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September 8, 2010

Final push for raise in MBL cap needed as Congressional recess ends
With just a week left before the U.S. House and Senate return from their recess, now is the time for credit unions to do their final push to ask for legislators’ support of the Udall Amendment that would raise the member business lending (MBL) cap. FULL STORY

Bankers mischaracterize report’s suggestion on CU tax exemption
The League boldly corrected the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) when it issued a press release mischaracterizing the results of a report from the Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Brewery CU receives over $1.6 million to help struggling families
Brewery Credit Union, like many credit unions today, is used to pinching pennies. So when the news came this month that the credit union would be receiving more than $1.6 million in federal funds – a $600,000 grant and $1 million in secondary capital at a 2% interest rate for 8 years – you can imagine the credit union’s reaction. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: Regulatory changes mean it’s time for CUs to go back-to-school
In the latest Compliance Compass column, Paul Guttormsson, The League's Legal Counsel, reminds credit unions of some important upcoming regulatory deadlines. FULL STORY

From Red to Black: When it comes to replacement income, there are a lot of options
In the latest From Red to Black column, Bill Rockeman, The League's Senior Consultant, offers suggestions on how credit unions affected by the NCUA assessments can replace lost income, as well as other tools that may be helpful to credit unions. FULL STORY

New resources available to help CUs serve Hispanic community
Credit unions looking to tap the underserved Hispanic market have a couple of new resources that can help them successfully attract and help Hispanics members. FULL STORY

Mark your calendars: Vote in the Fall primaries on Sept. 14
Mark your calendars and make sure to vote in the Fall primaries on Sept. 14. With so much at stake for credit unions in Washington and in state capitals, it is critical that credit union professionals, volunteers and members speak out to ensure that candidates who understand the credit union difference are elected. FULL STORY

Reminder: Foundation survey on brass|STUDENT Program due Sept. 9
Credit unions have until Sept. 9 to complete a survey on the brass|STUDENT Program. The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, which has supported the program for the past three years, is conducting the survey to help determine its continued support of the program and help The League promote credit union outreach efforts in Wisconsin. For more information, contact Jill Weber at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6042.

brass|MAGAZINE welcomes students back with new issue
As high school students around the state return to school this month, they’ll also be greeted by a new issue of brass|MAGAZINE. FULL STORY

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

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Contact us now to offer Free Tax Prep help
Although tax season is still months away, credit unions interested in participating in the Free Tax Preparation Assistance program this year must contact The League now to ensure they are matched with a local tax prep site. FULL STORY

CUDL AutoSMART just went mobile!  With the FREE AutoSmart iPhone app, your members have access to the auto buying tools they need the most no matter where they are. FULL STORY

Leading financial institutions rely on STAR/First Data for complete ATM and debit card services  The STAR® Network provides financial institutions with the services they need to offer secure, expansive account access to your cardholders. FULL STORY

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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 fewer, 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 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.
The League books two great speakers for 2011 Convention
The League’s 2011 Annual Convention, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center has already added some innovative and informative presenters. FULL STORY
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

2011 Credit Union Youth Week theme announced!
This year’s theme for Credit Union Youth Week, April 17-23, will be "music," with the slogan Moneyrocks@mycreditunion. And to reflect the Youth Savings Challenge held throughout April, the 2011 Youth Week will have less emphasis of the actual week in April and more on a month-long celebration. FULL STORY

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