KCUA Vision
In This Issue
From the President
News from Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Compliance and Regulation
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions

CUNA Awards Deadline August 5  

Which award will your credit union win this year?  Read more
Customer Service: New Rules in a Social Media World
Congratulations to Jenny B. of TECU -- she is the winner of the free registration to this event. Seven Kansas credit unions (plus some other financial institutions) have signed up. View attendee list.
Dates to remember:  


July 19, 10 AM   

Incentives & Recognition: To Pay or Not to Pay Tele-Course 


July 20, 2 PM 

Payment System Convergence: What Type of Transaction is This? Webinar     

July 21, 10 AM 

Better Ethics Now Quickbite 


July 21, 2 PM 

REG Z Requirements for Non-Mortgage Loans Webinar 


July 26, 2 PM   

Best Practices for Board Package Preparation Webinar 


July 27, 10 AM   

It Takes a Village: Community Charters Quickbite 


July 27, 2 PM   

Identifying & Avoiding Lender Liability Pitfalls Webinar 

2011 International Credit Union Day2011 International Credit Union Day logo

New Ideas Forum

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From KCUA's President/CEO Marla Marsh

Planning Your Planning Sessions? KCUA Can Help

Planning sessions help shape good decisions, not just during the session but throughout the year. And KCUA is here to facilitate the process.  We work with you to create a session which meets your individual credit union's needs. Read more


Credit Union Times: Kansas' CUA Merging First Choice 


Credit Union of America and First Choice Credit Union Announce Intent to Merge [press release]


Kansas.com / The Wichita Eagle: Credit Union of America, First Choice Credit Union plan merger.


Wichita Business Journal: Credit Union of America to merge with First Choice.


Wichita Business Journal: Kansas credit unions see opportunity for growth during U.S. financial crisis. (subscription) or pdf


Wichita Business Journal: Annual Credit Union List


Credit Union Times: Kansas CUs Eye Fallout from Bank Fees. 

There's still time to participate...Want 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    


Project Zip Code logoProject Zip Code Important for Grassroots Efforts
Project Zip Code is an important part of the credit union movement, aiding in advocacy efforts and useful to credit unions interested in ATM expansion or shared branching. Read more 

Regulation and Compliance 


Compliance Q&A 
Credit Score Exception and Non Sufficient Funds (NSF) Notices and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) 
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CUNA CompBlog logo

CUNA Compliance Blog

"CompBlog," the Credit Union National Association new compliance issues blog, was launched today June 20 part of a continuing effort to keep apace with the challenges that face credit unions every day.

Read NewsNow article 


Compliance Calendar pdf icon 

Education and Training


KCUA Councils :: Coming Soon

Councils logoKCUA will roll out Councils this fall. Councils will promote synergy among all Kansas credit unions as the local, primary source for uniting and energizing individuals and credit unions by sharing best practices, education and resources. Read more


On Demand Training Modules 

Looking for training resources for your all-staff training days, new hire training or a quick refresher for veteran staff? KCUA offers dues-supported On-Demand Training Modules.  Read more  


Updated Volunteer Kit
A great resource for your credit union. Visit kcua.coop/VolunteerKit 

Marketing and Communications


Lessons From The 1999 USA Women's Soccer Team

Marketing and public relations is a team effort. Are your employees part of that team? Read more 


Local Chamber of Commerce a Good Investment

Consumers are 63% more likely to buy from Chamber members. Need more? Read more  


NCUA New Advertising Rule

Jody Dabrowski, from CUBE TV's Compliance Consultant, covers NCUA's Part 740 Advertising Rule, including the definition of advertising, the necessity of accuracy, explanations of share insurance and the requirements for the official statement. View video 


Is Your Credit Union using Social Media? 

If you would like us to include a link on our credit union web links page to your credit union's social media pages contact Susan Dyer, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3047 or (316) 942-7965, ext. 3047.     

Human Resources


Vacation, Schmacation?
About half of American workers take advantage of their vacation time. What can employers do to manage their vacation policies, and employees' use of vacation time, for the benefit of the organization?
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Post Your Job Opps on the KCUA website

Did you know you can post your credit union's job openings, view other classifieds and resumes on KCUA's website? More information     

2011 Workers Compensation Reform Law now in Effect
What are the major changes of the Kansas Workers Compensation Reform Act (effective on May 15, 2011)? Read more 
Shared Financial Solutions


Free Up Your Time With LSI Payroll Services 

Who doesn't need free time? Free up some of yours with LSI Payroll Services...an economical, efficient way to meet your payroll needs. Read more  


Consumers Save, Credit Unions Earn with the Sprint Program

Sprint logoLearn how to save your member's money, while earning money for your credit union. Next informational webinar is August 9.  


Already participating? Download web banner instructions and resources for marketing materials. Read more