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March 2012



ICUL Dates

Other Dates of Note

ICUL Dates


ICUL 82nd Annual Convention - Schaumburg
April 26 - 28, 2012
Exciting New Location! Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center.  If you have not already, mark your calendar to "Get in the Game!" at ICUL's Annual Convention.  Besides the new venue, many exciting changes and highlights will abound at the 82nd Convention.  
Click here for all the registration details as well as all event information.  Also be sure to check out our new mobile Web site specifically for this event.


Spring Golf Outing – Springfield
May 8, 2012

As a result of a successful inaugural event in 2011, CUPAC will be hosting a golf outing once again in the Springfield area the afternoon prior to Legislative Day (see next item).  
Details on this event are available here, and please mark your calendar to attend.


Legislative Day and Governor’s Mansion Reception - Springfield
May 9, 2012
Please mark your calendar to attend the League’s annual Legislative Day event, which is scheduled for May 9.  The 2012 event will include a trip back to the Governor’s mansion for the reception as well as a shift in the schedule to hopefully provide better opportunities in which you can visit your local state lawmakers.  Complete details for the 2012 event
are available here.


Hike the Hill – Washington, D.C.
October 3 – 4, 2012
Be sure to make your calendar to join the Illinois delegation in the nation’s capitol October 3 - 4 for the League’s annual Hike the Hill event.  At the 2011 event, a delegation of 13 credit union officials from nine credit unions, as well as key League staff met with their Congressmen to discuss vital issues of concern.  The meetings were very positive and we will continue interacting with these legislators via candidate interviews and chapter legislative nights in their respective districts prior to the November 2012 election.


ICUF scholarship and grant deadlines
The first review for 2012 scholarships and grants (Community Service, Small Credit Union Development, Marketing and Business Development, and Financial Independence & Revitalization Effort (FIRE)) will take place following the March 31 application deadline. Printable application forms are available
on the ICUL Web site. Grant application review deadlines are March 31, July 31, and October 31. Grant seekers are encouraged to complete and return the application form to the Foundation as early in the year as possible since grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be reviewed as long as grant funds are available. March 31 is the main scholarship application deadline. Scholarship seekers are encouraged to complete and return the application form to the Foundation as early in the year as possible since most scholarships are awarded following the March 31 deadline. During the remainder of the year, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis as long as funds are available. If you have any questions about the grant programs, contact Vicki Ponzo or Melanie Murphy at the Foundation using the toll-free number 800-942-7124


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Small CU Workshop to be held
NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives will be holding a Credit Union Workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.  This event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree By Hilton in Alsip.  For more information and to register,
please click here.

MONEY SMART WEEK:  April 21-28, 2012
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is hosting Money Smart Weeks (MSW) throughout Illinois during 2012 in the following areas:  Greater Chicago, Rockford, Bloomington/Normal, Peoria/Tri-County, Champaign County, Capitol Area (Springfield) and Danville.  MSW is designed to help consumers of all ages better manage their finances.  Credit unions can host or conduct educational sessions at their offices for members and the public.  Credit unions that do not have suitable training facilities can partner with local libraries.  If your Credit union is located in an area that is not listed in the areas above, you can still participate in MSW--you can even take a leadership role in bringing this great event to your community.  For more information about MSW, contact Alejo Torres from the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank at 312-322-2287 or via email at  Go to the website for more details online at

National Credit Union Youth Week is your opportunity to introduce young members to credit unions in a fun, festive environment.  The theme this year is "Be a Credit Union Super Saver" and features super heroes.  Go to to access Youth Week resources.

COLLEGE SAVINGS DAY & MONTH: May 29, Month of September
The College Savings Plans Network has been joined by more than 40 states in declaring September "College Savings Month."  Section 529 plans make it easy and affordable for the average family to plan ahead for the cost of college attendance and are available in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Across the nation, many activities are held during September to recognize the importance of saving for college.  In addition, May 29 is College Savings Day when special emphasis is placed on promoting 529 Savings Plans.  For more information, go to

International Year of the Cooperative
Through November 2012
Click here for a variety of resources.

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