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CUNA has created a video for credit unions to share with their members that explains the effects of the Federal Reserve's proposed Interchange rule on credit union debit cards. CUNA is asking credit unions to encourage their members to contact Congress in support of proposed debit interchange fee legislation, S. 575 and H.R. 1081, that would delay implementation of the Federal Reverse's proposed debit interchange rule.

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April 14, 2011

Urge members to contact Congress on debit interchange rule delay
CUNA is continuing to urge credit unions to contact their lawmakers and ask for their support on proposed debit interchange fee legislation, S. 575 and H.R. 1081, which would delay implementation of the Federal Reverse's proposed debit interchange rule. CUNA is now also asking credit unions to encourage their members to do the same. FULL STORY

New reports underscore need for services for unbanked & Hispanics
Several new reports have indicated growth in both the unbanked and Hispanic populations, underscoring how important it is for credit unions to reach out to these groups by offering services specific to their needs. FULL STORY

The League's Convention offers huge value for just $189
The League's Annual Convention is one of the best deals around. For just $189 – the same price you might pay for a single training session – attendees get four days packed full of education and breakout sessions and networking opportunities! This year's Convention, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, is loaded with opportunities for all levels within your credit union including director specific training. And don't forget your young professionals! They can register for just $39. Register today!

Contribute to and bid on items at the WCULAF Silent Auction 
Each credit union chapter has been asked to contribute to the WCULAF Silent Auction at this year's Convention. Through April 29, chapters can provide an item or make a financial contribution for one to be purchased by League staff. Consider donating a single large item (valued at $250 or more) or two items -- one large ($100-250) and one small (less than $100). The auction will be open to bidders from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. All items must be paid for with personal -- not corporate -- credit cards or checks. The event benefits The League's state PAC fund, WCULAF, which supports pro-credit union lawmakers. For more information, contact Mark Bender at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6015.

Retiring presidents, chairs & long-term staff to be honored at Convention
The League will honor retiring credit union presidents and board chairs, as well as credit union staff and volunteers with 50 years of service in the movement, during its Annual Convention, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Honorees will be showcased in a slide presentation as a prelude to Thursday's membership address. For more information or to be included, contact Dawn Scarce at (800) 242-0833.

From Red to Black: More tips for exam success
In the latest From Red to Black column, Bill Rockeman, The League's Senior Consultant, provides insight into what examiners are looking for in upcoming exams. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: Some things change, some things stay the same
In the latest Compliance Compass column, Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, talks appraisals and evaluations, SAFE Act registration and next day availablity. FULL STORY

Money Mission gives first scholarships to three WI high school seniors
Money Mission's first scholarship giveaway awarded three Wisconsin high school seniors with a total of $12,000 in scholarships. Money Mission is an online game that teaches teenagers to balance their life along with their finances. FULL STORY

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Mike Mallow re-elected as League Director for Region 5
Mike Mallow, President of Sheboygan Area Credit Union, was re-elected as League Director for Region 5 following a mail ballot election that ended on March 31. In February, Kevin Hauser, President of Westby Co-op Credit Union and Jennifer Schilling, President of Empower Credit Union, were both re-elected to The League Board for Region 1 and Region 3, respectively. The two were re-elected by acclamation after no other nomination papers were submitted.

Great I got a gift card to Frank’s Flea Circus and Collectibles downtown. Now what? Nobody likes a boring gift card you can only use at one store. But a gift card you can use at the mall, that new store across town or even at a nice restaurant while on vacation – now that's cool. FULL STORY

PULSE links financial institutions & cardholders nationwide to more than 350,000 ATMs, as well as POS terminals from coast to coast. FULL STORY

League shows appreciation for long-term credit union staff & volunteers
Join The League in honoring credit union staff and volunteers who have shown their long-term commitment to credit unions by dedicating more than 25 years to the movement. FULL STORY

Apply for a Foundation CUNA Management School scholarship today
Apply now through April 28 for The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's CUNA Management School scholarship. The scholarship is offered annually as part of its Professional Development Scholarship Program. FULL STORY

Ensure a teacher can attend the National Institute by sponsoring one now!
While it’s still early, it's important to sponsor a teacher now for the ever popular National Institute of Financial & Economic Literacy to ensure their spot before it fills up. FULL STORY

Get recognized for the difference your credit union makes daily
Credit unions that make a difference through the uniqueness of credit union philosophy, financial education and community service can get recognized for those efforts by applying for one of these awards. FULL STORY

Social media resources now available on The League's website
The League has created a webpage filled with social media resources to help credit unions get the most out of these innovative communication tools. Resources are regularly being added, so check back frequently for new tools and tricks to help you make your credit union’s social media usage stand out.

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