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LSCU eNews Weekly April 25, 2011
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LSCU Headlines
President's Point
Sen. Bill Nelson to speak at LSCU Annual Convention & Exposition
Florida union leaders say they will pull money from banks
NCUA board removes two Corporate Credit Union provisions
It's been extended! Deadline for LSCU & CUNA award entries now May 3
Save my Free Checking stickers available
Achieva CU saves almost 40 percent on janitorial services
Credit unions increasing interchange outreach
LSCU has three new videos available including a look at the interchange issue
Governmental Affairs News
Florida roundup: Public Deposits legislation still in committee, legislative session may be extended
Alabama roundup: Alabama legislative update, new ACUA Administrator confirmed
Credit unions can contribute to the LSCU's AC&E Silent Auction
Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Reg Z proposal for consumers' mortgage repayments
NCUA Proposes Interest Rate Risk Requirements
Compliance calendar and training
Cooperative Initiatives News
Scholarships available for LSCU educational events
Education News
2011 BSA Training Opportunities
Education Calendar
LSCU Councils offer invaluable training for credit unions
LEVERAGE News
You deserve a treat, let Office Depot help
News from You
Tampa Chapter of CUs presents Boys and Girls Club 2011 Youth of the Year Award
JetStream FCU shows special appreciation to FAA members with BBQ
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President's Point

This week the LSCU will be hosting its second Chapter Leaders Retreat in Pensacola, bringing together chapter leaders from 18 of our 20 chapters from across Alabama and Florida. The idea behind the meeting is to have an open dialogue between the League and chapters on how we can better serve them. The event also provides great opportunities for networking and idea sharing among chapter leaders. We have a lot of success stories revolving around the great work of credit unions at the chapter level.
 
Through our three-tiered structure - the League, Chapters and Credit Unions - we all play an integral role in each others overall success. Chapters are meant to bring credit unions together on a monthly or quarterly basis to network, provide education, host lawmakers and to coordinate local charity of choice events, such as Children’s Miracle Network. This spirit of collaboration is the engine that drives the credit union movement. However, in these tough economic times when credit unions have been fighting just to survive, some of our chapters have lost that cooperative spirit. That is where the League steps in to help out.
 
As pressures increase on credit unions, we can’t lose sight of the need to stay active in the chapters. These meetings revolve around a topic that is always beneficial to our movement. For example, this month the Tampa Chapter held a free Counter Intelligence workshop on fraud. Credit unions were given the latest updated fraud trends from county authorities. Next month the Cheaha Chapter is planning to present a Children’s Miracle Network check, while also recognizing high school scholarship winners; a great way to show the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” 

For some credit union officials reading this column, you may be thinking that you have attended enough chapter events in your career. While this may be true, many of your staff members have not. Chapters continually need new blood, middle and upper management, to get involved at the chapter level. This brings new enthusiasm while also promoting new ideas. 

As we navigate through new regulations and changing business models, new ideas will help guide us through these rough times. The League, working closely with Chapter leaders, will be looking for new ways to bring credit unions together utilizing our cooperative structure for the common good. Let’s keep our collaborative spirit alive by getting out of the office to talk with our peers, get educated on timely topics and engage in grassroots advocacy with  lawmakers. This spirit has sustained us for decades; let’s not let it die through complacency. 

Pass along any feedback you might have to this column.

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Sen. Bill Nelson to speak at LSCU Annual Convention & Exposition

This year’s LSCU Annual Convention & Exposition (AC&E) has a powerful list of speakers that now includes Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). He joins MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz, NCUF Executive Director Bucky Sebastian and CUNA Mutual Group COO Bob Trunzo as speakers at the AC&E June 16-19 in Orlando.

Sen. Nelson is supporting S.509, a bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act, to advance the ability of credit unions to promote small business growth and economic development opportunities (otherwise known as the Member Business Lending bill), and S.575, a bill to study the market and appropriate regulatory structure for electronic debit card transactions.

