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July 30, 2014

Comments help credit unions shape their environment

By commenting on how new or changing regulations might affect their operations and member service, credit unions retain a say in improving their operating environment. The League's Regulatory Counsel Paul Guttormsson explains the regulatory comment process and how CUNA, The League and credit unions work together to influence it.

Rep. Duffy invites credit unions to visit with NCUA Chairman Matz during a special August visit to Wisconsin
Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy (left), Vice-Chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, has secured a special August visit to Wisconsin from Debbie Matz, Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, for an exclusive discussion of credit union issues. FULL STORY

Use social media, community outreach to celebrate the milestone of 100 million memberships this August
America's credit unions expect to add the 100 millionth membership this August, giving credit unions an opportunity to highlight the growth of the industry and the reasons why 1 of every 3 Americans choose the "Credit Union Difference." A new 100MM toolkit from CUNA can help you explore ways to celebrate. FULL STORY

Credit unions remove barriers via the comment process
Influencing legislation isn't the only way credit unions can shape the environment in which they operate. After laws are passed, agencies write regulations spelling out how laws will be implemented and enforced. This regulatory drafting process offers a precious window of opportunity to help shape how the law will work in action. Over the past year, Wisconsin credit unions have weighed in through The League and CUNA on several key regulatory changes that affect how credit unions operate and serve their 2.4 million members. FULL STORY

Credit unions see double-digit non-interest income gains with TruStage®
Among the 3,400 credit unions participating in CUNA Mutual Group's MemberCONNECT Program in 2012 and 2013, those with less than $1 billion in assets grew non-interest income via TruStage® auto & home insurance by an average of 13.5% annually, while those above $1 billion in assets offering those products saw non-interest income surge by 19.9%. FULL STORY
League committees prepare to help The League help credit unions
More than 60 credit union professionals from around the state have been named to League committees or councils. These individuals provide feedback on what credit unions and their 2.4 million members need. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: examiners to look at cybersecurity
Some Wisconsin credit unions may be scrutinized by regulators for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and their risk mitigation efforts. League Regulatory Counsel Paul Guttormsson explains more and points to resources to ensure you're anticipating the critical issues when it comes to cybersecurity. FULL STORY

Compliance Roundtable is a must-attend event on the hottest issues
The League's fall Compliance Roundtable, set for Sept. 9 in Pewaukee, focuses on the hottest compliance issues including the new "integrated" mortgage disclosures that will be required as of Aug. 1, 2015. You'll also get the basics on share draft accounts and special accounts including organization accounts, trusts, guardianship and POA. Special guests from the state Office of Credit Unions will explain an examiner's perspective when it comes to compliance and talk about data breaches, cybersecurity and what credit unions need to safeguard member information. Register now!

Leadership Workshop improves teams through "emotional intelligence"
Great leaders harness their influence on others through heightened emotional intelligence: the alert practice of identifying distinct emotions and using the information to guide thinking, behavior and outcomes. Neil Ihde (right) founder of Life IQ LLC, has the insights and tools you need to improve your teamwork by becoming more sensitive to how you, and others, really tick. He'll share them Sept. 24 at The League's Leadership Workshop in Wisconsin Dells. FULL STORY
Get recognized for the good work your credit union accomplishes daily!
Nominations are now being accepted for the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Awards. Aligned with the goals of the credit union movement's Unite for Good campaign, these awards recognize credit unions' and chapters' unique member-focused philosophy, their community service and financial education. Take a look at last year's winners and apply by Aug.11.
Marketers' Roundtable offers a full day of strategy sharing
Managers, marketers and business development pros looking to grow their credit union will find a goldmine of opportunity at The League's Marketers' Roundtable in Wisconsin Dells Aug. 21. Strategist, author and credit union favorite Mark Arnold (right) shares best practices in member engagement and retention, particularly via social media. You'll also hear attendee presentations on top challenges, learn creative strategies that have addressed them and expand your vision about member & community outreach. We'll discuss youth branches, serving new markets, solving member and community problems and more! Register now!
August Boot Camp for Young Professionals examines ops/biz models
The next Young Professionals Boot Camp, set for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Fort Community Credit Union in Jefferson, will focus on credit union operations and business models and build your understanding of industry goals and growth opportunities. If you're age 35 or younger, get the insights, contacts and tools to benefit your credit union and your career! Register now!

Golf, then attend the Mid-Size CU Roundtable
This year's League Invitational golf outing at Wild Rock Golf Club on Sept. 10 —which will raise funds for the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation—is a great way to enjoy some time with colleagues just one day before The League's Mid-Size CU Roundtable Sept. 11 in the Wisconsin Dells. Mark your calendar!

Attend a FREE Leadership Boot Camp in Milwaukee Aug. 16
A FREE Saturday workshop set for Aug. 16 in Milwaukee, offered by the National Credit Union Administration's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, will guide your business planning, strategic planning, board governance, advocacy, digital marketing and more. Financial aid to offset travel expenses is available for credit unions below $50 million in assets. Register now!

Invest in America becomes Love My Credit Union Rewards
Beginning August 1, Invest in America will become Love My Credit Union Rewards. Invest in America was created in 2008 during the financial crisis to support the U.S. auto industry, provide meaningful auto discounts to credit union members and to help credit unions gain auto loans. Six years later, the program is changing its name to reflect an expanded suite of exclusive discounts to credit union members, which will continue to grow with new partners, enhanced technology and new marketing options. FULL STORY

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