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News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Compliance and Regulation
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions
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Easy Money for your Members. Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll now to take advantage of a FULL YEAR of the program. Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return.
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2011 International Credit Union Day logo

ICU Day: Read more 

Dates to remember:  


September 5, 

KCUA Offices closed for Labor Day  


September 7, 2 PM 

Understanding Endorsements Webinar    


September 8, 10 AM   

What Does it Really Take to Run a Social Media Campaign at Your CU? Quickbite  


September 8, 2 PM   

Developing Global Cash Flow from Personal Tax Returns Webinar  


September 12, 10 AM 

Growing Your Loans 10% Quickbite  


September 12, 2 PM 

Assessing the Impact of the New Debit Card Interchange Rules Webinar  


September 13, 2 PM   

Conducting Your Annual ACH Risk Assessment Webinar  


September 13,

6:30 PM   

WY-JO Chapter Meeting    


September 13, 7 PM   

South Central CUnext Young Professionals Meeting 


September 14, 2 PM   

Strategic Planning for Your Board & Senior Management Webinar 


September 15,

11:30 AM  

Wheatland Chapter Meeting    


September 15,

6:30 PM 

Wheatbelt Chapter Meeting 


The average parent in the US spent $600 on school supplies this year. How much did you spend?

Take our poll. 

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KCUA to Relocate End of September  

If you visit the KCUA office, don't mind the boxes and tape! We are busily preparing to move later this month. Read the press release (includes our new address and a map).


Six Mid American Credit Union Employees Graduate from Management Training Program. 


Emporia Gazette: New EHS class uses hands on approach to teach finance and banking. Emporia State Federal Credit Union teams up with the local high school to teach financial education.


Daily Union Best of the Flint Hills: Kansas State University Federal Credit Union voted "Best Credit Union."    


KCUA in the News 

The Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com. Tips you can use to keep growing on the job. KCUA President and CEO Marla Marsh's latest Business Perspective. 


KAKE-TV / kake.com. College Money Smarts on Money Matters segment.  

CUnext Young Professionals Council     


KCUA Launches CUnext Young Professionals Council 

CUnext Young Professionals Council logo Our credit union young professionals are super smart, super connected and super motivated. Are you a young professional (18-30ish years old) working at a Kansas credit union? Join the CUnext Young Professionals Council! 

Read more [includes VIDEO]

Governmental Affairs    


KCUA Hosts Financial Literacy Summit

Kansas credit unions have long history of commitment to financial literacy and helping members manage their finances. KCUA hosted a recent Financial Literacy Summit for credit unions which included national speakers and a local Financial Literacy panel. Read more


Miracle Jeans Day 

Miracle Jeans Day is Sept. 14 The 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


State of Kansas Introduces Redesigned Website  

Kansas.gov was given a complete makeover, including a new look, new content organization, a customized search option, and improved access for mobile use. Read more  

Regulation and Compliance

Compliance Update #11-09: Reg Z - Truth in Lending - Open Ended Lending. (password required) 

Download the latest updates to the Compliance Calendar.   

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Education and Training

Registration Open for Spring 2012 for Development Education Program

Registration is now open for the Spring 2012 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class, April 18-25 in Madison, Wis. Attendees will learn about credit unions' social responsibility and domestic and international  development through interactive education and professional networking. 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


Keep Your Credit Union Growing
Last week, KCUA President and CEO Marla Marsh's latest Business Perspective column was published in the Wichita Eagle. "Tips you can use to keep growing" was geared towards ways individuals could grow in their careers, but some of these same tips can be applied to your credit union, in general. Read more  


International Credit Union Day 

How is your credit union celebrating Oct. 20? Let us know! Read more   

Acting on feelings of revenge can have dire consequences, not only in the world at large, but particularly in the world of employment law. Most employment-protection laws contain anti-retaliation provisions, and courts are broadly interpreting and applying these provisions. Read more

Board Issues Final Rule to Require Posting of NLRA Rights
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a Final Rule that will require employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act as of November 14, 2011. Read more at nlrb.gov

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


***DON'T MISS OUT***  

Easy Money for your Members.   Sprint logo 

Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll now to take advantage of a FULL YEAR of the program. Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return. Read more   


CUNA Mutual Article: Make the Most of Every Lending Opportunity - Part 3  

In a survey of 331 credit unions that make credit insurance (CI) or debt protection (DP) available to members, only one in five said that their members understood their own insurance needs. And while there isn't a direct correlation, according to CUNA Mutual Group statistics, only about one in five eligible credit union members in 2010 chose to protect their loans with credit insurance. Read more 

CUMoney Family Card: Engage with the Next Generation
Sometimes the best way to learn is through hands on experience. Your credit union can help young people learn financial responsibility by offering the CUMoney Family Card. Download the informational sheet. [pdf]

Agility Recovery to the Rescue

Disasters can happen at any moment. Agility Recovery will rescue your credit union. Read more