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In This Issue
News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Education and Training
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
Dates to remember:  


May 1, 10 AM

Helping Members Improve Credit Scores TeleCourse

May 2, 2 PM


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A recent KCUA  survey indicates that 73% of credit unions in Kansas are using one or more social networking sites, or have plans to start.
Whether you are just starting out, or a veteran user, you won't want to miss the social media summit.

Learn how to integrate SM into your current marketing efforts, and  monitor these sites to  protect your reputation. You'll also be provided with an an overview of the newest platforms

Laptops, tablets and smartphones are welcome!
Hurry - it's May 17! 

CUNA Releases New Online Discussion Forum for Volunteers
The new online forum is designed to make connecting with credit union volunteers online simple and hassle-free. more

MBL call to action 

NYIB Conference in New Orleans 

It is time to "Up Your Youth" at the NYIB conference July 30 - August 2. more 

4th Quarter Kansas Performance Report
Kansas credit unions finished 2011 very strong and posted higher than average growth rates in every major category.  

Read summary

Download report


Kansas, Nebraska

Joint CEO/Board Roundtable Meeting

September 27-28, 2012

Country Club Plaza, Kansas City

Bill Cheney, CUNA President, and Jeff Post, CUNA Mutual President, will be in attendance.

Join leaders from credit unions in the region and from your state and national support organizations as we talk about opportunities, trends, economic pressures, politics, technology and much more. 

Watch for more details!

Sprint Member Discount Program.  

Enroll now! Several Kansas credit unions have passed on savings to their members, and earned money in return. Next webinar is May 8! 
Read more  Sprint logo  

America's Credit Union Conference 2012 
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More than 350 credit union representatives gathered at KCUA's 77th Annual Meeting & Convention. more 

2011 KCUA Annual Report
December 31, 2011 Independent Auditor's Report
(password protected)

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Augusta Gazette: Kansas credit unions celebrate 77 years

National Credit Union Foundation:
Meritrust CU's Chris W. one of 40 CU Professionals to become Certified CU Development Educators (CUDEs).

Educational Credit Union
is one of three finalists for the 2012 Capital City Business of Distinction Award. ECU was nominated because of the credit union's growth, involvement in the business community, creativity and imagination in its products and services, and contributions made to the community.   

Credit Union Times: Kansas credit unions convene.

Credit Union Times: Media highlights MBL progress.

CUNA News Now: Kansas CUs honor five.

The Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com:
Credit unions seek to raise lending cap.

The Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com: Credit unions gather in Wichita.

Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com
Small Business Awards: Central Star Credit Union emerges from recession stronger.

CUNA News Now: No CUs damaged from Midwest tornadoes.

Credit Union Times:
Weekend tornado outbreak spares credit unions.

Education and Training   


Coopera and CUNA Team Up on Webinar Series for Credit Unions

Coopera has partnered with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to host a series of webinars for credit unions. The objective is to educate as many credit union leaders as possible on the importance of adapting products and services to meet the needs of Hispanic members. more

Governmental and Public Affairs

Advocacy Training for CU Volunteers and Staff
We need credit union managers, staff, and volunteers to help us educate the Kansas Legislature, Congress, and consumers about the credit union difference. If we don't raise our voice to define what we stand for, our opponents will, and it's doubtful we will agree with their definition. Advocacy training will teach you to be an effective advocate for the credit union movement. more

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Hiking the hill is a powerful grassroots tool that provides credit unions with the opportunity to visit Washington to educate decision makers on credit union issues. more


KCUA Launches Member Business Lending Action Alert 

The passage of S. 2231 is vital to not only credit unions but the small businesses they support. more

Regulation and Compliance

Compliance Q & A: Paid ahead loans, NLRB's employee's rights notice, FinCEN rule for non-bank mortgage lenders

Compliance issues explained including paid ahead loans, NLRB's employee's rights notice, and FinCEN rule for non-bank mortgage lenders. more


A visually-impaired Beaver County Pennsylvania resident has filed class action lawsuits against seven area banks alleging failure to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) for speech-enabled ATMs. Credit unions with noncompliant ATMs are at risk to similar lawsuits. more 

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Marketing and Communications


CUNA National Recognition Awards 

Developing and entering your social responsibility project helps your local community -- and its representatives in state and federal government -- better understand the credit union difference. The greater the understanding of this difference, the greater chance the credit union tax exempt status will be preserved and accessibility to credit unions guaranteed for all consumers. more 

New to social media? Been using it a while, but want to know "what's new?" Register for KCUA's Social Media Summit in Wichita!
Shared Financial Solutions

Invest In America: GM Credit Union Member Discount Program

Drive more loans to your credit union! Attend a webinar to learn how your credit union can benefit from the GM Program and increase auto loans. Webinars are May 9 or May 23. more

Offer Visa TravelMoney with no implementation, annual fees
Be ready for the upcoming summer travel season, with Visa TravelMoney. A great low-cost alternative to travelers checks for both your credit union and members, the Visa TravelMoney card is accepted anywhere the Visa logo is displayed. more


TMG Blog: Underserved Only Part of Prepaid Picture  

Prepaid cards get a lot of attention for their power to attract members of the underserved community. What we hear less about is the cards' ability to serve the banked segment. Yet according to a new study, three things appear to be drawing banked consumers to reloadable prepaid cards: budgeting, convenience and safety - benefits that can successfully be marketed across many different consumer segments, not just the underserved. Read on TMG blog.  



May 2 | 12:15 p.m.

Mobile Financial Services: The New Frontier
Ann Davidson, risk management consultant

May 23 | 12:15 p.m.

Member Business Lending-Get the Volume Without the Noise

Brad Mundine, senior risk manager



Learn about the CSCU value prop, CSCU website and member benefits, and CSCU's Virtual Card Consultant...all great tools included with your membership to CSCU. 


May 2 | 3pm-4pm EST 

Meeting Number: 710 036 011

Meeting Password: VCC2012


Internal Credit/PassThru Debit processing members. 

May 2 | 4pm-5pm EST

Meeting Number: 713 186 785

Meeting Password: VCC2012