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CURRENT Exchange | 25 July 2014

Jul 25, 2014 by Cathy Baldwin

News and Information for Member Credit Unions

MAILING DATE: July 25, 2014

Enclosed are links to items featured in your League's most recent information mailing to credit unions.
Please ensure the appropriate staff at your credit union is aware of these important events and news items, and let them know this information is available to them at anytime at this URL: http://www.vacul.org/About/News-Publications/CURRENT-Exchange

[VIEW FULL PDF VERSION OF THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE]

Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee (VACUPAC)

Contribute to the Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee (VACUPAC) on or before September 15 for a chance to win $500! VACUPAC is a non-partisan, voluntary effort to support political candidates who support credit unions and the issues that matter to us.

(pdf, 200kb)
Payments Workshop

Make plans to attend the Payments Workshop August 13 in Richmond. Sessions will include a discussion regarding the latest in payments, current ACH rules changes, and payments and technology. For more information or to register online visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=88&wid=501&cid=573

(pdf, 444kb)
Board Boot Camp

The pressure of being a credit union board member is increasing. To provide you the tools and resources to help you better understand the expectations of today’s board member, your League is hosting a one-day Board Boot Camp on August 20 in Richmond. Sessions will include personal liability and expectations, internal fraud, and financial literacy. For more information or to register online visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=93&wid=501&cid=573

(pdf, 153kb)
Leading a Sales-Focused Culture Seminar

Registration is open for the Leading a Sales-Focused Culture Seminar September 10 in Richmond. With sessions on sales and member loyalty, this seminar is ideal for head tellers, operations managers, retail sales, and CEOs. Registration packet is enclosed or visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=89&wid=501&cid=573

(pdf, 568kb)
East Coast Marketing & Business Development Conference

Register today to attend the East Coast Marketing & Business Development Conference being held September 25-26 in Virginia Beach. A low-cost pre-conference on Using Financial Education as a Business Development Tool is also being held on September 24. And, to make things more exciting, CMC Meridian will be holding a drawing for a 4-day, 3-night cruise to the Bahamas on Norwegian Cruise Line. Registration packet is enclosed or visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=83&wid=501&cid=573.

(pdf, 708kb)
VACUPAC Golf Classic

Don’t miss the 26th Annual VACUPAC Golf Classic September 30 at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. And take advantage of a superb way to show your support for credit unions’ advocacy work by becoming a Sponsor of the Golf Classic. Registration and sponsor forms are enclosed or visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=95&wid=501&cid=573.

(pdf, 2MB) Golfer registration form
(pdf, 2MB) Sponsor form
Legislative Forum

Get the latest insights in the world of politics and share your thoughts on advocacy so you can be the most confident and compelling advocate possible for your credit union by attending the Legislative Forum October 1 at the offices of Hunton and Williams in Richmond. Registration enclosed or visit www.vacul.org/Events#id=94&wid=501&cid=573.

(pdf, 428kb)
Employment Referral Service

Advertise your available positions in our Employment Referral Service, a great way to help you recruit quality credit union staff. This is a free service for affiliated credit unions. For more information, visit our website at www.vacul.org/Business-Solutions/ERS-Job-and-Applicant-Listings.

(pdf, 100kb)
100 Million Memberships Campaign

The 100 million memberships campaign aims to commemorate and publicize the achievement of credit unions reaching 100 million memberships (100MM) nationwide. Your communications toolkit is enclosed.

(pdf, 1MB)
Estonia Visit News Release

A delegation of credit union representatives from Virginia spent a week in Estonia recently as part of the Virginia League’s partnership with its counterpart, the Estonian Union of Credit Cooperatives. Read all about it in the enclosed news release.

(pdf, 90kb)
Reality Check Survey

Help us collect data on how Virginia’s credit unions are aiding members by reporting your micro-loan data through our Reality Check Survey. We ask that you report information on loans you’ve made of $3,000 or less, excluding credit cards. Please give us a hand and provide this data, which we use to support our advocacy efforts, no later than August 15!

(pdf, 677kb)
Upcoming Webinars

Don’t miss our upcoming webinars:

  • Steps to SAFE Act Registration, Renewal & Compliance
  • Avoiding HMDA Reporting Mistakes (Real Estate Lending Series)
  • Federal Government ACH Payments: Reclamations & Garnishments (ACH Professional Series)
  • Wire Transfer Compliance
  • Supervising for Ultimate Performance: The 6 Building Blocks for Success (Emerging Leader Series)

For more information and to register, visit our web site at http://www.vacul.org/Education/League-Online-Training.

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