Currently, Sen. Nelson is the only Senator in the country that is co-sponsoring both Senate bills.

For more information, and to register for the Annual Convention & Exposition, visit the LSCU AC&E page.

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Florida union leaders say they will pull money from banks

This past week, the Orlando Sentinel ran a story, "Unions pull money from Florida Chamber Banks," that showed Central Florida labor leaders were planning to pull their money out of five banks that support what they call "union-busting" legislation. Instead, the leaders said they will move their money to community banks and credit unions. They also said they're advising thousands of union members to make the switch as well.

Unions representing police, firefighters, teachers and white- and blue-collar workers announced at a news conference they will pull funds from Bank of America, PNC, Regions Bank, SunTrust and Wachovia.

Each bank is represented on the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which is advocating a measure moving through the state legislature that would prohibit state and local governments from collecting union dues through payroll deduction.

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NCUA board removes two Corporate Credit Union provisions

On Thursday April 21, the NCUA board removed the two most controversial provisions from the final rule on Corporate Credit Unions’ (CCU) internal risk management, reporting, and corporate governance requirements. The NCUA did not have legal authority to adopt these provisions.

The two deleted provisions, which CUNA and the League strongly opposed in our comment letter and in discussions with NCUA officials, would have:

  • Limited natural person credit unions’ membership to only one Corporate Credit Union
  • Resulted in a virtual requirement that all entities using the services of a Corporate Credit Union contribute to the Corporate Stabilization Fund, including entities that are not federally insured or financial institutions

In addition, the board approved new services for CCU credit union service organizations (CUSO), adopted a final interpretive ruling and policy statement (IRPS) on NCUA Supervisory Review Committee guidelines, and reviewed reports on the National Credit Union Share insurance Fund and the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund.

You can read a more in-depth summary of the four major points brought up in the board meeting by visiting the LSCU Regulatory Resources website. If you have any questions regarding any of the board's activities, contact VP, Regulatory Affairs Bill Berg at 866.231.0545 ext. 1028 or Director of Compliance Scott Morris at ext. 2165.

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It's been extended! Deadline for LSCU & CUNA award entries now May 3

Don't miss your chance for your credit union to shine! If you haven't already, tell us and your peers about a person or a project that your credit union/chapter would like to recognize. The April 15 deadline has been extended to May 3. This gives you additional time to send in your entry.

Is there a professional or a volunteer that you feel has gone above and beyond in their contributions the credit union movement? If so, nominate them for one of the following:

  • Professional of the Year Award recognizes a credit union professional that deserves recognition for their contributions to advance the credit union movement in their state and the nation.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the credit union volunteer who has selflessly contributed time, effort, and talent to the development of the credit union movement in their state.
  • Distinguished Service Award recognizes lifelong service to the credit union movement reaching beyond the natural person credit union.

How about your credit union? Has it been operating effectively and efficiently or reaching out to the community? If so, enter it for: 

  • CU of the Year Award recognizes an individual credit union for its outstanding achievements in the various areas of day-to-day operations, financial prowess, and community outreach. This award will be judged based on credit union asset size categories.

If you know of a credit union that has helped another credit union in a way that deserves recognition, then nominate it for:

  • Brother's Keeper Award recognizes exceptional efforts by credit unions to provide ongoing assistance to developing credit unions through various means. 

And, don't forget the awards program through CUNA that provides opportunities to showcase those programs, projects, or events from your credit union that promotes the "people helping people" philosophy:

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is designed to recognize and promote credit unions’ social responsibility efforts within their communities.
  • Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award. Recognizes credit unions for putting the “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions into action. The focus is on internal credit union programs and services.
  • Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Education Awards. Recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy. It considers all activities supporting the personal financial education of members and nonmembers. NOTE: The adult financial award option is new for 2011.

For more details about each award listed above as well as the nomination/submission forms, visit the LSCU CU Awards web page on the LSCU website and click to view the LSCU Awards brochure.

