KCUA Vision
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 16, 2 PM

Handling Check Exceptions, Returns & Adjustments Webinar

May 17, 10 AM




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)


Video of Saturday
night entertainment 

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 June 12! 
Read more  Sprint logo  


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 and national support organizations as we talk about opportunities, trends, economic pressures, politics, technology and much more. 

Watch for more details!

America's Credit Union Conference 2012 
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TECU Credit Union Sponsors Bleedup 5.
Give blood. Save lives. TECU Credit Union is hosting a blood drive May 24 at their west side branch location (6300 W. 21st St.). These appointments are still available: noon, 12:15 p.m.,12:45 p.m. and1:00 p.m. Call Sandra at the Red Cross to schedule: 771-4736.

Frontier Community Credit Union
Press release: Local Leaders Elected To Credit Union Industry Governance Positions [pdf]

Wichita Business Journal:
KCUA Annual Meeting photos [pdf]


Credit Union Youth Week logoCredit Union Youth Week
Did your credit union participate in Credit Union Youth Week last month? Let us know what you did and we'll include it in a future issue of Vision. Photos are welcome! Email information to Susan Dyer.

Education and Training   


Earn your Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Certification
When times are tough and money is tight, members turn to you to solve their financial woes. Do you have the expertise needed to provide your members with the level of financial counseling they need? more

Coopera and CUNA Team Up on Webinar Series 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
Credit union managers, staff, and volunteers: 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 

The passage of S. 2231 is vital to both credit unions and the small businesses they support. more

Regulation and Compliance

NCUA Issues Letter to Federally Insured Credit Unions 12-CU-05 on Interest Rate Risk Policy and Program Requirements
NCUA's recently issued Letter to Credit Unions reiterates that certain federally insured credit unions will be required to adopt a written policy on interest-rate risk (IRR) management and a program to implement it effectively. more

A Nice Component for Your ALM Program
There has been a lot of "chatter" lately about the Interest Rate Risk (IRR) Policy and Program.  Lisa Pleasure & Associates came across an ALM template that was published by the NCUA. The template is the 17/4 Analysis that examiners use to crudely approximate IRR exposure. more
Marketing and Communications


What's Your Readability?
How readable is your information? Can a 5th or 6th grader understand it? Two tools to help you find your readability score. more


CUNA National Recognition Awards 

Developing and entering your social responsibility project helps your community and policymakers  understand the credit union difference and preserve the accessibility of credit unions for all consumers. more
Shared Financial Solutions

Invest In America: GM Credit Union Member Discount Program

Drive more loans to your credit union! Attend a webinar on May 23 and learn how your credit union can benefit from the GM Program and increase auto loans. (Credit unions must enroll in the program by June 15 to participate). more

Summer Vacation Tips: Plan, Be Flexible and Protect Your Funds 

A recent article on creditunionsonline.com offers helpful travel tips, and ways to protect your money while on vacation. more


Emerging Trends and What They Mean for Credit Unions
Posted on CUinsight.com | As credit unions continue to focus on new and innovative ways to connect with members and potential members, they should take a close look at some dynamic trends that are emerging throughout the industry. more

Buzz Banking: Member Loyalty Rewards, Social Media Marketing
Use BuzzBanking social media marketing and rewards program to encourage and reward a member's good financial behavior, find new members, uncover new loan opportunities, and more. more 

Premium Enhancement Bundle Saves Credit Unions Money Pay less by adding more products to serve your members. more 


Weekly Tracking Makes Difference in Payment Protection Sales Results  

As part of establishing a new sales and service culture, Sidney FCU began tracking credit insurance sales and publishing the results weekly for all the lending staff to see. Now, the credit union's payment protection penetration has more than doubled. Learn what makes the program work. more


May 23 | 12:15 p.m.

Member Business Lending-Get the Volume Without the Noise

Brad Mundine, senior risk manager. register

June 27 | 10 a.m.
CU Protection: Social Media Risks
This session addresses specific social media concerns and issues. This complimentary event is open to CUNA Mutual Group Bond policyholders. register

July 18 | 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Retirement Plan Services: Administrator Webinar Series
Mid-Year Investment & Economic Update
Open to current retirement plan customers. register

July 31 | 2 p.m.
Home Equity Recapture & Home Equity Acquisition:
Grow & Diversify Your Loan Portfolio
Complimentary and open to all credit unions. register