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Spring 2014



ICUL Legislative Day and Reception - Springfield
April 28 - 29, 2014
Please mark your calendar to attend "Credit Union Advocacy in the Political Arena" - the League’s annual Legislative Day event and reception, which is scheduled for April 29.  In addition, the 4th annual Springfield golf outing to benefit CUPAC is again being held prior to Legislative Day on Monday, April 28. Legislative Day provides political awareness of industry issues, the tools to effect change, and credit union networking.  By working together, we can Unite For Good to achieve our legislative goals and promote the powerful credit union cause.  Join us in the state's capital for the 2014 Legislative Day & Reception and connect with leaders throughout the state of Illinois! Click here for the 2014 Legislative Day brochureClick here to register online.

CU Hero of the Year Voting
May 1, 2014 Deadline
Vote for ICUL's Senkpeil as CU Hero of the Year!  ICUL's Director of Small Credit Union Development, Joni Senkpeil, has been nominated by Credit Union Magazine as a 2014 Credit Union Hero of the Year! Joni's story, along with the other nominees, was published in the March 2014 issue.  If you have not already, We need your vote to help Joni receive this very deserving award!  
Voting will take place through May 1.  This year's winner will be honored at CUNA's America's Credit Union Conference in San Francisco, June 29 - July 3.  Be sure to vote today!

2014 CEO Summit - Naperville
June 3-4, 2014
Please make plans to join us for the 2014 CEO Summit being held June 3-4, 2014 at the Hotel Arista in Naperville. The Summit starts on Tuesday, June 3, with an optional golf outing at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago, sponsored by LSC. A group dinner at CityGate Grille in Naperville will be held at 6:00 p.m. that night.  On Wednesday morning, June 4, our education program will feature a discussion on the NCUA’s Risk-Based Capital proposal presented by Chip Filson, Chairman of the Board of Callahan & Associates. If this rule is passed, many credit union leaders feel it would have as much impact on credit unions’ strategies and culture as would the taxation of credit unions.  This session is sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.  After a group lunch, there will be a CEO-to-CEO Roundtable discussion facilitated by incoming ICUL President/ Chief Executive Officer Sean Hession.  Bring your concerns, suggestions and questions with you or submit them early.  We want this unique conference to provide CEOs the opportunity to exchange ideas, identify solutions and network with other executives from credit unions in Illinois.  This is a local conference you won't want to miss.  Please see the attached materials for detailed conference and registration information.
Chapter Golf Outings
Summer 2014
The 2014 golf outing schedule is in full swing.  We could probably all agree it was a very long winter and everyone is looking forward to warmer weather!  To that end, a number of golf outings are already being planned.  Be sure the check out the full list of outings on the League's Web site.

CUPAC Golf Outing - Bloomingdale
June 17, 2014
It’s time again for the Credit Union Political Action Council’s (CUPAC) annual golf outing!  The 29th annual will be held on Tuesday, June 17.  Once again this year, the dual competition is offered. You decide what type of golf is right for you: “team scramble” or “individual play”. Proceeds from this event will benefit CUPAC, enabling it to promote good government and favorable legislation for credit unions. 
Click here for the brochure or register online:  

NCUA Chairman's Listening Session - Chicago
July 10, 2014
In case you have not already heard, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will be holding "listening sessions" throughout the country, including in Chicago on July 10.  Seating is very limited to the first 150 registrants.  To sign up for the Chicago event,
please click here.

ICUF annual golf outing - Elk Grove
July 30, 2014
Reserve Wednesday, July 30 and plan to attend the Illinois Credit Union Foundation’s golf outing. This annual fundraiser offers the opportunity to play in a scramble or individual play format. Participants are guaranteed a day of fun on the links while raising money for the Foundation.  Everyone who wants to golf at the outing as well as credit unions and vendors who would like to be an event sponsor should contact Melanie Murphy at 800-942-7124.

Small Asset Size Credit Union Conference - Naperville
August 5 - 6, 2014
Small credit unions:  Mark your calendar now for the Small Asset Size Credit Union Conference.  This highly popular conference for credit unions with $30 million or less in assets will be held at the ICU System Center in Naperville August 5 and 6.  Complete details for this event will be forthcoming, but for now, please mark these dates in your calendar.
ICUL Chapter Leaders Conference - St. Charles
August 20 - 21, 2014, Pheasant Run
The 2014 Chapter Leaders Conference is scheduled for August 20-21 and will be held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.  Chapter Leaders will work together to share ideas and experiences.  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.  For now, mark the dates in your calendar and watch for more details in the coming months.  We look forward to seeing you in August!

Hike the Hill – Washington, D.C.

October 1 – 2, 2014
Be sure to make your calendar to join the Illinois delegation in the nation’s capitol October 1 - 2 for the League’s annual Hike the Hill event.  At the 2013 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.

ICUF scholarship and grant deadlines
The remaining grant application review deadlines for 2014 scholarships and grants (Community Service, Small Credit Union Development, Marketing and Business Development, and Financial Independence & Revitalization Effort (FIRE)) are 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. 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,
please see the ICUL Web site.
For Educational dates of interest, please feel free to see the Educational Opportunities section of this publication.

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