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Save my Free Checking stickers available

Credit unions can now utilize a sticker to help members understand that the Durbin amendment may cause new fees on their services. The "Ask me how I can Save my Free Checking" stickers are easy to use and send a statement to your members. Credit unions can get them in a roll or sheet format and simply have their tellers and other staff members that interact with members wear them. 

The MBL and Interchange Resource  page has many other tools for credit unions including an Op-ed piece, rotating web banners sending members to the "Save my Free Checking" website, CUNA's Call on Congress cards with the phone number, as well as talking points for members and staff as they contact their lawmakers. 

Credit unions are urged to mobilize their membership as the implementation of the Federal Reserve's proposed rule is discussed. While the April 21 deadline for a final rule has passed without a final rule, the Fed remains committed to having a rule in place by July. The grassroots support from credit unions needs to remain in high gear. 

If you have any questions about the "Save my Free Checking" campaign, contact LSCU VP, Marketing and Communications Mike Bridges at 866.231.0545 ext. 1022 or SVP, Governmental Affairs Will McCarty at ext. 2137.

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Achieva CU saves almost 40 percent on janitorial services

LEVERAGEhas been redefining the traditional purchasing process through the innovative ePurchasing platform, powered by Ventelligence. This new, strategic way of purchasing is designed to help credit unions reduce costs while improving their spending power. Most recently, Achieva Credit Union saved almost 40 percent on a two-year contract for janitorial services equating to almost $140,000 in savings!

Through the ePurchasing platform, companies are forced to show the true value of their service if they want to have a chance at being awarded the business. Since 2008, credit unions that have participated in an event have saved an average of more than 25 percent on new contracts such as armored car, ATM, and janitorial services.

“I am definitely a believer in the benefits and effectiveness of the ePurchasing process. Achieva has used ePurchasing events to buy hardware, software and operational services,” said Dennis Holthaus, CFO of Achieva Credit Union.

In the first quarter of 2011 there have been four ePurchasing events with participating credit unions saving an average of 28 percent on new contracts for commodity services. The ePurchasing platform is conducted in either a single or collaborative environment and requires no long-term contract commitment to participate in an event, purchasing details do not need to be identical to those of other participants, and each participating credit union remains in charge of making decisions on their business throughout every step of the process.

Save money by having a number of vendors compete for your business. For more information or to participate in an upcoming event, contact LEVERAGE Director of ePurchasing, Lori Vary at 941.747.9646. [ Return to Top ]

Credit unions increasing interchange outreach

Over the past month, credit unions have been utilizing various tools to let their membership know that the Durbin amendment to regulate debit card interchange fees could be harmful. 

Listerhill Credit Union, based in Muscle Shoals, AL, has enlisted members to write their member of Congress through its "Save my Swipe Fees" program. In the past week, 435 letters have been sent. Listerhill provides its members with a link to the "Save my Free Checking" website, while also directing them to CUNA's Capwiz site that has prewritten articles. 

Alabama Teachers Credit Union, based in Gadsden, AL, sent an email to members to alert them that the Fed's proposed rule could push fees from financial institutions on to members. The email contained CUNA's "Call on Congress" phone number, 877.422.3525, and instructions on how to use it.

Suncoast Schools FCU, based in Tampa, FL, put a page on its website that explains the interchange issue and provides ways that members can help including CUNA's "Call on Congress" phone number and the CUNA Capwiz website.

Credit unions are urged to utilize all of the tools available at the LSCU MBL and Interchange Resource page to let their members know that the Fed needs to stop, study and start over. 

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LSCU has three new videos available including a look at the interchange issue

The LSCU Video Center has three new videos that credit unions should check out.  The Alabama and Florida State GACs helped equip credit unions with the latest information on state and federal governmental issues, as well as spending time with state and federal regulators. The videos provide much of the information that was presented and credit union attendees talk about what they will take away from the GACs. The Alabama State GAC video has an interview with two lawmakers that say hearing from groups like credit unions is very beneficial to them. The Florida State GAC includes an interview with a lawmaker that says he enjoys getting an opportunity to work with groups like credit unions on the issues. 

