October 2017 Chapter Report
The Chapter Leaders Conference is Just Weeks Away
Chapter Leaders Conference
Have You Registered Yet? The 2017 Chapter Leaders Conference to be held November 9-10 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. Plans are underway for a great couple of days including opportunities to share best practices, and network with chapter leaders from across our entire region.
The Chapter Leaders Conference helps develop credit union's leaders and potential leaders working in their credit union communities. Continuing in that effort we will be introducing the Cornerstone Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is a great opportunity for chapters to get involved in the continued education and development of members of the chapter.
November 9 – 10, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton
125 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Gretchen Ziegler at 800-442-5762ext. 6484 or email gziegler@cornerstoneleague.coop.

Nov. 7 Election Historic for Texas Credit Unions
Vote for Prop 7
Texas voters will see two constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 7, 2017, that will benefit credit unions and their members if passed.
This is the first time in Texas history that two amendments to the state constitution are on the ballot impacting credit unions. Prop 2 will give home owners more flexibility and options with home equity loans, and Prop 7 will allow credit unions to offer prizes to encourage savings.
Vote for Prop 2The League has produced materials to help credit unions make their members aware of the measures and get out the vote. Graphics for credit union websites and Facebook pages and pin-backed campaign buttons and stickers supporting Prop 2 and Prop 7 are available. Credit union staff can wear the campaign buttons or stickers when interacting with members or in lobby operations to help get out the vote. To get web banners, campaign buttons, and campaign stickers for your credit union staff to support Prop 2 and Prop 7, contact Charlotte Spencer at cspencer@cornerstoneleague.coop.
Turnout will be critical for this election, as only about 1 million voters are expected to vote. Early voting begins Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 7. Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 10.
Early voting runs from October 23 until November 3, and Election Day is November 7.


The Clock is ticking…
Don’t delay,  
Purchase your Mustang Mania tickets today!
Mustang Mania
The drawing for Mustang Mania will be at 10:00 am,  October 31 via Facebook Live
Buy two Mustang Mania tickets and get a 3rd ticket for free until the drawing on Oct. 31. You can have three chances to win one of the 2017 fabulous prizes for only $200. With just 1,500 tickets being sold, you have an amazing chance to win a brand new, red, 2017 Ford Mustang, (or the cash value) provided in part by North Central Ford or diamond and tanzanite earrings donated by Diamond Doctor or $1,500 cash donated by ePay.
This is an incredible opportunity for YOU to support the Foundation's three main initiatives: financial education, credit union development, and disaster relief for credit union staff and Board members when disaster strikes.
The winner of the 2017 Mustang will be responsible for tax, title, and license fees.
To request promotional material or purchase tickets, contact Staci Zale,
development director, at 469-385-6443 or szale@cscuf.coop.

Festival of Trees
Please Join Us!
Dallas/Fort Worth Tuesday, Nov. 14th
American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m
How can I as a Credit Union or Vendor participate?
  • Sponsor a tree to be auctioned off at the event,  please complete the Sponsorship Form
  • Purchase an artificial tree and decorate with your chosen theme. Trees will be auctioned off during the event’s live auction. To make your tree especially enticing, you may solicit donated items from vendors, such as tickets to sporting events, furniture, gift cards, etc.  If you choose to decorate a tree or wreath, please complete Donation Form
  • Provide a gift basket for the silent auction, please complete Donation Form
Funds raised through the event will help the Foundation to promote financial education programs for youth and adults, provide access to professional development for credit union staff and volunteers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and offer financial relief for credit union staff when disaster strikes.
Please contact Courtney Moran for questions; cmoran@cscuf.coop or 800.953.8283.

We are Still Collecting Shoes for Soles for Change
Soles for Change
Help the Cornerstone Credit Union League and Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation reach our goal of collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes by bringing and donating new and gently used shoes for the Soles for Change Campaign.
How to Get Involved
  1. Go on a scavenger hunt in your house looking for all the nearly new pairs of shoes you or your family are no longer wearing.
  2. Look under beds, in closets and gather them all together.
  3. Bring all the pairs you collect to the credit union and place them in our collection bin.
You can donate gently used or new shoes at the Chapter Leaders Conference and the Marketing & Business Development Conference. This is an easy item to collect at your local Chapters as well.


It's Cyber Security Awareness Month and Tech Tuesday
Cyber Security Awareness Month
October can be full of ghouls and ghosts, but what’s scarier than something you can’t see? Scammers and fraudsters who want to hack into your computer, undetected, and steal your personal information or install malware.
Fear not, Cornerstone and Credit Union Resources come bearing treats—not tricks—to help you secure your credit unions during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. During October, we're running a special Tech Tuesday section to guide you straight to the cybersecurity tips and information you need. 
Watch for information in the Leaguer and on the Resources blog.

2017 ALM Workshops
ALMUnderstanding Your Credit Union’s Asset/Liability Management Process
Asset/Liability Management (ALM) Workshops are coming to an area near you to provide the tools to make decisions and manage your credit union more effectively.
Day One: ALM Essentials
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Day Two: ALM Implementation
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dates and Locations:
October 17 and 18, 2017
November 7 and 8, 2017
Contact: Vicki Larkin Harris at vharris@cornerstoneleague.coop or (800) 442-5762, Ext. 6497

Marketing & Business Development Conference
Marketing & Business Development Conference
October 25-27, 2017
Houston, TX
More Information & Registration

Annual Meeting & Expo
2018 Annual Meeting & Expo
April 18-20, 2018
Little Rock, AR
More Information & Registration

2017 HR Roundtables - Three location on various dates
Bankruptcy & Collections Seminars – October 17 in Houston
Council Webinars – Various dates and topics Oct. - Dec.
CUNA GAC - Feb. 25 - Mar. 1
Frontline Training Seminar - Dec. 5 in Dallas
IRA Seminar - Nov. 7-8 in Little Rock
T3: Train the Trainer Webinar Series - Oct. 13 & Oct. 20
Sales and Service Seminar - Nov. 14 in Houston and Nov. 15 in Dallas
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