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:


June 5, 10 AM

Fair Labor Standards Update QuickBite

June 5, 2 PM
Implementing the Final NCUA RUle on Interest-Rate Risk Webinar

June 6, 1 PM
Regional Compliance Updates-Hays

June 6, 2 PM
Dormant Accounts & Unclaimed Property: The Legal Perspective Webinar

June 7, 9 AM
Regional Compliance Updates-Manhattan

June 7, 10 AM
Teller Skills TeleCourse


June 7, 2 PM

Writing Your BSA Policy Webinar

June 12, 1 PM

Regional Compliance Updates-Wichita

June 12, 2 PM
Call Reports: What to Look For, Entering Information & Why It's Important Webinar 

June 13, 9 AM
Regional Compliance Updates-Hutchinson


June 13, 2 PM

Denied Loan Requirements: Consumer, Commercial & Residential Webinar

June 14, 9 AM  

Regional Compliance Updates-Salina

MBL call to action

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

CUNA Awards 2012

Deadline July 20. Entries will be judged by another state credit union league. Be sure and read the information from the judges. Click to read more


Kansas, Nebraska

Joint CEO/Board Roundtable Meeting

Sept. 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!

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  

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Credit Union Times: Kansas Credit Union: Will Tweet for Blood.
Wichita Business Journal: Red Cross' Bleedup Finds First Business Host, TECU.

American Red Cross press release: TECU Credit Union Sponsors Bleedup 5.
Congratulations to Jana Magnuson who earned her CCUE designation as well as the Certified Financial Management Specialist designation. Jana is VP/Finance at Mainstreet Credit Union's Lenexa branch.


El Dorado Times:
White Eagle Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Organizations.

COVERAGE: Educational Credit Union Wins Capital City Business of Distinction Award

Educational Credit Union: press release [pdf]

WIBW-TV: Small Businesses Get Big Honors At Annual Awards.
CJ Online: Small Businesses Honored at Luncheon.



Central Star Credit Union Hosts WSU Upward Bound Program

Credit Union Youth Week logoKansas Youth Save $75,000 During Youth Savings Week

Kansas youth saved more than $75,000 during April as part of Credit Union Youth Week. Six Kansas credit unions reported 626 youth made deposits, and 53 new youth accounts were opened. more  



Frontier Community Credit Union Awards Scholarship to Leavenworth Student

Meritrust Sponsors Free Youth Financial Camps For Kids

Rock 'n Roll With a Message: Credit Union of America sponsored GOODING Financial Literacy Concert Tour.  

Education and Training   


Attendees Learn Social Media Strategies at Summit 

Armed with laptops, tablets and smart phones, Kansas credit unions  journeyed through the social media maze sharing best practices, discussing challenges and learning more about social media networks and strategies to improve their online presence. Includes video. more


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 the level of financial counseling they need? more

Governmental and Public Affairs

Kansas Legislators Co-Sponsor H.R. 4367 

Representatives Tim Huelskamp and Lynn Jenkins have signed on as co-sponsors to H.R. 4367, which would amend the Electronic Funds Transfer Act to clarify that only an electronic fee disclosure is required on ATMs. more

KCUA Introduces New Community Involvement Tracking Form

We wants to know what YOU are doing in your community. This new form will allow KCUA to both track involvement across the state and highlight your activities in our media and public relations initiatives. more   

Advocacy Training for CU Volunteers and Staff
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 

Regulation and Compliance

Compliance Q & A: CTRs
CTRs in regards to subpoenas, debit cards and safety deposit boxes. more

KCUA Introduces Compliance File Share
The file share feature is a great way to share compliance resources like policies, forms, and industry articles. 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


Easy and Free Tools to Monitor Your Brand Online
One of the discussions at KCUA's Social Media Summit was in regards to monitoring your brand online. Here are step by step instructions for setting up Google Alerts and using Social Mention. more

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

Shared Financial Solutions

Invest In America: GM Credit Union Member Discount Program

Drive more loans to your credit union! Credit unions must sign up for additional enhancements by June 15. more 

Download the latest newsletter from Invest In America.

Buzz Banking: Member Loyalty Rewards, Social Media Marketing
Attend a free webinar June 26! Monetizing Social Media. register
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 

The New Era of Financial Crime Requires an Innovative Response Webinar

This free webinar discusses the current wave of financial crimes, the escalating threat they pose for financial institutions, and the novel response measures that will form part of financial institutions' safeguards. Brought to you by Verafin. register


Free Up Your Time With LSI Payroll Services

Who doesn't need free time? Free up some of yours with LSI Payroll Services...an economical, efficient way to meet your payroll needs. more

Train Online and Save: CUNA Small Credit Union Discount 

Did you know that CUNA offers a discount for credit unions with asset sizes of $20 million or less on their web-based training service CPDOnline? more


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


June 27 | CU Protection: Social Media Risks
Addresses specific social media concerns and issues. This complimentary event is open to CUNA Mutual Group Bond policyholders. register (If you do not have a username and password, click on "Register for new User ID.")

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