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LSCU eNews Weekly January 30, 2012
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President's Point
LEVERAGE looking at healthcare plan for credit unions
LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines
Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: 2012 Legislative Session one week away, League calling for CU help
This week in Florida politics: Florida primary, budget allocations released, redistricting maps finalized
News from the Hill: MBL update, floor, committee schedules
State GAC in Florida immersed credit unions in issues
Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Identity Theft
CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report - Week of Jan. 30
Compliance calendar and training
Cooperative Initiatives News
Register today for LSCU's 2012 Small Credit Union Workshop
Corporate One CEO elected to NCUF board
Attend LSCU, CUNA, CUES events with SECUF scholarships
Communications News
LSCU calls for nominations/entries for 2012 LSCU Awards
Education News
IRA Essentials & Advanced Training in Birmingham, AL
BSA Training in February
ALM Essentials & Implementation Training coming up in March
Education Calendar
LEVERAGE News
CUNA Mutual Group announces 2012 credit union protection webinars
News from You
Alabama CU cuts ribbon for new branch
FSU CU donates more than $8,000 for kids
Alabama Telco collects more than 200 pounds of food for food bank
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President's Point

LEVERAGE looking at healthcare plan for credit unions

Last week Alabama and Florida CEOs received an email from LEVERAGE, the League Service Corporation, which contained a few questions about the interest credit unions have in a healthcare plan with an affordable price that addresses escalating benefit costs. LEVERAGE is in the process of researching opportunities to put credit unions’ group buying power together for a comprehensive employee benefit program.

I don’t have to tell you that healthcare costs are astronomical. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading provider of healthcare analysis, spending for health care services was $1.4 trillion in 2001 and it’s estimated the costs will be $3.1 trillion this year. To put in greater perspective, that’s 17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product in the United States. The cost to insure and provide benefits to employees will continue to put pressure on credit unions’ operating efficiencies. Something has to be done to curb the rising costs.

We believe that by bringing a group of credit unions together to form a self-insured pool of participating credit unions we will be able to leverage that volume into administrative efficiencies and medical premium savings.  We have identified individual credit unions that are already self-insured. The idea here is to leverage their experience to create an even larger group made up of many credit unions. But to do this, LEVERAGE needs to validate credit unions’ interest in participating in the research for this program and then collect the necessary information. I ask that you please fill out the questionnaire that was emailed last week. If you need it sent again or have questions, contact LEVERAGE Director, Product Development John Brumit at 866.231.0545 ext. 1120.

LEVERAGE is always looking to innovate new products and services that will not only improve credit union efficiencies, but also improve the credit unions bottom line. From the revolutionary ePurchasing powered by Ventelligence, where credit unions are seeing an average of 21-percent savings on new vendor contracts, to ComplyTrac, LEVERAGE’s automated compliance solution, credit unions are finding best in class products and services from us.

We feel 2012 will be our best year yet for LEVERAGE. “That’s Life”, our Merchant Lending solution, is being tested in one credit union right now and will be rolled out to more in the first quarter. Merchant Lending has the possibility of bringing in a new set of members for these life style loans that hadn’t considered a credit union before. Plus, if enough credit unions participate, LEVERAGE is confident that a self-insured healthcare solution can be developed.

For every product that you purchase through LEVERAGE, it benefits the League by allowing us to offer more things like scholarships to our conferences and workshops and our under $50 million CU Initiative Account. The more we work together, the more benefit our credit unions see.       

I welcome your thoughts and feedback.

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LSCU Top Headlines
This week's top League headlines

Pen Air loans Secure First CU mobile branch following tornado
Central Alabama was hit with tornadoes early on the morning of Jan. 23. Secure First, based in Birmingham, suffered extensive damage to its headquarters. Pen Air FCU, based Pensacola, loaned its mobile branch until Secure First's headquarters can reopen.  Click here to read the full story.

NCUA webinar with CFPB; 2012 reg reviews released
NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will host a free webinar with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray on Feb. 8 at 3pm EST. The webinar will give credit unions a chance to interact with the bureau. Click here to register. The NCUA also released its list of regulations it will review in 2012. The agency looks at one-third of its regulations every year. Click here to see the 2012 list.  

