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Chapter Leaders
Melissa Polley, Member Communication Specialist
November 2, 2009
 
 
November 2009 Chapter Bulletin

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 meetings.

Please contact jphillips@theleague.coop if your email address changes.


For more information, contact:
Melissa Polley, Member Communications Specialist
(800) 242-0833, Ext.
6045

The League's Compliance staff offer guidance on upcoming regulatory changes
As credit unions continue to deal with an unprecedented amount of regulatory changes in 2009, The League's Compliance Department continues to work to ensure credit unions are in compliance and continues to update its Compliance webpage as new information becomes available. Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, recommends that credit unions take a risk-based approach when determining which regulations take precedence.
The League has also made available for purchase its archived Keys to Compliance: Regulatory Update (Part II) webinar, which was held on Oct. 27. To order the archived session, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020. The League will also be holding a Compliance Roundtable on March 9, as well as another Regulatory Update webinar on May 18. Credit unions can also get help directly from The League's Compliance staff by calling (800) 242-0833. Correction: It was incorrectly reported that the archived session could be purchased for $90. The actual purchase price is $189.

Upcoming Roundtables allow credit unions to network and share ideas

Share ideas and network with credit union peers during one of The League's upcoming Roundtables.
Roundtables provide attendees with an informational session on a specific topic, which is then followed by an open discussion that allows attendees to ask questions, discuss issues that specifically relate to their position or credit union and share ideas. Upcoming Roundtables include: Mid-size Credit Union CEO Roundtable, for asset sizes from $20 million to $100 million, Dec. 3-4 in Kohler; Large Credit Union CEO Roundtable, for asset sizes over $100 million, Dec. 10-11 in Kohler;
HR Roundtable, Feb. 17; and a Compliance Roundtable, March 9. For more information or to register, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020.

2010 Keys to Compliance Webinar Series offers same great deal - two complimentary sessions for small CUs!
The League is making it easier for small credit unions, $20 million or less in assets, to get important compliance information by offering them two complimentary sessions of the 2010 Keys to Compliance Webinar Series.
Don't miss out on some of the hot topics featured during the 2010 Series including account documentation, unique Wisconsin laws, regulatory updates and more. It is a great time to take advantage of this fantastic offer!
And these webinars are especially convenient because there's no need to leave the office to receive this valuable training. Also, each session is archived for up to 90 days after the session's date, meaning that you can share it with staff or review it again at a later date! For more information or to register, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020.

NCUSIF increased coverage extended to 2013
The National Credit Union Administration at a meeting last week approved a measure that would extend the increased maximum share insurance amount of $250,000 per member per account until Dec. 31, 2013.


The Credit CARD Act gives you a great "excuse" to promote your card!
With the media reporting the best options for credit cards, consumers are paying more attention making it the perfect time to let members know that your credit card has had its act together all along! Contact The League Marketing Agency to get started on a campaign today and watch your portfolio grow! See the campaign here.

NCUF, Filene offers FREE REAL Solutions webinar series on attracting youth
The National Credit Union Foundation and Filene Research Institute are offering a free webinar series titled CU Tomorrow a Youth and Young Adults webinar series. The series will provide insights into a range of challenges facing credit unions and solutions for attracting young members, young professionals and young volunteers. The series will also note information gathered during the development of CU Tomorrow, which was piloted by Wisconsin credit unions. Webinars will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11. For more information, contact Jill Weber at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6042.

Human Resources questions? The League has your answers
Your human resources are vital to your credit union's operations, but making the most of these assets requires a thorough understanding of employment law. The League will help you ensure your credit union's HR success with its H
R Consulting service. The W.C.U.L. Services Corp.'s HR consultants will help you enhance the value and limit the risks that come with working with your human resources by providing you with current, practical and timely direction and information that is designed specifically for your credit union. For more information, contact The League at (800) 242-0833 and ask for Jo Whiting or Mary Bliss.

Planning your next newsletter? Mention the tax advantages of EdVest!
It is the perfect time to remind members that up to $3,000 of investments made for educational purposes by the end of the year as part of an EdVest account can be deducted from their taxes in the spring. A sample article and other promotional materials including web banners and other ads that can be used by credit unions to promote the benefits of EdVest are available on The League's EdVest webpage. EdVest - the state's 529 college savings plan - is a REAL Solution your credit union can promote at no cost using our suite of free marketing materials to help members build wealth.

Sponsor a local teacher for the 2010 National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy!
Plan early to sponsor a teacher for the 2010 National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy week-long workshops that instruct educators how to teach young people the basics of personal finance. These popular workshops, which take place on the Edgewood College campus in Madison, are your chance to help young people build a financially solvent future. Teacher sponsorship for each full week costs $225 a bargain! and includes lodging, meals and the teacher's registration. Wisconsin credit unions sponsor a majority of the event's attendees. The League has sponsored the Institute since its inception in 2001.


Save the date for the The League's State Government Affairs Conference Jan. 19-20
The League's State Government Affairs Conference will be here sooner than you think. Be sure your budget provides for sending at least one representative to the conference. This is Wisconsin credit unions' premier opportunity to build pro-credit union relationships with lawmakers.
If you would like to help others attend either of these conferences, contact The League's Government Affairs Department at (800) 242-0833.

The League's Chapter Bulletin now available online!
The League has made it easier to access the information shared during chapter meetings by posting the Chapter Bulletin on The League's chapter website. Access it by visiting www.theleague.coop/chapters.

Attend these seminars
The League's December seminars will focus on
the solving employee disagreements, Truth in Lending and more. Visit www.theleague.coop/calendar.

 
 

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