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ACU Hosts 16th Annual Turkey Shoot

Event brings together wide-range of community and business support for three local organizations.

Lower Valley Credit Union Proves Its Worth to the Hispanic Community

Washington’s Lower Valley Credit Union is the first in the Northwest to receive the Juntos Avanzamos designation, showing it is willing and able to be a strong partner to this growing community.

Compliance Center: NCUA Issues Guidance on Exam Data Encryption

Get the breakdown of the NCUA’s data encryption guidance; your question answered about HOA dues on TILA/RESPA forms; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Washington Legislative Update: Special Session Begins

Budget negotiators are in Olympia for a special session of the legislature to bridge budget divides.

World Council Activates Relief Fund for Shaken Nepalese Credit Unions

Donate now to support credit unions devastated by the earthquake in Nepal.

NW Credit Union Leaders Descend on D.C.

Northwest credit union leaders met with congressional representatives, and regulators, in D.C., including new NCUA board member McWatters. They focused on RBC, regulatory burden and the Home Depot breach.

Credit Union Employee’s Own Miracle Inspires ‘Lunch at Tiffany’s’ Crowd

Credit union representatives and other community leaders learned just how close to home miracles can happen when they gathered for “Lunch at Tiffany’s” in Eugene. The event raised more than $132,000 for PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, part of the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals.

A Shutdown Primer: What Happens When the Government Stops Working?

What happens during a government shutdown? Which agencies are affected, and how does a shutdown impact the Affordable Care Act?

NW Credit Unions Respond to Government Shutdown With Emergency Assistance, Money-Management Tools

Northwest credit unions are responding to a call today from the National Credit Union Administration to help members who may be affected by a federal government shutdown that went into effect at midnight Monday.

Amplify Convention Website Goes Live, Registration Now Open

Amplify Convention—the must-attend event of the year for Northwest credit unions—is scheduled to take place in Portland October 8-10. The website allowing early registration and an introductory video have been posted online.

Sen. Udall Reintroduces MBL Legislation

Federal legislation that would increase credit unions’ member business lending cap has been reintroduced in the Senate.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

NCUA Updates Exam Guidance on Loan Workouts, Nonaccrual, TDR Reporting

In a letter issued last week, the NCUA shared with credit unions the same TDR guidance it shared with its examiners, describing in detail how examiners will apply the regulatory improvements approved last year by the NCUA board of directors.

Legal Briefs

Your weekly update on the regulatory landscape.

What’s on the Horizon at the Federal Level in 2013?

With the 112th Congress officially adjourning at noon today, the NWCUA is working with CUNA and other leagues to establish a federal agenda for credit unions for 2013. The tax exemption, regulatory burden, housing finance reform and charter enhancements are all expected to be priorities.

NWCUA Seeks Interim Director for District 7 Board Seat

The NWCUA is seeking nominations for an interim director to fill the District 7 board seat vacated by the resignation of Prevail’s Tom Graves. Nominations are due by Dec. 28, 2012.

Columbia Credit Union Begins Construction on Green Operations Center Addition

Columbia Credit Union has broken ground on a 20,000-square foot addition and remodel to its main Operations Center. The addition will be built to LEED Gold certification standards with expected completion in late 2013.

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.