The CUNA Interchange video is an edgy look at the Interchange issue and what CUNA is doing. The video includes soundbites from lawmakers who spoke at the CUNA GAC. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) is prominently showed throughout the video. 

If you have problems viewing the video, contact LSCU VP, Marketing and Communications Mike Bridges at 866.231.0545 ext. 1022. 

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Governmental Affairs News
Florida roundup: Public Deposits legislation still in committee, legislative session may be extended

The House was off on Monday and Tuesday for Passover, but returned to Tallahassee on Wednesday and Thursday, before breaking for Good Friday and Easter. The full legislature will return to Tallahassee on Monday as they work toward resolving differences in the budget and head toward the close of session on May 6.

Public Deposits legislative update:

HB 999 by Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) still sits in the House Economic Affairs Committee and is likely to remain stuck in committee throughout the remainder of the 2011 Legislative Session. The Economic Affairs Committee will not meet again, and unless the Speaker chooses to have the bill removed from committee and sent to directly to the floor, an unlikely scenario, HB 999 will not pass this session. SB 1976 by Sen. Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens) still remains in the Banking and Insurance Committee chaired by Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Naples). While the Banking and Insurance Committee will meet one more time this week, SB 1976 is not on the agenda, and like its House companion, is likely dead for this session. The League’s Governmental Affairs team will continue to explore any amendatory opportunities, but the more likely course of action will be to continue educating the members of the legislature to ensure the LSCU can get an early start on passing this legislation during the 2012 session. While the realistic outlook is that public deposit reform will not pass this session, it is important to realize how much progress was made during this session alone. Issues such as this can take years just to get one committee hearing, and the fact that the League received a hearing and a positive vote in the first year this bill was filed is tremendous progress. The League’s grassroots network truly helped with this progress and their team is looking forward to making public depository choice a reality in 2012.

OFR bill update:

HB 1121, by Rep. Ingram remains on the House calendar on second reading and will likely be placed on the Special Order calendar early in the seventh week of session. The Senate version of the bill, SB 1332 by Sen. Richter, will be heard in the overall Budget committee this week. It will then move to its final committee of reference, the Rules Committee, and then placed on the Senate calendar. The identical bills are likely to pass easily out of their respective chambers and be sent to the Governor for his signature. The League will keep you informed should there be any amendments that will negatively affect credit unions.

Budget negotiations breakdown – extended session?

Budget negotiations between the House and the Senate stalled during the short week and word around the Capitol is the Legislature could be heading for an extended session. While Sine Die (the end of session) is currently scheduled for May 6, the chambers could vote to extend for a period of time to allow for more time to resolve differences in the budget. While it is not a regular occurrence, an extension has occurred before, most recently in 2009, when the House and Senate went an extra week to finish their budget. While Speaker of the House Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) warns to not get hung up on the 60-day session time limit, he is optimistic that House and Senate leaders can settle preliminary issues, such as budget allocations, so conference committees can begin resolving differences between the chambers this week.

If you have any questions on the Florida Legislature, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jared Ross at 866.231.0545 ext. 1012. [ Return to Top ]

Alabama roundup: Alabama legislative update, new ACUA Administrator confirmed

The Senate went to work this past Tuesday passing a package of Tort Reform bills and finishing the week late Thursday afternoon by passing immigration legislation that focused on law enforcement of illegal immigrants and companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The House worked through a series of routine, non-controversial legislation even having a ten minute calendar on Thursday which included and saw the passage of nearly 30 bills on Thursday alone.

