June 2018 Chapter Report
Congressional Recess Offers Opportunity to Meet with your Representative
Because the most impactful meetings with legislators occur face to face in their home districts, the 2018 Congressional recess is an excellent time to invite your representative to speak at a chapter meeting. Recess runs from July 30–Sept. 3; we encourage all chapters to host a lawmaker whether it's from your state legislature or Congress.
If you already have plans to host a lawmaker or if you need assistance getting a meeting scheduled with a lawmaker, please contact April Krause, political and grassroots director at akrause@cornerstoneleague.coop or 800-442-5762, Ext. 6487.

Positively Impact Your Community with Skip-a-Pay to Benefit CMN
Credit Unions for Kids
With medical care costs increasing and federal aid to children’s hospitals decreasing, your support of the Children's Miracle Network and CU4Kids is more important than ever to make sure very sick children get the care they need.
Your chapter can impact your community in a very positive way by encouraging member credit unions to offer a Skip-a-Pay program, which allows their members the opportunity to “skip” their loan payment for a nominal processing fee. This is a powerful way to help members, the community, and local kids all at the same time. But best of all, a Skip-A-Pay program can help your local children’s hospital.
Nancy Croix-Stroud, president/CEO at First Class American Credit Union, runs a Skip-a-Pay program from October to December. She says about 30 percent of their membership with loans participates in the Skip-a-Pay campaign during the Christmas season, which allows them to have extra cash during the holidays.
Most credit unions charge processing fees between $20 and $40 per loan payment skipped. Credit unions can choose to donate all or a portion of the fees to CMN Hospitals. Credit unions with your chapter can even challenge each other to dueling CMN campaigns and up the fundraising fun and activity.
Other programs your credit union or chapter might consider for the benefit of Children's Miracle Network hospitals in your area are:  


Winner’s Choice Raffle – New This Year!
Winner's Choice
Tickets are $20 each and only 3,000 tickets will be sold.
  • 1st Prize – Choice of Trip Package (Fiji, Europe or Disney) $10,000 value
  • 2nd Prize – Choice of Luxury Package (Louis Vuitton or Prada) $2,500 value
  • 3rd Prize – Choice of Luxury Package (Microsoft or Apple) $1,500 value
Please contact Staci Zale at szale@cscuf.coop or 469.385.6643 for questions or for tickets.

21st Annual Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament
Help us celebrate the 21st annual Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 5, at Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.   The tournament is being held in conjunction with the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Leadership Conference & Expo.
Credit Unions, Chapter, and Vendors can participate by sponsoring at various levels, donating door prizes, and/or volunteer opportunities. The cost to play is $250 per golfer and includes green and cart fees, range balls, lunch, golf shirt, and much more. To register or view sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.cscuf.coop/golf.html.

Syng – “The” Party at the Leadership Conference
SyngThe Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is still looking for LIP-SYNC SUPERSTARS! Please join the Foundation as we premier SYNG at this year’s Leadership Conference in San Antonio on September 6. Anyone can (and should) join the show, it takes a bit of work and practice to hone a routine. We’re not looking for professionals, just creative people with a flair for the dramatic, and who aren’t afraid to get on stage in front of their peers.  Yes, there will be prizes!
Individual tickets and tables will go on sale soon.  Please encourage your members to attend the first annual SYNG!  You don’t want to miss your credit union peers going toe to toe in this epic lip-syncing battle for ultimate bragging rights while also raising funds for YOUR Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation.
Please contact Staci Zale if you have questions or if you are interested in performing!


Understanding Your Credit Union’s Asset/Liability Management Process
Whether you are new to credit unions or just need a refresher, Cornerstone Credit Union League offers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what the numbers and ratios really mean. Asset/Liability Management (ALM) Workshops are coming to an area near you to provide the tools to manage your credit union more effectively. Led by Deborah Rightmire, Vice President of ALM Resources, these Essentials and Implementation Workshops provide an excellent opportunity for management, staff, SCMS students, ALCO members, and Board to enhance their knowledge of Asset/Liability Management.  We look forward to your participation in the following workshops.
Day One: ALM Essentials
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day Two: ALM Implementation
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
June 19 and 20, 2018
Cornerstone Credit Union League
6801 Parkwood Boulevard, Suite 300
Plano, Texas 75024
Oklahoma City
September 18 and 19, 2018
Credit Union House
631 E. Hill Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
August 7 and 8, 2018
Holiday Inn & Express Lubbock West
6023 45th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Little Rock
November 6 and 7, 2018
Arkansas Credit Union Association
1023 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Visit the website for more information and registration.

Women's Leadership Conference
July 24 - 25, 2018
Dallas, Texas

YP Conference
August 2-3, 2018
Houston, Texas

Compliance & Audit Conference
August 8-10, 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

HR Conference
August 8-10, 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Leadership Conference & Expo
September 6-8, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

Principles & Philosophy Conference
October 15-17, 2018
    Fort Worth, Texas

Marketing & Business Development Conference
November 7-9, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hike the Hill - June 19-21
Bankruptcy & Collections Seminars – TX, June and October
SCMS - Fort Worth, July 8-18
Small Credit Union Workshops - Various dates and locations starting in August
Council Webinars - Various dates and topics
CU Network Webinars – Various dates and topics
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