May 23, 2014
Friday Edition
La Pine op-ed featured in Miami Herald

Wednesday's edition of the Miami Herald features LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine's op-ed on Florida's legislative hits and misses for financial institutions.

In the op-ed, La Pine begins by covering significant pieces of successful legislation that are considered big wins for Florida's financial community and consumers, such as SB 1012, updates to Florida's data breach notification statutes, and the Keeping Identities Safe Act (KIDS Act). La Pine then addresses a missed opportunity of this year's Florida session, legislation that would have required high school students to take a course on financial literacy in order to qualify for graduation. Here's a video explaining the need for financial literacy from the bill's sponsors. 

Visit the Miami Herald opinion page and read La Pine's op-ed: Legislative hits and misses for financial institutions.

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LSCU offices closed Monday, May 26

LSCU's Birmingham and Tallahassee offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 26. Both offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 27 at regular business hours. 

Additionally, there will be no eSignal on Monday. 

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Get lucky and win a free SCUCE registration by being number 1007 to register

We've already had one lucky winner; we want you to be next! In celebration of the 2014 SCUCE theme “Living the Seven Cooperative Principles the Credit Union Way,” the League is offering a FREE full conference registration to the 1007th person who registers for this year's conference. Registration numbers are getting close, so register today, and you could attend the Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo for free. Good luck!

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CU happenings

Since September, eCO Credit Union, based in Birmingham, has worked with three families to improve their financial pictures through the eCO Savings Race. During the eCO Savings Race, participants met with eCO coaches, completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, attended eCO Savings Race University courses, and documented their progress with blog posts. CBS 42 also followed the progress of the teams, allowing the community to participate and learn practical ways to improve their finances too.

The participants worked hard to set and meet goals throughout the race. From packing lunches to working side jobs, participants learned small changes can lead to big gains. On May 1, the Second Edition of the eCO Savings Race closed when the winner was announced live on CBS 42. The Dodd family was selected as the winners of the eCO Savings Race and recipient of $10,000! The other participants didn’t walk away empty handed. Along with an improved financial picture, each participant also received $2,000 to honor their efforts throughout the eCO Savings Race. In total, Savings Race participants improved their financial pictures by more than $75,000—bringing the financial picture improvement from the past two Savings Races to almost $120,000!

“As an educator’s credit union, the eCO Savings Race clearly displays our mission,” said eCO CEO, Joey Hand. “We even go a step farther than providing financial education; we also walk alongside members as they work to improve their financial situations.”

Starting May 5, eCO Credit Union will be accepting applications for families or individuals interested in participating in the Third Edition of the eCO Savings Race. Applications for the Third Edition of the eCO Savings Race are available in all eCO branches and online.

Broward Chapter Presentation

LSCU & Affiliates Member Relations Consultant Judy Scott provides cross selling and member relations training for the Broward Chapter. A near full room learned to expand their knowledge of what their credit union offers and to ask members questions on how they can help.

 

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In This Issue
Friday Edition
La Pine op-ed featured in Miami Herald
LSCU offices closed Monday, May 26
Get lucky and win a free SCUCE registration by being number 1007 to register
CU happenings
LSCU & Affiliates Media


2014 Alabama Cooperative Image Campaign Ad 
The LSCU Cooperative Image Campaign features a TV ad illustrating the credit union difference. Viewers are sent to www.betternameforbanking.com to learn more.



2014 Florida Cooperative Image Campaign Ad
The LSCU Cooperative Image Campaign features a TV ad illustrating the credit union difference. Viewers are sent to www.betternameforbanking.com to learn more.

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