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November 13, 2013

Oakdale Credit Union uses video in tax advocacy

CEO Colleen Woggon shared a video message with members on Oakdale Credit Union's Facebook page urging them to contact Congress through the www.donttaxmycreditunion.org site to advocate for credit unions' continued tax status. Be sure your employees, directors and members do the same!

Advocacy continues as U.S. Senate prepares reform drafts
With the U.S. Senate preparing to release the first in a series of tax reform discussion drafts, Wisconsin credit unions are continuing their efforts to communicate the "Don't Tax My Credit Union!" message to our state's Congressional delegation. FULL STORY

CUNA's efforts during 2013 strengthened the credit union movement
League-member credit unions receive more than just state-level support from their League for their dues dollar; they're supported by CUNA, one of the strongest voices shaping politics, regulatory issues and public opinion. And that really matters to the nation's 6,950 credit unions serving 98 million members. FULL STORY

Register now for the State Government Affairs Conference
The League's State Government Affairs Conference will be held February 12, 2014 to coincide with when Wisconsin lawmakers are in session in Madison. Register now to ensure your credit union maintains a strong voice for its members among state lawmakers. Our discounts can help you get there! FULL STORY
Hurry! Win up to $2,500 with the Ca$h Calendar
Get your Ca$h Calendar raffle card before December 1. You could win up to $2,500 in cash during December. Proceeds benefit programs of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation. FULL STORY
Young CU pros: join us for FREE Boot Camp in Milwaukee Nov. 20!
Young credit union professionals ages 35 and under: join us for the fourth and final YP Boot Camp of 2013 —focusing on advocacy—that will unite young CU leaders in Milwaukee Nov. 20 for professional growth, a birds' eye view of the credit union industry and valuable networking. FULL STORY
Why travel? Learn cost-effectively via online & phone training
Register now for fall's live webinars and telecourses to improve your credit union's lending, IT, security, exams, board governance and more. Our fall education calendar is packed to help you better fulfill your role and offers a cost-effective way to train a group! FULL STORY

Schools want to offer financial ed but need your help!
While a close to half (44%) of Wisconsin school districts require a course in personal financial literacy in order to graduate, a majority (57%) of high school seniors fall outside those districts. But with close to a third (27%) of the districts without a requirement looking to add a money management course soon, there's ripe opportunity for credit unions to help make it happen. A recent study by the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy reveals much more! FULL STORY

Missed a webinar? No problem; tap the archive
No matter your role at your credit union, The League has archived the training you need so it's there when you want it! The past six months of League webinars—led by top industry speakers and League staff offering state-specific guidance—are at your fingertips and offer a great way to train a whole group cost-effectively. FULL STORY

Applications now being accepted for "Crash the CUNA GAC"
CUNA and the Cooperative Trust hope to send one young professional from each state and the District of Columbia to "Crash" the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, set for Feb. 23-27 in Washington, D.C. Crashers will receive a full conference registration and take part in exclusive speaker sessions and group activities. Support for travel and hotel costs is also available through The League. Visit www.crashthegac.com or contact Chad Helminak at (608) 514-0080 for more information. Apply by Dec. 17.

Responsible for technology risks at your credit union? Don't miss this!
CEOs, directors and senior executives responsible for managing technology risks won't want to miss the Federal Home Loan Bank's FREE 2013 Business Technology Leadership Conference, set for Dec. 4-5 in Chicago. Kevin Mitnick, a world-famous former "hacker" who helps companies prevent the kinds of data security violations he once perpetrated and Theresa Payton, the former Chief Information Officer at the White House, are among the presenters who will share insights. FULL STORY

Have a Twitter account? Participate in our Tweet Chat
Join The League for our next Tweet Chat, a conversation on Twitter Nov. 19 that will focus on financial literacy and include input from brass|MEDIA, publishers of the brass|STUDENT PROGRAM. Our Tweet Chats are open to anyone with a Twitter account and begin at 11 a.m. at #WICUchat. FULL STORY

Help the Foundation continue its outreach!
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is helping credit unions continue serving members and Wisconsin communities. Your donations have done tremendous good in 2013, and as part of the Foundation's fall donor drive you and your credit union can be recognized for your support in continuing this valuable outreach. FULL STORY

Is your credit union properly insured for a data breach?
Data breaches are a risk just as dire as natural disasters, fires, business interruption and other insurance risks. If your credit union doesn't have insurance specifically devoted to covering data breach risks, you need to review your overall exposure to these risks and consider some effective network security tactics, says CUNA Mutual Group. FULL STORY

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