This week it is expected that the legislature will meet for a three-day work week with the House taking up the General Fund budget as early as Tuesday. The Senate will begin its work on the Education Trust Fund with the hopes that the legislature as a whole will get both budgets to Gov. Bentley as soon as possible. As for the rest of the session, the LSCU staff has had multiple conversations with key legislative leadership and as of now it seems as if the Alabama legislature will meet for the next two to three weeks and then take a two week break to conduct re-apportionment hearings for Alabama’s Congressional and school board districts. After the conclusion of the hearings the legislature will reconvene for the final five days of the legislative session in order to pass the re-apportionment of the new districts. 

The League does not expect any major change in the Congressional districts since Alabama is neither gaining, nor adding any seats to the current delegation. Any contention will come regarding the moving of the lines to include or exclude particular cities or municipalities.

Confirmation of ACUA Administrator

The Senate finally confirmed several appointments made by Gov. Bentley. The LSCU is proud to announce that Larry Morgan was confirmed by the entire Senate Thursday morning as Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration. The League congratulates Morgan and it looks forward to working with him in the coming years to better the credit union environment in Alabama.

Right of Redemption

Both pieces of the right of redemption legislation are now in position to be voted on by their respective bodies in the Alabama legislature. The League is currently working to see that these important bills get a vote on the floors of the House and Senate as early as this week. As printed earlier, at this point there is no major opposition to reducing the right of redemption time period and the LSCU feels confident that once given the opportunity, both chambers of the Alabama Legislature will pass without much debate.

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Registration

Like the right of redemption legislation mentioned above, this bill is also in position to pass in the House as well. The League hopes to see this legislation pass quickly and sent to the Senate for final approval. While this legislation will not change the way credit unions conduct their business with regards to used motor vehicles, it does specifically list credit unions as being exempt from having to obtain a used motor vehicle dealer license. This is important in that other financial institutions are specifically exempt and credit unions deserve and expect the same treatment within the law.

If you have any questions on the Alabama Legislature, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jason Cochran at 866.231.0545 ext. 2159. [ Return to Top ]

Credit unions can contribute to the LSCU's AC&E Silent Auction

The 2nd annual LSCU Annual Convention and Exposition (AC&E) is approaching and the Silent Auction is one of the favorite events. For this year’s silent auction, each dollar raised for the LSCU’s Political Action Committees (PAC) will be matched with a donation from LEVERAGE, the LSCU Service Corporation, to Children’s Miracle Network. This is a great way to support political advocacy while also raising funds for charity.

Attendees have fun bidding on items varying from the newest electronic gadgets to luxurious vacations. There will be advance bidding available on June 18 for attendees from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. The auction takes place during  the Dinner & Entertainment Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding at 10 p.m.

All donors will be listed and displayed during the Silent Auction. To donate to this year’s silent auction, contact Grassroots and Political Action Coordinators Justin Thames at 866.231.0545 ext. 1010 or Robbie Gordon at ext. 2164. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Reg Z proposal for consumers' mortgage repayments

The League InfoSight newsletter has an article about the Fed's Regulation Z proposal pertaining to a consumer's ability to repay a mortgage and mortgage underwriting standards. On April 19, the Federal Reserve Board requested public comment on a proposed rule under Reg. Z that would require creditors to determine a consumer's ability to repay a mortgage before making the loan and would establish minimum mortgage underwriting standards.

The revisions to the regulation, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), are being made pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Consistent with the act, the proposal would provide four options for complying with the ability-to-repay requirement:

  • First, a creditor can meet the general ability-to-repay standard by considering and verifying specified underwriting factors, such as the consumer's income or assets
  • Second, a creditor can make a "qualified mortgage," which provides the creditor with special protection from liability provided the loan does not have certain features, such as negative amortization; the fees are within specified limits; and the creditor underwrites the mortgage payment using the maximum interest rate in the first five years. The Board is soliciting comment on two alternative approaches for defining a "qualified mortgage"
  • Third, a creditor operating predominantly in rural or underserved areas can make a balloon-payment qualified mortgage. This option is meant to preserve access to credit for consumers located in rural or underserved areas where banks originate balloon loans to hedge against interest rate risk for loans held in portfolio
  • Fourth, a creditor can refinance a "non-standard mortgage" with risky features into a more stable "standard mortgage" with a lower monthly payment. This option is meant to preserve access to streamlined refinancins

League InfoSight also has an article on President Obama signing legislation into law that repeals an extension of Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 reporting requirements that was part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

The extension, which was approved in order to offset the cost to taxpayers of the new healthcare reform law, would have extended existing 1099-MISC reporting provisions to cover payments for goods valued over $600.

