The Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) is a professional trade association representing over 600 of the state's credit unions which in turn are owned by more than six million consumers. TCUL's mission is to advocate, educate and serve as the premier provider of resources to credit unions and to help further their success, unity and uniqueness.
We will uphold our fundamental responsibility to actively serve member credit unions in our state and will strive to deliver a range of cost-effective products and services to the diverse economic and social make-up of our credit unions. We will continually support credit unions in their efforts to improve the financial well being of all people.
We will monitor and communicate our service to members in a meaningful way so that their members and potential members, legislators, regulators, and the community at large will understand and appreciate the unique role that member-owned financial cooperatives play in people's lives.
The purpose of TCUL is to serve credit unions and promote their well being and unity. Through our partnership with the World Council of Credit Unions and initiatives such as TCUL's Texas and Mexico Credit Union Relations Committee, we are committed to strengthening and building credit unions not just nationally, but internationally as well.
The credit union movement was built upon a cooperative effort and we believe strongly in the movement's core philosophy, "People Helping People." And more importantly, we believe credit unions practice this philosophy every day.
This Statement of Commitment to Members is consistent with TCUL's mission statement.
Section I: Service to Members
TCUL strives to offer quality and valuable credit union-focused products and services designed to improve the economic and social well being of all member credit unions.
Current Services that Help Improve the Economic and Social Well Being of Members:
2. Regulatory and Compliance
3. Communications and Publications
4. Professional Development and Training
5. Texas Credit Union Foundation
6. Leadership and Management
7. Resources and Partnerships
Section II: Member Education
TCUL is committed to member and consumer financial education; in addition we are committed to educating members and consumers alike, about credit union uniqueness, philosophy, and values.
Section III: Involvement/Governance
TCUL will endeavor to preserve credit union democratic principles, including demographic representation and volunteer participation in credit union activities.
Current Programs that support Involvement/Governance:
Section IV: Diversity
TCUL recognizes the value of demographic diversity in staff as well as in volunteers, and will strive to bring people of diverse backgrounds and experiences into leadership and other roles at the credit union.
Current Programs that Promote Diversity:
Section V: Commitment to the Credit Union Movement and other Cooperative Activities
TCUL will continue to build and strengthen our unique credit union movement by providing financial and in-kind resources to others within the credit union community, and by actively advocating the credit union difference at all levels of government and in other appropriate public forums. In addition, TCUL will participate in local, state and national cooperative activities as appropriate, and will strive to build and strengthen relationships with other sectors of the national cooperative movement.
Section VI: Public Service / Corporate Citizenship
Through direct financial support or other in-kind contributions to worthwhile local organizations, and by participating in public service activities, the Texas Credit Union League strives to be an active partner in our community. We recognize that practicing good Corporate Citizenship supports the Credit Union Philosophy of People Helping People. Furthermore, it will help raise the overall level of social and economic well being of those in our community, help to strengthen ties within the community, and better position us to reach out and serve as only credit unions can those people in greatest need of affordable financial services.
Community/FOM Groups Currently Receiving Financial or Other In-Kind Support (including the support given) and Current Public Service Activities: