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May 21, 2014

NCUA plan affecting lending needs your comments!

Use the tips that CUNA's Mary Dunn shares in this video to shape your comment letter on NCUA's damaging proposal on CU Capital. Copy The League and your representative in Congress as part of our strategy that has 75% of U.S. Reps. and the former Senate Banking Committee Chair joining credit unions in seeking improvements to the plan. Comment by May 28.

Membership address cites flaws of Risk-based Capital plan
If enacted as-is, The National Credit Union Administration's Risk-Based Capital proposal will tie up millions of dollars of capital that might otherwise be put to work in loans or investments. During his membership address to Convention delegates, Wisconsin Credit Union League President & CEO Brett Thompson (left) highlighted the flaws of the plan, urging credit unions to comment on it by May 28. FULL STORY

Convention highlighted service excellence
470-plus participants, including 75 first-time attendees, gathered for The League's May Convention in Milwaukee for insights to help their credit union thrive. This year's theme, "Fostering Service Excellence," highlighted the fundamental action step of our nation's internal campaign for credit union success. It was a fun-filled few days of learning, networking and raising funds for some great causes. FULL STORY
2014-2015 League Boards, Executive Committees named at Convention
The 2014-'15 members of The League Board (left) and Executive Committee, as well as members of The Services Corp. Board and the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation Board were named during The League's Annual Convention. FULL STORY
Lawmakers urge lenders to help families struggling with heating bills
Wisconsin lawmakers are urging lenders to help families still struggling to pay their propane bills through a new, guaranteed loan program. FULL STORY
Register for a state regulatory Roundtable, coming your way!
The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Office of Credit Unions and The League invite your participation in open dialog on regulatory and economic issues affecting your credit union! Plan to attend a Roundtable session today in Madison, June 3 in La Crosse, June 10 in Oak Creek, July 1 in Wisconsin Rapids or July 16 in Superior. All sessions are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. except Superior, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register by contacting Deidre Taylor at (608) 267-1709.
Credit unions: top providers of best tactics to teach money management
Wisconsin credit unions—which operate more than 100 branches inside Wisconsin schools and provide free instructional resources on personal finance to more than 350 Wisconsin teachers—are leading the way in deploying techniques that a new study says work best to increase youth financial capability. FULL STORY

Innovate to address the issues affecting members
Improve consumers' lives through your credit union by participating in Filene's i3 program! The program taps emerging credit union leaders to research, prototype and pilot new concepts that can help credit unions become efficient, generate loans, mobilize savings, reach communities and more. You'll address issues affecting your members while strengthening your credit union. Apply by June 1. FULL STORY

League VP of Development to mentor for Africa DE program
Chad Helminak (left), The League's VP of Development, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya in Africa in May as one of six mentors for the National Credit Union Foundation's Development Education (DE) training program. FULL STORY
OCU, NASCUS & The League offer essentials for directors/managers
Credit union directors and managers are urged to attend a day-long educational event on Tuesday, June 3 at Fox Valley Technical College that's being held by the Wisconsin Office of Credit Unions, the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors and The League. The agenda is all new and therefore the event invites new as well as past attendees. FULL STORY
June Real Estate Lending Compliance Conference is a must-attend event
Whether you are involved in lending, compliance, loan operations or auditing, The League's Real Estate Lending Compliance Conference June 4-5 in the Dells offers you decades of Wisconsin-specific compliance expertise to protect your credit union as well as the interests of your members. Register for both days and save! FULL STORY
Apply now for funds to improve your member service and outreach!
Are there costs inhibiting your ability to serve your members? Whether they are technology or operational-related upgrades or any other costs that lie beyond your budget, you may qualify for financial help from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to launch or improve your member service or community outreach! 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 Wisconsin credit unions and their 2.4 million members need. FULL STORY
Ask the right questions of a prospective CPI vendor
When you're choosing a collateral protection insurance (CPI) vendor to protect your auto loan portfolio, you should confirm how members' insurance information, in addition to their loan information, will be used and protected, says Trace Ledbetter of CUNA Mutual Group. FULL STORY

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