For more helpful reminders and tips, view the League InfoSight newsletter by clicking here. It is a password-protected area. Member credit unions that do not have a password, may click here to sign up for one. An active email account and a password are required. To log in to InfoSight, enter your email and password in the InfoSight login block (see graphic below) located in the upper right of any of the LSCU web pages.


 

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NCUA Proposes Interest Rate Risk Requirements

NCUA Rules and Regulations address qualifications for obtaining and maintaining federal share insurance from the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. These provisions currently contain requirements for written lending and investment policies. The proposal would address requirements for a written IRR policy and an effective IRR management program as conditions to the NCUSIF insurance. The extent to which a credit union complies with these requirements would be a factor NCUA would use in assessing the safety and soundness of the credit union’s financial condition and polices. LSCU is seeking comments on this proposal through May 13.

Read the complete NCUA Proposal on Managing Interest Rate Risk document by clicking here. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance calendar and training

Compliance Calendar

May 1
Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments Rule Effective Date

For the complete list of calendar dates and compliance trainings, visit the LSCU Compliance Calendar

*Note - Compliance Calendar requires your League InfoSight login.
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Cooperative Initiatives News
Scholarships available for LSCU educational events

Scholarships are available to upcoming LSCU educational events, including  the AC&E in June in Orlando and the Development Conference in November in Point Clear, AL according to Executive Director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, Amber Tynan. Scholarships are also available for CUNA’s educational events and the Southeast Regional Credit Union Management School in Athens, GA.

“Scholarships from the Foundation cover tuition and travel expenses,” said Tynan. “The scholarship program is open to employees and volunteer officials of affiliated credit unions. It is designed for credit unions under $35 million in assets, but applications from employees and officials from larger credit unions will be considered.” 

The scholarship application and guidelines are available by clicking here.

For additional information on scholarships, contact Amber Tynan at 866.231.0545, ext. 1154 or LSCU VP, Cooperative Initiatives, Laura Vann at  866.231.0545, ext. 2181. [ Return to Top ]

Education News
2011 BSA Training Opportunities

LSCU has two remaining BSA Training opportunities to date for 2011. At each location, the League will offer two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

This BSA Training class is appropriate for frontline staff, lenders, officials, managers and compliance officers. The two-and-a-half hour class incorporates a Currency Transaction Report workshop and a Suspicious Activity Report workshop (focusing on narrative preparation) in which attendees study completed forms based on several common scenarios. A few of the topics discussed will include: Bank Secrecy Act program oversight, creation and maintenance, risk assessment, review of Currency Transaction Reports, Currency Transaction Report exemptions, filing requirements, technology and the Bank Secrecy Act plus many more areas.

Locations:

May 18    Birmingham, AL / LSCU Ground Floor Conference Room

(Click session for: morning or afternoon)

The cost for each course is $75 per person. For more information, visit the LSCU Education Calendar. [ Return to Top ]

Education Calendar

Upcoming Events:

The Supervisory Committee’s Role & Responsibilities
Wednesday, April 27 from 3 - 4 p.m. EST
Webinar

Bank On FL/AL Overview 
Thursday, April 28 from 3 - 4 p.m. EST
Webinar

The Legal Side of Imaged Documents & Imaged Checks
Thursday, April 28 from 3 - 4 p.m. EST
Webinar

Click here to view complete calendar of events. [ Return to Top ]

LSCU Councils offer invaluable training for credit unions

The next LSCU Council meetings are scheduled in conjunction with the LSCU AC&E in Orlando June 16. The lineup of speakers and topics for the council workshops are listed below. Don’t miss this great opportunity for credit union executive management teams to network, learn, and share best practices.