CUNA GAC League room block ends Jan. 31
For those credit unions wanting to stay at the League hotel during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference March 18-23, the room block ends Tuesday Jan. 31. The League currently has five rooms remaining at the Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. The location can't be beat since it's within walking distance of all activities except the Hill visits. Visit the CUNA GAC registration page for more information. Contact LSCU Director of Events Teresa Gray at 866.231.0545 ext. 2110 for questions. 

League's letters to editor getting attention in Tallahassee
Following the defeat of HB 669, legislation to allow credit unions to accept public deposits, in the Florida legislative session, the League sent letters to the editor to the hometown newspapers of the House Insurance and Banking subcommittee members that voted against the bill. Those legislators have let the League know that they aren't happy with the letters. It's important the League hold our lawmakers accountable. You can view the letters in the LSCU Press Room. Similar letters thanking the yes votes will go out this week. 

Credit Union House Year-end newsletter
T
he year-end Credit Union House newsletter for 2011 acknowledges annual contributors and includes photos from several events hosted in the latter part of the year. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Governmental Affairs News
This week in Alabama politics: 2012 Legislative Session one week away, League calling for CU help

This Week in Alabama Politics

There are several pieces of legislation that is expected to benefit the credit union movement, but none will be as contentious as the League's push for public deposits. If there is one thing that is certain, other financial institutions, large and small, will be fighting public deposits with all that they have and credit unions must be ready to fight just as hard for the legislation’s passage.

The LSCU Governmental Affairs (GA) team has put together a working timeline for credit union grassroots involvement. Following this model will not only help in the movement and passage of public deposit legislation, but also give credit unions the right message to give legislators in Montgomery to ensure our best chance at success.

In the next few days, you will receive an email with talking points on public deposits as well as a request for you to contact your local legislators to speak to them on the issue. We will be asking you to reach out to your local legislators, meet with them in the district, host meetings at your credit union with other local officials who see the value in being able to utilize your credit union for public deposits, and create a voice loud enough that legislators cannot ignore. While there is not a bill number yet for the specific legislation, you will be able to prep your legislators on the idea and let them know a bill is coming and their support is needed. The League will also be asking that you contact the GA team and brief them on your conversations with legislators. This is just the first step and more will be asked of you over the coming months, and there is no way to stress in words the importance that all credit unions be involved in this effort.

This looks to be an active and ambitious legislative year for credit unions in Alabama. Together, with the strong grassroots support credit unions are known for, it can be a successful one as well.

For questions regarding legislative affairs issues in Alabama, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jason Cochran at 866.231.0545, ext. 2159. [ Return to Top ]

This week in Florida politics: Florida primary, budget allocations released, redistricting maps finalized

Florida Politics Week in Review

Presidential Primary Tomorrow
On Jan. 31, registered Republicans in Florida will go to the polls to help determine who will win the GOP nomination for president. With former House Speaker Newt Gingrich winning the South Carolina primary nearly two weeks ago, all eyes have been on Florida for this election. Many pundits believe that the winner of the Florida primary will go on to sweep the remaining elections and be the eventual GOP nominee, but only time will tell. A Quinnipiac poll released today shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with a 14-point lead over Newt Gingrich. The results of that poll can be found here.

House Releases Budget Allocations
On Friday, the House released a $69.1 billion budget that cuts nearly every area of the spending plan while avoiding the deep cuts to healthcare being contemplated by the Senate. The budget would address funding shortfalls for state courts, school construction, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. It would exceed some of Gov. Scott's recommendations, such as the $1 billion funding increase he is seeking for schools, but fall short of others, such as the $236 million he sought for economic incentives.

House Appropriations Chairman Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) said in committee that the House budget also does not assume savings from policy changes such as a statewide Medicaid overhaul still awaiting approval by the federal government, and that while it includes a 7-percent reduction of hospital inpatient reimbursements, it avoids cuts to programs such as Medically Needy, which also pay for hospital care. It will be debated by Grimsley's committee on Feb. 1, and could come up for a floor vote the following week.

