Chapter Bulletin is a monthly publication of The
Wisconsin Credit Union League (Communications
Department) published September through May. League
directors and chapter presidents receive Chapter
Bulletin to assist with announcements at monthly chapter
if your email address changes.
For more information,
Melissa Wittig, Member Communication
(800) 242-0833, Ext.
Wisconsin credit union Activists to
converge on Capitol Hill for Credit Union House event
Wisconsin credit union Activists will converge on
Capitol Hill Sept. 23-24, as part of our annual Credit
Union House event in Washington D.C. Attendees will have
the opportunity to network with legislators and will
also receive valuable updates on the political and
Money Smart Week
Wisconsin is right around the corner Ė Nowís the time to
Even though Money Smart Week Wisconsin isnít until Oct.
12-18, itís important to start planning now to ensure
the success of your credit unionís event.
Need some help getting started? Hereís some tips:
Contact your local Planning
Planning Committee can let you know what is
already being planned in your area and can also offer
suggestions to help in your credit unionís planning
Take advantage of the
materials provided by The League.
The League has useful
materials including talking points and logos so
you can focus on more important aspects of the
planning process. More materials will be added as they
Visit the Money Smart
Week Wisconsin website.
website has a toolkit which is filled with
posters, marketing materials and other information to
fulfill your planning needs.
See what credit unions
did last year.
Visit The League's website and
read up on what credit unions around the state did
during last yearís event to help get ideas for your
credit unionís event.
Money Smart Week Wisconsin is
a statewide financial literacy campaign to help educate
Wisconsin consumers on matters of personal finance.
Celebrate International Credit Union Day with materials
from CUNA and WOCCU
International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16 is easy thanks
to materials offered by the Credit Union National
Association (CUNA) and the World Council of Credit
Unions (WOCCU). Credit unions can download customizable
materials, available in both English and Spanish, that
include a press release, advertisement, model letter to
the editor, newsletter article, proclamation, talking
points and a speech. Graphics are also available for
download, as well as coloring pages for kids. Place your
order by Sept. 12 to save at least 10%.
Become a part of The Foundationís history by joining the
Help ensure the future
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation by making a contribution and becoming
a member of the newly established Founderís Circle. The
Founderís Circle recognizes individual, corporate and
credit union donors (the latter by asset size) for gifts
ranging from $250 to $25,000, so thereís a level for
everyone. And since The Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit entity, donations are tax deductible.
Join the Founderís Circle by making a donation by Feb.
28, 2009 and help The Foundation promote the growth and
health of credit unions through
credit union development, assistance with the
educational needs of credit union staff and volunteers,
support of programming designed to enhance financial
literacy of the public and support of the credit union
system in times of need.
Save the date!
Roundtables to help credit unions connect and share
Share information and ideas with credit unions of
similar asset size during the Small, Mid-Size and Large
Credit Union Roundtables. The Roundtables have been set
up to help credit unions connect and help each other with program and service ideas
and implementations. Choose the meeting that suits your
credit union's needs.
Credit Union Roundtable,
asset sizes up to $20 million, Nov. 5 at the Stoney
Creek Inn in Rothschild.
Mid-size Credit Union Roundtable,
for asset sizes from $20 million to $100 million, Oct.
23-24 at Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
in Wisconsin Dells.
Large Credit Union Roundtable,
for asset sizes over $100 million, Dec. 4-5 at Glacier
Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin
Savings Bond Seminar changes to a webinar format!
The League will no longer offer the Savings Bond
Seminar, instead it will be held as a
webinar. While the webinar will still begin at 1
p.m. Sept. 30, you will now be able to build your
savings bond knowledge without leaving your office. The
three-and-a-half hour introductory webinar will help you
better assist your members and will cover topics
members with issuing, reissuing and redeeming savings
bonds, understanding savings bond interest rates and tax
benefits, navigating TreasuryDirect and other web-based
resources and understanding forms and materials needed
to process transactions.
Directors Conference provides your Directors with the
tools for success
Help ensure your credit unionís success by having your
Directors attend The Leagueís Directors Conference Oct.
17-18 at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. Designed to be
educational for both new and seasoned directors, this
two-day conference will illustrate how teamwork and good
governance can affect a credit unionís overall success.
The conference will also provide further information on
the REAL Solutions initiative, economic trends and the
future financial landscape. Register before Oct. 1 and
Help keep the credit union movement
strong through Payroll Deduction
Help keep the credit union movement strong through
Payroll Deduction program. The program makes it easy
to support credit union friendly lawmakers and
candidates through regular, voluntary contributions from
credit union employees. If your credit union has yet to
ask staff to help our cause, The League can provide
information or a presentation to add enrollments. For
more information, contact
Government Affairs Specialist at The League, at (800)
242-0833, Ext. 6015.
Make The Credit Union Storyô your
marketing solution - Orders for November due Sept. 29
The Credit Union
Storyô is the solution for credit unions of all sizes
and fields of membership to effectively compete in the
marketplace, all while communicating a branded
message. The Credit Union Storyô is a customizable
marketing campaign that explains the value of your
services through member testimonials. The multi-purpose
campaign features a brief story each month that promotes
a product, service, your credit unionís philosophy, or
literally anything you want to promote among members.
Choose from a wide range of topics from e-statements to
small business loans to loan rates or create your own!
Donít wait! Orders for the November campaign, which features
Shanice, are due by Sept. 29. For more information,
League Marketing Agency at (800) 242-0833. To see
the campaign in action, visit
The Credit Union Storyô
Sign your credit union up for important programs
The League has
two significant programs underway. Sign your credit
union up to benefit from them today.
The Broad Compliance
Review gives credit unions an experienced
and unbiased set of eyes through which to view
operations and procedures and pinpoint areas in need
of attention. Besides offering a broad compliance approach,
the Legal Affairs Department is also offering two
specialized Reviews, one concerning Home Equity
Lines of Credit (HELOCs) and the other concerning
the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). For more information, contact
at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6007.
series offers a cost-effective, flexible and
results-oriented way for credit unions to train their
supervisors and managers about the basics of
employment law. The series is offered in response to
directives from the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and
state agencies that state that employers who don't
train their supervisors and managers on these matters
may face considerable risk. Each half-day program will
include proactive education, practical guidance, and
useful strategies designed to help supervisors and
managers comply with applicable state and federal
laws, reducing the credit unionís exposure to
liability because of management error. The programs
are designed to complement one another, so that
principles taught in one program will be reinforced in
others. To learn more, contact
Jo Whiting at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6044.
Attend These Seminars
The League will
hold seminars on the following topics in October:
New Supervisor Responsibilities,
Practical Implications of FACTA 312:
Credit Bureau Reporting & Data Accuracy,
Does Your Website Stink?, Bank Secrecy
Act & OFAC, Check Fraud, Directors Conference, IRA
Advanced, Human Resources Boot Camp, Robbery Safety,
Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy. For more
information on these and more, visit