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CU4KIDS KICKS OFF FUNDRAISING EFFORT
updated 08/30/13 12:23 PM
International CU Day Initiative
Rally together on International Credit Union Day and help support the life-saving efforts of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) through the "Create Miracles with Your Card” initiative.

On Oct. 17, each time members use their check or credit card, participating California and Nevada credit unions will donate 25 cents to Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), the largest fundraising arm of CMN. The donations will help provide much needed treatment for children who need the most care, as well as raise awareness of credit unions and their commitment to helping people.

Click here for more information, to sign up, and to access free downloadable marketing materials to use with your members.

Please confirm your participation by Wednesday, Sept. 18, with California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Manager of Consumer Advocacy Tena Lozano at tenal@ccul.org or 909-212-6057.

Your credit union may also be eligible to double its donation with CO-OP Miracle Match.

Seven credit unions are already committed to this year's "Create Miracles with Your Card” program, including Cal Poly FCU, First City CU, SkyOne FCU, Xceed Financial FCU, California CU, Kinecta FCU, and Wescom CU.

On International Credit Union Day in 2012, four credit unions—California CU, Xceed Financial FCU, SkyOne FCU, and Wescom CU—participated in the initiative and raised $34,000.

 
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THE HOME EQUITY OPPORTUNITY IS BACK updated 09/29/14 11:10 AM
However, 1st Mortgage Originations Drop
Even as total real estate loans for California credit unions in the second quarter of this year matched the all-time high in late 2008, it’s a different story for the “other real estate loans” category—primarily home equity loans, which are off by 38 percent.

2014 CU STAFF COMPENSATION SURVEY updated 09/29/14 10:16 AM
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As the economy continues to push forward, credit unions need a trusted employee compensation rulebook they can consult.

PROACTIVE WAYS TO BUILD CU CHAMPIONS updated 09/29/14 10:02 AM
Building Relationships is Vital
Credit union leaders passionate about political advocacy recently met with candidates throughout California and Nevada to show the industry’s support of their campaigns, including Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-CA, Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, and Pat Bates, candidate for California State Senate District 36 and current fifth district county supervisor for Orange County.

SUCCESSION PLANNING: CRITICAL AREAS updated 09/29/14 09:37 AM
Meet Your CU’s Needs
What is succession planning? And is there a regulation requiring credit unions to have a succession plan in place?