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Frank Diekmann, the editor, has been around for decades and is known for informed, balanced reporting on credit unions. Think his article on SECU today [link to CUToday article] reflects that informed balance. The paper is read by every professional in the CU space... everybody will be watching for the "What next at SECU?".
Excerpt - Ms. Brady's direct quote: "Questions & The October Annual Meeting"
"The recent annual meeting and what occurred or didn’t occur has become another point of contention. During the meeting, held in Greensboro, N.C., dozens of members stood up and took to the microphones to make statements or ask questions of the board. That much everyone agrees on. The disagreement is over whether the members asking those questions were doing so on their own or whether they were put up to it.
A video of the meeting can be viewed here. The member questions began at the 1:29:50 point.
“… Let me be clear on that group of members; 28 of those 32 were SECU retirees,” said Brady. “These were members where Blaine gave them a sheet of paper and said ‘You read this.’ And gave the next one a sheet of paper and said, ‘Now you read this.’ They were holding papers where Blaine gave them talking points. And they were supposed to stand up during the comment section and read their comments.”
Brady said she knows for a fact that is what occurred."