October 21, 2013
MondayEdition
Rep. Bill Young passes away

The family of Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) say he died Friday following complications from a chronic injury. He had been in the hospital for two weeks. He was 82 years old.

Rep. Young served for 43 years in Congress being elected to 22 terms representing the Tampa area. He was the longest tenured Florida House member. He first got into Florida politics in 1960 after being elected to the Florida Senate. Ten years later he was elected to Congress.

Most recently Rep. Young was a co-sponsor on member business lending legislation for credit unions. He voted in support of H.R. 1151 in 1998.

His funeral is planned for Thursday at the First Baptist Indian Rock in Largo. It is open to the public. A public viewing will also be held on Wednesday at the Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park. Click here to read a story from the Tampa Bay Times about Rep. Young's life.

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President's Point

The last of the LSCU’s signature events is coming up Nov. 5-8 in Point Clear, AL. Our Leadership Development Conference (LDC) continues to grow into a “must attend” event. Last year we placed a greater emphasis on leadership and will continue this trend moving forward. Even the most experienced leaders can use more training. The event is also geared toward senior management and directors, so we hope you will join us this year. 

Here’s a few of the highlights that make this a conference. Last year we started holding facilitated asset-size roundtables. Thees give you a chance to spend time with your peers and talk about issues that impact your credit union and peer institutions. We held similar roundtables at this year’s AC&E for CEOs and directors. The feedback we heard from CEOs and directors coming out of convention was excellent.

NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles will speak about the state of credit unions in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the country. He will provide great information about what the agency will be focusing on during your next exam cycle. This is invaluable time with your federal regulator. Herb will be retiring at the end of the year.

Our keynote speaker is body language expert Jan Hargrave. She will help you recognize clues to how your staff feels day in and day out, but also what your member needs when they stop by the branch. This will truly amaze you.

CO-OP Financial Services CEO Stan Hollen will hold a session on debit interchange and CUSC President/COO Craig Beach will speak at the CUSC of Alabama Annual Meeting and Breakfast. This is an excellent time to learn more about the value of shared branching and how it can work for your credit union.

We’d love for you to play in the golf outing that kicks off the LDC. The proceeds go toward the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) which, in turn, helps many of you with professional development scholarships throughout the year, as well as disaster relief. Our exhibit hall is quaint and a perfect setting for developing new relationships and identifying solutions that will help your credit union succeed. 

Last year a director said that the asset-size roundtable and the education session on lending were worth the price of admission. Every year is gets larger; we expect more attendees this year than last year. I hope you’re one of them.

Where’s Patrick: This week I’m traveling across Alabama and the Florida panhandle with Bill Cheney. I hope to see many of you at our credit union chapter meetings. Come out, if you can. To see my schedule for the next two weeks, click here.

Watch the President's Quarterly video for the third quarter. 

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Upcoming League webinars

LSCU & Affiliates host first Young Professionals Group Update Webinar
Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. EST/1 p.m. CST

Join the League for its first YPG Update Webinar. The update will include information on the goals and long term growth plan for the group, in addition to an overview of the LSCU and Southeastern Credit Union Foundation.  

  • Click here to register. Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive an email conformation with further instructions.
  • Also, if you have not completed a YPG application, do so at your earliest convenience.
  • If you have any questions about the webinar or YPG, contact April Ales at 866.231.0545, ext. 1038.

 

School Branch Webinar
Nov. 14, 2:00 p.m. CST/3:00 p.m. EST

Learn the basics for starting an in-school branch program. Your credit union peers will share best practices for building a successful in-school branch program and will answer questions about their experiences. Learn how VyStar CU, Army Aviation Center FCU, and Suncoast Schools FCU are not only helping youth develop sound financial skills, but also giving students hands-on experience in a financial setting. As credit unions struggle with attracting younger consumers, these credit unions are building their future membership base.

  • Click here to register.
  • For more information, contact Laura Vann, VP, Cooperative Initiatives at 866.231.0545, ext. 2181.
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LDC Golf Tournament

The 2013 Leadership Development Conference (LDC) Golf Tournament is Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, Ala. This year’s tournament will benefit the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, and its efforts to promote financial education, provide professional development scholarships, and deliver financial relief and assistance to credit unions and their members in the wake of a natural disaster.

Great sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be secured by contacting SECUF Director Leonard Parkhurst.

To register as a player or team, you can do so when you register for the LDC. If you have already registered for the LDC but would like to play golf, simply email Leonard.

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Getting graphic

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Benjamin Franklin recently got a makeover. Check out Visual.ly's infographic featuring the $100 bill's brand new look. Click here to view the Old Ben's New Look infographic and find out what is new in a fresh $100.

Click here to view a free webinar on the security features of the new $100 bill developed by LSCU's webinar partner. It will be available through the end of the year.

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MondayEdition
Rep. Bill Young passes away
President's Point
Upcoming League webinars
LDC Golf Tournament
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Upcoming League Events
Oct. 22 Healthcare Reform Update
Oct. 23 Adverse Action What to Do/When to Do It
Oct. 24 HMDA/Effective Fair Lending
Oct. 29 Risk Factors in Loan Portfolios
Oct. 30 Checklists and Reporting
Nov. 5-8 Leadership Development Conference
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