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SEEKING CU HELP FOR MEDIA PROJECT
updated 05/22/13 03:09 PM
Member Survey Features Taxation Questions
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ new media outreach project, "Consider This," was launched in February with the help of 15 credit unions who agreed to participate in the program’s pilot phase. The Leagues are now asking for YOUR credit union's participation in a new member survey.

The brief survey—which should only take a few minutes to complete—is designed to obtain your members’ opinions on their current financial situations and outlook on the economy overall. Topics include mobile banking, account fees, and holiday spending plans.

This survey is especially important because we have added a few questions on taxation. These questions will help us as we begin our fight to preserve our taxation status. We need numbers to help us tell a compelling story so now more than ever, we hope you will do all you can to share this survey with your membership. All your credit union has to do is simply post a link to the survey prominently on your website, social media channels, as well as member-directed marketing for a two-week period. The Leagues will take care of all data gathering.

In the initial phase, the 15 credit unions promoted a member survey, which resulted in more than 2,500 responses on issues ranging from tax refunds to home and auto purchases. Using statistics culled from the survey, we sent out monthly Consider This communications pieces to print, broadcast, and online media outlets in both states over the last five months. Most recently, statistical information on summer vacation plans was used in an article published in the Monterey County Herald and a number of its sister newspapers, including Oakland Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Pasadena Star News,and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

If you are willing to share this new survey with your members, please contact Leagues Consumer Advocacy Manager Tena Lozano at tenal@ccul.org, or Public Affairs and Consumer Advocacy Specialist Tina Ramos-Ingold at tinar@ccul.org.

                           
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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.