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In This Issue
News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Education and Training
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
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Thursday Schedule
Friday Schedule
Saturday Schedule

List of Exhibitors


Save the Date!

September 27-28, 2012


CEO/Board Roundtable 


Kansas City


KCUA and the Nebraska Credit Union League are partnering to provide this exciting opportunity for credit union CEOs and board members. Network with your peers, hear from industry leaders about trends and issues facing credit unions today and participate in a Thursday golf tournament. Special presentations from Bill Cheney, CEO of CUNA  and Jeff Post, CEO of CUNA Mutual Group will be on Friday.  

Details coming soon.

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:  


March 19-22     

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference - Washington, D.C.


March 20, 2 PM


Developing a Risk Mitigation Strategy Webinar


Credit Union Career Opportunities

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

Help Pick an ICU Day Theme for 2012
Although it's not yet April, plans are already underway for International Credit Union Day 2012 (October 18).

Ten countries are invited to submit three themes each. Would you like to help rank the themes from the U.S.?  
Take the survey.

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Kansas Governor Appoints Dan Springer to Credit Union Council


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback appointed Dan Springer, VP of Finance and CFO of Hutchinson Credit Union, to the Credit Union Council. The role of this Council is to supervise and regulate credit unions. 


Wichita Business Journal:
Mid American Credit Union building new branch at 29th and Webb

Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com:
Mid American Credit Union's newest branch will feature cafe

Credit Union Times:
Shopping Site Binds Kansas Air Guard Members

CUNA News Now:
CU website offers classified ads section.

CUNA News Now:
Kansas CUs grew in nearly all areas in 4Q

Kansas.com / The Wichita Eagle:
Kansas credit unions show growth in fourth quarter

KCUA in the News


Kansas.com / The Wichita Eagle:
Collaboration can boost business. Business Perspective by KCUA's Pres/CEO Marla Marsh.



Councils to Gather at KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention 

Marketing, Lending and CUnext Young Professionals Councils will meet for networking and education as part of the KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention on Friday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. more

Governmental and Public Affairs

In 2011, Kansas credit unions contributed more than $160,000 to Children's Miracle Network and their local CMN hospitals. Kansas credit unions, as part of Credit Unions for Kids, joined their peers across the country to raise funds for 170 CMN Hospitals. more

Senator Jerry Moran Sponsors Exam Improvements Bill
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran was the original co-sponsor of legislation introduced last week to increase the consistency and fairness of financial institution examinations. more
Regulation and Compliance

Compliance Q & A: Adverse Action Forms, CTRS, SARs. more  
Compliance FYI #12-03 (password protected)
CFPB Inquiry on Checking Account Overdraft Practices, S.A.F.E. Act Update, NCUA Interest Rate Risk Policy & KCUA Request of Information.

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Education and Training

Kansas Credit Union Employees Earn or Renew CUCE Designation 

CUNA is proud to announce that more than 400 credit union compliance professionals, inclduing four from Kansas, earned or renewed their CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) Certification in 2011. more 


Meet & Greet Dessert Reception to Kick Off 2012 KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention 

Kick off the 2012 KCUA Annual Meeting & Convention by attending the Thursday evening Meet and Greet Dessert Reception, sponsored by TPSi, Kansas Corporate Credit Union, INTECH and Beyond Marketing! more

KCUA Partners with Crestcom to Offer Management Training Program
KCUA and Crestcom are partnering to offer you the highly acclaimed Bullet Proof® Manager development curriculum at a members-only discounted price. more


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Marketing and Communications


Nearly 80% of consumers say recommendations from other consumers are the most credible form of advertising, Nielsen reports. James Robert Lay, PTP New Media believes credit unions should rethink their approach to cross-channel marketing-connecting with members on an emotional level, not pushing products through traditional marketing channels. more

For CUs using Facebook 

Facebook Brand Pages will convert to the new Timeline format by March 30, 2012. A couple of articles explain:

NEW Financial Brand: 10 Things Financial Marketers need To Know About Facebook's New Timeline Features

The Credit Union Times is looking for your community photos to post in a slideshow format on their website (like this slideshow of KCUA's Day at the Capitol). Send your photos to Marc Rapport.

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Shared Financial Solutions

Invest In America GM Auto Loans

During 2011, nearly nine percent of all new GM vehicles sold were financed through credit unions. Through its partnership with the Invest in America program, GM continues to prove its dedication to drive auto loans to credit unions with the Credit Union Member Discount. more

Survey: Fear, Uncertainty Keep Employees From Effective Retirement Planning

In a CUNA Mutual Group survey of credit union employees, only about one in four were confident they're contributing enough to retirement accounts to meet their retirement goals. Two of three employees said they had no set plan for retirement savings. more


Discovery webinars
April 11 | Mobile Lending: The Trends and Issues Impacting Your Credit Union | 12:15 p.m
John Putman, Lending Business Systems Director, CUNA Mutual Group.


April 18 | Regulatory Compliance Update | 12:15 p.m. 
Bill Klewin, Product Compliance Leader, CUNA Mutual Group
Lauren Calhoun, Compliance Manager, CUNA Mutual Group.

Smartphone Lending Platform Improves Application Completion Rates and Payment Protection Sales
It's been apparent for years that smartphones and other mobile Web devices would become a critical consumer lending channel. But more surprising was the sheer number of applications submitted via mobile devices. more

CSCU Webinars
Interact with industry experts and thought leaders through webcasts geared towards helping you stay ahead of the changes to policy and practice of our constantly evolving industry. View upcoming webinars