November 8, 2013
Friday Edition
LDC kicks into high gear on day two

The core of the LSCU & Affiliates Leadership Development Conference (LDC) was Thursday with the Opening General Session, education sessions, the Governmental Affairs luncheon, and the final day of the exhibit hall. The day equipped attendees with tangible information to bring back to their credit unions.

LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine welcomed attendees and provided a League update and the latest on comprehensive tax reform. LEVERAGE partner CO-OP Financial Services CEO Stan Hollen provided some remarks on the future of card services and the next generation ATMs that include shared branching. NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles gave an overview of the credit union industry. He had the first look at third-quarter data and showed Alabama credit unions have $18 billion in assets, while Florida credit unions have $47.1 billion. He presented a graphic that illustrated that loans were up nationally, as well as in Alabama and Florida. He said auto loans were showing major signs of improving. Yolles provided a look at the agency's top regulatory concerns and it included PCA risk on net worth and stress testing.

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey spoke at the Governmental Affairs luncheon. She told attendees that the current administration stressed three keys: streamline government without raising taxes, create jobs, and maintain essential services. She said they have done all three, and Alabama is a much better state today than four years ago.

Many of the educational breakout sessions were standing room only, including regulatory and healthcare. The social media session provided many attendees with new ideas on ways to improve their communications with members. The exhibit hall featured art work from the guest tour. Attendees browsed the art, while speaking with vendors and learning more about their products.

The LDC wraps up Friday with the CUSC of Alabama Annual Meeting and the Closing General Session with body language expert Jan Hargrave. Check out more photos from the LDC on the LSCU Facebook page. 

LEVERAGE's Anita Fumaria leads a standing room only session on healthcare.

CO-OP Financial Services CEO Stan Hollen held an educational session and he spoke during the Opening General Session.

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LSCU & Affiliates offices close for Veterans Day

League offices in Birmingham and Tallahassee will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Both offices will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Additionally, due to the holiday, there will be no Monday edition of eSignal Daily. It will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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LEVERAGE auto auction event demonstrates benefits of remarketing program

If you are in the Ft. Lauderdale area, join LEVERAGE for a credit union event at the Manheim Auto Auction, Nov. 15. See the GE remarketing program in action at a live auction, and learn the difference that Remarketing by GE and Manheim Auto Auction can make when it comes to generating higher returns and having expert representation at the auction. Utilizing this program also frees up your credit union collections staff from time spent on handling repos.

To view the event agenda, click here.

Not only will you learn ways to overcome these challenges by attending this event, you will also be entered to win an iPad mini.

To attend this event, RSVP by Nov. 11 to: Tori Shamy or 850.558.1172.

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CU happenings

Alabama Telco Credit Union partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers
In an effort to give back to the men and women who serve our country every day, Alabama Telco Credit Union has decided to partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers this holiday season. From Nov. 18 through Dec. 31, Alabama Telco is encouraging the public to stop by any of their branches to drop off any used cell phone to donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers. It doesn’t matter what type of cell phone it is or the condition of it. The donated old cell phones go to help U.S. service members get a free 60-minute calling card. To donate a used cell phone, visit any Alabama Telco branch.

Tropical Financial Credit Union closes its first community redevelopment loan with the City of Miami Gardens
Tropical Financial Credit Union (TFCU) recently closed its first community redevelopment loan with the City of Miami Gardens in the amount of $109,000. Under the program, the city itself provides forgivable grants to help low- and moderate-income individuals with down payments on home purchases, while Tropical Financial provides a mortgage. The community redevelopment program helps people purchase a home who typically don’t have enough money for a down payment. The City of Miami Gardens aims to use the grant funds it receives from various government sources to provide decent housing and suitable living environments for its residents. For more information about Tropical Financial’s home buyer workshops, contact Alex Enriquez at 888.261.8328, ext. 7304.

Family Savings Credit Union’s very own Debbie Landers-Scott visited Washington D.C., Nov. 1-3, for the JumpStart 5th Annual National Educators Conference.
While there Debbie met Felix Brandon Lloyd the creator of Money Island, the CU’s financial literacy program being used in middle and high school classes in Etowah County.

Tampa's GTE Financial was one of the 2013 Excellence in Lending Award winners announced at CUNA Lending Council’s 19th annual conference in Phoenix.

Winners, left to right, front row, were: Steven Owens, Consumers CU,  Consumer winner, $250 million assets and above; Shamus McConomy, GTE Financial, Business; Richard Whitman, Texas Trust CU, Mortgage, $250 million assets and above; Crystal Tayes, Upper Cumberland FCU, Mortgage, $250 million and below; Jennifer Watson, Limestone FCU, Mortgage, $250 million and below; Tony Hale, Texell CU, Consumer, $250 million and below; Galen Burke, Texell CU, Low/Modest Means; standing, Bill Vogeney, Lending Council chair; Tom Keepers and Dan Murray, CUNA Mutual Group.

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In This Issue
Friday Edition
LDC kicks into high gear on day two
LSCU & Affiliates offices close for Veterans Day
LEVERAGE auto auction event demonstrates benefits of remarketing program
CU happenings
LSCU & Affiliates Media
CUNA Inside Exchange with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz

The most recent edition of CUNA Inside Exchange features the first of a two-part series with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. She speaks openly about the issues facing credit unions. 

2013 Leadership Development Conference Mobile App for iPhone

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2013 Leadership Development Conference Mobile App for Android

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