I’m a huge fan of the credit union mission and all it contributes to our communities. You’d know that if you’ve read more than a few lines of any previous post. Of course, you’d also know that I’m not afraid to call out things when they could be improved.On that note, I have just a few suggestions for this year’s International Credit Union Day campaign. In case you weren’t aware, the theme is, “Find Your Platinum Lining” (at a credit union). Because it’s the 70th anniversary of the event. And 70 means platinum. You knew that, right? I didn’t. Honestly, I thought it was for 75. Turns out that’s diamond (jewelry, to be precise). In fact, all I could find about the 70th anniversary linked it to UK tradition. Thus, Americans will have limited exposure to this “platinum year”. I’d be curious how many people under the age of 70 even make the connection. I asked some people of a variety of ages; none knew that Platinum and 70 went together.Which raises another point: If our goal is to attract younger members, why use a terminology which they are unlikely to understand or relate? Of course, we’re not only looking to attract younger people, but, let’s be honest, they’re who you want. More Boomers are great, but a member with 50 years of major purchases and life changes ahead of them is substantially more valuable. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The management of Bet9ja Nigeria National League, NNL, has given Mr.Moses Etu the president of Delta Force FC of Asaba till Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 to appear as a matter of urgency before its Compliance Arm to answer to his his purported accusation (s) on match fixing in the League or face mandatory sanctions.Mr.Etu in his Club’s Facebook page fingered certain influential person (s) of Delta State extraction ,residing in Lagos that he could not name as already neck deep in fixing matches in the Nigeria National League, in the match day Twenty five (25) in the Southern involving Bayelsa United, a development the management of Bet9ja NNL seriously frowns at.Chief Operating Officer, COO ,of the League,Mr.Lawrence Katken says the development is utterly disparaging and a deliberate attempt to grossly discredit the most competitive League and Nigeria’s Football.Mr.Katken further stated that the exigent summon issued Mr.Etu is to enable the NNL verify details of the allegation from him and for Mr.Etu to refute or otherwise substantiate his claims of match fixing as he noticed or perceived in the League.Mr.Lawrence Katken declared that in the event of a refusal by Mr.Etu to heed the directives bybthe NNL to appear before the Compliance Unit ,the League management would have no option than to accordingly discipline and sanction him and or Delta Force Football Club.RelatedNigeria National League: Delta Force FC President Suspended IndefinitelyAugust 15, 2017In “Nigeria”Ianis HagiJune 30, 2017Similar postRemo Stars Lock Horns with NNL over Super 8December 13, 2018In “Nigeria”
Primary school children in Hanover got a new experience with exposure to the sport of basketball, at the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) clinic and seminar, which took place at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea.”This is the first time that most of these kids had ever seen or played basketball,” noted INSPORTS officer, Calvin Martin.”There had not been any such activity for primary school kids. They were very excited, and for the kids it was a new experience playing a new sport that they had not played before,” he added.”The project focused on the fundamentals – passing, dribbling and shooting – and there were over 50 kids.”Martin, who is also president of the powerful Southern Conference Basketball Association, noted that the clinics are part of the agency’s drive to develop the sport right across the island, and they will be conducting another in a couple months.”INSPORTS is doing a lot of work with primary schools in different sports. In January, we’re going to be doing another one (basketball clinic), but the date has not been set as yet,” he outlined.”Then after GSAT there’s going to be a tournament,” he said, relating to the final-year examinations forprimary school children.