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November 15, 2011

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CUNA's Chief Economist Bill Hampel told FoxNews.com that the continued attention paid to credit unions following "Bank Transfer Day" on Nov. 5 could signal a "Bank Transfer Season." Wisconsin credit unions added 900 new members and $1.8 million in new deposits on Nov. 5. That's in addition to the 14,700 new members and $102 million new deposits that were added in the four weeks leading up to that date.

...because of the importance of advocacy
The League and its members' shared goal is to represent the interests of more than two million Wisconsin consumers who want to retain the right to belong to a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that benefits them in a number of positive ways. FULL STORY

Support & protect CUs at The League's State GAC, Jan. 24
Redistricting may have affected who your legislators are, but your message is still clear – Wisconsin's credit unions provide needed and valued services to their communities. Attend The League's State Government Affairs Conference (GAC), Jan. 24 to reconnect with legislators and to familiarize your new legislators with your credit union. FULL STORY
CUs testify on regulatory environment at House Subcommittee hearing
Pat Wesenberg, Central City Credit Union, and Mark Willer, Royal Credit Union, testified on how the ongoing regulatory reform has affected their credit unions during a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit field hearing in Wausau. FULL STORY

"Bank Transfer Day" aims spotlight on CUs; adds new CU members
"Bank Transfer Day," a social media campaign created by a 27-year-old Los Angeles art gallery owner that urged disgruntled bank customers to move their money to credit unions on Nov. 5, helped hundreds of thousands realize the benefit of becoming a credit union member. FULL STORY

Ensure Supervisory Committee understands its role via Workshop
Do the volunteers who serve on your credit union's supervisory (audit) committee understand their role as the watchdog of the credit union's safety and soundness? Ensure they do by sending them to The League's Supervisory (Audit) Committee Workshop, Dec. 7 in Pewaukee or Dec. 8 in Madison. At just $49 per registrant, you can send the whole committee. FULL STORY

Opportunities for young professionals explained at FREE Dec. 8 webinar
The League and its Young Professionals Council took several new and exciting steps in 2011 to expand efforts to connect and grow the YP Network. The League has scheduled a webinar for 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 to share ways that young credit union professionals ages 35 and under can network, develop skills, harness innovation, advance their careers and benefit from the credit union movement.

Nominate your credit union for the Governor's Financial Literacy Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award, which honors individuals and organizations for their excellence in increasing financial literacy. Apply by Dec. 1. FULL STORY

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Save hundreds, even thousands on statement printing with Lasertec
Are you interested in saving hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars on your statement printing? As a member of The League your credit union is eligible for special tiered pricing from Lasertec. FULL STORY
Help members save with a Balance Transfer Program through FIS
Help members take control of their finances by offering a Balance Transfer Program through FIS. By helping members reduce their debt, you'll strengthen their relationship with the credit union. FULL STORY

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