KCUA Vision
In This Issue
The Power of Association
News from KCUA and Kansas credit unions
Scam Alert
Second Quarter Performance Report
Credit Unions for Kids
YES Committee
Education and Training
Governmental and Public Affairs
Regulation and Compliance
Marketing and Communications
Shared Financial Solutions
CUNA Mutual Group

Dates to remember:


November 6, 10AM
Business Development Fundamentals QuickBite

November 6, 2PM
The March 2012 Deadline Has Passed: Do Your ATMs Meet Accessibility Requirements?


November 7, 2PM
The Board's Role with the Loan Committee Webinar

November 8, 10AM
ACH Exception Handling: Returns, Reversals, NOCs & More TeleCourse   

November 12
Offices Closed - Veteran's Day


November 13, 2PM
Completing the New CTR Line-by-Line: People, Businesses & Fiduciaries


November 14, 2PM
10 Steps to Increased Loan Growth Webinar

November 15, 10AM
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act QuickBite


November 15, 2PM
Vendor Due Diligence & Effective Vendor Management Programs Webinar  

DATC Save the Date 1-22-13 
More information
coming soon!
Compliance Calendar   
 Kansas Cooperative Council logo

Strengthen the Voice of Cooperatives
As an affiliated member of KCUA, you are also a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council. Want to know what is going on with co-ops around Kansas? Sign up for KCC news alerts. more

Sprint logo


Pass on Savings to Your Members

Savings for your members...extra money for your credit union. more

MBL call to action

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

CU 4 kids holiday icon 

Credit Unions for Kids Holiday Icons now available!


National Credit Union Foundation
CUaid activated for Hurrican Sandy relief 


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The Power of One...
The Power of Association

First in the series of the benefits of Association membership

Compliance and Consulting
With compliance concerns and rising financial burdens, a partnership with The Kansas Credit Union Association is essential to keep your credit union on top of changing regulatory issues. more


CUNA News Now 

Kansas CUs continue strong growth


Ark Valley Credit Union  

Mary Gillette retirement celebration Dec. 10; Credit Union announces Promotions.

Hutchinson Credit Union 

Hutchinson Credit Union Promotes Zack Clobes, Dan Springer.

Educational Credit Union 

Educational Credit Union Member Wins Brand New Car. 


Wichita Business Journal

Kansas credit unions report growth in loans, members.

Emporia State Federal Credit Union  
ESFCU is sponsoring National Teachers Hall of Fame Silent and Radio Auction Nov. 13-15 at the credit union's 24th & Industrial branch location. More info: www.kvoe.com/nthf12.htm 

International Credit Union Day Observed 

The theme for 2012 was "Members Matter Most." Credit unions across the state of Kansas celebrated ICU Week (October 15-19), and ICU Day on October 18. more


$15,500...600 People...6 Kansas Communities...1 Difference

First-ever Make a Difference event coverage
(too many list to here!)


KCUA in the News


Wichita Business Journal 

Scam Targets Credit Union Members.



Credit Union Customers Receiving Scam Text Message


Credit Union Customers Warned of Texting Scam


Wichita Residents Warned of Scam Involving Credit Union Cards


KCUA's Susan Dyer's post "Communicators Need To Be In The Know."

Scam Alert


Text Message Sent About Deactivated Credit Union Card
KCUA has been notified about text messages regarding credit union issued cards. The message has included the following: "THE CREDIT UNION CENTER ALERT: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please call 316-765-0489." more

Second Quarter 2012 Performance Report


Assets, Shares, Capital Loans Strong at Kansas Credit Unions
Kansas credit unions annual growth figures for assets, shares, capital, and loans are all strong and well above national averages. Loan growth continues to be resilient in the state of Kansas with outstanding loan growth of 7.2 percent year over year, while nationally loans grew to 3.1 percent during the same period. more

Credit Unions For Kids


CU4Kids' Holiday Icon Campaign

It is time to start planning for the Credit Unions for Kids' Holiday Icon Campaign, benefiting your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital! more

YES Committee


YES Committee Provides Scholarship Opportunities for Credit Unions

The Youth Education and Scholarship (YES) Committee awarded more than $600 in education scholarships during the third quarter. more



Council Leadership Nominations Due Nov. 2

Kansas and Nebraska Lending, Marketing and CUnext Young Professionals Councils now have more than 100 members!
If you are a Council member and interested in a Leadership role, consider a Lending, Marketing or CUnext Council leadership position. Download a nomination form (pdf). Nominations are due tomorrow, Nov. 2.

Questions? Gina Evans, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3010.

Education and Training   


Basics of Credit Union Branch Management: November 28
Basics of Credit Union Branch Management is designed for both new and experienced branch managers who want to improve their leadership skills. more 

Governmental and Public Affairs


Day at the Capitol | Topeka KS | January 22, 2013
More information coming in December. 


Kansas Jump$tart Coalition Holds Annual Meeting
The Kansas Jump$tart Coalition held their annual meeting on Friday, October 19. KCUA's Haley DaVee finished her 3-year term. Chris Wolgamott, Meritrust Credit Union, was elected to the board. more  

Topeka Consumer Skills Teacher Wins Kansas Jump$tart Coalition Educator Grant 
The Kansas Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy has awarded the Kansas Jump$tart Coalition Educator Grant to Ms. Helen Ramsey, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Highland Park High School in Topeka. more (press release, pdf) 


2012 Election Resources for Credit Unions
Information about registering to vote, requesting an early vote ballot, and mobilizing credit union members in the upcoming 2012 elections. more

Regulation and Compliance


Change in Terms Required for Change to CFPB Website on Credit Card Disclosures?
Information about whether a 45-day change-in-terms notice is required solely due to a technical change to Regulation Z. Since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has not provided formal guidance on this situation, is the change-in-terms is required? more

Scam Alert #12-01

Text message sent about deactivated credit union card. more


Compliance File Share
Share compliance resources like policies, forms, and industry articles. more

Compliance Calendarpdf icon

Marketing and Communications


$15,500...600 people...6 communities...1 Difference
Our first statewide, collaborative Make a Difference event was a success! Complete coverage.


Experiences, Service Matter When Sharing on Social Sites

InSites Consulting report Social Media Around the World 2012 asked survey respondents what they shared on social networking sites regarding brands and companies. Why the results are important to credit unions. more

Shared Financial Solutions


Save with the Sprint Member Discount Program

Register for an upcoming FREE Sprint webinar and learn how to save your members money, and earn extra money for your credit union. The next webinar is Nov. 13more


Cell Phones for Soldiers

By donating a used cell phone through Cell Phones for Soldiers, your credit union can help U.S. service members get a free 60-minute calling card. Your support of this initiative will be at no cost to your credit union or members. more


December (Holiday II) 2012 LetterChecks Mailing
The holidays can seem like a dream...until your cardholders get their bills! Let your most valuable cardholders enjoy the benefits of using your card by sending out a special thank you - FIS™ Holiday LetterChecks. more


CUNA Mutual Group: Articles


CUNA Mutual Group October Communication Update (pdf)


How Valuable is Your Documents Provider?

With constant changes to regulations, how can a credit union be assured that they are remaining compliant with their documents? CUNA Mutual Group's LOANLINERŪ Documents can be your trusted partner providing value that extends beyond the document. more 


Small and Mid-Size Credit Union Council
Small credit unions are renowned for banding together to help one another. CUNA Mutual Group tapped into that strength by convening a council of 10 leaders of small and midsized credit unions across the country to share ideas and solutions. more