If you’ve ever been to the Huddle during the weekday lunch rush, you’ve probably seen Helen Hiatt restocking napkins with a smile on her face. The 89-year-old Hiatt is considered the “mother of the Huddle” and is arguably the best-loved employee at the LaFortune Student Center’s grocery store. Hiatt has watched over the Huddle since 1967, working her way from the old cigarette counter to the cash register over the past 44 years, during which she became acquainted with many varsity football players, including former quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Joe Montana, as they frequented the Huddle after practice. “They’d come in and talk to me about their problems and different things, and they started calling me their second mother,” Hiatt said. “It continued on and I got to be ‘The Mother of the Huddle’ after so many years.” ND Minute recently caught up with Hiatt, who shared her experience working at the Huddle and explained why she still loves her job.
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union stakeholders have two weeks from today to submit comment letters on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) field-of-membership proposal, and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is urging all credit unions to comment on the proposal. Comments on the proposal are due Feb. 8.“There’s still time to get comment letters in, and we’d really like to see a record number of submissions from credit unions supporting this proposal,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “Letters reflecting official league and credit union positions will give us a strong, united voice of support, which is important not only to show the importance of giving consumers better access to credit unions, but to counter inaccurate bank attacks on this proposal.”The American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America wrote to House and Senate leaders last week, claiming the regulation surpasses limitations present in the Federal Credit Union Act.Donovan said CUNA is working on its response to the bankers’ “factually incorrect” arguments in a letter to congressional leadership. continue reading »