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Terry Kuester, AARP volunteer at a Free Tax Preparation Assistance site located at WESTconsin Credit Union, talks about the credit union's involvement in the program. In 2009, about 59,000 tax filers saved $14.8 million by filing their returns at Free Tax Preparation sites in Wisconsin. This video is just one of many videos that credit unions are sharing directly with their lawmakers after uploading them to The League's For A Reason website. Learn how your credit union can submit a video.


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March 31, 2011

Act now! Urge your members of Congress to delay interchange rule
All credit union Activists are urged to seek support from Wisconsin’s members of Congress for federal legislation that would delay the implementation of the Federal Reserve's proposed debit interchange rule. FULL STORY

Call to Action: Your contacts needed to advance business lending bill
Activists nationwide are resuming their push for federal legislation that would make it easier for credit unions to fill the need for business credit. FULL STORY

League Convention promises full schedule to help CUs move “Forward”
The League has pulled out all the stops for its 77th annual Convention and Exposition, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, so that we all can learn from the past and move "Forward" to a more positive future. FULL STORY

Under age 35? The League wants you at Convention
Are you a credit union young professional under 35 who would like to attend The League’s Annual Convention? Now you have a chance to attend at little to no cost to your credit union thanks to “Crash Forward.” FULL STORY

Want to attend CUNA Management School? Apply for a Scholarship
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is again offering a scholarship for the CUNA Management School, July 10-22, as part of its Professional Development Scholarship Program. FULL STORY

The Foundation names DE Scholarship recipient
Dan Winters, Co-operative Credit Union, is the recipient of The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation’s Professional Development Scholarship to attend the National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Education (DE) Program. Dan will be attending the sold out training in April. The training teaches attendees how to improve the lives of members and communities by applying credit union philosophy in situations demanding unique approaches to problem solving.

The REAL Focus: CUs get ready for a busy April filled with financial education
In the latest REAL Focus column, Jill Nordstrom, The League's Director of Credit Union Outreach, shares the latest on the brass|STUDENT PROGRAM, proverty simulations and more. FULL STORY

Activists build relationships at 2011 CUNA GAC
Nearly fifty Wisconsin Activists were in Washington D.C. earlier this month to attend the 2011 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference and advocate for credit unions on the national level. FULL STORY

Crash the GAC: Empowering CU YPs as future leaders in the movement
Melissa Polley, The League's Member Communications Specialist, shares her experience at the CUNA GAC as part of a young credit union professionals movement called "Crash the GAC." FULL STORY

The Foundation thanks Annual Fund Donor Society members
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation would like to thank all of the generous donors who contributed funds to The Foundation as part of the Annual Fund Donor Society. Your contributions support the brass|STUDENT Program, as well as The Foundation's grants and scholarships. Anyone can join the Annual Fund Donor Society at any time by making a donation to The Foundation at any giving level.

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Get comprehensive compliance and directors’ training when and where you want it with Webinar On-Demand courses. Compliance webinar topics include the Fair Credit Reporting Act, important regulations for credit union accounts, account documentation and privacy, Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC, basic closed-end mortgage lending, as well as the Wisconsin Consumer Act and the Wisconsin Marital Property Act. Directors’ webinar topics include creating the lending machine, what CEOs need from their boards, board fiduciary duties and Bank Secrecy Act for directors.

FIS ProDirect – Increase revenue and cardholder penetration with an easy-to-implement, CARD Act compliant marketing campaign! FULL STORY

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Learn how to increase your income, reduce expenses & prevent losses
The Advanced Operations & Compliance Issues Update Seminar, April 5-6 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, has something for everyone. During this two-day event, Tyler Parker, a nationally recognized speaker on financial institution operational and compliance topics, will cover advanced account issues and advanced payment and e-payment system issues. Day one will address e-account solutions, living trusts, business accounts, federal account insurance coverage and more. Day two will cover critical loss prevention and recovery issues concerning creation, negotiation, deposit, payment, return of checks and more. For more information, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020.

We want to know your plans for the 2011 Youth Week
With the 2011 National Credit Union Youth Week, April 17-23, right around the corner, we’d like to know what you have planned to celebrate. FULL STORY

Sponsor a teacher for the National Institute before it fills up!
The ever popular National Institute of Financial & Economic Literacy always fills up fast, that’s why it’s important to consider sponsoring a teacher now! FULL STORY

Children's Miracle Network updates brand standards: changes lingo, logos
For years, credit unions nationwide and in Wisconsin have raised funds for the Children's Miracle Network, a network of not-for-profit hospitals that treat children regardless of their families' ability to pay. But now, our movement's preferred charity is changing its brand standards - the verbal and visual way it communicates its mission. FULL STORY

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