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Blog: Silos and the 'Acid River of Change': Earlier this month, CUES staff gathered to talk about organizational values, the company's vision and how to work together even better as we move forward. One task in our session was to walk across the "acid river of change," a wide river temporarily marked off in the parking lot of CUES headquarters in Madison, Wis. What did we learn? Read more in this CUES Skybox blog post.
CUES School of Mortgage Lending
Mortgage lending executives and managers will learn about the current regulatory environment and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from expert Fred Arnold, CMC, president of American Family Funding at this new program. Register for CUES School of Mortgage Lending, July 16-17 in Cambridge, Mass., today!
Cool App: “Am I really spending my days the way I want to?” RescueTime helps you figure out the answer by showing you how you spend your time on the computer.
Reliable Compensation Data
Don’t base your compensation decisions on speculation. Turn to CUES Employee Salary Survey for detailed salary and bonus information on dozens of non-executive credit union positions. The survey is frequently updated so you can generate current, custom reports, and you can sort data by region, asset size, size of metro area and more. Discover more today.
Anniversary: Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union, Merritt Island, Fla., is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long at each of its branches. The CU has a display cabinet showcasing its 50 years of history and a banner featuring a timeline. Throughout the year a time capsule is being filled with different credit union memorabilia, and kids 18 and under can enter for a chance to open the time capsule in 50 years. There’s also a chance for members to tell their story of why they became a member, a kid’s day, and a day to spin a prize wheel for fun prizes. Finally, there’s a “Cake with the CEO” day where members can stop by their branch and meet Joe Mirachi. The CU has nine CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
International Partnership: Last week, two representatives from BCU, Vernon Hills, Ill., traveled to Ambato, Ecuador, to establish an official credit union-to-credit union partnership with Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito OSCUS Ltda. through World Council of Credit Unions' International Partnerships Program. The BCU reps visited three of OSCUS's rural branch offices to observe how the credit union helps underserved communities. The CU has four CUES members.
Community Involvement: The Financial Education team at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., has achieved its goal of providing financial education to 10,000 people between Sept. 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. The team reached its 10,066th individual as of May 31, one month ahead of schedule. To achieve its goal, the team conducted 407 presentations to pre-schooler through senior citizen audiences. Classes were conducted in public and private schools, churches, non-profit organizations, and for community groups. Classes focused on such topics as basic banking, budgeting, credit, career paths and entrepreneurship. The CU has six CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Mich., collected more than 350 toys at its branches for the Children’s Center playroom at Sparrow Hospital, a resource for young patients and their families to experience a home away from home when going to Sparrow to receive care. The playroom is used to help children recover from sickness or injury through play, education and emotional support. The CU has 12 CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
San Francisco Federal Credit Union recently participated in a major playground clean-up in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance. Over two days in May, 78 CU employees contributed 90 volunteer hours to help clean up Raymond Kimbell Playground and Buchanan Street Mall playgrounds, both near the CU’s main branch. This year’s clean-up was the largest so far for the CU, with a record number of managers and staff participating. The CU has 10 CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
Sunova Credit Union, Selkirk, Manitoba, has completed its participation in the Canadian Co-operative Association Women’s Mentorship Program. The CU hosted a staff member from the CCS Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd. (located in Myanmar) as a part of its growing participation in the global cooperative and credit union movement. The CCA Women’s Mentorship Program is an annual training and exposure program designed to provide women working in financial cooperatives with a unique opportunity for professional development. Sunova CU’s guest, Moh Moh Khin, was given the opportunity to job shadow at the CU’s new high-tech Winnipeg branches in addition to being given an in-depth look at the organization’s award-winning marketing and IT departments. The CU has three CUES members.
Tinker Federal Credit Union, Oklahoma City, hosted a special shred day on June 8 in response to requests by Moore, Okla., residents who needed a safe way to dispose of damaged personal paperwork following the devastating May tornado. The CU has nine CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
CUES Supplier Member News: Credit unions planning to sponsor Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers in 2013 have until Sept. 30 to apply for CO-OP Miracle Match grants, according to CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., administrator of the annual $1 million matching funds program. CO-OP Financial Services makes the matching funds available on behalf of its 3,500 client credit unions, and all credit unions, chapters and leagues in the United States are eligible. In addition to the Sept. 30 deadline, credit unions must submit their applications prior to the date of their event. Applications are available at: http://www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match.
CU24, Tallahassee, Fla., has introduced EasyATM, an ATM management solution to help credit unions consolidate multiple vendor relationships into a single solution.
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