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July 10, 2014

Engaging members in advocacy is good for business

This video explains how involving members in advocacy for your credit union helps increase member loyalty and your wallet share of their financial business. CUNA's Member Activation Program offers tools to engage members in appreciation for the "CU Difference" to increase their loyalty.

Register now: meet with House Financial Services Committee members
Registration is open and FREE of charge for The League's annual Credit Union House/Hike the Hill event in Washington, D.C. The event offers an exceptional opportunity to meet with members and staff of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation, including two members of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee). FULL STORY

Ask members for a "selfie" to celebrate 100M credit union members
Some time in August, the U.S. credit union movement is expected to add the 100 millionth member, offering credit unions a great opportunity to engage their members in the celebration and increase their loyalty. FULL STORY

Meet the Board: Jack Peplinski sees strength in unity, advocacy
Jack Peplinski, CEO of Altra Federal Credit Union in La Crosse, who represents credit unions in Region 1 on the League Board of Directors, says that Wisconsin credit unions are accomplishing amazing things for their member-owners and communities. Fostering service excellence is fundamental to their nature, he says, but they're so busy serving members that they need to do more to talk about the great things they help accomplish. FULL STORY

Get recognized for the good work your credit union accomplishes daily!
Nominations are now being accepted for the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Awards. Aligned with the goals of the credit union movement's Unite for Good campaign, these awards recognize credit unions' and chapters' unique member-focused philosophy, their community service and financial education. Take a look at last year's winners and apply by Aug.11.

Congratulations, scholarship winners!
Three individuals are attending CUNA Management School—the credit union movement's premier management training program—with scholarship assistance from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation. The program offers college-level credits. FULL STORY

Marketers' Roundtable highlights member engagement, social media
Strategist & author Mark Arnold (right) will help identify best practices in member engagement via social media as part of this year's Marketers' Roundtable August 21 in the Wisconsin Dells. Participants will be encouraged to share their own challenges, creative strategies and successes. FULL STORY
Young Professionals: get ready for Boot Camp in August
The next Young Professionals Boot Camp is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Fort Community Credit Union in Jefferson. If you're age 35 or younger and want to improve your understanding of the credit union movement, its impact on members and communities, and gain best practices you can take back to your credit union, don't miss this information-packed networking event. We'll focus on credit union operations and business models and build your understanding of industry goals and growth opportunities. Register now!

Golf, then attend the Mid-Size CU Roundtable
This year's League Invitational golf outing at Wild Rock Golf Club on Sept. 10 —which will raise funds for the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation—is a great way to enjoy some time with colleagues just one day before The League's Mid-Size CU Roundtable Sept. 11 in the Wisconsin Dells. Mark your calendar!

WI credit unions made an impact through service
Wisconsin credit unions continue their work as a force for good. Recently, they joined forces to raise funds for the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, collaborated on a service project and extended resources to bring financial wellness to their communities. FULL STORY

Have a Twitter account? Chat with us in July about teamwork
Join The League for our Tweet Chat on Tuesday, July 15. Our conversation, featuring special guest Neil Ihde of Life IQ, will focus on teamwork. Our Tweet Chats are open to anyone with a Twitter account and begin at 11 a.m. at #WICUchat every third Tuesday of the month. FULL STORY

CEOs & directors: attend a FREE Leadership Boot Camp in Milwaukee Aug. 16
A FREE Saturday workshop set for Aug. 16 in Milwaukee, offered by the National Credit Union Administration's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, will guide you in your daily business planning, strategic planning, board governance, advocacy, digital marketing and more. Financial aid to offset travel expenses is available for qualifying credit unions below $50 million in assets. Register now!

Four elements make payment protection a solid value to members
Almost all credit unions extend to members various loan payment protection options such as credit life and disability insurance, debt protection, guaranteed asset protection (GAP) and mechanical repair coverage (MRC). To understand why these products have endured—and why they can be a solid value for members—think about our nation's long debate over health insurance. Rich Trace from CUNA Mutual Group explains. FULL STORY

World Council of Credit Unions cultivates women's leadership
When women join the Global Women's Leadership Network, they are asked, "Why did you join?" Members' top answers—regardless of age, position, country or culture—include: networking, mentoring, making a difference or helping others, leadership development and participating in open and honest discussions. Since its inception, the Network has involved more than 600 women from 40 countries, all with a common vision and drive. Think of what can be accomplished when 600 women around the world put their heads, hearts and talents together! FULL STORY

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