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January 19, 2010 LSCU eNews Weekly
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LSCU joins CUNA, CUNA Mutual and AACUL in giving to Haiti

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions’ Foundation Trustees approve a $10,000 donation to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. [ Read Full Article ]

WOCCU seeks donations for Haiti

The World Council of CUs is reaching out to U.S. credit unions seeking donations for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Below is a list of ways you or your credit union can make a donation. [ Read Full Article ]

President may impose fees on financial institutions

Fees on financial institutions are being considered to help recoup some of the losses from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and help reduce the federal deficit. [ Read Full Article ]

REMINDER: Don't forget to sign up for Thursday's Credit Card Act webinar

Sign up for the LSCU webinar being held this Thursday on the Credit Card Act, moderated by attorney Todd Sherpy.  [ Read Full Article ]

Federal Reserve approves Reg Z amendments

The Federal Reserve Board approved amendments to Regulation Z, requiring greater transparency in disclosure  of credit card terms. [ Read Full Article ]

Matz audio podcast available

A podcast with NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz is available on the LSCU website. [ Read Full Article ]

Cromer steps down from Credit Union 24 board
Ray Cromer retires from Credit Union 24 board.
[ Read Full Article ]

New Southeast Corporate Web site launching January 25

Southeast Corporate plans to launch a brand new Web site on Monday January 25. Much of the information and many tools that existed in the old site are included in the new Web site, but in a much more user friendly format. [ Read Full Article ]

CDFI certification information sessions planned
The U.S. Treasury Department’s 2010 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) free informational conference calls have been set. [ Read Full Article ]

Third quarter economic profile and legislative scorecard available from LSCU

Two documents from the LSCU to keep you informed of the credit union business. [ Read Full Article ]

Governmental Affairs News
CUNA GAC in Washington, D.C. next month
Be there and be heard at the CUNA GAC in Washington. Help take the credit union message to Congress. Don't miss the speakers list featuring NCUA's Debbie Matz along with high-ranking lawmakers and financial savants. For hotel reservations the deadline has been extended to January 27 for special conference rates. [ Read Full Article ]

Alabama Legislative Session begins with “State of the State” address

The 2010 Alabama Legislative Session began January 12 with Governor Bob Riley’s “State of the State" address containing no budget cuts. [ Read Full Article ]

Florida Legislative Session one week away

The LSCU Governmental Affairs Department is following nearly 175 bills as the Florida Legislature prepares to get underway next week. [ Read Full Article ]

Project Zip Code: Start 2010 by being counted

Project Zip Code is an easy method for credit unions to be involved in "telling the credit union story" to legislators. [ Read Full Article ]

Update from Washington D.C.

This week the House and Senate will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, hold committee hearings, and consider legislation to raise the debt ceiling. President Obama's state of the union address is coming up on January 27. [ Read Full Article ]

Two from Florida named Certified Credit Union Executives and three are Certified Lending Specialists

Two credit union professionals from Florida receive Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations. [ Read Full Article ]

CU Information
"Social Media Guidelines & Policies" white paper from CUNA available online

"Social Media Guidelines & Policies" is the title of a new white paper available free to CUNA Council members. [ Read Full Article ]

News from You
Tyndall Federal Credit Union reaches $1 billion in assets

Tyndall Federal Credit Union reaches assets' milestone in 2009. [ Read Full Article ]

Community First CU one of Jacksonville Magazine's Top Companies that Care

Community First CU of Florida receives Jacksonville Magazine's "Top 25 Companies that Care" recognition. [ Read Full Article ]

Education events scheduled

Education Events

Jan. 21 - The Credit Card Act (Webinar) 1 - 2 p.m. 

Feb. 9 - Succession Planning (Webinar) 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 - Selling: Frontline (Webinar) 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 – 25 - CUNA GAC (Washington D.C.)

Mar. 4 - Bank Secrecy Act (Webinar)

[ Read Full Article ]

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