KCUA Vision
In This Issue
From the President
CUNA Awards Due Aug. 5
News from Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Compliance and Regulation
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions
Dates to remember:  


August 3, 2 PM   

Safe Deposit Legal Issues Webinar  


August 4, 10 AM 

CU Loan Concentration Risks Quickbite      


August  7-9, 12 PM     

New Ideas Forum   


August  9 , 10 AM 

Kids Stuff (Minor Accounts) Quickbite  


August 9, 10 AM   

Legislative/Regulatory Policy Forum  


August 10, 2 PM 

REG Z Credit Card Act: It's Not Just for Credit Cards Webinar  


August 11, 2 PM   

Opening Trust Accounts Webinar  

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2011 International Credit Union Day logo
Volunteer Kit Web Banner

New Ideas Forum

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No matter your professional level, you can always improve. KCUA President/CEO Marla Marsh shares her advice on how to continue to grow, learn and contribute to your organization. Read more

CUNA Awards Due to KCUA August 5  

Awards are a great way to promote the community projects your credit union has been involved with. Hurry...deadline this week! Read more


Credit Union Times: How to Gain Members and Buck the Trend. Kansas credit unions are cited for increasing membership 4% between 2010 and 2011.

Did you know this is the most viewed section of our website? Send us your news! Others like to read about the great things our credit unions are doing.

Governmental Affairs  


September 14, 2011 is Miracle Jeans Day!
The Miracle
Miracle Jeans Day is Sept. 14Jeans Day concept is simple:  credit union employees donate $5 to the local  Children's Miracle Network Hospital and, in exchange, they are permitted to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14. Read more      



Project Raise Your Voice: Advocacy Challenge 2011

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      


Regulation and Compliance 


Compliance Update #11-07
Safe Act Update. Download (password)

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Credit Score Report to Congress
The 20-page Report provides a fair analysis of the current credit reporting system and could be useful to credit unions when members have question about their credit scores. Download the report [pdf]. The report is also available on the Compliance section of kcua.coop


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Education and Training


KCUA Seeks Input on 2012 Education and Training Opportunities  

KCUA's education department continually strives to provide timely, cost effective training opportunities for your credit union. Please take this short survey and let us know how we can bring more value to your credit union's training needs. Read more 


Kansas Credit Union Leaders Graduate from CUNA Management School

Two credit Kansas credit union leaders among 30 graduates from the prestigious 2011 Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS). Read more 


KCUA Councils :: Coming Soon

Councils logoCouncils 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



Marketing and Communications


Your Credit Union Has 2.6 seconds to Make an Impression
KCUA was a sponsor of a recent social media boot camp which focused on customer service. Here's what we learned. 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.     

In May 2011, the Kansas Supreme Court expanded the recognized exceptions to employment-at-will by deciding that a claim for retaliatory discharge exists when an employee is fired for filing a wage claim under the Kansas Wage Payment Act (KWPA).
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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 

Shared Financial Solutions


August Marks New Enrollment Period for Sprint Discount Program

Sprint logoThe contract year for 100% reimbursement for the credit unions is the September to October timeframe. Several Kansas credit unions have helped their members save money, and earned a little in return. Next informational webinar is August 9. Read more   


Get Your Credit Union Link on the GM/IIA Microsite

GM wants to put your credit union's loan link on the Invest in America (IIA) GM credit union microsite to give members easy access to your loan application. Read more  


Card Services for Credit Unions Partnership with FIS Helps Credit Unions Serve Their Members

FIS is a key player in helping CSCU serve member credit unions. Learn the history behind CSCU. Read more.