Redistricting Maps Finalized
The House Redistricting Committee passed its version of Florida’s new legislative and Congressional maps and a final debate is scheduled for Feb. 2, with a vote on Feb. 3. The Congressional plan is likely to be signed by the Governor, but the Florida Supreme Court must still review the state House and Senate plans. All of the maps are likely to receive a legal challenge, which will delay the release of the final maps, thus leaving uncertainty heading into the campaign season. The Washington Post had a good breakdown on the Florida Congressional Maps, which can be read here.

To read the complete Florida Politics Week in Review including important information on grassroots advocacy, and PAC fundraising, click here.

Should you have any questions about the legislative issues mentioned above, contact LSCU Director, Legislative Affairs Jared Ross at 866.231.0545, ext. 1012. [ Return to Top ]

News from the Hill: MBL update, floor, committee schedules

Floor Schedule

The Senate returns Monday and will vote to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to consider the STOCK Act, legislation that seeks to curb insider trading by members of Congress and their staffs. If the motion to proceed is approved, the Senate is expected to debate the bill the remainder of the week.

The House comes back Tuesday and will consider a motion to go to conference on the FAA Authorization bill. The House will also begin consideration of H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011. On Wednesday, the House will debate bills under suspension of the rules and then resume consideration of H.R. 1173. On Thursday and Friday, the House will consider H.R. 3582, the Pro-Growth Budget Reform Act, and H.R. 3578, the Baseline Reform Act.

CUNA Sends Letters to House and Senate Legislative Directors and Chiefs of Staff
Last week, CUNA sent two communications to House and Senate legislative directors and chiefs of staff in support of the League’s efforts on member business lending (MBL).

On Wednesday, Democratic legislative directors and chiefs of staff received a message regarding a recent study by the Progressive Policy Institute entitled, The Credit Gap:  Easing the Squeeze on the Smallest Businesses, that explores the current state of small business lending, focusing on the still lingering effects of the 2007-2008 financial meltdown on small businesses. The study states, “smaller businesses clearly need more options for getting credit, and credit unions, which already help many small borrowers finance their self-employment and small business ventures with personal loans, lines of credit, and limited business loans, could be an ideal source of credit for these underserved entrepreneurs. However, credit unions are blocked from offering as much help as they could because of an arbitrary and outdated cap on the amount of small business lending that credit unions can do.”

On Thursday, Republican legislative directors and chiefs of staff received a message regarding an op-ed piece by Alan Daley and Steve Posiask of the American Consumer Institute entitled, How to Create New Jobs, Spur Innovation, which took a deeper look into the current state of small business lending. As Daley and Posiask note, the MBL bills “are about private sector jobs, small business expansion and benefits to credit union members through competition with banks. Competition, in turn, will encourage banks to ease up on credit, further opening up small business access to capital, which will encourage investment and creating jobs.” 

The League and CUNA will continue to work with members of Congress, their staff, and outside groups to make our case and move our legislative agenda forward.

To read the complete News from the Hill Update including the full committee schedule for the House and Senate, click here.

For questions about the News from the Hill Update, contact LSCU SVP, Governmental Affairs Will McCarty at 866.231.0545, ext. 2137.

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State GAC in Florida immersed credit unions in issues


LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine speaks with Rep. Jim Frishe (R-54).

The LSCU State Governmental Affairs Conference in Tallahassee provided attendees with two days of learning state, federal and regulatory issues, interaction with lawmakers and regulators and discussions about ways to enhance the presence of credit unions. The overall message to attendees was that the credit union message to lawmakers needs to be clear, focused on the member and that the bankers will no longer define the credit union movement.

A number of lawmakers attended the Lawmaker Reception at the Governor's Club. Credit unions spent two hours talking about issues and building new relationships with their local policy makers. The visits to the statehouse were fast and furious as lawmakers were also meeting in session and committees. Credit unions carved out small chunks of time in offices, meeting rooms, and sometimes in the hall. Attendees were able to talk about the public deposits bill that lost a close 7-8 vote in committee early in the session. They were also able to talk about foreclosure legislation and in some cases give the lawmaker a better idea of the credit union tax-exempt status.

