Credit unions can get valuable information about using a “well-defined local community” field-of-membership narrative for community charter applications on an Oct. 24 webinar hosted by the National Credit Union Administration.

Online registration is now open. Participants will use this link to log into the webinar and to view it on mobile devices, and they should allow pop-ups from this website. The webinar is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET.

During the webinar, titled “Is a Community Narrative Right for Your FCU?,” staff from the NCUA’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion and the Office of General Counsel will discuss this new application feature and take questions.

In the meantime, credit unions are encouraged to review the agency’s recent letter to federal credit unions that provides guidance on preparing a narrative.

Participants can submit questions in advance at The email’s subject line should read, “Is a Community Narrative Right for Your FCU?” Please email technical questions about accessing this webinar to

The NCUA will offer live Twitter updates during the webinar on @TheNCUA, and participants can ask questions over Twitter during the presentation. This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online approximately three weeks following the live event.

NCUA’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion supports low-income-designated credit unions and credit unions interested in a low-income designation; minority credit unions; credit unions seeking changes in their charters, bylaws, or fields of membership; and groups organizing to start new credit unions.