Event Calendar

November 2013 – October 2014

Nov 20 Wed
Don’t Tax My Credit Union Campaign
9:45 am
Don't Tax My Credit Union Campaign

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/.

Dec 18 Wed
Prize-Linked Savings Webinar
10:00 am

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 soloughlin@culct.coop.

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

http://www.d2dfund.org/prize_linked_savings

Jun 5 Thu
Board Financial Training @ League Education Center
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Follow this link to learn more and register.

Sep 3 Wed
In-depth BSA Training @ Ashlar Village
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Sep 19 Fri
2014 League Leadership Conference @ The Saratoga Hilton
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
2014 League Leadership Conference @ The Saratoga Hilton | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Plan to join peers in Saratoga New York for the 2014 Leadership Conference.  The program is being expanded this year to provide additional education but there will still be plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, shopping and, if you are in the mood, spend the evening at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.  Review the links below for program information and to register for the Conference.  The registration page also identifies the contact number for the hotel – be sure to register quickly since the special discounted space is limited.  We continue to work on some value added extras for the event so check back for more information. 

 

Ten scholarships for full registration are available to credit unions under $50 Million in assets and a discounted registration fee of $299 is available for young professionals (under the age of 35). Alloya Corporate Credit Union is also offering one scholarship that will provide an all-expense paid conference experience to one individual. The Christine M. Gross Memorial Scholarship, is offered to a member of Alloya, either as a capitalized member or an associate member in the $20 million and
under asset size. Details on the program can be found here.

 

Click below for more information:

2014 Leadership Agenda

2014 Leadership Brochure

2014 Leadership Registration Information

Leadership Conference Scholarship Application for Small CUs

Sep 24 Wed
Financial Reality Fair Golf Tournament @ Tunxis Plantation Golf Course
Sep 24 all-day
Financial Reality Fair Golf Tournament @ Tunxis Plantation Golf Course | Farmington | Connecticut | United States

Click here for the Registration Brochure.

Sep 25 Thu
Latest Targeted Attacks and What Credit Unions Can Do @ League Education Center
9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Oct 9 Thu
ALM – The Very Basics @ League Education Center
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Click here for the flyer. 

Oct 15 Wed
Social Media 101 @ Credit Union League of CT
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 SPEAKER

Carie Schelfhaudt, Director of Digital Marketing, McDougall & Duval Advertising

An active player since the inception of social media, Carie directs all social and digital marketing strategies for McDougall & Duval’s clients, a majority being in financial services. She is a sought after speaker and writer, presenting at conferences and regularly writing columns to educate others on the best practices for online and social media marketing at backs and credit unions.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

I. Writing a Social Media Policy

Writing a social media policy that satisfies the needs of human resources, marketing and compliance can be an intimidating task. But have no fear! Knowing what not to do when making a policy can make the process so much easier.

II. Social Media Training 101 for Credit Union Employees

New guidelines from regulators say financial institutions need to train employees on official, work-related use of social media. Learn the key components of developing an employee education program for your financial institution.

III. Content Tips for Financial Marketers

Expecting the unexpected and planning ahead for quick responses are critical to your new online marketing strategy. Now is the time to develop a plan.

Click here for the Registration Flyer.
Oct 24 Fri
Increasing Loans to Members with Brett Christensen @ Ashlar Village
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Click here for the Registration Flyer.