Tyndall FCU Chairman D.W. Smith, Sen.Don Gaetz (R-4) and Tyndall FCU CEO Jim Warren

LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine welcomed attendees and gave an overview of the conference and the priorities for the League's Governmental Affairs team. He handed the podium over to John McKechnie who have a snapshot of the sentiment in Washington, D.C. McKechnie is a partner with Total Spectrum and he has more than 25 years of experience with credit unions through his work at CUNA and the NCUA. McKechnie told attendees that the banks are making the credit union tax-exempt status a priority in 2012. He also told credit unions that the message to lawmakers should focus on the members and how credit unions are helping their communities; two areas where the bankers can't argue.

The Regulator Roundtable included NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles and OFR's Linda Charity and Bruce Ricca. The roundtable featured good discussion on the federal and state regulatory environment. Yolles gave an overview of the NCUA's thoughts on how credit unions are performing. Yolles said that membership in Florida credit unions was negative .6 percent last year, while the first three quarters of 2011 showed a positive 1.36 growth, more in line with the national average. He said that the forecast for the Corporate Credit Union Stabilization premium remains between 8-11 basis points.

Charity and Ricca both said they are seeing positive signs with Florida credit unions. While they say it isn't huge gains by credit unions, Charity said she felt strongly that 2013 would see strong loan growth. Ricca says he continues to see positive trends for credit unions in 2012. Again, he reiterated that it wasn't huge gains, but positive ones.

Rep. Will Weatherford was honored as the 2011 LSCU Florida Legislator of the Year. PAC fundraising awards were presented to high performing individual credit unions as well as chapters. The LSCU will hold a State GAC April 4-5 in Montgomery. Alabama. To read more about the State GAC in Florida click here or here.

 

Community South CU CEO Jan Page accepts her credit unions' first -place CUPAC award from LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine

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Compliance Corner
League InfoSight highlight: Identity Theft

The current edition of the League InfoSight newsletter covers the topic and procedure behind handling identity theft. 

Identity theft occurs when someone appropriates another individual's personal information without that person's knowledge, to commit fraud or theft. An identity thief steals another person's name, Social Security number, credit card number, or some other piece of personal information for his or her own use.

When identity theft occurs, a credit union should close the member's accounts and flag the new account to alert all staff to the previous identity theft.

To read more about the what to do in the event of identity theft, visit the latest edition of League InfoSight.

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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CUNA Regulatory Advocacy Report - Week of Jan. 30

This week, the CUNA Regulatory and Advocacy Report covers stories on an update on further CUNA actions to address concerns with NCUA, CUNA continuing work on multi-featured open-end lending issues,
Treasury Department holding first roundtable meeting regarding implementing diversity issues under the Dodd-Frank Act, CFPB “Remittance Transfers” final rule and new proposal, and more.

Click here to read the complete CUNA Regulatory and Advocacy Report. [ Return to Top ]

Compliance calendar and training

February 2012

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

        *Note: To view InfoSight content, it is required to log in to www.lscu.coop for access.

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        Cooperative Initiatives News
        Register today for LSCU's 2012 Small Credit Union Workshop

        The LSCU Cooperative Initiatives Department invites you to the 2012 Small Credit Union Workshops on Feb. 7 in Tampa and Feb. 9 in Birmingham. There will be an exciting line-up of speakers and topics that deal with issues credit unions face every day.

        Jim Warren, CEO of Tyndall Federal Credit Union, will provide insight into his credit union’s collection programs, and NCUA Economic Development Specialists Chuck Brandon and Lisa Terrell will give an exam and supervision update. In Florida, the lunch speaker is Rob Lefkowitz, highlighting the growing Cooperative Trust Program, and in Alabama, Lee Taylor will showcase the Young & Free Program. Each one-day workshop will also feature a state of credit unions overview, a compliance overview, and a lending panel made up of your fellow credit union executives.

