Resources for CU Board Member

Listed below are events, tools, and resources to help CU Board Members.

‘Life-threatening’ Hurricane Florence Takes Aim at East Coast - Is Your Credit Union Prepared?

Expanding in size and strengthening yet again, violent Hurricane Florence is on a beeline toward the East Coast as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. Catastrophic flooding and destructive winds are becoming very likely in the eastern Carolinas north of Charleston, where hurricane warnings were issued late Tuesday. Be prepared - download Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, a white paper from CUNA Mutual which outlines procedures and guidelines your credit union could follow in developing its own business continuity plan.

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“Commitment to Cooperation” Honors Dedicated Volunteers and Staff at Annual Meeting & Convention 

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) honors those leaders who have hit major milestones of service in the credit union system, and is reaching out to management at member credit unions to ask that they share the names of those individuals who have been volunteers or employees of the credit union for more than twenty years.

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15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union - Booklet

Stop anyone on the street today and ask him or her what a credit union is. Chances are, most respondents won't know. To help you explain what your credit union is, what it does and why, CCUA is happy to provide our members with this terrific little book entitled, "15 Reasons Why You Should Only Bank at a Credit Union."

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2017-2018 Massachusetts State Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Yesterday, the Massachusetts General Court completed its 190th session and the two-year legislative session came to a close in the Commonwealth. For approximately two hours, the final session on New Year’s Day addressed the last legislative proposal which was the subject of conference committees between the chambers: the regulation of flame retardants in certain household products. Other matters finalized this week included a supplemental budget bill, a significant number of sick leave banks and local bills.

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2018 Advocacy Honoree - Dover Federal Credit Union

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2018 Advocacy Honoree - Navigant Credit Union

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2018 Advocacy Nominee - Bellwether Community Credit Union

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2018 BSA Update on Nov. 8

Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC requirements continue to challenge credit unions of all sizes. As we have come to learn, examiner expectations vary from institution to institution depending on the level of risk—risks including who you serve, and where and how you serve your membership. Join Bill Nagle, SVP, Professional Development, CCUA, on November 8 for an all-day program devoted to BSA.

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2018 Financial Education Honoree - Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

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2018 Financial Education Honoree - Pawtucket Credit Union

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2018 Financial Education Honoree - Service Credit Union

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2018 Hike-the-Hill Attendees: Feedback Requested via Survey

The Association appreciates your continued advocacy on behalf of your credit union, and credit unions everywhere, and hope that you enjoyed the events. Your feedback about the 2018 Hike-the-Hill will help us to plan for future events. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey by Monday, July 16.

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2018 Social Responsibility Honoree - Eagle One Federal Credit Union

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2018 Social Responsibility Honoree - Franklin First Federal Credit Union

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2018 Social Responsibility Honoree - Holy Rosary Credit Union

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2018 Social Responsibility Honoree - Westerly Community Credit Union

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2018 Volunteer Leadership Conference, Ocean City, MD, Nov. 16-18: Register Now and SAVE

Hosted by the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) and the MD|DC Credit Union Association, the ever-popular Volunteer Leadership Conference brings together credit union volunteers, committee members and key staff from Delaware, DC, Maryland, and surrounding states for a unique networking and educational experience. It will take place November 16-18 at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, MD.

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2019 Brings New Minimum Wage Requirements

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, nonexempt employees must be paid minimum wage. The federal minimum wage, or pay floor, remains at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees and $2.13 per hour for tipped employees. Under circumstances in which a state, city or county minimum wage rate is higher than the federal rate, employers are required to pay workers the higher amount.

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2019 Credit Union Marketplace Experience

Credit Union Employees: Click HERE  for Complimentary Registration.

Exhibitors  & Sponsors: Click HERE  for Information and Registration.

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2019 State Legislative Filings: Subject of Call for New Hampshire Members TODAY

The Association is in the process of finalizing member comments to the New Hampshire Banking Department on its proposed 2019 state legislative filings. A member-only call is scheduled to determine final consensus on the proposed bills as well as to discuss next steps.

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2019 Wegner Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

With a deadline of August 10, 2018, credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards and fundraising gala on March 11, 2019 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

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2019-2020 Mass. State Legislative Session Begins Today - Member Conference Call on Proposals Jan. 8

The Association has already launched its Massachusetts state legislative advocacy platform for the new session. Members are invited to dialogue on new legislative initiatives to be introduced for the 2019-2020 session. Compiling member suggestions is a top priority to ensure that Association filings incorporate local views, represent meaningful advocacy, and include an effective strategic direction. The 2019-2020 filing deadline is January 18, 2019.

To provide a forum for discussion, the Association will host a conference call on January 8 at 2:00 pm on pending proposals for the next session.

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2019: In with the NEW- CU Marketplace Experience & Cooperative Advocate Featured on Latest CU Marketplace Experience Podcast

In the first episode of Credit Union Marketplace Experience Podcasts for 2019, Walt Laskos, CCUA Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications, discusses the Association’s new, one-day trade show event – CU Marketplace Experience, and the Cooperative Advocate - the Association’s official new quarterly magazine.

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3 New Delaware State Officials Sworn in on New Year’s Day

Three Democrats were sworn in to statewide offices on Tuesday, with Kathy McGuiness being inaugurated as auditor, Kathy Jennings taking the post of attorney general and Colleen Davis assuming the treasurer’s spot.

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4 Tips for Unleashing Your Credit Union’s Best Kept Secret

Most members typically have similar financial needs across their financial lives: cash management; credit and loans; asset accumulation, future income generation, insurance, and leaving a legacy for future generations.  CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) works with credit unions to address their members’ financial needs for their retirement years through a blueprint for success.

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5 Ways to Increase Account Holder Loyalty in 2019

As you close the books on 2018, it’s time to hit the restart button and look forward to the year ahead. Hopefully, part of that vision includes ways to more fully engage your account holders and help them embrace increased financial security.

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Add Your Voice to Make an Impact on State Legislation

The Association is collecting and finalizing member comments on proposed state legislative filings for the coming legislative session. Member-only calls are scheduled to discuss proposed bills and additional potential areas to be addressed legislatively, as well as discuss next steps.

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Advocacy Highlights the Afternoon at Annual Meeting & Convention

NCUA Chairman Mark McWatters is among the all-star lineup of speakers to enlighten, inform and provide thought-provoking content at the Cooperative Credit Union Association's 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention next month.

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Advocacy in Action: Coffee with Congressman Stephen Lynch

The Association and Liberty Bay Credit Union hosted a Credit Union Coffee event featuring Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch at their Hingham office. The meeting provided an opportunity to receive up to date information on congressional activities and to advance the Association’s local advocacy priorities, including CU Senior Safeguard, data breaches and the housing finance marketplace.

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AI, Analytics & Job-Hopping Shape Millennials Working in Finance

AI, automation, analytics and accounting, as well as job-hopping, are triggering massive changes in the corporate finance’s role. So say millennials currently working in the field according to a new study.

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