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May 23, 2012

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Most credit unions believe that payment protection products are a good value for members and increase their comfort level in obtaining a loan. Rich Trace of CUNA Mutual Group introduces a white paper that explains this and other findings about payment protection products, including their ability to replace non-interest income for credit unions.

Continue barrage of contacts; strong numbers needed to pass S. 2231
To pass federal legislation that will help small businesses and create jobs, credit unions must keep a steady stream of contacts piling up in both of Wisconsin's U.S. Senators' offices. Try a variety of advocacy efforts to maintain a steady and strong stream of contacts until the U.S. Senate calls a vote on S. 2231. FULL STORY

The League's Convention provided learning, networking & fun!
More than 865 credit union representatives from 93 credit unions attended The League's Annual Convention, May 9-11 in Milwaukee, to gain insights that can help their credit union thrive and have some fun in the process. This year's convention theme, "Cooperative Spirit," celebrated cooperative principles and the value co-ops offer as unique, member-owned businesses. FULL STORY

2012-2013 League Boards, Executive Committees introduced
The 2012-2013 members of the League Board and Executive Committee, as well as members and executive committees of the Services Corp. Board and The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation Board were introduced during The League's Annual Convention in Milwaukee. FULL STORY

"Crashers" and other young CU pros are seizing opportunity
12 young professionals (YPs) from Wisconsin credit unions Crashed The League's Annual Convention in Milwaukee and took part in special sessions that provided unique networking and learning opportunities with industry thought leaders from credit unions and beyond. FULL STORY

Compliance Specialists help mitigate risk, make exams easier
Credit unions need to be aggressive to generate income while being careful to prevent losses with their lending practices. Needless to say, this balancing act is a key concern for examiners, and why exams can be so stressful for credit unions. But exams have become less stressful for Hayward Community Credit Union since it began using the Compliance Specialist-I Program, offered through the League Services Corp. FULL STORY

Representatives being sought for League Councils, Committee
Representatives from credit unions are being sought to serve on League advisory groups that provide ongoing feedback on what credit unions and their 2.2 million members need. FULL STORY

Two recipients chosen for CUNA Management School Scholarship
Nicole Christensen of Racine Municipal Credit Union and Dawn Johnson of RiverWood-Maritime Credit Union have been chosen to receive scholarships of $1,000 each for CUNA Management School as part of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's Professional Development Scholarship Program. The funds, which can be used toward Year 1Year 2 or Year 3 training held July 10-22, will reimburse their credit unions after they have successfully completed the training. Congratulations to both of them!

Apply for a REAL Solutions® grant from The Foundation
Get help improving your members' financial stability and the quality of life in your community by applying for a REAL Solutions® Initiative Grant from The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation. FULL STORY

Get recognized for the difference your credit union makes daily
Your credit union makes a difference in members' lives and within the community on a daily basis. Why not get recognized for it? FULL STORY

Directors: learn about governance from a regulatory perspective
The League—as well as the Wisconsin Office of Credit Unions and National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS)—encourage all credit union board members, supervisory committee members, other volunteers and managers to attend a new, enhanced Director's College June 26 to gain regulators' perspective on credit union governance and leadership. FULL STORY

Two free webinars offered to credit unions below $20 million in assets
Credit unions below $20 million in assets receive any two webinars free as part of The League's popular Keys to Compliance 2012 Webinar Series. Or, choose any 6 and receive $30 off per connection. FULL STORY

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance isn't right for every member, but is it all yours have to choose from?
The MemberCONNECT® Program's comprehensive insurance portfolio lets you meet the needs of more members and builds non-interest income. FULL STORY

When it comes to accessing funds, the “A”s have it
ALAN (American Liquidity Access Network), an ALM tool, gives credit unions looking for an alternative source of funds to purchase low cost public deposits. FULL STORY

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