October – December 2013
Topic: Financial Reality Fairs
Speaker: Barb Bass, VP Education & HRD, Credit Union League of Connecticut
5:30-6:15 p.m. Cash Bar / Appetizers
6:15-7:15 p.m. Dinner / Buffet
Buffet Style – Only $22.00 per person!
Includes Sausage and Peppers – Chicken Florentine – Baked Scrod – Sliced Roast Beef – Stuffed Shells – Caesar Salad
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Hartford Chapter Meeting
Social Hour – 5:00 p.m. - Cash Bar
Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Program – 7:00 p.m.
“What’s Going On at Your League”
Presented by Keith Wiemert, Interim CEO of the Credit Union of Connecticut, President & CEO, Seasons FCU
1. Roast prime Rib $43
2. Chicken Marsala $33
3. Baked Stuffed Shrimp $39
Please reference your name and meal choice.
***Please bring a raffle prize***
Please mail checks by September 25th, to Andres Ilanos, Nutmeg State FCU, 521 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill, Ct 06416. Please reference “10/03/13″
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Bridgeport Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 22th, 2013
Augustyn’s Blue Goose Restaurant
326 Ferry Blvd.
Speaker: Timothy Shore, Training Manager, Seasons FCU
Program: Robbery Training
Agenda: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Robbery Training
5:30-6:00 p.m. Social Hour (cash bar)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner – $35.00 per person
7:00 p.m. Chapter Meeting
Featuring a League Update by Keith Wiemert
Dinner: Roast Prime Rib au jus – Slowly roasted, cooked to your taste
Stuffed Shrimp – With crabmeat stuffing
Chicken Parmigiana – Topped with cheese & marinara sauce
Atlantic Salmon – Grilled with seasoned crumbs
Deadline to Register: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
When: Monday, March 4th, 2013
Where: New Haven County Credit Union
450 Universal Drive
North Haven, Ct 06473
Agenda: 5:30 – Pizza and soft drinks available
5:45 – Brief Meeting and Election of Officers
(There will be no program, and the meeting should not run more
than 30 minutes.)
**** If anyone is interested in a position, please let Jim know. ****
Cost: No Cost to attend!
Please call Jim Howard to let him know you will attend
@ 203-234-8773 x 109, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org,
so that he knows how many pizzas to order!
He will be ordering the pizza at four, so please
make sure you call beforehand!
Credit unions promote the economic well being of their members, especially those of modest means, through a system that is member-owned, volunteer-directed and not-for-profit.
The credit union mission has always been to ensure secure financial choices at lower costs for their members. That’s why credit unions offer financial products that provide better returns on savings, reduced rates on loans and lower or no fees on services.
While credit unions are regulated by the federal and state governments, they are also governed by volunteer boards elected by their membership. Credit unions don’t answer to stockholders, but to each of their 96 million members.
Credit unions invest in people by helping those who have been traditionally underserved by banks. Groups like seniors on fixed incomes, single working moms, minority communities needing greater community investment, and small business owners struggling to raise capital all rely on credit unions for important financial services at reasonable costs.
While the big banks have abandoned small businesses in droves because they just can’t make enough money, credit unions promote their small business members in a struggling economy by providing low cost credit alternatives. This credit union investment means millions of jobs across America.
Unfortunately, the big banks and some in Congress want to raise taxes and impose new fees on 96 million credit union members who represent 40% of all Americans, yet represent only 6% of the assets in financial institutions. And, they want to do this despite the fact that credit unions are not-for-profit and meeting their core mission every day.
That’s wrong and will imperil the credit union movement that so many have come to depend on for real financial choice.
Don’t let Congress raise taxes on 96 million credit union members. Don’t let Congress eliminate real financial choice. Don’t let Congress destroy our credit unions.
To learn even more about credit unions in your community, or join a credit union please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org/.
Annual Holiday Meeting! POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER- NEW DATE AND TIME!
Please let us know if you can make it to the event tomorrow by emailing Barbara Thorpe, email@example.com with your meal plan and confirmation of the new date and time! Thanks
Please join us for a webinar to discuss Prize-Linked Savings (PLS) opportunities in Connecticut on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
To register please contact Susan O’Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the 2013 legislative session, the CT General Assembly passed a bill that allows credit unions to offer savings promotion raffles – savings products that offer prizes in order to incent increased savings activity. Connecticut is the 8thstate to pass similar legislation, following in the footsteps of Nebraska, Rhode Island, Washington, North Carolina, Maryland, Maine, and Michigan.As financial institutions, you are acutely aware of the importance of savings as part of someone’s financial portfolio.
The webinar will feature Doorways to Dreams Fund, a national non-profit that has been providing technical assistance, advice, and evaluation for PLS products around the country. In this webinar, we will cover:
- The basics of PLS
- Overview of Connecticut law
- Success/Impact in other states
- Implementation considerations/how-tos
Please join us for a great conversation. Attending this webinar is not considered to be an indication of commitment to offer the product – the goal of the meeting is to get a shared understanding of the opportunity, discuss options in Connecticut, and see what credit unions would like to explore a prize-linked savings product. Please share this invitation with any relevant staff or other credit union partners.
For more information about savings promotion raffles/prize-linked savings products, the experience in Michigan with Save to Win, and additional new research, please visit