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Capitol Eyes Special Edition: Mid-Year Political Advocacy Update

Jul 29, 2021
  • Advocacy
Political advocacy allows credit unions to provide financial support that can help elect and keep credit union friendly elected officials in office. Contributions to campaigns allow Activists to build rapport with candidates and key elected officials, show support for the individuals that champion our priorities, and importantly give our allies running for office the leg up they need to win election. 

Q&A With UNConventional Keynote, Ben Nemtin

Jul 20, 2021
  • Education & Events
It's important to stop and think about what you truly value. A lot of people have never done this. It's important to write the list because that helps you prioritize these things that deserve your energy and attention. So at a very basic level, a bucket list forces you to think about what’s important and reminds you to take steps towards those things.

UNconventional Speakers: Who Our Staff Can't Wait to Hear From

Jul 08, 2021
  • Education & Events
Our "a little different, a little UNconventional" Virtual Convention & Expo this September 7-10 will feature a variety of high-profile, industry-leading speakers from across the country. We recently checked in with a few League staff members to see who they're excited to hear from.

Capitol Eyes 7.1.21

Jul 01, 2021
  • Advocacy
This week, the Wisconsin State Legislature will wrap up their work on the state's 2021-2023 budget. The bill then heads to Governor Evers' desk for him to apply line-item vetoes and sign it into law or veto the entire bill.

What's a Virtual Convention?

Jun 23, 2021
  • Education & Events
As The Wisconsin Credit Union League gears up for its "a little different, a little UNconventional" Virtual Convention & Expo this September 7-10, you may be asking yourself: what’s a virtual convention? Here’s what you can expect from ours.

Community & Inclusion are More than Words for Wisconsin’s Credit Unions

Jun 16, 2021
  • The CU Difference
  • Press
A diverse, equitable, and inclusive approach to serving our members and communities is built into the DNA of Wisconsin’s credit unions. From our very inception, we have been mission- and state statute-driven to “provide an opportunity for members to improve their economic and social conditions.”

CUs in the News: May 2021

Jun 01, 2021
  • The CU Difference
Whether it's giving back, responding to COVID-19, awarding scholarships, or fostering financial literacy (and so much more), here's how Wisconsin's credit unions supported their members and communities in May.

A Year of Transformation

May 06, 2021
  • More on The Movement
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of loss. Grief. Compassion. Challenges. Isolation. Growth. Fear. Frustration. Connection. Hope. Humility. Resilience. Transformation.

CUs in the News: April 2021

Apr 28, 2021
  • The CU Difference
Whether it's giving back, responding to COVID-19, awarding scholarships, or supporting financial literacy (and so much more), here's how Wisconsin's credit unions supported their members and communities in April.

VIDEO: Reality Check Days Give Students a Taste of Adult Financial Reality

Apr 27, 2021
  • The CU Difference
  • Press
During National Credit Union Youth Month in April, Wisconsin credit unions are helping young people navigate the world of money and finances. A great example is Educators Credit Union, which works with high schools in southeastern Wisconsin through an innovative program called Reality Check Days.

Capitol Eyes 4.22.21

Apr 22, 2021
  • Advocacy
The League's SVP of Advocacy Sarah Wainscott testified in front of the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Revenue in support of SB 19, a bill that will better empower credit unions to prevent the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Credit Unions Among Governor's Financial Literacy Award Recipients

Apr 21, 2021
  • Press
  • Awards
On April 15, Gov. Tony Evers honored eight individuals and five organizations as recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards in a virtual ceremony. The recipients were honored for their efforts in helping Wisconsinites build their financial literacy and capability skills. 7 Rivers Region Chapter of Credit Unions, Royal Credit Union, Educators Credit Union, and Marine Credit Union Foundation were among the recipients.

Capitol Eyes 4.8.21

Apr 08, 2021
  • Advocacy
Next week, the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Revenue will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 19, relating to financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

April Proclaimed Financial Literacy & Capability Month in Wisconsin

Apr 06, 2021
  • The CU Difference
  • Press
As Gov. Tony Evers proclaims April as Financial Literacy and Capability Month and as National Credit Union Youth Month, Wisconsin’s credit unions are spotlighting their work with members, schools and community groups to promote and foster financial well-being.

CUs in the News: A Monthly Roundup of #TheCUDifference Across WI

Apr 02, 2021
  • The CU Difference
The League is excited to introduce a new series that rounds up all the ways credit unions support their members and communities across Wisconsin! Whether it's giving back, responding to COVID-19, awarding scholarships, or supporting financial literacy (and so much more), we are proud of all their hard work!

The Foundation Awards $6,000 in CUNA Management School Scholarships

Apr 01, 2021
  • Scholarships
  • The Foundation
The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation recently awarded $6,000 in CUNA Management School Scholarships to three recipients, including Nilsa Gebert (FOCUS Credit Union), Lois Pluff (Sheboygan Area Credit Union), and Chris Trost (Glacier Hills Credit Union).

Capitol Eyes 3.25.21

Mar 25, 2021
  • Advocacy
While Wisconsin was bested by Minnesota in the Border Battle fundraising competition earlier this month, Activists were able to raise $9,375, 129% of Wisconsin’s goal for this event!

Foundation DE Scholarship Renamed Pat Wesenberg DE Scholarship

Mar 25, 2021
  • Scholarships
  • The Foundation
  • Press
In March, The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's Board of Directors approved renaming its Development Education (DE) Scholarship the Pat Wesenberg Development Education (DE) Scholarship in memory of Pat Wesenberg, the former President of Simplicity Credit Union and longtime advocate for The Credit Union Movement who passed away in February after an extended illness.

Capitol Eyes 3.11.21

Mar 11, 2021
  • Advocacy
Last week, over 100 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists participated in the 2021 CUNA Government Affairs Conference.

$11,000 Raised for Foundation Through Frozen Fitness Fun

Mar 04, 2021
  • The Foundation
  • Press
If there's anything Wisconsinites know, it's how to have fun in the snow! Last week, 157 participants from across the state raised over $11,000 to support The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's mission through its Frozen Fitness Fundraiser.