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Join us June 5-7 in Washington, DC, as we march the credit union movement into our nation's capital for the 2013 Hike the Hill event.
This year's event will be at the Phoenix Park Hotel.
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The deadline for booking your room at the League block rate of $199 per night is May 13. Thereafter, we can't guarantee the discounted rate.
Hike the Hill includes an agenda full of briefings, meetings, and social events. This year's event arrives just in time for your to talk with the Texas delegation about the credit union tax status. A 500-page tax policy reform, just presented by several House Ways and Means Committee working groups to the Joint Committee on Taxation, touches on the credit union tax status among its analysis of some 400 different tax policies. Credit union leaders are encouraged to speak out about it as the Joint Committee considers tax policy recommendations.
Don't miss the opportunity to make sure your congressional leaders understand the issues important to you and your members.
What Are You Waiting For?
Represent, and be represented!
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for Hike the Hill
June 5-7 in Washington, DC
For more information, contact Gretchen Ziegler at email@example.com or (469) 385-6484.
Thank you to those credit unions who participated in the "Credit Unions Support Financial Education" campaign in April to celebrate National Financial Literacy Month. TCUF used this month-long event as the springboard to encourage all credit unions
to begin or expand their efforts of providing financial and consumer education to their members, local schools, and communities, and to raise awareness of the importance of financial education. We hope you had the opportunity to visit www.financialeducation.coop to make
your pledge or promise to be more financially literate. If not, it's not too late!
Chapters are eligible to apply for grants to assist with chapter educational programs, financial education outreach programs, or assistance with the Experience a Credit Union Campaign from TCUF. Each chapter is eligible for a grant of up to $2,000 per year.
Mark your calendars for the Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 4, at Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio, held in conjunction with the League Leadership and Marketing Conferences. This year, more than ever, TCUF needs your support! As one of its major fundraising efforts, the Foundation is seeking chapter and credit union sponsors for the event, as well as encouraging early registration to ensure a spot. Official sponsor and registration forms will be posted on the website and sent via various channels soon! For more information, contact Courtney Moran at 800.953.8283. We sincerely appreciate those credit unions and chapters who have participated in these efforts in the past, and we look forward to a very successful 2013.
Register today to attend a FREE Train the Trainer session for the NEWLY REVISED NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) in various cities. These FREE training sessions, provided throughout the year, are open to credit union members, staff, directors, teachers, educators, and all community volunteers interested in teaching or distributing the NEFE HSFPP curriculum.
Your Goals...Your Growth...Your Foundation
TRAINING FOR CREDIT UNIONS AND CHAPTERS
June 19-21, 2013
Hilton Palacio del Rio
Make plans to register for the upcoming Volunteers Forum, scheduled for June 19-21, 2013, at the recently renovated Hilton Palacio del Rio in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. Attendees will choose between 5 of 15 breakout sessions, plus 6 general sessions. Credit union volunteers, including the board of directors, supervisory and audit committees, and other committee members are encouraged to register by May 24 to secure the best rates for the conference AND hotel accommodations. CEOs, CFOs, and members of a credit union's management team will also find value in this conference.
Plus, we've added a special pre-conference workshop, presented by Chad Stanislav, VP of Financial and Technology Resources, Inc., that will give new credit union directors some great tools to help with their new positions and give seasoned directors a refresher. The workshop has a separate fee of $75, which includes 3 hours of instruction, extensive handouts, and refreshments.
For more info, please visit https://www.tcul.coop/Volunteers_Forum.html. If you have any questions, please contact TCUL Training & Events, at (469) 385-6630 or (800) 442-5762, ext. 6630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Educational grants are available through the Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF). To learn more, please visit http://www.tcuf.coop/Grants.html.
Compliance, Audit, and Human Resources Conference: Navigating the System
June 19 - 21, 2013
Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown
With the onslaught of new rules and regulations, keeping track and understanding how your credit union is being impacted can be a daunting task. Get the information and tools you need at TCUL's Compliance, Audit, and Human Resources Conference to broaden your knowledge, develop your unique skill set, and expand your network.
You'll find sessions on:
This year we have added a pre-conference workshop to help you decipher new regulation from the CFPB for just $99. Presented by compliance guru, Todd Sherpy, this workshop is sure to give you great insight.
CFPB on the March: Dodd-Frank and Consumer Regulatory Changes
Todd Sherpy, CURES LLC
This 4-hour workshop addresses the newest rules from CFPB on Loan Originators, Appraisals, RESPA and TILA changes including documentation and escrow requirements, and Regulation E rules. It also addresses areas of liability exposure related to CFPB actions and steps you should consider to protect your Credit Union.
There's a lot to navigate. Come get the guidance you need!
Save the Date: 2013 ALM Seminars Just Around the Corner
The dates have been set for the 2013 series of ALM Seminars. For more than 20 years, Dr. Charles Idol has presented the seminars each June, providing an economic outlook and expert analysis of the current regulatory environment. As his career moves in a different direction these half-day sessions will be your final opportunity to hear Dr. Idol share his expertise with Texas credit unions in a seminar format.
