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In This Issue
News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
KCC Photo Contest
Credit Unions For Kids
Education and Training
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
CUNA Mutual Group

Dates to remember:


August 2, 10 AM 

ALM: 11 Key Ratios You Should Know TeleCourse


August 2, 2 PM

Security Officer Reports to the Board Webinar 

August 7, 2 PM 

Writing Effective HR & E-Policies to Manage Behavior, Maximize Compliance & Mitigate Risks Webinar


August 8, 10 AM 

Check Fraud QuickBite


August 8, 2 PM 

Supervisory Committee Audits: Best Practices Webinar


August 14, 2 PM  

You Received a BSA Exam Request Memo, Now What? Webinar


August 15, 2 PM 

Signature Card Danger Zones: Account Titling, Ownership & Access Webinar

CEO and Volunteer Roundtable  

Sept. 27-28  
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

Discussions, interactive sessions and networking. Speakers include Kendall Gammon, former Kansas City Chiefs Football Player; Bill Cheney, President/CEO of CUNA & Affiliates and Jeff Post, President/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group...and more!


CU Aid donate wildfires 

ICU Day 2012 

MBL call to action

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

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 Aug. 14! 
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Wichita Business Journal

Central Star Subsidiary Expands Services for Smaller Credit Unions.

Kansas.com/The Wichita Eagle

Central Star Mortgage Unit Grows by Partnering With Other Credit Unions


Wichita Business Journal

Children's Miracle Network Fundraiser Nets $41,000.


KCUA in the news


KAKE-TV Money Matters
Tips for Switching Financial Institutions

Kansas Cooperative Council Photo Contest


Show How Your Cooperative is Building a Better World!

The Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC) is hosting a photo contest to celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC). more

Credit Unions For Kids: Miracle Jeans Day

Helping Kids: It's In Our "Jeans." 

Miracle Jeans DayOn September 12, KCUA staff will be wearing jeans in support of our local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The concept is simple: donate to Children's Miracle Network in order to wear jeans to work for the day. We hope your credit union will participate as well. more 

Education and Training   


NASCUS First Ever Kansas Director's College
It's difficult to run a credit union, but people need credit unions now more than ever...focus on solutions, and meeting the needs of your members. That's the message more than 70 attendees heard at the first NASCUS Kansas Director's College last month. more


CO-OP Financial Services to Sponsor 18 Scholarships to CUNA Community CU & Growth Conference

CUNA  and CO-OP Financial Services will award 18 scholarships to its Community Credit Union & Growth Conference in October. more



Join a Council, Get Two Months Free!

Looking for answers about marketing or lending initiatives at your credit union? Want to tap into to some of the best practices from your peers around the state without re-inventing the wheel? Join a Council. more

Governmental and Public Affairs


U.S. House Passes HR 4367
The United States House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve H.R. 4367, which would amend the Electronic Funds Transfer Act to clarify that only an electronic fee disclosure is required on ATMs. more


Changes in Kansas Voting Law

Last year the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.) Act was signed into law. This website contains information every voter should know about changes impacting elections under the S.A.F.E. law. [includes video] more

Regulation and Compliance
Compliance Update #12-02
Guidance on Multi-Featured Open-End Lending & Best Practices
NCUA issued a guidance Letter to Federal Credit Unions on multi-featured open-end lending (MFOEL) and provided best practices for MFOEL plans used as single accounts with separate sub-accounts for different loan products. Download the Compliance Update #12-02 [password required]
Compliance File Share
The file share feature is a great way to share compliance resources like policies, forms, and industry articles. more

Compliance Calendarpdf icon
Marketing and Communications


Five Easy Ways to Improve, Update Your Writing

The Internet, blogs and social networking sites have made it easy for anyone to become a publisher, including those who have not been trained as writers or journalists. So is it really that important to keep up with the changing style and grammar? Yes...and now more than ever. The written word is everywhere, including your email. more


MP3 logoMP3: Make a Difference Event

The power of ONE can make a difference. Kansas credit unions. 

As part of KCUA's plan to revamp the current MP3 statewide awareness campaign, KCUA is coordinating a fun community involvement "Make a Difference" event to create and build awareness for Kansas credit unions and build on the credit union philosophy of "people helping people." more

Shared Financial Solutions


CUNA CSS Provider: Verafin

What is Verafin? The most straightforward answer? A complete FRaud detection and BSA/AML (FRAML™) software solution. more


Latest Invest In America Newsletter [pdf]Invest in America


  • Gas Station TV Brings Credit Union Advertising to the Pump
  • Sprint Member Verification
  • Plan for Dell Back to School & Other Member Rewards Offers this Summer    

Watch Your Portfolio's Potential Grow with ProDirect!

Position your financial institution for transaction and balance growth this year with ProDirect. more 

CUNA Mutual Group: ARTICLES 


Credit Unions Only Scratching the Surface

Members' financial needs generally run deeper than the purchase of a single product, and credit unions need to tap into those opportunities and  aggressively educate their members. CUNA Mutual Group provides credit unions with the tools and ability necessary to empower their members. more

CUNA Mutual Group's Online Discovery Conference, Oct. 9
This online conference offers credit union-focused sessions from the convenience of your computer - for free. The Online Discovery Conference is the Web-based equivalent of a face-to-face conference without the associated expenses, or time away from the office. more


Deepen Member Relationships Profitably

Credit union membership is at an all-time high and with that comes new opportunities to build more and stronger, connections to your membership. more

Prepare For Misunderstandings About New Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures

Receiving more prominent, detailed information about retirement plan fees-as required by new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations-will likely raise questions among plan participants in the near future. more 


CUNA Mutual Group: WEBINARS 

August 15

CU Protection Webinars | Director's Risk Oversight and Liability. An overview of the extent and nature of the board's responsibilities as it relates to risk oversight and key items to be considered when adopting a risk oversight approach. Complimentary, open to CUNA Mutual Group Bond policyholders. Register. Sign-in required.


October 9 

Online Discovery Conference | more