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March 19, 2012

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Small business owners and credit union representatives from around the country have been visiting lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to share the facts about business lending and advocate for legislation to increase credit unions' business lending capacity, which is arbitrarily capped at 12.25% of total assets. Activists who are visiting all 535 U.S. House and Senate offices as part of CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference this week will continue explaining how important credit unions have been in keeping small businesses operating. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised a vote on the issue.


...and 10 figures demonstrate it!
The three-tiered system of CUNA, credit union leagues, and credit unions is the nation's most effective team of credit union advocates. Joining together to advance the credit union movement is the driving force behind credit union membership in Credit Union National Association and state credit union leagues. FULL STORY

Urgent! 2 minutes + a few dollars = BIG support for Wisconsin CUs
With what is supposed to be the most expensive election cycle ever on the horizon, we need your assistance to support pro-credit union state candidates. FULL STORY

Representatives elected to League Board, Unity Fund Committee
Directors representing credit unions in three asset size groups have been elected to The League's Board of Directors while a balloting process that ends March 31 will determine who represents credit unions in Asset Group C ($100-500 million). A new representative has also been added to the Unity Fund Committee, replacing the recently retired Charlie Grossklaus. FULL STORY

If more than THREE $100 bills floated by, would you grab them?
That's what smaller credit unions are passing up unless they enroll in any two free webinars they're being offered totally free part of The League's popular Keys to Compliance 2012 Webinar Series. The two sessions together are worth $378 - an awesome freebie to help any tight budget! FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: Do your ATMs satisfy the ADA?
The March 15 compliance deadline has passed for credit unions to adhere to the 2010 accessibility standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”). In this edition of Compliance Compass, The League's Legal Affairs Counsel Paul Guttormsson asks, "Are your ATMs up to snuff?" FULL STORY

Want to go to CUNA Management School? Apply for a Scholarship!The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is again offering a scholarship for the CUNA Management School, July 8-20, as part of its Professional Development Scholarship Program. FULL STORY

TeleCourses help you learn the fast and easy way!
Why travel when you can dial in to all the knowledge you need? The League's TeleCourses cut right to the chase, giving you in two hours all the skills you need. Just choose your topic! FULL STORY

Thank you, donors to the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation!
Support from the Annual Fund Donor Society helps the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation provide management training for credit unions, promote credit union development through innovative new services, deliver financial education and assist the credit union system in times of need. Thank you to our many generous donors! Contributors who are part of the 2011 Annual Fund Donor Society will be featured in the 2011 Foundation Annual Report. FULL STORY

CU4Kids raises $327,213 in WI, $8.7 million nationally in 2011
Wisconsin credit unions, chapters and their system partners - as part of the nationwide Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) campaign - raised $327,213 in 2011 to help children receiving treatment at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Compared to other states participating in CU4Kids, Wisconsin credit unions ranked 8th with this fundraising success. FULL STORY

Receive a Pot-O-Savings on statement printing
The W.C.U.L. Services Corp. has partnered with Lasertec to offer you pricing based on total Wisconsin credit unions' volume, so the more credit unions that sign up, the lower your price will be. Plus, Lasertec is offering a FREE statement re-design to maximize your cost savings! FULL STORY

Volunteers: stay informed, stay connected
Become a CUNA Volunteer Network member and discover the best way in the industry to stay informed, involved and connected. The online space will allow you to reach out to fellow CUNA Volunteer Network members any time and any place. FULL STORY

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