This past year has been a real gift. I stepped back in time with all of the current knowledge and experience I now possess having run ROC USA® for 8½ years. I was able to return to what … More »
Downright inspiring: Clarence Hall
I had the privilege of attending the National Credit Union Foundation’s Herb Wegner Memorial Award ceremony on Monday night in Washington, D.C. All four awardees were very impressive, but one brought tears to my eyes. Clarence Hall is … More »
Start of the year, end of the year
I have been heads down with report writing the last month and I’ve missed getting my blog together. Well, 2014 was quite a year! Many individual ROCs accomplished great things in 2014, including Wheel Estates in North Adams, … More »
ROC USA Board of Directors adopts ROC leader priorities!
The ROC USA Board of Directors met last week in Washington, D.C., and adopted four priorities put forth by the 23 ROC leaders who attended this year’s Community Leadership Institute! While ROC USA’s formal Strategic Plan isn’t due … More »
My favorite “meetings” of my entire life!
And, that is saying something because I’ve attend a lot of meetings! Seriously, I’m just back from five days in Cincinnati and a stop in NYC and wow, what an incredible time. First off, we started last Thursday … More »
My only regret about ROC-A-PALOOZA: I couldn’t be there!
The practice of electing community leaders is not unique to ROCs. I’ve read many times that a third of owned homes in the U.S. are in some type of association managed neighborhood. It’s surprising, but when you consider … More »
A ROC MALL discount that really paid off!
I saved 37% and got better quality paint through my Innovia – ROC MALL – discount at Sherwin Williams! You have to tell them it’s a commercial account and it will show up as CCA Global in Manchester, … More »
A tribute to George ‘Mac’ McCarthy
For most of you, Mac is not someone you know. Lois Parris of the Lakes Region Co-op in Belmont, N.H., however knows Mac very well. In fact, it was at her kitchen table in 2001 where Mac saw … More »
Great to see so many NH ROC leaders . . . and a few from Maine, too!
I was happy to speak and participate on Saturday morning with the more than 100 ROC leaders from New Hampshire ROCs as well as four ROC leaders from Maine! I was happy to run into leaders from Fisherville … More »
On the Road Again …
It’s a catchy headline, isn’t it? I’m guessing at least half of you have the Willie Nelson song playing in your head now. I’m filing this from the road — Minnesota to be exact. A quick trip, so … More »