Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Two new cases of COVID-19 was reported in our area on Tuesday.Chautauqua County officials say there are now 32 confirmed cases, including a new case of a woman in her 50s.There are 4 active cases that continue to recover in quarantine; 25 people recovered and 3 deaths related to the outbreak.In Cattaraugus County, the Health Department was notified of its 36th confirmed case of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The case involves a male resident who resides in the southeastern corner of the county and was admitted to Olean General Hospital after experiencing a fall at home on March 26. “He was immediately transferred to Buffalo General Hospital whose care he has been under since the accident,” said officials. “He was tested for COVID-19 on April 25 and the results of his test on April 27 indicated that he was positive for COVID-19.”The department has begun a thorough contact tracing investigation for those individuals that he has been in contact with and the places that he has visited.Heath officials continue to ask residents to hunker down, and avoid any non-essential travel, especially to areas where there is community wide spread of COVID-19.
Once again the streets of D.C. are full of credit union advocates who have descended on our nation’s capital to attend “the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry.”In this morning’s General Session, CUNA President Jim Nussle will be giving an opening address that will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 9:30 a.m. EST. Following Nussle’s Speech, former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver the week’s first keynote address to the GAC crowd.Yesterday, the annual ED talk was given by New York Times Best Selling Author Alison Levine, writer of On the Edge and leader of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition in 2002. Levine’s experience with leadership in the face of adversity paints an inspiring picture of the obstacles one must face in order to be successful at climbing mountains or leading your credit union.“Even though you’re going backwards, you’re still making progress . . . Backing up is not the same as backing down…” Levine talked about the grueling up-and-down process to climb Mt. Everest, ascending to different level camps and then returning to basecamp to acclimate their bodies to the high-altitude conditions.As a leader, you can’t always charge forward, sometimes you have to go backwards for a bit.“Fear is okay. Complacency is what will kill you…”In order to survive the dangers of Mt. Everest, you can’t afford to be paralyzed by your fears. For credit union leaders, you have to get out and do your job even when you don’t feel like you can. According to Levine, “you can’t expect your team to endure anything you’re not willing to endure.”“Storms are temporary. You have to be able to take action based on the situation, not your plan.”Things won’t happen exactly as you’d like them to. Your plan is probably out-of-date as soon as you finish making it.“Calm doesn’t equal no risk…”Even when things seem to be going well, you never know what’s right around the corner. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Check back for #CUNAGAC updates throughout the day!GAC underway, livestream of Nussle’s speech highlights MondayStrategic focus leads to successRecord-breaking 100 young professionals ‘Crash the GAC’Sunday scenes from the 2019 CUNA GACVideo: Fiserv giveback benefits children’s hospital, FoundationSunday’s top tweets from #CUNAGACComing to 2019 CUNA GAC? Here’s what you need to knowCan’t make it to CUNA GAC? Here’s how to follow the action
In the midst of the ongoing national emergency and after the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), NAFCU has received some questions from its member credit unions regarding the direct payments eligible members will receive via direct deposit or check as part of the relief measures in the act.The CARES Act provides for a $1,200 stimulus check to adults earning up to $75,000. Couples earning up to $150,000 may receive $2,400. This is based on 2019 adjusted gross income (or 2018 AGI if a person has not yet filed a 2019 tax return). In addition, eligible families receive an additional $500 for each child under the age of 17. People with higher incomes may receive smaller rebates. This blog addresses two of the most common questions credit union are asking regarding processing these payments for their members.Can a Federal Credit Union Allow its Members to Deposit US Treasury Checks via Remote Deposit Capture (RDC)? While we are not aware of any regulation or guidance addressing this, it may be a contractual issue. We understand that some RDC agreements prohibit the deposit of US Treasury checks via RDC. Credit unions may be able to modify their RDC agreements to allow for this type of check to be deposited to avoid requiring member to come to a branch to deposit the funds. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
STATEWIDE — Large department stores aren’t the only place you can score a great deal Friday (11/25).The Department of Natural Resources announced that admission will be free to all Indiana State Parks on Friday.The 100 percent off sale is part of a partnership to get people outside on a day were people are usually inside shopping.The offer is good for state parks, state reservoirs and state forest recreation areas including Versailles State Park, Clifty Falls State Park, and Brookville Lake’s Mounds SRA and Quakertown SRA . REI, an outdoor gear retailer, started an #OptOutside initiative in 2015.It closed all its stores on Black Friday in an effort to encourage people to experience nature instead of shopping.