Credit Unions for Kids Enjoys High-Profile Role at Convention Today

Miracle Jeans Day and the “Denim and Diamonds” Credit Unions for Kids Auction are among highlights today at Convention.

What Not to Miss: Previewing Day 2 of Convention

Highlights of the first full day of the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention include a keynote address from Rabobank’s Arnold Kuijpers, the grand opening of the trade show, and a panel discussion with representatives from the Canadian credit union movement, all capped by the Credit Unions for Kids auction in the evening.

Preview: Day One of the NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting

The NWCUA’s 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting kicks off today, with first-day highlights including the Annual Business Meeting and the presentation of the Advocacy Awards.

Northwest Credit Union Compliance Professionals Go Back to School

Twenty-four credit union compliance pros from the Northwest are spending the week at CUNA Regulatory Compliance School in Anaheim, Calif., a week-long course designed to give attendees a thorough understanding of the credit union regulatory environment.

Portland Hotel Fire Unrelated to NWCUA Annual Convention

A five-alarm fire that destroyed a vacant hotel in North Portland early Sunday morning will have no impact on the NWCUA’s 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. Lodging on the Convention site is full, but new overflow options are available for attendees.

Convention Speaker to Present a Compelling Case for Owning, Innovating Payment Systems

Payments are the key to the future of credit unions, according to one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. Jeff Russell presents a riveting case for staying competitive.

Miracle Jeans Day at Convention: Do These Jeans Make My Credit Union Look Good?

Wednesday, Oct. 3, is Miracle Jeans Day at the NWCUA 2012 Convention and Annual Business Meeting. For a $20 donation to Credit Unions for Kids, attendees can wear jeans all day, along with a fundraising T-shirt that ties the whole promotion together.

Fibre’s Hoff Hosts Fundraiser to Support Credit Union Champion Herrera-Beutler

More than 50 people attended a fundraiser for Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler, a credit union champion from Washington’s 3rd District. Fibre Federal Credit Union President and CEO Larry Hoff presented Herrera-Beutler with a $5,000 CULAC check.

NCUA’s Gill to Address Volunteers’ Conference Attendees, Ask for Feedback

The NCUA’s Buddy Gill will be on hand at the upcoming Volunteers’ Conference to discuss the NCUA’s role in credit union regulation. “We’re wide open,” he said. “This is the time to make suggestions.”

FinCEN Announces Informational Webinar: Updated Technical Specs for New SAR, CTR, DOEP

FinCEN will hold an informational webinar on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to discuss the updated technical specifications for FinCEN’s new CTR and SAR and the recently released specifications for FinCEN’s new DOEP report.

Leadership Symposium Hot Topic: Are Your New Members Taking Out Loans?

Keeping the shine on credit unions following Bank Transfer Day and face-to-face dialog with state and federal regulators will highlight the first-ever Leadership Symposium Feb. 10 in Portland.

Repo Remarketing to Host National Repossessions and Remarketing Webinar

Repo Remarketing invites you to join them for a webinar on Nov. 16 entitled National Repossessions and Remarketing.

NWCUA Chapters Schedule October Meetings

Several NWCUA chapters are planning their October chapter meetings, highlighted by a number that are working to raise money for various charities.

Small Credit Unions Invited to NWCUA Collaborative Roundtables

In the financial services cooperative world, there are many common threads: an emphasis on member service and social responsibility and the burden of over-regulation. Because these challenges can be even greater for small credit unions, the NWCUA will offer solutions at three regional roundtables.

Make Social Media Your Friend During Convention

There are lots of ways to stay plugged in during Convention. Stay tuned to the NWCUA Facebook page and Twitter feed for real-time updates, and use your smartphone to help navigate all the week’s events by downloading the Convention App.

Convention Attendees Offered Chance to Win Free Marketing Consultation With Nationally-Recognized Expert

Ron Rosenberg knows how to implement effective marketing campaigns, and he knows how to fix what’s not working. Rosenberg will share strategies and best practices during two NWCUA Convention breakout sessions, along with the chance to win an individualized consultation.

Convention Speaker Climbed to the Top in More Ways Than One

Convention speaker Susan Ershler has literally taken the 30,000-foot view. She has climbed to the top of the world in more ways than one. Her September 21 address takes a different approach than any other presentation being offered at the Tacoma gathering of northwest credit union leadership.

NWCUA Convention App Available

The Convention and Annual Business Meeting App is now available for your Android, Blackberry or iPhone. It guides Convention attendees to workshops relating to their professions, offers information on trade show exhibitors and provides information on keynote speakers.