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Nov. 1, 2013

Credit unions' tax status is good policy for consumers

Credit unions' corporate tax-exempt cooperative ownership structure delivers $10 in consumer benefits for every $1 that might be gained in new tax revenue, explained CUNA President & CEO Bill Cheney in this recent TV appearance. Visit www.donttaxmycreditunion.org to share this important message with your member of Congress.

Advocacy illustrates value of CU tax exemption
As Congress continues the most serious attempt at tax reform in decades, Wisconsin credit unions and their members have continued their strong grassroots advocacy and enthusiasm for protecting their tax status and the REAL Solutions® credit unions provide. Credit unions can offer the valued services and products that put people before profit because of their cooperative structure and corporate tax exemption. FULL STORY


...because education is key to success
The League's in-person, telephone and online programs better equipped credit unions' front line staff, board members and management to fulfill their roles. FULL STORY

Credit unions honored for member service, outreach, financial education
Six Wisconsin credit unions have been awarded Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Awards for 2013. While we'll have to wait to see if any of our state's first-place winners go on to capture national-level awards, we don't have to wait to salute them for their accomplishment! Read on to see who they are, and watch future issues of League News for more details about their efforts. FULL STORY
Win up to $2,500 in cash with the Ca$h Calendar
Get your Ca$h Calendar raffle card today to earn 20 chances to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes during December. Proceeds benefit programs of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation. FULL STORY
Nominations for CUNA Board position are due Nov. 26
A total of 153 Wisconsin credit unions are eligible to nominate a candidate for a position representing District 4, Class A (representing credit unions with fewer than 25,000 members) on the Board of Directors for the Credit Union National Association. Nominations for the position, which represents 957 credit unions in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri, are due to CUNA Nov. 26. FULL STORY
Large Credit Union CEO Roundtable Nov. 7-8 focuses on hot topics
The League's Large Credit Union CEO Roundtable, geared for credit unions with more than $150 million in assets but open to all CEOs, includes a presenation on the economy from CUNA's Bill Hampel as well as hot topics like social media, the NCUA, the changing examination process, credit unions' tax advoacy effort and more. Bring your ideas, questions and best practices. The sharing at this session makes it a must-attend event. Register now!
Consumer Lending Workshop guides your front line & management
Popular presenter Brett Christensen (left) guides the League's two-day Consumer Lending Workshop in Green Bay Nov. 14-15 aimed at boosting your bottom line. The first day aims to help loan officers, member service reps and lending professionals master best practices for lending success, while the second day looks to help managers and supervisors improve overall lending results. FULL STORY

Help the Foundation continue its outreach!
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is helping credit unions continue serving members and Wisconsin communities. Your donations have done tremendous good in 2013, and as part of the Foundatin's fall donor drive you and your credit union can be recognized for your support in continuing this valuable outreach. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: ready for January mortgage changes?
Many new mortgage lending regulations take effect in January 2014. In this edition of Compliance Compass, The League's Legal Affairs Legal Counsel Paul Guttormsson outlines the key changes and points to resources to help you comply with each. FULL STORY

Young CU pros: join us for Boot Camp in Milwaukee Nov. 20!
Young credit union professionals ages 35 and under: join us for the fourth and final YP Boot Camp of 2013 —focusing on advocacy—that will unite young CU leaders in Milwaukee Nov. 20 for professional growth, a birds' eye view of the credit union industry and valuable networking. FULL STORY

Compliance Officer School in the Dells convenes Nov. 20-21
Because of the volume and complexity of regulatory changes this past year, this year's Compliance Officer School, set for Nov. 20-21 in Wisconsin Dells, will focus on the changes affecting credit unions the most. Whether or not you attended our fall Compliance Roundtable, you'll gain by delving into the practical aspects of this year's hottest compliance topics. Gina Carter (left) will offer insights you need! FULL STORY

Save the date: State Government Affairs Conference
The League's State Government Affairs Conference will be held February 12, 2014 to coincide with when Wisconsin lawmakers are in session in Madison. Please budget to send at least one representative to ensure your credit union maintains a strong voice for its members among state lawmakers. Our discounts can help you get there! FULL STORY

RSVP: Money Smart Week, Council on Financial Literacy meetings
Money Smart Week Wisconsin—the statewide, multi-partner initiative to teach citizens better money management the week of April 5-12, 2014—will see planning efforts begin in earnest Nov. 20 as part of a kick-off meeting in Madison. The campaign offers credit unions a prime opportunity for outreach. FULL STORY

Moving target: CFPB's agenda for late 2013 and 2014
In its first two years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has had its foot on the gas of regulatory change. Don't look for any brake lights in late 2013 or in 2014, says CUNA Mutual Group. FULL STORY

Put a branch in every member's hand...and save $3,295 in doing so!
Mobile is a solution your members are asking for and a tool to attract and retain membership, which is vital to your continued growth. If you act before the end of the year, you'll save a bundle on set up costs. FULL STORY

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