Before we get started working on the "What next" on H. 410?, thought it might be helpful to recall the "What and Why?" we're here.
Please take a minute to have another look at the April 11, 2023 post ["Pause to Update"]. You can find it by scrolling down the right side and clicking on that date in "Archives" or by clicking on the "About" button in the white line above. Really, do take a quick second look.
Of course, you have to add an extra year to the timeline - go back to September, 2021 when the change in direction/culture started at SECU. The concerns that were expressed in the Annual Meeting Resolution appear to be valid and growing. Pursuing these matters takes a lot of time, creates a lot of tension and frustration, is no fun at all...and will not get easier. Second thoughts?
Over the last 85 years, SECU was defined by the needs of its individual members in North Carolina. Those needs were pretty basic - help with making sound financial decisions, provided by people the members could trust to "Do the Right Thing" - always. That "Strategic Plan" seemed to work well. The "Members First" approach led to many non-industry standard products and services - "There [Was] A Difference" - intentionally. And, here is what that difference looked like ...[link....SECU beginnings]. Too old-fashioned, too quaint, too out-of-touch, too different? Second thoughts?
... not going to get easier, may require folks to stand up and be counted. You do realize that means you, don't you?