OK/TX Sister Society Chapters collaborate
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (July 12, 2022) — Sister Society chapters from across the Cornerstone region recently met for an evening of networking and professional development. With the help of Cornerstone League, attendees were able to gather in-person locally, while sharing the same virtual speaker with other chapters across Oklahoma and Texas at the exact same time.
Thanks to the convenience of video conferencing, professionals from several credit unions across the region all had the opportunity to hear from Carol Schillios, a maverick change-maker. Her passion for credit unions spans four decades as a master trainer and keynote speaker at state, national and international events. Carol spoke on empathy and the skill of reflective or active listening. Attendees learned from Carol’s vast experience, and then through group discussion, got to practice using the skill of active listening as it could apply to different member and colleague scenarios.
One of the Seven Cooperative Principles of Credit Unions is “Cooperation Amongst Cooperatives” – meaning that cooperatives serve members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together. The collaborative nature of June’s Sister Society events is an example of this principle in action.
For more information regarding Sister Societies, including upcoming meetings, how you can get involved in an existing or new chapter, please visit cornerstoneleague.coop/engagement/sister-societies.
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About Allegiance Credit Union
As a local credit union that's been serving Oklahomans since 1963, Allegiance understands the needs of our community. Formally Federal Employees Credit Union (FECU), it was originally located in the basement of the Federal Courthouse and then moved into the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. In 1995, over half the staff was lost in the Oklahoma City Bombing. That day we learned the tough lessons of loss and adversity. Over time, we also learned about hope and renewal. The credit union was rebuilt on stronger bonds, stronger unity, and stronger ideals. In February 2002, FECU became a community charter, allowing membership from the six counties surrounding Oklahoma City, and led to the name change of Allegiance Credit Union (ACU) in May 2003. After converting to a federal charter in December 2021, the legal name changed to Allegiance Federal Credit Union, while still doing business as Allegiance Credit Unio