CFO: Innovation for Credit Unions: Part of an On-Going Planning Process

Tim Harrington, CPA

HR/Training & Development: Managing Benefit Costs in Today’s World and how to Transition to High Deductable Health Plans with the use of Health Savings Accounts

Todd Torgersen, president, Combined Insurance Services, Inc.

Lending: Maximizing Relationships

Julie R. Ferguson, owner, JRF Consulting Services, LLC

Marketing & Business Development: Charting the Course through Demographic Change

Kenneth Gronbach, president, KGC Direct, LLC

Operations, Sales, & Service: Strategies for Overcoming Lost Income from Regulatory Reform

Robert Rutowski, managing partner, Credit Union, Corporate & Financial Services Groups of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.

Technology Council: Cloud for Credit Unions

Tom Mackinson, regional manager, Ongoing Operations LLC

For an overview of topics, registration information, and more, visit the LSCU Events Calendar. “Like” LSCU Councils on Facebook for updated information and topic details.

Questions? Contact LEVERAGE HR Services/Executive Recruiter, Lisa Hammock at 866.231.0545, ext. 1146. [ Return to Top ]

LEVERAGE News
You deserve a treat, let Office Depot help

Jelly Belly and Office Depot have teamed up to offset your long work days with a free bag of gourmet Jelly Belly jelly beans. Discover your favorite flavor when you spend $175 or more at Office Depot this month. This is a great way to power through your day while ensuring your cleaning, supply and break room closets are filled. View the flyer for more details and the coupon code. For more information, contact LEVERAGE Product Support Manager, Deirdre Rhodes at 850.558.1104. [ Return to Top ]

News from You
Tampa Chapter of CUs presents Boys and Girls Club 2011 Youth of the Year Award

The Tampa Chapter were joined by various award sponsors. Other local sponsors in attendance included KForce Professional Staffing, Mrs. Trudy Carey, Bright House Networks and the Trey Curry Foundation.  Each sponsor was given the opportunity to present special awards to select club members from both Hillsborough and Pasco Counties recognizing these students for their leadership skills, positive contribution and academic success as a club member.

As title sponsor for this event, the Tampa Chapter of Credit Unions was honored to announce the 2011 Youth of the Year Award.  Sharmon Lenth, Chapter Board Member, presented the award to Madison Scott.  Madison is a 17 year old International Baccalaureate senior student at Robinson High School and a member of the Liberty Mompierre Club.  She is outgoing, personable and has demonstrated extraordinary dedication and success in her club, home, school and community.  Madison has been accepted to the University of South Florida where she will be studying pharmacology.  We congratulate all the youth winners! [ Return to Top ]

JetStream FCU shows special appreciation to FAA members with BBQ

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is JetStream’s original sponsor group. “We wanted to do something special for our FAA members because of their continued support and loyalty to the credit union”, stated JetStream VP, Marketing and Communications, Mara Falero. “They could bank anywhere, but they choose JetStream.” The senior management team was in attendance, serving up burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and cold sodas on a hot Miami day.

”Our employees were very happy to see that their credit union took the time to show them how much they are truly appreciated” commented Darrell Roberts, ASO Miami Tower. “The employees are already asking when is JetStream coming back.”

Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado also stopped by and visited. “We were thrilled that the Mayor took time out of his busy schedule to stop by and learn more about our credit union and the strong bond we have with our original sponsor group” stated JetStream President and CEO, Jeanne Kucey. At the end of the day, everyone had a great time. [ Return to Top ]

EMPLOYMENT
View available credit union jobs

To view the available jobs on the LSCU homepage, visit the LSCU CU Jobs Center. [ Return to Top ]

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