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Andrew Gaines, a Lakeside Credit Union member, talks about how the credit union has gone out of its way to help him. The video will be submitted to the National Credit Union Foundation's REAL Member Stories Video Contest.

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August 16, 2010

CUs urged to garner support for MBL during Congressional recess
With the U.S. House and Senate both in recess until Sept. 14, credit unions are being urged to step up their advocacy efforts in support of the Udall Amendment that would raise the member business lending (MBL) cap. FULL STORY

CUNA sets Congress straight on credit union-issued credit cards
CUNA sent a letter to Congress and Sen. Durbin to clarify comments made by the Senator about increases in credit union card fees. FULL STORY

Help The League choose its 2011 Annual Convention theme!
The League is asking credit unions to send in theme suggestions for the 2011 Annual Convention, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Theme suggestions, which should be three words or less, should be sent to Linda Hale by Sept. 15. The League will select the top five themes, which will then be made available for voting via a poll on The League’s website. Voting will run through the end of September. For more information, contact Linda Hale at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6010.

Share your member stories for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C.
The National Credit Union Foundation is again asking credit unions to send in their REAL Member Stories as part of its REAL Member Stories Video Contest. Videos that include comments by a member about the help he or she received could capture national recognition for your credit union, as well as earn a trip to Washington, D.C. for the member and a member of your credit union’s staff! Enter by Oct. 8. Videos submitted for the contest will also be used on The League's REAL Solutions: For a Reason website. FULL STORY

Three credit unions awarded REAL Solutions grants from The Foundation
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation awarded three credit unions REAL Solutions grants totaling $8,000. FULL STORY

CU House room block to be released Aug. 23 – Book your room today!
The League’s annual Credit Union House/Hike the Hill event in Washington, D.C., is just a little over a month away. Make sure you get the special room rate at the Washington Court Hotel before it’s released on Aug. 23. FULL STORY

The REAL Focus: Credit unions look to the fall as summer comes to an end
In the latest REAL Focus column, Jill Weber, The League's Director of Member Solutions, talks about some resources that REAL Solutions credit unions can access to enhance their programs. FULL STORY

Meet the Board: Secretary Paul Kundert sees commonality for credit unions of all sizes
Paul Kundert, CEO of UW Credit Union and The League Board’s Secretary serving credit unions with more than $500 million in assets (Class D), never expected a career with credit unions. FULL STORY

League educational opportunities can fill all of your training needs
Whether it's leadership, marketing, compliance or director trainings you’re looking for, The League has you covered. Check out some of the great upcoming educational opportunities being offered by The League. FULL STORY

Why social media can no longer be ignored
The argument for why credit unions should use social media keeps intensifying and the numbers to back it up are becoming hard to ignore. FULL STORY
Does social media work for credit unions? Filene wants to know
Help Filene Research Institute find out by participating in their new project that aims to develop the first predictive model in which credit unions can estimate the impact of their social media marketing strategies. To participate, register by Aug. 20. FULL STORY
WI CU Representatives making names for themselves on national level
Credit union representatives from Wisconsin are achieving prominence on the national level, having accepted some high profile positions and educational opportunities. FULL STORY

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Need a little marketing help? Get a complimentary review from League Marketing!
Not sure the marketing materials you’re developing are quite what you envisioned? Get some help from League Marketing! For a limited time, League Marketing is offering a complimentary 15-minute review that will provide recommendations for improvement on whatever marketing materials you send their way. For more information, contact leaguemarketing@theleague.coop or call (800) 242-0833.

CUNA CSS Free Webcasts Free learning opportunities, accessible from the comfort of your office chair, are in abundance. Join us for these upcoming Internet-based information sessions from CUNA Strategic Services providers. FULL STORY

Give your loan portfolio a check up with TransUnion TransUnion’s Express Portfolio Review will help you identify portfolio risk and take actions sooner. FULL STORY

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2010 International Credit Union Day theme is “Local, Loyal, Serving You!”
This year’s International Credit Union Day theme is “Local, Loyal, Serving You!” International Credit Union Day, this year on Oct. 21, is an annual event that celebrates the success and heritage of financial cooperatives. Credit unions can download this year’s art at the World Council of Credit Unions website. FULL STORY

Get recognized with Community CU of the Year Award
Is your credit union an outstanding community credit union? Then get recognized for your excellence in advancing the credit union ideal, as well as your dedication to your community by applying for CUNA’s 2010 Community Credit Union of the Year Award. Entries are due Aug. 20.

CUNA white paper offers tips on loan modifications
Members adversely affected by the economy have turned to credit unions in record numbers to request loan modifications. According to the CUNA Lending Council “Loan Modification” white paper, loan modifications allow a credit union to retain the loan within their portfolio and avoid foreclosure costs when it proves to be less expensive. Learn more about the process and important policy decisions, as well as helpful tools and options that can help you use loan modifications to benefit members and your credit union, by ordering this white paper today.

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