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League News: June 2024

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Jun 21, 2024
By Hannah Higgins
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VIDEO: Credit Union Day at the Ballpark!
The League's Josh Roberts shares information on our upcoming Foundation Fundraiser this August 11 - Credit Union Day at the Ballpark! Hosted by Corporate Central Credit Union and The Wisconsin Credit Union League, Credit Union Day at the Ballpark benefits The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation and The National Credit Union Foundation. Large groups (20+ tickets), register by this Friday! 

Lessons On The League: Connecting People with Their Passions - YP Network + Chapter Involvement

Want to be sure you’re getting the most out of your League membership? Lessons on the League, Lesson # 5, continues with our series on “Connecting People with their Passions”. This month, learn all about the Young Professionals Network and Chapter Involvement. Read On >>

Less Than Two Weeks Left for Grant Opportunities!
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation is now accepting applications through June 30 for its annual Credit Union Development Grant and The Difference Grant. 

The Credit Union Development Grant assists credit unions in need of support for technology- and operations-related expenses and upgrades that will measurably assist the credit union in serving its members, with preference given to credit unions under $100 million in assets.

The Difference Grant helps real consumers build financially strong, self-supporting families and communities by supporting innovative credit union services.

Early Bird Discounts End Next Friday: The League Leadership Institute
The League’s Leadership Institute is designed to help emerging and mid-level managers build their leadership skills to more effectively prepare for succession planning and promotion. This virtual school is being offered during a five-month period starting in August through December with two half-day sessions (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) each month during the same week for a total of 11 online sessions. Students are encouraged to partner with their supervisor to tailor the action plan to fit their professional growth plan. Early bird discounts available through next Friday, June 28!  Learn More >>

Empowering Your Credit Union's Prosperity
From CNote: Picture this: your credit union has a secure, reliable flow of deposits from trusted corporate partners to support your community lending efforts. How might that offer solace in a year where 70% of credit unions marked growing deposits as a top priority? CNote’s Impact Cash®️ program has channeled hundreds of millions of dollars to credit unions nationwide, providing no-cost deposits to boost community lending efforts. Contact us today to learn how CNote can help you thrive in today’s economic climate. Learn More >>

June 26 & August 15
Exploring Why™ Workshop
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Exploring Why™ Workshop is an experiential training program that credit unions and system partners can use to help their employees connect to the credit union difference and discover new and better ways to drive value for the members and organization. Exploring Why is intended for all credit union employees regardless of tenure. 
June 26 Register >> 
August 15 Register >> 

July 24
League Legal Affairs Attorney's Conference
The League Legal Affairs Attorney’s Conference brings together attorneys from Wisconsin’s Credit Unions for a day of discussion around Compliance and Legal matters of importance to our members. Early bird rates through July 3!
Register >>

August 5-6
Tristate Collaborative Leadership Conference
The Tristate Collaborative Leadership Conference, hosted by the Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin Credit Union Associations, is a new event that will focus on accelerating leadership skills and building credit union knowledge for the next generation of leaders. The event will be held August 5th and 6th at the JW Marriott Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.
Register >>

June 13-14
Chapter Leaders Retreat
Chapter leaders be sure to join us for this year’s complimentary Retreat. This event includes opportunities to connect and learn from other leaders in the state and content to assist with planning the upcoming season.
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September 24-26
New in Brainerd, MN! The conference topics will focus on all things leadership, featuring industry experts providing insight and relevant information on top credit union issues. Sessions throughout the event are designed for both credit union professionals and board members. Save the Date! 

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Missed Convention? Hear from Our Keynotes
The League hosted more than 400 credit union advocates for three fun-filled, educational, inspirational days in May 2024 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We're excited to present short interviews from our 5 keynote speakers hosted by our friends, Ben and Sue, from Exclamation Services, to give you a taste of these dynamic speakers.

Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Credit Unions Report Sound First Quarter Financial Performance
Wisconsin’s 107 state-chartered credit unions continue to exhibit sound financial performance as of March 31, 2024, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

Strong as Granite: Credit Unions Celebrate 90 Years of the Federal Credit Union Act
On June 26, it will have been exactly 90 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934. It was the throes of the Great Depression, and Americans were searching for help wherever possible. Many turned to the nation’s first federal credit unions established as a response to the financial needs of workers. As more of these unique financial institutions took hold, Congress acted to provide a legal framework, now known as the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934.

About The Author

Hannah Higgins is the Communications Assistant for The Wisconsin Credit Union League.