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February 15, 2012

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As part of the International Year of Cooperatives in 2012, co-ops of all kinds are sharing their stories about why they matter to their member-owners and how they're improving the quality of life in their communities. Share your credit union's story through text, video or photos.

Banks fight biz lending bill as CU groups Hike the Hill
Banking groups are again opposing credit union's efforts to raise the arbitrary cap on credit unions' business lending despite a void for small business credit that credit unions could fill if pending legislation were passed. FULL STORY

David Hall is League's EVP-Chief Development Officer
David Hall has re-joined The League in the new role of EVP-Chief Development Officer. The position was created to develop services that leverage collaboration among credit unions, to help credit unions increase their efficiency and service to members and to keep more revenue within the credit union system across the board. FULL STORY

Big power for credit unions is possible with payroll deduction
With payroll deduction, credit union employees can support the credit union movement with little effort. Small donations each payday can collectively make a large impact and ensure credit unions remain politically relevant and influential. FULL STORY

Help members save money by promoting freetaxrefund.org
Remind members that they don't need to pay for expensive rapid refund services to get their tax refund quickly. Instead they can get their refund fast and for free via direct deposit to their credit union account or a consumer-friendly prepaid debit card. The League has created a sample newsletter article or press release that points them to www.freetaxrefund.org, a site maintained by The League. FULL STORY

Wisconsin Financial Literacy Awards again recognize CU programs
Credit unions' efforts to improve financial literacy have been honored with 2011 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Awards. Money Mission®, Investor Education in Your Workplace® (formerly known as RP3) and UW Credit Union were honored for programs that have significant reach in improving the financial savvy of Wisconsin citizens. FULL STORY

Two free webinars offered to credit unions below $20 million in assets
Credit unions below $20 million in assets receive any two webinars free as part of The League's popular Keys to Compliance 2012 Webinar Series. Or, choose any 6 and receive $30 off per connection. FULL STORY

Roundtables offer practical insights on HR, compliance issues
The League has all the latest legal updates you need on HR and compliance issues. But what those mean in practice is even better understood when you can discuss them with experienced peers. You'll get both these opportunities from The League's HR and compliance roundtables. FULL STORY

Apply for The Foundation's DE Scholarship today!
While the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Development Education (DE) training in April is already full, there's still a chance to attend if you apply for The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's DE Program scholarship. FULL STORY

First-ever REAL Solutions Conference in Madison this March
The League will host the first-ever REAL Solutions Conference in Madison March 28-29. It will provide networking opportunities and share best practices on a wide range of services that can help your credit union reach new and underserved target groups and increase income. FULL STORY

Credit union directors can access the knowledge they need 24/7
Credit union directors looking for cost-effective and convenient training need look no further than The League's Webinars on Demand for Directors. FULL STORY

Lasertec is here if things don't work out with your statement vendor
You'll love the money you save on statement printing and mailing with us. The W.C.U.L. Services Corp. has teamed up with Lasertec to offer League-member credit unions special tiered pricing on statement printing. The cost is based on total Wisconsin credit unions' volume, so the more credit unions that sign-up the lower your price will be. FULL STORY

Highlight National Credit Union Youth Week, April 22-28
Throughout April, credit unions will empower youth! Help your members set goals to ZOOM up their savings and WHAM away poor spending habits early. Hurry, order materials by March 9, 2012 and save 10%. FULL STORY

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