A mostly full Riverhouse Convention Center conference room was the setting as hundreds of Mid Oregon Credit Union members and staff joined together for the 58th Mid Oregon Annual Meeting. Several Mid Oregon partners participated too as guests enjoyed a buffet breakfast, received reports on the state of the Credit Union, heard guest speaker Joseph Sluka, new CEO of St. Charles Health System, and won some great door prizes.
Starting with a great Riverhouse-provided buffet breakfast at 9 am, dozens of attendees arrived early to get the best seat, and were treated to conversation and information from Mid Oregon staff and strategic alliance partners as they waited for breakfast to be served. Members learned about Mid Oregon community involvement, new electronic services, efforts to support Central Oregon students and ways Mid Oregon can help people achieve their dreams. Partner John Gould shared about insurance services from Cascade Insurance Center; Tom Collier discussed ways he helps people locate the right car or truck; JC Hallman updated members on Mid Oregon Financial Services; and Home mortgage loan questions were fielded by Beau Crotwell and Kevin Tucker of Arbor Mortgage Group. See pictures below.
After breakfast, the La Pine JROTC presented the colors, and Melanie Nachtmann, a senior at Mt. View High School sang the national anthem. Mid Oregon President and CEO Bill Anderson, Board of Directors Chairman Jan Uffleman as well as other board and supervisory committee volunteers made presentations on current and future credit union business and plans. All reported that Mid Oregon was doing well, was well managed and had good marks during accounting audits and regulatory reviews.
Joseph Sluka, who early this year took over the reins of Central Oregon’s largest employer St. Charles Health System, shared about his journey to get to Central Oregon, current status of the Health System and several exciting improvements and plans for the future. Most notably, the new hospital being built in Prineville (practically across the street from our Prineville branch!), which will open with some major improvements not just in facilities but in how care is delivered to inpatients and outpatients. Members appreciated Mr. Sluka coming, and enjoyed his presentation.
The apex of the meeting, as always, was the raffle of drawing prizes. Donated by each of the strategic partners, Deschutes Brewery, Leading Edge Aviation, Cowboy Dinner Tree and many more local organizations, these were eagerly anticipated and received. As in the last couple of years, the Tom Collier Classic Motor Car Co., donation of the weekend use of a Porsche generated the most excitement!
Held each year on a Saturday in the first quarter (usually in late February or early March), watch for the dates for the 59th Mid Oregon Annual Meeting on Mid Oregon’s website and in the Member News starting in Fall 2015.