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Oregon State CU Shred Days Accept Record 56,000 Pounds

The four separate events were held in Corvallis, North Albany, and Keizer serving more than 1,400 vehicles and shredding more than 28 tons of sensitive materials.

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Save the Date: OR and WA CU Days at the Capitol Around the Corner

Credit Union Day at the Capitol is the simplest, and most effective, way to engage in credit union advocacy. Find out how your involvement can make a difference.

Five Tips for Credit Union Marketing on a Budget

Marketer Derek Gillette offers five practical tips for branding and marketing on a budget. Get his “Branding Without a Budget” ebook for free here.

Oregon Legislative Update: Short Session Ends with a Flurry

After 33 days, the second short legislative session in Oregon’s history adjourned on March 7 with a flurry of mostly small, technical bills and minor budget adjustments. Several controversial measures were left on the table, but lawmakers did pass bills of interest to credit unions.

Oregon Legislative Update: 2014’s Short Session Begins

For just the second time in the state’s history, the Oregon Legislature will meet for a short session this year. The tight timeline means many bills could fall by the wayside, but the NWCUA is still keeping an eye on legislation that could impact credit unions.

NCUA Releases Regulatory Alert to Remind Credit Unions of ECOA Valuations Rule

The regulatory alert reminds credit unions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule on real estate appraisals and valuations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and also serves as a reminder of the Jan. 18, 2014, compliance date.

Credit Unions Protect, Engage Members on Community ‘Shred Days’

With the end of tax season just around the corner, several Northwest credit unions are helping their members stay protected from fraud and identity theft by offering safe disposal of sensitive documents on “shred days.”

NCUA Extends LICU Response Time to 90 Days

Through a board action today, the NCUA extended the response time to accept low-income credit union designation, giving newly eligible credit unions an additional 60 days to file.

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.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

President Obama Extends SCRA Protections for Servicemembers

President Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627) into law on Aug. 6, 2012, extending Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protections for servicemembers.

Onboarding Solution Helps Build Stronger Member Relationships

Strategic Link business partner Harland Clarke’s onboarding solution is an ongoing integrated process that has produced statistically significant account and balance retention lift.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly rundown on the regulatory landscape.

NWCUA Representatives Speak On Mortgage and Foreclosure Issues During Oregon Legislative Days

This Oregon Legislative Update outlines recent legislative days in the Oregon Legislature, which included testimony on behalf of credit unions from Hal Scoggins and Pam Leavitt. Also included is Oregon’s November revenue forecast and a political update for the state.

NWCUA Convention Gets Underway Tomorrow

The 2011 Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) 2011 Convention and Annual Business Meeting is here! Stay tuned for special editions of Anthem every day this week for all the news and notes from Convention.

Oregon Political Update

This Oregon legislative update discusses the state’s most recent revenue forecast and gives details on several aspects of Oregon state politics.