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News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
Shared Financial Solutions


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KCUA Annual Awards
Each year the two individuals are honored for their dedication and effort given to the credit union movement in Kansas. KCUA is now accepting nominations for these awards.

Deadline is Feb. 10! Read more.

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

FREE webinar Jan. 10
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:  


January 4, 2 PM 

Business Account Takeover Alert: What You Need to Know! Webinar 


January 5, 10 AM

Evaluating the Teen Market QuickBite   




KCUA 2012
Annual Meeting 
& Convention 

April 19-21

Hyatt Regency

Wichita, KS


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Credit Union Career Opportunities

Check out job opportunities in Kansas, or post your job opening.

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3rd Quarter Kansas Performance Report

Once again, Kansas credit unions outperform national averages

Download full report or read brief summary


Emporia State FCU's Judy Sorenson's Update: Reading Tornado  [includes photos]

Emporia State Federal Credit Union Donates to Salvation Army.



Attend Webinar to Learn Benefits of KCUA Council Membership
New to the Lending, Marketing or CUnext Young Professionals Councils? Thinking about joing a Council? Wondering "what's a council"? Read more

Watch our Council video. Visit the KCUA Council page.  

Governmental Affairs 

KCUA Day at the Capitol image

Have you registered for Credit Union Day at the Capitol yet? Schedule of events and information.


GAC 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

Compliance Update #11-08: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Issues Guidance for BSA Compliance 
To access the Update, click on Upates & FYIs in the upper right (password protected)

Education and Training

YES Committee logoYES Council to Change in 2012 

Beginning in 2012, the Youth Education and Scholarship Council (YES Council) will become a KCUA Board appointed committee. Their name will change to the YES Committee effective January 1, 2012.

Read more

CUNA Discontinuing Two VAP Modules in 2012
The V500 CU Technology Issues Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) module and V501 Planning for Technology VAP module will soon be discontinued. Read more
Marketing and Communications


New download: Social Media Toolkit  

[11 pages, pdf] 

How to get started and tips for integrating social media into your marketing mix.  


Marketing Resolutions for 2012
The start of a new year. A clean slate. A chance to do it right this time. A do-over. Here's a few ideas for your marketing and communications department. Commit to just one, or a few...but commit to making your communications efforts better! Read more 


Newsjacking: What's Your Second Paragraph?

PR and marketing pros know one of the ways to get free PR or earned media is to piggy back on an existing national story and make your own news. Now there is a word for it: newsjacking.

Read more 

Human Resources


Department of Labor (DOL) Battles Employee Misclassification as "Independent Contractors"
The misclassification of employees as something other than employees, such as independent contractors, presents a serious problem for affected employees, employers, and to the entire economy. 
Read more

Shared Financial Solutions


Two Free Discovery Webinars in January: 2012 Outlook for Fixed Income & Equity Markets
CUNA Mutual Group will host two free Discovery Webinars in January. Attend and learn the opportunities, risks and challenges facing the fixed income and equity markets in the coming year. Read more


CUMONEY Reloadable Card: You Fund It, They Spend It, Together You Track It.

The CUMONEY Family Card is a reloadable pre-paid debit card funded by a parental or caregiver account. Give your teen the convenience of a card, with the ability for a parent or caregiver to help manage the card. Read more 

Verafin Helps Credit Unions Protect Against Fraud and Comply with Current Regulations

Verfin's software uses advanced artifical intelligence to search out suspicious activity and alert you...all in one asy to use program. Read more.


CUNA Strategic Partners Save Time, Money. 

CUNA Strategic Services provides credit unions with access to high quality products, services and technologies delivered with a competitive advantage made possible through volume pricing and strategic program development. Read more or download complete list of providers [pdf]