October 2018 Chapter Report
Countdown to Election Day Begins Now!
vote
This year's midterm election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and already we at Cornerstone have begun the countdown. There's much at stake in this election—some say even as much as in a presidential election—so be sure to plan your voting strategy.
  • Do a little footwork now and learn about the candidates. Each one should have a website that tells a bit about the issues they believe in—and which ones they oppose.
  • Arrange to take a friend, family member, or neighbor in need of transportation with you to the polls.
If just the idea of standing in lines gives you heartburn, skip the long lines and vote early. Each state in the Cornerstone region has a different early voting schedule, as follows:
 
Arkansas: Oct. 10–Nov. 6
Oklahoma: Nov. 1–3
Texas: Oct. 22–Nov. 5
  
It's true that every vote counts, and this is especially true for credit union-friendly candidates. The people who serve in office can have a tremendous impact on the legislation that gets passed. If you're not sure where the candidates, including incumbents, stand on credit union issues, don't hesitate to contact them and find out. They represent you and should be held accountable for their votes while in office.
 
You might also consider volunteering for your favorite candidates. The more help the candidates have on their ground team, the more word gets around about what they stand for, and you can be a part of that if you have some time and commitment to put toward it.
 
Give your American right to vote more than a passing thought. Join us and get out the vote!

 
CORNERSTONE CREDIT UNION FOUNDATION

 
And the Winners Are...
Winner's Choice
The drawing for the Winner’s Choice Raffle was held at 10:00 am, September 12 via Facebook Live, with more than 700 views!
 
The winners were as follows:
  • Mike Kloiber, Tinker FCU: Dream Vacation Package (Europe, Fiji, or DisneyWorld)
  • Kenita Dougharty, Sabine FCU: Technology Package (Microsoft or Apple)
  • Maribel Moreland, EECU: Luxury Package (Louis Vuitton or Prada)
Please Join Us for Festival of Trees!
Festival of TreesDallas/Ft. Worth
November 13
American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
How can I as a credit union or vendor participate?
  • Various sponsorship opportunities, 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 (coming soon)  
  • Provide items such as gift baskets, jewelry, Christmas decorations, etc. for the silent auction, please complete Donation Form (coming soon)
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.
 
If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Staci Zale at (469) 385-6443 or email szale@cscuf.coop.

 
EDUCATION & TRAINING

 
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.
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.

Managers Roundtable
October 24-26, 2018
Branson, Missouri
 

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

 
Home Equity Lending in Texas - Two locations in October
  
Cross-Channel Risk Academy - TX, October 29-30
  
CU Network Webinars – Various dates and topics
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