        Registration is only $79 and remember, you can use your Initiatives Account to cover the registration fee. Click here to go to the LSCU Education Events Calendar and register online. For the complete Small Credit Union workshop agnda, click here.

        For questions or more information, contact LSCU Director, Member Relations Adena Whitman at 205.437.2134.

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        Corporate One CEO elected to NCUF board

        Corporate One FCU CEO Lee Butke

        The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) elected Corporate One CEO Lee Butke to its board of directors at the Jan. 24 board meeting. Butke has worked with the NCUF over the years, most notably on the funding mechanism for the Community Investment Fund. Corporate One recently signed a definitive merger document with Southeast Corporate FCU and expects to submit the merger application to the NCUA soon. 

        "Electing Lee Butke to the board is good for many credit unions in the southeast," said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. "Corporate One has been a strong system partner and supporter. Elevating Lee to the NCUF board is a reflection of his personal commitment and Corporate One’s culture of collaboration."

        “Butke has long been a champion of the credit union philosophy and we look forward to working with him to help more consumers achieve financial freedom through our programs and grants,”said NCUF Executive Director Bucky Sebastian.

        The foundation is also changing its tagline and part of its mission statement. The tagline will now read "Making Financial Freedom Achievable." The mission statement will include "making financial freedom achievable through credit unions." 

        To learn more about the NCUF, visit the website

         

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        Attend LSCU, CUNA, CUES events with SECUF scholarships

        Credit Unions have ample opportunity to attend many LSCU, CUNA, and CUES events through scholarships offered by the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF). To learn which events scholarships are available for visit the SECUF website by clicking here.  You can also apply online by filling out our brief one-page scholarship request.

        Upcoming events to consider:

        • LSCU IRA Essential Training – March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, AL
        • CUNA GAC – March 18-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
        • LSCU Alabama State GAC – April 4-5, 2012 in Montgomery, AL

        For more event information, visit the LSCU Education Calendar. For additional questions about SECUF scholarships, contact SECUF Executive Director Amber R. Tynan at 866.231.0545, ext 1154.

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        Communications News
        LSCU calls for nominations/entries for 2012 LSCU Awards

        The league is now accepting entries for the 2012 LSCU Awards. These award programs are in place to honor professionals, volunteers, and credit unions for excellence in leadership and service. The awards categories include:

        • Distinguished Service Award
        • Credit Union of the Year
        • Professional of the Year
        • Volunteer of the Year
        • Brother's Keepers

        (At this time, CUNA has not distributed entry information for the Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring, and Desjardin awards. Once we receive the information we will post the it on the LSCU Awards web page and notify members via email and eSignal.)

        Click here to download the LSCU Awards brochure or click here to visit awards web page on www.lscu.coop.

        The deadline for submissions is March 27, 2012. If you have any questions, contact LSCU Director, Information Services Amy Jowers. [ Return to Top ]

        Education News
        IRA Essentials & Advanced Training in Birmingham, AL

        The IRA Essentials Workshop* gives attendees a solid foundation of IRA knowledge. Exercises are included throughout the day to help participants apply information to job-related situations. Attendees will leave this session able to work with IRA owners and process basic IRA transactions with confidence. This is a beginner’s session; no previous IRA knowledge is assumed.

        Essentials Topics:
        IRA Fundamentals • IRA Distributions • IRA Transfer & Rollover Contributions • IRA Tax Reporting Overview

        The IRA Advanced Workshop builds on the learners’ knowledge of IRA basics to help them address some of the more complex IRA issues they handle at the credit union. This is an advanced session; previous IRA knowledge is assumed.

        Advanced Topics:
        IRA Benefits • IRA Tax Reporting • IRA Transactions • Required Minimum Distributions • Processing an IRA Death Claim

        Join instructor Paul Kern, CIS, CIP, CISP, training consultant with Ascensus, Inc., to gain basic and advanced knowledge of IRAs. He will discuss everything from the importance of retirement savings to your members and your credit union to processing an IRA death claim. In each session, Paul will utilize real-world exercises to help participants apply information to job-related situations.

