KCUA Vision
In This Issue
News from Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Education and Training
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions
Credit union organizations can apply for new Financial Education Grants (formerly "Innovation Grants") from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through June 30, 2011. Read more


CUNA Mutual FREE webinar
Technology Trends and Strategies for Credit Unions
May 24, 12:15 pm. Key trends covered include mobility and consumerization of IT, Cloud computing, Security and Privacy, and the staffing implications of these trends. Register


Youth Savings Week

Send KCUA your pictures and results of Youth Savings Week. We'll include them in a future issue of Vision, as well as on our Facebook and Flickr sites. 

Credit Union Youth Savings Week logo 

Sprint logoDiscounts for members. Extra money for credit unions. FREE informational webinar June 14. Read more
Dates to remember:  


May 17, 10 AM  

Tools for Organizing an ALM Process Tele-Course 


May 17, 4:30 PM  

Financial Literacy Training for Directors-Wichita   


May 18, 2 PM  

Proper Repossession, Notice & Sale of Non-Real Estate Collateral Webinar  


May 19, 2 PM  

RESPA Now: GFE & HUD 1 Compliance Webinar 


May 19, 4:30 PM

Financial Literacy Training for Directors - Kansas City 


May 19, 6 PM 

South Central Chapter Meeting 


May 24, 10 AM 

Business Deposits and Fraud Quickbite  


May 25, 2 PM

Connecting the Dots: REG Z and DD Compliance Webinar  


May 30: Memorial Day KCUA/Expandachek CLOSED 

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Kansas Depart of CUs new appointees

John Beverlin, Mainstreet Credit Union and Bob Corwin, Meritrust Credit Union have been appointed to the 2011 Credit Union Council of the Kansas Department of Credit Union. Beverlin represents the 3rd Congressional district and Corwin represents the 4th Congressional district. More details to come.

Hutchinson CU rep named to SBA Council 

LeeAnn Marker, business adviser to Hutchinson Credit Union, was named to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Council of Underserved Communities. Read more in CUNA NewsNow or Credit Union Times.


California/Nevada Credit Union League website: CEO: Interchange Advocacy "Paid Off." More coverage regarding interchange story that aired on KWCH on April 20. 5/13/2011 


CUNA News Now: CU rep among 15 new members to SBA panel. Hutch CU business adviser LeeAnn Marker was selected. 5/13/2011 


Credit Union Times: SBA's Underserved Council has CU Representative. Hutch CU business adviser LeeAnn Marker was selected. 5/12/2011


HutchNews.com: Counting their M&Ms. Eighth graders use candy as tools for learning about finance. Money$mart Camp presented by Wheatbelt Chapter, Kansas State Treasurer's Office and WSU students in Free Enterprise. 5/11/2011


KWCH.com: State Treasurer Plans Financial Camp for Students 5/10/2011


CJonline.com: Motorcycle poker run is 'people helping people.' About 150 participate in 2nd annual Topeka Credit Union Foundation poker run. 5/7/2011


Credit Union Times: California, Kansas CUs forge interchange link with TV news spot. Jim Holt, Mid American Credit Union is interviewed. 5/5/2011

Credit Union Times: CUnext spotlights next generation of Kansas CU leaders. 5/4/2011


CUNA News Now: CUnext group encourages young pros in Kansas 5/4/2011


WIBW.com: "Reality U" returns for new session on Thursday. Quest Credit Union teams with Communities in School to bring back popular financial literacy program. 5/3/2011

Governmental Affairs  


Project Raise Your Voice: Advocacy Challenge 2011

Project Raise Your Voice logoWant a chance to win FREE registration to the 2012 KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention? The Project Raise Your Voice: Advocacy Challenge 2011 will provide your credit union the opportunity to engage in advocacy while also earning points to win some awesome prizes! Read more  


Hutchinson Money$mart Teaches Students Importance of Money Management 

The Wheatbelt Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their second successful Money$mart event, teaching students at Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson about the importance of sound personal financial practices. Read more


Compliance FYI # 11-06: 
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) CARD Act National Locator Line (NO LONGER FREE)

Visit the Compliance Update page to download the above update (password protected)


Compliance Calendar pdf icon 

Education and Training


Two Credit Union Employees Complete Their Certification Training

Sarah Holt of Mid American Credit Union and Chris Wolgamott of Meritrust Credit Union have completed their Financial Counseling Certification, the only two credit union staff to do so in the state of Kansas.  Read more  



CUNA Awards Deadline August 5  

There's been a few changes to the awards requirements.  Read more   


FREE Webinars from Financial Brand 

Topics include branding, market research, branches, the future of checking. 20-50 minutes, depending on the webinar. Go to Financial Brand webinars  



10 Ways to Get More Buzz For Your Business. Advice from OPENForum. 

Five Questions To Ask About Your Credit Union's Website. Blog post by NAFCU.  

The Digital World of Millenials. Emarketer gives a glimpse into the most connected generation. 


How have the high prices at the pump affected you?
Take the poll.


Results from last month's Poll

Question: At what intervals do you recognize employees for their service?
Yearly: 29%

Every three years: 0%

Every five years: 65%

Every 10 years: 6%

Human Resources

Young Adult Coverage Until Ages 26 or 27 Explained

Some employers are confused about which young adults must be offered group health insurance under the health insurance reform law. Is it until age 26 or until the end of the calendar year in which a child attains 26?  Read more   

Shared Financial Solutions

CU Benefits Express Helps Offset the High Cost of Healthcare 

Help offset the high cost of healthcare and lifestyle expenses with non-insurance benefit packages. This program offers significant savings from more than 350,000 healthcare and lifestyle providers nationwide. Read more 


FIS Unveils New Website Look, Enrollment Promotion

FIS logoFIS' Targeted Incentives Program (TIP) is an easy, effective way to motivate your employees and customers, now with a new website and enrollment promotion. Read more 


New Verification Process for Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Program

Sprint has implemented a verification process for all of their affinity programs, including employee group discounts such as federal and school employees and programs like the credit union member program. Read more