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October 27, 2010
U.S. Dept. of Justice drops appeal on Bellco UBIT case
The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a federal judge's favorable credit union ruling related to Bellco CU's challenge of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) policy toward unrelated business income tax (UBIT) and its application to credit unions. FULL STORY

Contributions needed most in final week before election
With only a week until election day, Nov. 2, now is the time to make a lasting impression on candidates by using your Members' Conduit accounts to donate to their campaigns. FULL STORY

From Red to Black: Budget for 2011 Corporate assessment & Share Insurance premium
In the latest From Red to Black column, Bill Rockeman, The League's Senior Consultant, talks about budgeting for the 2011 NCUA assessment and premium, as well as provides resources for credit unions looking for guidance on secondary capital and more. FULL STORY

Support NCUF, Foundation through the Community Investment Fund
The Community Investment Fund (CIF) is a major funding source for the National Credit Union Foundation and state foundations, providing almost two-thirds of the funding that supports grant-making and critical programs that benefit credit unions, their members and the communities they serve. FULL STORY

Money Mission adds CUNA partnership
The League Services Corp. and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) have joined together to provide Money Mission – an interactive, web-based simulation designed to educate users on the fundamentals of personal finance – to credit unions nationally. FULL STORY

Meet the Board: Jennifer Schilling says collaboration can help credit unions advance
Jennifer Schilling, The League Board member representing Region 3, learned about the credit union movement the way most new employees do – a process she calls “a slow osmosis.” FULL STORY

Wisconsin teachers give brass|STUDENT PROGRAM rave reviews in recent survey
In a recent survey conducted by the brass|STUDENT PROGRAM, Wisconsin high school teachers raved about the program, which includes the brass|MAGAZINE STUDENT EDITION – a young adult lifestyle money magazine designed to teach high school students about the money side of life™. FULL STORY 

Wisconsin officials join national effort to review foreclosure filings
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin Division of Banking have joined a national effort that will investigate whether some lenders and/or loan services used defective procedures in mortgage foreclosure actions. FULL STORY

League recognizes International CU Week with daily press release series
The League celebrated International Credit Union Week last week by issuing a series of daily press releases that shared some notable achievements that set credit unions apart from other financial institutions. The series highlighted the value of credit unions' REAL Solutions initiative, 109 student-run branches inside Wisconsin schools, financial education, help for members to weather financial challenges and success approving mortgage loans for low-income and minority borrowers.

Wisconsin credit union representatives getting national attention
Credit union representatives from Wisconsin are getting some national attention thanks to some great opportunities and media attention. FULL STORY

CUs honored for adherence to philosophy, fin ed and community service
The 2010 winners of the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards have been announced and will be recognized during upcoming chapter meetings. FULL STORY

Support Wisconsin’s representative in the CUNA Board Elections
Pat Wesenberg is again running for the District 4, Class A seat, which represents credit unions from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin with less than 21,000 natural person members, on the Credit Union National Association’s Board of Directors. Show your support and help to maintain Wisconsin’s representation on the CUNA Board by voting for Pat. An official ballot will be mailed to CUNA member credit unions on Oct. 27 and voting will run through Dec. 17.

Foundation gears up for annual donor drive
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation will begin its annual donor drive in the coming months. Beginning this year, donors will receive recognition for their contributions as part of The Foundation's Annual Fund Donor Society. FULL STORY

Credit Union News


Build relationships with freshman lawmakers at State & CUNA GACs
With the November elections expected to leave a lasting impression on Wisconsin’s legislature and congressional delegation, it is imperative to attend The League’s State Government Affairs Conference, Jan. 25-26 , and CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, Feb. 27-March 3. FULL STORY

Register for a FREE CUNA Mutual Group online DISCOVERY conference Nov. 3 This daylong event is much more than a webinar. It’s a full day of learning with a focus on growth strategies for credit unions.  Enjoy 11 webcasts, a virtual exhibit hall and terrific prizes. FULL STORY

What can Skip-a-Pay do for your credit union? It’s FREE to implement through FIS! Build goodwill with cardholders and continue to earn income. FULL STORY 

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The League’s 2011 Annual Convention theme has been chosen
After many suggestions and neck and neck voting in the poll, The League’s 2011 Annual Convention theme has been decided. This year’s theme will be “Forward Together.” The League would like to thank everyone who sent in theme suggestions, as well as those who took the time to vote. This year’s convention will be held May 4-7 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells.
The Foundation's Ca$h Calendar offers 21 chances to win up to $2,500
For just $10, you’ll earn 21 chances in December to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes with The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's Ca$h Calendar. FULL STORY
Get an education and network at The League’s asset size roundtables
Credit unions attending The League's asset size roundtables have a great opportunity to  learn more about important issues facing credit unions, as well as a chance to network and share ideas with peers. FULL STORY

Share member stories for a chance to win cash or a trip to Washington, D.C.
The National Credit Union Foundation's REAL Member Stories Video Contest is back. Send in your member stories and earn a chance to capture national recognition for your credit union. You could also earn a trip to Washington, D.C for the member and a member of your credit union’s staff or up to a $500 savings deposit for the member. The contest seeks videos that include comments by a member who has been helped by your credit union. Enter by Dec. 3. Videos submitted for the contest will also be used on The League's REAL Solutions: For a Reason website. FULL STORY

Consumer Lending Workshops offer training for frontline staff & managers
The Consumer Lending Workshops, Nov. 16 & 17, are a great way for both frontline staff and managers to get important lending training.  Day one will help frontline staff build and improve loan sales, interviewing skills and overall loan processes. Day two will focus on topics important to lending managers and aspiring lending managers looking to improve their department’s overall lending and sales results. For more information or to register, contact Judy Phillips at (800) 242-0833, Ext. 6020.

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