A renowned credit union economist, Dr. Idol has been a guiding force for providing credit unions and their professional associations with consulting, research and educational services in the areas of asset/liability management (ALM) and investments. He created Texas Credit Union League's (TCUL) ALM Resources, which currently offers ALM consulting services to more than 500 credit unions, and provides consulting services to TCUL's ALM Resources, Southwest CUNA Management School, regulators and natural-person credit unions in several states.
On a monthly basis, Dr. Idol publishes "Dividend and Loan Pricing Guidelines," which are distributed nationwide to credit unions and their regulatory agencies.
The following are the dates and locations for the ALM Seminars:
For more information, please visit the ALM Seminars website at http://www.tcul.coop/alm_seminars.html.
For additional assistance, contact Sandy Arnesen at (800) 442-5762 ext. 6497 or email@example.com.
2013 Small Credit Union Workshops
Free or Low Cost to affiliated credit unions under $50M in assets
Texas Credit Union League provides training for small credit unions in various chapter areas across Texas. The topics this year will be HR, Compliance Updates, and Hot Topics. The Small CU Workshop is FREE to affiliated credit unions under $50M in assets for up to two attendees from each credit union, and only $50.00 for each additional attendee. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. These workshops are open to ALL Small CU Staff, Directors and Volunteers.
Texas Credit unions affiliated with the League are welcome to attend any of the following workshops:
Forrest Park Community Center
814 S. Houston (South 9th & Houston)
Lamesa, Texas 79331
Phone (806) 872-5151 (for directions)
Holiday Inn Express-Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas 79109
Phone (806) 322-3050 (for directions)
Baylor University-Alumni Center
Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center
1212 S. University Parks Drive
Waco, Texas 76706
Phone (254) 710-1121 (for directions)
Generations Federal Credit Union
Northwest Branch Training Room
6000 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238
210-229-1128 (for directions)
Members First Credit Union
5444 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
Phone (361) 991-6178 (for directions)
Member Source Credit Union
(Partners for Progress)
10100 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas 77042
Phone (713) 627-4000 (for directions)
Holiday Inn Express - Victoria
111 Huvar St.
Victoria, Texas 77904
Phone (361) 575-1600 (for directions)
Holiday Inn Express-North
300 Tuttle Circle, Kennedy Room
Longview, Texas 75605
Phone (903) 663-6464 (for directions)
American Airlines Federal Credit Union
4151 Amon Carter Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
Phone (817) 963-6000 (for directions)
Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
3849 Antilley Road
Abilene, Texas 79606
Phone (325) 677-2274 (for directions)
Please note, dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, please contact Lorri Gaither at 800-442-5762, ext. 6423, or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Linda Winkfein at 800-442-5762, ext. 6451, or email email@example.com.
Leadership Begins with Accountability
Transition managers into leaders!
Managers traditionally tell others what to do. Leaders empower and inspire individuals to be actively engaged. Effective leaders generate peak performance. Peak performance demands responsibility and accountability. Your credit union's legacy is being written every day, what will it say?
Whether you realize it or not, everyone at your credit union has a leadership role, and everyone has an influence on the corporate culture. This program will assist in defining these roles and ensuring that your leaders write their own legacy. This program isn't designed just for Senior Management; it applies to the Board, back office and front-line staff. Basically, anyone who's a stakeholder in the credit union will benefit.
Click here to download a PDF of the flier.
To get started, give us a call today!
800-442-5762, Ext. 6820
Karen Houston-Johnson, CCUE, SCMS
800-442-5762, Ext. 6626
Dean Borland, SCMS
800-442-5762, Ext. 6627
It's Time to Order Your
2013 - 2014 Academic Calendars
Orders must be received by May 31, 2013
Delivery scheduled for the week of July 1, 2013
Make a lasting impression with this calendar geared to the August - August school year. The calendar is credit union specific and gives educators a handy planning tool. Your credit union will get daily exposure, year round.
Click here for detailed information or contact:
BSA, OFAC, and What Examiners Want to See
In 1789, Benjamin Franklin uttered one of the most quoted statements in history, "...but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." If Franklin were alive today, he would have added "examiners" to that now famous statement, a fact accepted by modern financial institutions. With recurring acts of terrorism and a continuing illegal drug trade, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations remain high on the regulatory "radar." Millions of dollars continue to be assessed in penalties for non-compliance. Join in as we look at BSA and OFAC with regard to the examiner perspective, including:
DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
TIME: 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST
Speaker: Steve Gibbs, AVP Shared Compliance. Credit Union Resources, Inc.
* Click Here for a details and speaker informtation.
HR BEST PRACTICES:
There Just Has To Be A Better Way!
Human Resources has changed over the years. This year has already shown us multiple legislation changes, with several additional dramatic changes pending. Since the Great Recession, demands on HR professionals have intensified. Today, companies and HR executives are constantly challenged with finding strategies to improve operational efficiencies while still being able to attract and manage top talent. As a result, we've identified some of the more common HR issues that credit unions may face in 2013. This webinar will discuss best practices for topics such as:
DATE: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
TIME: 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST
SPEAKER: Alfred SoutherlandLabor & Employment Attorney
*Click Here for details and speaker information.