Recap; Grab a Mop; Heavy Hearts
Written by Anthony Demangone
NAFCU's CEOs and Senior Executive's Conference was a huge hit. Â And John Spence did a fantastic job. Â I was going to recap John's talk, but he went ahead and did that for me already!
Watch this video - it will be well worth your time. Â Many thanks, John. Â You were a pleasure to work with, and our members are better off having heard your words of wisdom!
Jim Blaine pens this fantastic storyÂ (CreditUnions.com)Â about management and leadership. Â All I can say is this: pick up the mop, folks. Â Pick it up!
It has been a sad week. Â First, I learned of the passing of Joe Melchione.Â I had the pleasure of meeting Joe perhaps a half-dozen times. Â A larger force in credit union law you could not meet. Â It was 2004 when I first met him. Â As a young attorney at NAFCU, I whispered to the guy next to me as Joe spoke, "Who is that guy?" Luckily for me, I got to know Joe a bit over the years. Â He will be missed.
I also just learned that my friend Chris Gerow finally lost his battle with cancer. Â All our love and prayers go to his wife, Jo. Â I first met Chris at a NAFCU compliance conference in 2005. Â You will never meet a finer person. If an alien landed and said, show me your best, I'd point him toward Chris, along with a few others who have touched me throughout my life. Â He will be missed.Â
For those researchers working to cure cancer - thank you for your work. Â God's speed, folks. Â God's speed.Â