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LSCU eNews Weekly July 26, 2010
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Obama signs financial reform bill into law

President Obama signed the reg reform bill into law during a ceremony last Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. [ Read Full Article ]

LSCU meets with NCUA in Atlanta last week

LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine, Sr. VP, Governmental Affairs Will McCarty, and VP, Regulatory Affairs Bill Berg visited with NCUA officials last week in Atlanta. [ Read Full Article ]

Two potential frauds circulating in Alabama and Florida

Credit unions in Alabama and Florida should be on alert for a fraudulent letter claiming to be from OFR and fake checks from Mobile Educator's Credit Union.
[ Read Full Article ]

Florida's special session adjourns without vote on drill ban

Florida's special session last week was adjourned by the House of Representatives 43 minutes after convening, rejecting the Governor’s call to put a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in state waters on the November ballot. [ Read Full Article ]

GMA airs positive credit union segment

A segment featuring how a credit union is helping a local family get a better handle on their finances aired last week on ABC's Good Morning America. [ Read Full Article ]

LSCU consolidation mini-documentary online

Click here to view the mini-documentary produced by the LSCU Communications Department that explains the consolidation and future vision of the LSCU. [ Read Full Article ]

Three days remain for LSCU's Member Survey

With participation rate approaching 50 percent, the LSCU Member Survey makes a final push. [ Read Full Article ]

Statewide Image Campaign Task Force to meet with top ad agency choices

The LSCU Statewide Image Campaign Task Force has narrowed the search to three agencies. Each agency will make a formal presentation to the task force during mid-August.
[ Read Full Article ]

WOCCU auction raises record amount

WOCCU auction pledges more than quadruple the 2009 total that was raised.
[ Read Full Article ]

Governmental Affairs
Washington Update: Committee meetings and status of Udall Amendment

The LSCU is encouraging credit unions to call Sen. LeMieux this week to support MBL increase.

[ Read Full Article ]

Florida political races have national attention

New polls measuring Florida's political races expected later this week.

  [ Read Full Article ]

With elections nearing, credit unions becoming active

Art and Mary Wood recently attended two political events to ensure the credit union position was heard. [ Read Full Article ]

Compliance Corner
InfoSight Highlight: using credit reports in hiring

The most recent edition of the League InfoSight newsletter focuses on the steps needed to use a credit score during the hiring process. [ Read Full Article ]

Compliance calendar and training schedule

Credit unions are reminded that Federal Reserve Form G-4 - Reg U Annual Report/Stock Secured Loans Filing is due July 30. [ Read Full Article ]

CUNA Headlines
CUNA seeking entries for "2010 Community CU of the Year Award"

CUNA invites credit unions to submit entries for the 2010 Community Credit Union of the Year Award, recognizing the outstanding work being done by community credit unions across the country. [ Read Full Article ]

New volunteer board member case study available

CUNA's new case study, “Investment in Training for Credit Union Volunteers Returns Value” is a resource to help credit unions prepare and understand the benefits of board and volunteer training. [ Read Full Article ]

Education News
Don't miss the LSCU Supervisory Committee Conference, Aug. 1 - 4. Register now!

The LSCU Supervisory Committee Conference begins in just a few days.  Click here to register. [ Read Full Article ]

Last call for registrations: Bank Secrecy Act training this Thursday in Tuscaloosa

Register here for BSA training set for Thursday in Tuscaloosa. [ Read Full Article ]

Cooperative Initiatives News
FoolProof offering FREE package to first 3,000 credit unions under $10M in assets

Foolproof reaches out to small credit unions by offering free in-house education package. [ Read Full Article ]

Scholarships available for Spanish Immersion Program

The LSCU is offering scholarships for prospective Spanish Immersion Program participants. [ Read Full Article ]

USF FCU names new President/CEO; recruiting services by HRx

Rick Skaggs takes over as USF Federal Credit Union's new President/Chief Executive Officer on September 1. HRx provided the recruiting services.
[ Read Full Article ]

Top ten questions for selecting a debit card provider

LEVERAGE created an excellent resource to help credit unions select a debit card provider. [ Read Full Article ]

News from You
Three Corporates collaborate to enhance security & efficiency of online applications

Southeast Corporate explains how recent upgrades have added security and enhanced efficiency to its online application process. [ Read Full Article ]

Florida's FAIRWINDS CU announces new regional vice president for Orange and Osceola branches

Dan Kelley is FAIRWINDS Credit Union's newest Regional Vice President of Branch Services. [ Read Full Article ]

Florida Hospital CU offers mobile banking

Florida Hospital Credit Union now offers state of the art mobile banking service. [ Read Full Article ]

Credit union employment opportunities posted online
View job opportunities in Florida and Alabama credit unions. [ Read Full Article ]

Schedule of upcoming educational events

Upcoming Educational Events - Calendar at a Glance

July 29 2010, BSA Essentials Training - Tuscaloosa, AL

July 29 2010, BSA Advanced - Tuscaloosa, AL

August 1 2010, Supervisory Committee Conference - Point Clear, AL

August 10 2010, How to Read & Sell: Credit Report (webinar)

August 17 2010, Garnishments & Subpoenas (webinar)

  [ Read Full Article ]