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News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
2nd Quarter 2011 Performance Summary
Kansas credit unions are outperforming the national averages.
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Easy Money for your Members. Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll now! Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return.
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Dates to remember:  


November 2  

CU Basic Training - Wichita  


November 2, 10 AM   

Credit Risk & Allowance for Loan Loss Quickbite 


November 2, 2 PM 

Small Business Banking at Your CU Webinar  


November 7, 10 AM 

CUnext Meet Up  


November 7, 1 PM 


November 8,  

6:30 PM    

Kaw Valley Chapter Meeting          


November 9, 2 PM 

Year-End Compliance Checklist Webinar      


November 10, 2 PM 

Bank Protection Act and Robbery Training for All Staff Webinar   


November 11

Offices closed for Veteran's Day  


November 17, 10 AM 

CUs are the a smarter choice
In response to Bank Transfer Day, CUNA has created animated ads (like the one above) for use on your website. Download the pdf of the available ads, as well as instructions on how to add them to your website at kcua.coop/members.
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KCUA President/CEO celebrates 15 years of service 
Marla Marsh is the first female CEO of KCUA, and has accomplished what no other Kansas League president has...15 years of service.
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Topeka Credit Union Foundation Helps "Build a Better World."

Emporia State Federal Credit Union 3rd Annual Dig for the Cure ESU Volleyball Game  

Crossroads CU Launches Second Year of Save@School Program


KCUA in the News 

KCUA President/CEO Marla Marsh Celebrates 15 Years of Service [press release].



KCUA Council Kick-off Conference a Success
Nationally recognized speakers Pierre Cardenas and Josh Allison hit a home run at last week's KCUA Marketing and Lending Council Kick-Off Conference, attended by 25 lenders and marketers from 15 Kansas credit unions. Read more

Lenders and Marketers: Join a KCUA Council

Connect. Learn. Share. That's what Councils are all about. KCUA has launched Lending and Marketing Councils. Join one!  Read more

Governmental Affairs     


CMN Launches Holiday Icon Campaign
Credit Unions for Kids national Holiday Icon campaign kicks off TODAY with the rollout of the Holiday Icon program. Read more    


South Central Chapter Hosts Truesdell Middle School Money$mart Camp

Students at Truesdell Middle School learned how to be Money$mart by attending an event hosted by the South Central Chapter of Credit Unions and Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes' Office. Read more  


Credit Union Roundtable with Congressman Pompeo

On International Credit Union Day, credit unions from the 4th Congressional District spent their morning discussing credit union issues with Congressman Mike Pompeo. Read more  


GAC 2012 logoGAC 2012: March 18-22
Keynote speakers include former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Hotel room blocks available. For information or to make a reservation, contact Haley DaVee, 800-362-2076, ext. 3101. 

Regulation and Compliance

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed the implementation date for its rule requiring the posting of a notice of the rights provided under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Read more

Compliance Q & A
Compliance questions regarding the amount a credit union is allowed to charge for processing a garnishment and if federal credit unions can collect a fee (that would be donated to a local charity) from members who would like to participate in a skip-a-loan payment. Read more

Resources to Inform Customers About Ending Over-the-Counter Sales of Paper U.S. Savings Bonds   

The U.S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter (OTC) sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011. Electronic savings bonds remain available for purchase through TreasuryDirect, a secure web-based system operated by the Bureau of the Public Debt. Read more    


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Education and Training

Education & Training Opportunities for 2012  
With only a couple of months left in 2011, the education and training department is working hard to build a calendar packed full of timely, convenient, cost-effective training options.  Read more 

Three Questions with Brent Dixon

On November 7, Filene Institute's Brent Dixon, a speaker, designer and advisor specializing in young adult issues will present Reaching Gen Y. We asked Brent a few questions about Gen Y, the CRASH network and his favorite tech gadget. Read more  
Marketing and Communications


KCUA Consumer Tips for Making the Switch 
KCUA offers quick tips on switching financial institutions, as well as a generic switch kit for consumers. Read more | download switch kit 



Bank of America drops plan for $5 fee (New York Times) Download talking points regarding BofA's decision to drop the $5 debit card fee, Bank Transfer materials and animated ads for your credit union's website...all at  kcua.coop/members

News About Rising Bank Fees

Bloomberg: Bank Fees Are a Credit Union's Best Friend. 


NCBA releases Choose A Co-op video in recognition of National Year of Cooperatives in 2012. 

Choose A Co-op
Choose A Co-op

Shared Financial Solutions


Action Required: Score Card Training Offered Exclusively on the FIS Learning Management System (LMS)

As recently announced, Loyalty Services is adding a training catalog to the FIS Learning Management System (LMS). Beginning January 1, 2012, all ScoreCard training will be accessed online exclusively through the FIS LMS. Has your organization sent in the necessary information regarding your access to the LMS? Read more  


Filene Study: How Credit Unions Grew Consumer Loans During Great Recession
A Filene Research Institute study published in October 2011 sheds light on how some credit unions managed to actually grow their consumer loan portfolios throughout the Great Recession years of 2008, 2009, and 2010. Read more  


Value Added Programs from LSI Payroll Services 

LSI Payroll Services will help you set up your CULAC contributions via payroll deduction. Read more    

Marketing Payment Solutions to Members Can Be as Easy as CSCU 

Take advantage of a complete suite of comprehensive marketing resources to reach cardholders at every stage of the member life cycle. Read more

Trim Expenses and Grow Your Bottom Line

Office Max logoOne quick, pain-free way to make an impact is by saving on everything for the office. Read more

CUMoney Family Card

$500 basic start up fee WAIVED if agreement received by Nov. 15! 

Parents fund it, teens spend it. Together they track it. The CUMONEY card. Read more.

ICUL Service Corporation Provides Electronic Payment Services to CUs Nationwide

ICUL Service Corporation, a subsidiary of the Illinois Credit Union League, is a provider of electronic payment services including prepaid gift cards, travel cards, and reloadable general purpose cards. The Naperville, Ill.-based credit union service organization serves credit unions in 45 states. Read more 

***Don't miss out!***

Easy Money for your Members. Easy Program for your Credit Union. 

Enroll now! Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return.
Read more  Sprint logo