Event Calendar

Apr 2 Wed
YP Panel Discussion @ The Aqua Turf Club
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Apr 9 Wed
Financial Reality Fair – Housatonic Community College @ Housatonic Community College
7:30 am – 1:00 pm

FinancialRealityFairLogoThe Financial Reality Fair held at this academic site attracts a large number of local high schools with participating students numbering in the hundreds!

Many volunteers are needed to insure the success of this important educational activity. Please consider volunteering!

Watch for more information on this exciting event!

Apr 10 Thu
Marketing Network @ League Education Center
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Marketing Network 2014

Marketing Network
Thursday, April 10, 2014
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
League Education Center, Meriden, CT
FACILITATOR
Fred Brown, Director of Marketing and Member
Development, Northeast Family FCU
PROGRAM
Join marketing professionals from credit unions in Connecticut as they
discuss marketing strategies, campaigns, best practices, and some of the
misses too! Participants often bring sample marketing materials to
share. This Network is open to marketing professionals as well as those
that count marketing as one of the many hats they wear. Please forward
topic ideas to Barb Bass at bbass@culct.coop or Fred Brown at fred@nefamily.coop
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone interested in Marketing
DEADLINE TO REGISTER
: Friday, April 4, 2014
Marketing Network
Credit Union: _____________________________________
Name: _______________________ Title: _______________
Name: _______________________ Title: _______________
Please register by emailing soloughlin@culct.coop
or
fax (203) 294
-
4882
CULCT, 1064 E. Main St., Ste. 201
Meriden, CT 06450
Apr 17 Thu
Compliance Webinar: Social Media – Contests, Lotteries & Giveaways @ League Education Center or Webinar
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr 22 Tue
2014 CUNA Awards Program
12:00 am – June 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
2014 CUNA Awards Program

Connecticut credit unions are eligible to apply for the three major CUNA awards: Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award, and the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award and Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award. These awards are described in detail below.

Entry forms for the awards are due to the League no later than Friday, June 27, 2014. Links for the forms can be found below.

Please contact Abbi Stamler at (203) 608-7058 or email her at
astamler@culct.coop with any questions.
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Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs (other than personal finance education). The award is given for external activities.
Examples:

• Charity fund raising
• Support for public events
• Donation to social service programs
• VITA or EITC assistance
• Lobbying or advocacy on behalf of K-12 financial education
• Support for teacher training

Dora Maxwell was an early credit union pioneer. One of the original signers of CUNA’s constitution at Estes Park, Colorado, she worked as an organizer for the movement’s trade association (then called the Credit Union National Extension Bureau) and held numerous volunteer positions at the local and national level. In addition to organizing hundreds of credit unions, she developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.
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Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to materially improve members’ lives through programs (other than personal finance education). It is awarded for internal programs and services that benefit membership.

Examples:
• Special loan modification program
• Wealth-building or debt-reduction incentive program
• Outreach to underserved population
• Student-run in-school or campus branch
• Credit union difference campaign
• Predatory lending alternative
• Support for member ESL instruction

Louise Herring was an active supporter, organizer and champion of credit unions. She was the Ohio delegate to the 1934 national credit union conference in Estes Park, Colorado, where she signed the original constitution for a national credit union association. Louise Herring believed that credit unions should work in a practical manner to better people’s lives. She saw the credit union as more than just a financial institution. In her own words, “The purpose of the credit union is to reform the financial system, so that everyone can have his place in the sun.”

For both the Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring awards, click to access:
• A Letter from the Judges
• Secrets of a Winning Entry
• Commonly Asked Questions
Award Differentiation Chart and Sample Award Activities
• Dora Maxwell Entry Form and Checklist
• Louise Herring Entry Form and Checklist
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Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18.

Examples:
• Classroom presentation or series
• Credit prerequisite course
• NEFE HSFPP instruction for underserved group
• Online personal finance curriculum
• Live group budgeting simulation
• Special savers or borrowers club
• Peer-to-peer financial counseling

Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older.

Examples:
• Group seminar or webinar
• Online Q&A with expert
• Instruction of underserved group
• Presentation series to SEG group
• Instruction at personal finance event
• One-on-one financial counseling or credit report review
• Regular personal finance segment in local media

Alphonse Desjardins was a credit union pioneer who was instrumental in forming the Canadian and U.S. credit union movements. Besides helping to found the first credit unions in Canada and the U.S., Desjardins pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school “banks”, known as caisses scolaires.

This award honors leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of youth and adult financial literacy.

For both Desjardins awards, click to access:
• A Letter from the Judges
• Award Differentiation Chart
• Secrets of a Winning Entry
• Desjardins Program Packet

 

 

Apr 23 Wed
Financial Reality Fair – Eastern CT @ Connecticut College
7:30 am – 1:00 pm

FinancialRealityFairLogoThe Financial Reality Fair to be held at Connecticut College in New London will attract a large number of high schools from surrounding towns with participating students numbering in the hundreds!

Many volunteers are needed to insure the success of this important educational activity.

Please consider volunteering for this exciting event!

Apr 30 Wed
Financial Reality Fair – Torrington @ Torrington - Location TBD
7:30 am – 1:00 pm

FinancialRealityFairLogoThe Financial Reality Fair held in this city attracts a large number of high schools from surrounding towns with participating students numbering in the hundreds!

Many volunteers are needed to insure the success of this important educationalactivity. Please consider volunteering!

Watch for specific location and more information on this exciting event!

May 14 Wed
Compliance Live Training: Fair Lending and How to Conduct Fair Lending Risk Assessment @ Il Monticello Restaurant
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 15 Thu
Connecticut Governmental Affairs Conference @ Hilton Hartford
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Connecticut Governmental Affairs Conference

The Credit Union League of Connecticut’s Annual Government Affairs Conference will be held May 15, 2014, in the Connecticut Room (2nd Floor) at the Hilton Hartford, located at 315 Trumbull Street in Hartford. Speakers will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the program will conclude with a luncheon at noon.

Our state GAC offers valuable updates from many in our Congressional delegation, the Governor’s Office, the Connecticut General Assembly, and state and federal regulators. This year, we will be joined by Ryan Donovan, Senior Vice President  - Legislative Affairs at CUNA, who will provide up-to-date information on legislative and regulatory hot topics like Risk-Based Capital, housing finance reform, and UBIT.

We will also be joined by Commissioner Howard Pitkin of the CT Department of Banking and Tanya Meck, EVP and Managing Partner of Global Strategy Group. Tanya designed to implement strategic communication plans for a wide reach of clients including legislators and grassroots advocacy campaigns. Each week, Tanya joins a panel of communications and political strategists on “Connecticut Capitol Report” which airs every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM on Fox Connecticut. Tanya will be sharing her political insight with us and will discuss the upcoming elections.

May 20 Tue
Compliance Network
9:00 am

See Flyer for Registration – Compliance Network May 20 2014

Our first compliance networking meeting was a great success.  Our open forum provided opportunity to express concerns, exchange ideas and understand best practices our credit unions have put in place as it pertains to the new mortgage regulations that came into effect January 2014.   Thank you to all who attended and contributed.  Our lively group is excited to meet again on May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am at the league.  The topic of choice is Fair Lending.  This topic was chosen based on the next league in house training session “Fair Lending and How to Conduct a Fair Lending Risk Assessment” scheduled for May 14, 2014 at “IL Monticello”,  facilitated by M & M Consulting.  We felt this would be a good time to discuss the takeaways from the May 14th training session.  If you were not able to join us today, we hope you will consider our future meetings.