>Well folks, it seems as though the reference to Illinois State University Credit Union’s blog
from the 07/23 post YES Summit Attendees Speak Out – pt.2
created quite a stir over on Open Source CU
If you haven’t been keeping up with the discussion, take some time to read through the comments. In my humble opinion, this is EXACTLY the kind of conversation credit unions need to be having.
I think it’s awesome that Open Source CU posted on the topic, that so many opinions and ideas were shared in just a few days, and a pat on the back to Paul Gaumer and the folks at ISU CU for initially taking the plunge and handling the recent discussion so well.
>Here is part two of our series on 2006 attendees and what they brought back to their credit unions from last year’s YES Summit.
In case you missed the first post, we asked folks who attended last year’s event to let us know what they took away from the experience and how their credit union benefited. Here’s what Paul Gaumer, Senior Vice President for Illinois State University Credit Union would like to share with you!
“As an employee of a university credit union, I thought I had it dialed in on what the young adult market wants. I was sorely mistaken! The interactions with the young adults at the YES Summit made me realize that we needed to do more for our student membership besides basic transactions.
Since the summit, we have created a blog geared specifically for the financial education of our students without being a product push for the credit union, http://www.dudewheresmymoney.org/, and in September of 2007, we will be creating the ISU Credit Union student advisory council with a representative of the council holding a seat on our Board of Directors. These two projects, along with a young adult/youth strategic development plan, were a direct result from the YES Summit.”