ICUL Service Corporation
July 2013


Chapter News

2013 Chapter Leaders Conference details announced
In case you have not already heard, the 2013 Chapter Leaders Conference is scheduled for August 21-22 and will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. 

This year’s theme is “Get your Chapter Leaders Kicks on Route 66,” hosted by the Kankakee Valley Chapter of Credit Unions.

Chapter Leaders will work together to share ideas and experiences.  In addition to the networking opportunities and group activities, you will learn a little bit about the Kankakee Chapter and its credit unions.  The chapter will also be sponsoring our after-dinner Bowling event on Wednesday, August 21.

Chapters are an integral part of the Illinois Credit Union System.  Their purpose is to promote the credit union philosophy, encourage networking among credit union professionals and volunteers, meet regularly to exchange ideas, and provide training opportunities along with various League and legislative updates. This conference is the perfect opportunity to gather ideas on how to revitalize and enhance your team’s effectiveness.

In order to support each chapter’s participation in this conference, the League covers the hotel room & tax for one night’s lodging and the meeting expenses for the League Director and Chapter Chairman or their designated substitutes. The League will also reimburse your mileage for personal car use at the current IRS rate, but not for car rental.  To help minimize expenses, please try to car pool whenever possible.  In addition, the Chapter IYIC representative can also attend and receive a complimentary hotel room and tax, as well as conference registration. This is an important conference, so we encourage you to register at least two people from your chapter, along with the IYIC representative.  It is critical that we have 100% participation on the part of our chapters.

Please complete the
attached reservation form and return by July 15, 2013.  Rooms and tickets to the social events are limited so don’t delay. If you have any questions, feel free to call Drew Kayvani, Education Program Developer, at 630-983-3418.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Follow up items from 2012 Chapter Leaders Conference
Thanks again to the Chapter Officials who were able to join us for the 2012 Chapter Leaders Conference.  Special thanks to the Chicago Metro Chapter for all of its hard work in making this year's conference an "Oscar winning performance".  Nearly 90 leaders from 17 of the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) 24 chapters were in attendance.

As a follow-up, we wanted to make available additional information and resources for everyone’s benefit.  These include: 
  • Written recaps from the day two brainstorming roundtables;
  • Powerpoint presentations paying homage to historical chapter leaders and recipients of this year’s "Oscars" shown at the opening evening event;
  • Information about, and how to use ICUL's Chapter Leaders listserv (Please note a separate e-mail will be sent to you via the listserv to confirm you are on it);
  • Photos from the event; and
  • The Chapter Leaders Handbook that was recently updated on the League’s Web site.

To view all of these resources, please click here.

Thank you again for everything you do at the chapter level.  If you have any follow-up questions from the conference, please contact our Education Department at (630) 983-3417.

Chapter Leaders Listserv

Did you know that a listserv is available as a tool in which chapter leaders from around the state can effectively communicate?  In case you were not already familiar, a listserv is an interactive online discussion feature in which groups of people with common interests can exchange ideas via email.  An e-mail list (or Listserv) is a fast, convenient way to share information.  For more information and/or to sign up for the listserv for Chapter Leaders,
please click here.

CHAPTERS: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please know you are welcome to share pictures and details about your chapter's activities.  As part of our Indepth, we would like to include that information here on this page.  Please forward all submissions to William Wille, ICUL PR Coordinator.

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