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Haynes Circle -- Smaller Credit Unions
History of Namesake

Learn where the Haynes Circle got its prestigious name.  



Some of the greatest successes every day, in every corner of Ohio, are delivered by smaller credit unions. And the League is committed to supporting smaller credit unions through programs, outreach, leadership opportunities, and more.

At the direction of a committee of your peers in 2011, the League created a single umbrella -- the Haynes Circle -- under which all things smaller-asset credit union ($35 million in assets or less) can easily be identified and accurately portrays the thriving community of small credit unions.

It’s like a club, named after recently-retired Faith Community United CU CEO Rita Haynes, tailored to your challenges and needs. When you see the Haynes Circle symbol, know that it represents collaboration, partnership, answers, and community.
Resources For You

Haynes Circle Training
Free webinars that explore issues especially relevant to Haynes Circle credit unions. Registration is free and open to all credit unions, regardless of size. Additionally, in-person training is conducted at InVest48.

Compliance Resources
The League offers an array of resources and tools to make managing compliance easier. See the list of most-used compliance tools utilized by smaller credit unions.

Strategic Resources
A variety of materials and resources help you plan, lead, and measure the strategic direction of your credit union.

Discounts & Savings
As a smaller credit union, you have several discounts and saving opportunities available on training, services, and more. 


Haynes Circle Success Committee

These peers advise the League on what smaller credit unions need and how the League should provide support.

Laura Roberts, Chair, Chivaho FCU
Michael Barr, Commodore Perry FCU
Bill Hann, Parish FCU
Michael Heidenreich, New Horizon FCU
Becky Howell, Ohio HealthCare FCU MedPro FCU
Marsha Leasure, Southeastern Ohio CU
James Mclaughlin, Wayne County Community FCU
Angie Maynard, TopMark FCU
Beth Patla, L.E.O. CU
Karen Reams, Millstream Area CU 
Dan Zimolzak, Toledo Metro FCU


Feel free to reach out to any of the task force members. You can find their contact information using the Address Book feature.


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Upcoming Events
See the complete calendar of upcoming events, including those tailored to smaller credit unions, and compliance deadlines you should know.