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2016 Illinois Credit Union League Director Election Results

Listed below are the results of the 2016 League Director elections as tabulated and confirmed by the independent Teller of Elections, Selden Fox, Ltd., Certified Public Accountants, Oak Brook, Illinois. 
District 1 - Sangamon Valley, Southern, Boyle, Danville Area, Quincy, Burnett, Egyptian, Greater Decatur, Kelly

Class A – Kimberly Hocking. CEO, Kaskaskia Valley Community CU
Class D - Dennis Schaefer, CEO, SIU CU
District 2 - Greater Chicagoland, Central Illinois, Kankakee, Chicago Metro (former Southeast), Galesburg, Bloomington, Illinois Quad Cities, Tri-County

Class B – Danita Swanson, CEO, 2 Rivers Area CU
District 3 - Northwest Illinois, Chicago Metro (former Southwest), Rockford Area, Brietzke, Doig, Fox Valley, Northern Cook

Class C – Sean Rathjen, CEO, Consumers Cooperative CU

Terms of office commence on April 7, 2016, immediately following the League’s Annual Delegates’ Meeting.

ICUL's Springfield Legislative Day and New Outdoor Reception
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Come “Rally for a Powerful Cause” by attending ICUL's 2016 Legislative Day and Reception, which has been set for May 3, 2016 (the day following the Springfield CUPAC Golf Outing).  A new component includes a festive outdoor Legislative Reception to be held in the nearby proximity of the State Capitol at the League’s Springfield office.  The reception will feature food and live entertainment and the opportunity to visit with key legislators and policy makers.  Brochures and registration materials will be mailed to credit unions soon.  Please note that the registration deadline is April 11, 2016.   Scholarship opportunities are available through ICU Foundation ( to attend ICUL Legislative Day.   For further information, please contact Jennifer Midden at or 217-744-1800.


Plan to attend CUPAC’s Wine Pull & Auction on Thursday, April 7 in the Exhibit hall at the ICU Convention.
Wine Pull Ends at 6:00 pm or until gone
Silent Auction Ends at 5:00 pm
Lucky Draw Numbers called at 5:00 pm
Live Auction Begins at 5:15 pm
Special Live Auction Item: Two days of golf with carts for two four-somes and one night overnight accommodation in a 4-bedroom cabin at Lost Dunes Golf Club, Bridgman, Michigan (12 miles north of New Buffalo).  Chosen by Golf Digest as one of America’s top 100 greatest private golf courses.  (Date to be mutually arranged during 2016 Golf Season, excluding holidays and Saturdays; expires Oct. 31, 2016.)
Donations of bottles of wine, sponsors, and auction items gladly being accepted for receipt by ICUL Governmental Affairs Department by March 11th
2015 Chapter Competition raised over $114,944.  The winners were as follows:
Place Chapter Amount
1st Southern Illinois $26,640
2nd Burnett $21,600
3rd Kankakee Valley $15,130
Most Improved Kelly 4,438.86% increase
Upcoming Events:
  1. April 9, 2016 – Large Donor (Individuals over $150, credit unions over $1,500) Recognition Breakfast at ICUL Convention – by Invitation only
  2. May 2, 2016 - CUPAC Spring Golf Outing, Auburn, IL (South of Springfield)  - Noon Shotgun
  3. May 3, 2016 – ICUL Legislative Day and Reception, Springfield, IL
  4. June 14, 2016 - CUPAC Summer Golf Outing, Bloomingdale, IL
  5. September 28-29, 2016 for the ICUL Hike the Hill – Washington, D.C.
On February 9th, the ICUL Legislative Office in Springfield proudly hosted Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as he used our facility to meet with a group of Illinois senators. Read the entire press release here.

Have you registered for the Illinois Credit Union League’s Annual Convention on April 7th - 9th, 2016, yet? We want you there! We really are better together. Click the image below to get started!

Just a reminder the entire 2016 ICUL Education Calendar is now available on the ICUL website. There are numerous interesting and exciting educational sessions and special events, all of which are designed to strengthen credit union knowledge and enable them to better serve their members and communities.

ICUL Peer Networking Groups 2016 Meetings & Conferences schedule. This is a great resource offered multiple times throughout the year, where representatives from specific departments gather to share ideas and discuss challenges in their specific role of the Credit Union movement together. We've already had great sessions for Compliance, Marketing and Lending. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet with your peers.

The 2016 QuickBites schedule has been released. We encourage all credit unions to take advantage of these valuable audio conferences. There are six available on demand and a live QuickBite scheduled for January 21st, 2016, covering Interest Rate Risk. Register online here.

Be sure to check out the 2016 ICUL Education Conference schedule. This year some exciting new events have been added, including the SPARK Conference in June, and the EX-L-Palooza  (The ICU Foundation’s Experimental Learning Conference) in November.

You’ll also find a comprehensive list of ICUL Upcoming Webinars offered throughout the year on topics ranging from collections, record retention rules, cyber security, new ACH rules, lending, and much more.

Your compliance partner is here!

For credit unions, an ever-changing, fast-paced regulatory landscape is a fact of life. Every new rule demands immediate attention and produces multiple considerations: What are the requirements? Are policies up-to-date? How will this impact our operations?

The Illinois Credit Union System is proud to present Accomplus, the new one-stop shop with the answers for all credit unions - large and small. For more information visit

Accomplus. Your Compliance Partner.

Go ahead. Let teens spread their wings a little.

Join LSC® & NewGen® for a free webinar and we’ll show you how.

Independence. It’s what most teens want. Freedom to make decisions about what they wear, who they hang out with, and what they buy.
Parents just want their kids to make smart decisions and learn how to spend within a budget before they turn them loose in the mall with their friends.
The NewGen prepaid Visa debit card gives teens* the freedom to spend, while giving moms and dads peace of mind. It’s the card designed to introduce teenagers to the safety and convenience of a debit card, while teaching them to spend responsibly.

  • Safer than cash
  • Easy to reload
  • Not linked to your accounts
  • Protected by Visa Zero Liability Coverage**

LSC is hosting two free webinars to show how offering NewGen allows tomorrow’s members a little freedom while giving today’s members – their parents – peace of mind.  

To register for this free webinar, simply click the date that works best for you:

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

 *Must be 13 years of age or older. The NewGen card is not offered to anyone under the age of 13.

**Subject to contract terms

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