        America’s First FCU , Birmingham, AL
        IRA Essentials Workshop - Wednesday, March 13
        IRA Advanced Workshop - Thursday, March 14

        Registration
        $199 per person per day or $349 per person for both days and includes lunch.

        *Attendees will need to bring a hand held calculator for the Advanced workshop.

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        BSA Training in February

        The Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to assist Federal and state agencies to detect and prevent money laundering. Specifically, the act requires financial institutions to report suspicious activity that might signify money laundering or other criminal activities.

        Participants in this BSA Training workshop will receive a certification letter upon completion of the session.

        Date
        Wednesday, Feb. 22

        Location:
        Healthcare’s Cooperative Credit Union
        9790 Touchton Road
        Jacksonville, FL 32246

        BSA Training sessions:

        Morning: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
        Afternoon
        :
        1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

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        ALM Essentials & Implementation Training coming up in March

        The ALM Essentials & Implementation Training covers:

        Essentials: The ALM Essentials Workshop is a full day session of benefit to all credit union employees, Board and ALCO members who desire a better understanding of the basic asset liability management process.

        Implementation: The ALM Implementation Workshop is a five hour session providing a checklist for organizing and implementing an effective asset liability management process in your credit union.

        Date
        March 27-28, 2012

        Location Information
        CFE FCU
        1000 Primera Blvd
        Lake Mary, FL 32746

        Fee
        $199 per person/day or $349 per person/both days

        Speaker
        Deborah L. Rightmire, CCUE  is Vice President of Asset/Liability Management for the Texas Credit Union League, overseeing the operations of TCUL ALM Resources. She provides semi-annual ALM analysis and consulting services for credit unions across the U.S. representing over 90 billion in combined assets.

        For more ALM Essentials & Implementation Training information, visit the LSCU Education Calendar. [ Return to Top ]

        Education Calendar

        Upcoming Events:

        Thursday, February 2 - Friday, February 3
        LSCU/CUES Large Asset Size CU CEO Executive Dialogue
        Hyatt Regency Coconut Point - Bonita Springs, Fla.
        8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

        Thursday, February 2
        Frontline Series: Minor Accounts: Legal Ownership, Debit Cards, & Access
        3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST – webinar

        Tuesday, February 7
        SAS Credit Union Workshop - Florida
        8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

        Wednesday, February 22
        BSA Training Workshop - Jacksonville
        9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST (Morning)
        1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST (Afternoon)

        To view the full 2012 LSCU Education Calendar of Events, click here.

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        LEVERAGE News
        CUNA Mutual Group announces 2012 credit union protection webinars

        CUNA Mutual Group fidelity bond policyholders can learn about risk trends and exposures they need to prepare for next year by participating in the insurer’s popular Credit Union Protection 2012 Webinar Series.

        “Topics provide valuable insights and recommend effective tools to reduce losses and help protect against a wide variety of risks,” said Brad Mundine, CUNA Mutual Group senior manager of Credit Union Protection Risk Management. “The one-hour webinars are provided as a no-cost, value-added benefit for policyholders, who can participate without stepping away from their desk.”

        In the past 10 years, CUNA Mutual Group has delivered in excess of 120 webinars to more than 25,000 credit union professionals. According to 2011 webinar participant surveys, more than 95 percent of attendees reported they were “Very Likely/Likely” to recommend the series to a colleague, Mundine said.

        To read the complete story about the CUNA Mutual Group webinars and how to register, click here.

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        News from You
        Alabama CU cuts ribbon for new branch

        Alabama Credit Union recently held a grand opening for the newest branch in Huntsville. Board member Gladys Jones cut the ribbon for the new branch, which kicked off a day of giveaways and festivities.

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        FSU CU donates more than $8,000 for kids

        Stephen Taylor of FSU Credit Union presents a check to Southeastern Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Amber R. Tynan as the credit union recently contributed $8,736 to the Tallahassee-Area CU4Kids Dance4Kids event. To learn more about CU4Kids, click here.


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        Alabama Telco collects more than 200 pounds of food for food bank

        Alabama Telco CU, based in Birmingham, collected 210 pounds of food for the local Birmingham food bank. The cans were collected by staff and members.


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        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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