Salem / Albany 

A monthly newsletter of the CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter

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April Program
"Installation of Officers and Board Members for 2014-2015, NACM Update; and Annual Fund-raising Raffle Basket Drawing"

Please join us for our Annual Installation ceremony to support our incoming CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter Board of Directors in 2014-2015. Charlene Gothard, CBA, CFDD National Vice Chair Member Services/Publicity will serve as our Installing Officer.

We are very excited to have Kendall Sun from NACM Oregon join us to discuss the new public record information now accessible on NACM credit reports. Kendall will provide an “NACM Update” on the valuable tools and services available at NACM Oregon for all members.

We’ll conclude the evening by holding our annual raffle basket drawing.  This year’s “Cooking” themed basket is overflowing with amazing items you’ll use and enjoy in your kitchen. Tickets are available for purchase at the chapter meeting and a winner will be drawn at the end of the evening!

Join Us:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Almost Home Restaurant
3310 Market St., NE, Salem, Oregon

$25 per person - CFDD members
$30 per person (Non-CFDD members)

Meal choices: Order off the menu. 

Please RSVP to Carol Johnson, ICCE, at 971.237.4941 or by 11 a.m., February 7, 2014.

President's Corner

My Fellow CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter Members,

Please join us on Tuesday, April 8 for our annual Installation of new Officers and Board Members for the 2014-2015 term.  We will also be honoring our Chapter Past Presidents who have established and supported the CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter. I’m also excited to hear about the brand new public record data available through NACM Oregon Credit Reporting. Kendall Sun will be giving us an NACM update with the many beneficial tools and services offered through the NACM Oregon office.

We traditionally have held a major Raffle Basket fund-raiser each year. This year is no exception. At the April chapter meeting, we will raffle off an overflowing “Cooking” themed basket full of amazing and wonderful items geared towards fun in the kitchen!  Make sure you attend our April meeting and buy raffle tickets to have a chance at this wonderful cooking basket. Thanks to Lori Jones, CCE, and all members who have donated items to this fund-raising basket. Who will be this year’s winner?!?!?

I want to take a moment to acknowledge this year’s Board of Directors. The CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter remains a fairly small but dedicated group of credit professionals. I’m proud and continuously impressed by your commitment to this organization. Our success this past year is because of you! Let me extend my sincere thanks to Carol Johnson, ICCE; Kathy Hamilton, CCE; Lori Kimball, CBF; Lori Jones, CCE; and Greg Gettig for an outstanding level of service on the Board and to CFDD. It has been my tremendous pleasure serving as your Chapter President during the past year and I look forward to the year ahead with the same core group continuing to serve on your Board of Directors.  I’m also excited to have Teresa Silva joining the Board to replace a vacant Director position.

Our second CFDD Salem/Albany and Portland Chapter cosponsored Credit Retreat was a great success. The committee received very positive feedback from Retreat participants regarding our program content and speakers for this event. I tremendously appreciate the contributions from every Retreat Committee member. Additional details from our event are included in this newsletter.

Please note that our regularly scheduled chapter meeting in June conflicts with NACM’s Credit Congress.  Mark your calendars to recognize that our June meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 17, which is one week later than our typical meeting schedule. We’ll have fresh ideas and information from Credit Congress to share with the membership at our June meeting. This meeting date will also coincide with an NACM Oregon “Meet and Greet” event. Additional details will be provided in the June Capitol Credit newsletter.

Enjoy what I hope will be a gorgeous spring season. I appreciate your continued support of the CFDD Salem/Albany Chapter and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Installation meeting on April 8.


Brett M. Hanft, CBA
Chapter President


Officers & Board 2013-2014

Brett Hanft, CBA
American Int'l Forest Products, LLC

Vice President
Carol Johnson, ICCE

Kathy Hamilton, CCE
Saif Corp.

Greg Gettig
Epic Aviation, LLC

Lori J. Jones, CCE

Lori Kimball, CBF

National Area Director
Barbara Davis, CCE
Northwest Pump & Equipment