April 29, 2011

Act now! Urge members to contact Congress on 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. FULL STORY

NCUA adopts final Corporate Credit Union Rule
The National Credit Union Administration adopted on April 21 its final Corporate Credit Union Rule, intended to assure improve stability of the corporate system. FULL STORY

Time is running out! Register for The League's Annual Convention today
There's still time to register for The League's Annual Convention, May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Don't miss out on fantastic speakers, educational and networking opportunities including director specific training, great entertainment, an extensive exhibit hall and more! And don't forget about your young professionals! They can register for just $39. Register today!

Sixteen CU YPs selected as "crashers" of The League's Convention
Sixteen credit union young professionals have been chosen to "crash" The League's Annual Convention, as part of “Crash Forward.” Crash Forward provides young credit union professionals the opportunity to attend conferences that would normally be out of their reach. The Crash Forward participants will attend Convention at little to no cost to their credit union thanks to the event’s generous sponsors. Sponsors include Money Mission®, CUNA Mutual Group, Want Rewards® and the National Credit Union Foundation.

CU Member Survey will strengthen Wisconsin credit unions' visibility
All credit unions will soon be asked to share, with their employees and members, a brief online survey aimed at showcasing the views of credit unions' 2.2 million member-owners. The survey aims to increase the visibility of credit unions in the public eye, position credit unions as a valued source of news for Wisconsin media and tout the size and importance of credit union members as a voice of public opinion. FULL STORY

The REAL Focus: Financial ed opportunities abound
In the latest REAL Focus column, Jill Nordstrom, The League's Director of Credit Union Outreach, talks about financial education opportunities at Convention and beyond. FULL STORY

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Add detail to consumer site to help consumers find, join your credit union
A new consumer website is ready to drive potential new members to your credit union's door. In fact, in April alone, the site generated 136 visits by consumers in 36 cities to Wisconsin credit unions. But your credit union's listing on this website will be incomplete - and not as helpful to consumers looking to join a credit union - without additional input from you. FULL STORY

CUNA Mutual offers 'Straight Talk' online info CUNA Mutual Group's new web based resource offers a look at how bond providers price coverage, make adjustments and pay claims. It also provides a look at the insurance-buying patterns of peer credit unions. FULL STORY

Kick off Convention Wednesday at Synergetic Solutions Get inspired by solution-oriented mini- sessions that are focused on earning money, saving money and growing your credit union. These turnkey solutions can be implemented at your credit union in a few months and will have a positive impact this year. FULL STORY

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. The deadline to be included has been extended to May 2. Contact Dawn Scarce at (800) 242-0833 for more information.

Sponsor a local teacher, CU staff member at the National Institute
The ever popular National Institute of Financial & Economic Literacy is a fantastic opportunity for teachers – as well as credit union staff who are member or community financial educators – to learn how to improve their lessons on the basics of personal finance. Sponsor someone from your credit union or local school! FULL STORY

Credit unions celebrate during a financial literacy focused April
April was a busy month for credit unions as they observed National Financial Literacy Month, National Credit Union Youth Week and the National Savings Challenge. FULL STORY

League shows appreciation for long-term credit union staff and 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

WI CUs raise $303,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2010
Wisconsin credit unions continue to show their strong support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by raising more than $303,000 through various fundraising events in 2010. FULL STORY

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