of it, that also leaves opportunities for your CU to be the “Official Credit Union” of those, as well):