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CUNA's President Bill Cheney talks to CNN Money about how credit unions differ from banks, as well as the regulatory burden facing credit unions and how raising the member business lending cap would benefit the economy without costing taxpayers.

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August 31, 2011

Corporate Assessment is 25 bp, no Share Insurance premium expected
Credit unions will be assessed 25 basis points (bp) of their total insured shares to help cover corporate credit union stabilization costs, the NCUA Board decided this week. There is no anticipated 2011 Share Insurance Fund premium. FULL STORY

Hotel rooms still available for CU House/Hike the Hill, Sept. 20-21
While the release date for the hotel room block at The Liaison Hotel has passed, credit unions can still book a room at the original discounted hotel rate for The League's Credit Union House/Hike the Hill event, Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: Prevent compliance headaches, double check these "hot topics"
In the latest Compliance Compass column, Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, talks about "hot topics" credit unions should check to ensure they are compliant. FULL STORY

League press release draws attention to CUs' new consumer website
The League touted the new credit union consumer website — www.asmarterchoice.org — in a press release sent this week to Wisconsin media. As word spreads about this new tool that allows consumers to learn more about credit unions in their area, will your information be adequate to help consumers determine eligibility for membership? FULL STORY

Share ideas, network with WI & NY young professionals Sept. 15 & 16
Credit union young professionals from Wisconsin and New York will converge on Madison Sept. 15 & 16 to gain knowledge and share ideas that will energize and provide tools for success at their credit union. FULL STORY

Money Mission® gets press for recent CU successes
Money Mission® — an interactive, web-based simulation designed to educate users on the fundamentals of personal finance — has been in the credit union press lately for the success two out-of-state credit unions have had offering the program. FULL STORY

It's back! Get 21 chances to win a total of $2,500 with the Ca$h Calendar
For just $10, you'll earn 21 chances to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes. All you have to do is purchase a Ca$h Calendar for the month of December from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, return the slip attached, and then sit back and wait for your name to be drawn as a winner! FULL STORY

Network and get training tailored to your needs at fall Roundtables
The League's fall roundtables provide interactive training, as well as networking and idea sharing opportunities. Each roundtable offers an educational session and facilitated roundtable discussion tailored to the needs of attendees based on their topic and content suggestions provided prior to each session. FULL STORY

Directors' Conference gives directors essential training to fulfill their role
The League makes it easy to give directors the essential training they need to fulfill their role on the board with its Directors' Conference, Oct. 28 & 29. This two-day conference will cover a wide range of topics including what directors need to know about risk assessments, board composition and succession, board governance, a guide to advocacy, the highest priority compliance issues facing credit unions and more! To register, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020.

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Attend a chapter meeting to eat, network, learn...enjoy!
Have you been to a credit union chapter meeting? Now's your chance, because every September marks the start of a new chapter meeting season. FULL STORY

Does your statement marketing pass the test? Join the many Wisconsin credit unions that have already saved thousands of dollars on their statement costs! Imagine how much money you can save. FULL STORY

Stay competitive and keep your best assets. Check out CUNA's Staff Salary Report – Available now. FULL STORY

"Like" International Credit Union Day on Facebook
Get the latest resources for planning and learn how other credit unions plan to celebrate by "liking" International Credit Union (ICU) Day on Facebook! Also, if your credit union has a Facebook page, make sure to "like" the ICU Day page there as well. FULL STORY

Be a resource within the community – Participate in a Money Conference
Become a financial resource within your community by participating in a local Money Conference. Money Conferences are full-day, nonprofit events that invite adults, youngsters and teens to learn a full range of financial concepts, such as use of credit, saving, investing and more from high-quality presenters. FULL STORY

Save the date for The League's State GAC Jan. 24
The League's State Government Affairs Conference, Jan. 24, will be here sooner than you think. The 2012 event will usher in a new structure that will shift the event from a two-day session to one on non-election years. Be sure your budget provides for sending at least one representative to the conference. This is Wisconsin credit unions' premier opportunity to build pro-credit union relationships with lawmakers. If you would like to help others attend this conference, contact The League's Government Affairs Department at (800) 242-0833.

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