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Aug. 30, 2013


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Wisconsin has generated more than 15,000 contacts to Congress to say "Don't Tax My Credit Union!" But our state still ranks 19th among all states for total contacts needed to preserve the CU tax status as part of tax reform. To boost our numbers, share this video on social media using the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU and tag your Members of Congress and The League. Please also share with The League's Director of Marketing, Angela Klaves.

WI credit unions outpace individual goals for advocacy
Several Wisconsin credit unions have already surpassed 100% of individual goals that are part of their "Don't Tax My Credit Union" advocacy. And they're finding some creative ways to get this message in front of more members and the Wisconsin Congressional delegation during the August recess. FULL STORY

Influence regulatory changes through comment letters
Influencing legislation isn't the only way credit unions can shape the environment in which they operate. After laws are passed, agencies write regulations spelling out how laws will be implemented and enforced. This regulatory drafting process offers a precious window of opportunity to help shape how the law will work in action. Already in 2013, Wisconsin credit unions have weighed in through The League on several key regulatory changes that affect how credit unions operate and serve their 2.4 million members. FULL STORY

Take a free online tour of new resources to help partner with schools
For the past four school years, The Wisconsin League and Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation have partnered with brass|MEDIA to deliver financially focused classroom resources to teachers statewide. With more than 350 teachers using brass and new sponsorship packages to help Wisconsin credit unions personalize their support for brass, the time is ripe to engage local students. Read our FAQ about changes to the brass program this year, and register for a free webinar Sept. 19 that will explain this year's free and updated resources.

Share positive stories with media during tax battle
Credit unions' national campaign for growth, Unite for Good, emphasizes "creating awareness" of credit unions' value as a critical action area. And as our movement fights to preserve our tax exemption, Wisconsin credit unions are sharing with media positive stories that illustrate how the corporate tax-exempt, member-owned structure of credit unions delivers tremendous good to families and communities.
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September kicks off The League's fall Roundtables
Some of the most useful information is gleaned from casual conversation with peers. That's why The League's annual Roundtables, which offer the latest knowledge from top presenters and a chance to talk with peers about practical issues, are some of our best-attended events. Register now for our in-demand Compliance Roundtable, any of three CEO Roundtables based on CU asset size, our Mortgage Lending Roundtable, and our Innovators In Outreach Roundtable that addresses CU growth opportunities. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: new forms to protect collateral
As of Monday, July 1, Wisconsin (along with most other states) amended the laws that govern how credit unions perfect their liens on personal property as collateral. In this edition of Compliance Compass, League Legal Affairs Counsel Paul Guttormsson (right) explains what's new, and points to details on how debtors should be named on the forms. FULL STORY

Find blueprints for CU growth at Innovators' Roundtable
Managers, marketers and business development pros seeking bottom line gains will want to attend The League's Innovators In Outreach Roundtable in Appleton Sept. 18. Nationally acclaimed credit union leaders, including former CUNA Chair Harriet May (left) and Mark Lynch of the National Credit Union Foundation, offer best practices to help your credit union leverage untapped markets for success. Plus, the deadline to receive the earlybird registration rate of just $99 (and the discounted sleeping room rate) has been extended to Sept. 4! FULL STORY

Don't miss this event; leap forward in your compliance role
The League's Compliance Roundtable on Sept. 10 in Pewaukee helps you network, exchange ideas & learn the latest regulation changes. FULL STORY

Meet us in Wisconsin Dells Oct. 16 for HR Boot Camp
This popular learning and sharing event, led by The League's EVP/Chief Advocacy Officer Jo Whiting (right), covers the most frequently asked questions faced by human resource professionals. FULL STORY

Director-focused learning happens Oct. 18-19 in Elkhart Lake
Reinforce your credit union's governance with the skills you'll learn at the League's annual Director's Conference. With sessions on the economy, state credit union issues, the Bank Secrecy Act, detecting red flags, attracting and developing younger staff and members, succession planning and strategic planning, it's a jam-packed learning experience. We'll also enjoy the humor of Roger Seip and plenty of networking and relaxation. FULL STORY

Credit unions tap funds for financial ed
Two credit unions are applying REAL Solutions® Initiative Grants from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to teach better financial management skills in their communities. A total of $10,000 has been awarded. FULL STORY

YP Boot Camp attracted 75+; next Boot Camp will focus on "ideation"
More than 75 young professionals from Wisconsin credit unions attended The League's August Boot Camp that focused on leadership. Read the latest blog on the YP Network website that recounts the event, and encourage young leaders ages 35 and younger to register free as part of this growing group of talent so that they'll be the first to receive details about the next Boot Camp, focusing on "ideation", that's set for Oct. 8 near La Crosse.

Go online Oct. 1 for free learning
CUNA Mutual Group's fourth annual, day-long Online Discovery Conference, set for Oct. 1, offers 13 credit union-focused sessions from the convenience of your desk—for free. The online event is designed for CEOs and senior leadership teams of credit unions, but all credit union employees are welcome. FULL STORY

Fall is great timing to offer reloadable, pre-paid cards
Do you have yet to offer a reloadable, pre-paid debit card? If you don't someone else will; with 68 million underbanked and unbanked adults in the U.S. and an annual growth rate of 22% in reloadable, pre-paid cards (CUNA E-Scan Report 2013-2014), your credit union shouldn't miss a valuable opportunity to serve members. And with parents looking for a way to help manage their college students' spending, fall is the right time to offer one! FULL STORY

How lender liability losses turn into class action lawsuits
With lender liability litigation on the rise throughout the financial services industry, you may be at risk of a class action lawsuit over a systemic flaw or even an individual employee's negligence over time. FULL STORY

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