February 2019 Chapter Report
Cornerstone Now Accepting Chapter of the Year Applications
It is that time of year again where we celebrate all that our credit union chapters do. Cornerstone is proud to recognize chapters for their contributions to the success of the credit union movement in our three-state region, and right now, the league is accepting 2018 Chapter of the Year applications.
awardChapter of the Year is awarded to one chapter in each group that earns the highest number of points for participation. Additionally, chapters may be eligible to receive special achievement awards, one per category. The award is based on chapter participation in the following three categories:
  • Political and regulatory advocacy
  • Community involvement/system support
  • Leadership development
The deadline for applications to be received is Monday, March 4, 2019.
You can access the application outline, an application cover sheet, and a worksheet you can fill out online to tally your points. Along with the Chapter of the Year application, your submission must also include the cover sheet and supporting documentation (chapter meeting notice or other notice which substantiates information).
Send your completed application to Gretchen Ziegler at gziegler@cornerstoneleague.coop. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to April Krause at 469-385-6487 or akrause@cornerstoneleague.coop.
Now Taking Applications for Associate Directors
TO ALL CREDIT UNION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (40 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2019) and CREDIT UNION VOLUNTEERS:
announcementWe are now taking applications for an Associate Director to serve on the League Board of Directors. The Call for Applications below was sent to your Credit Union CEO on January 22 which included application forms. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please ask your CEO for the forms or go to the Cornerstone Credit Union League website to download the forms.
All applications are due back by Thursday, February 21.


FOCUS Summit – The Financial Capability Conference
March 27-28, 2019
Dallas, Texas
FOCUS SummitRegister online to attend the FOCUS Summit which offers opportunities for financial education advocates to network, share best practices, learn about available resources, as well as explore proven techniques and strategies for deploying financial education into local schools and communities.
The schedule this year includes the following topics:
  • Doug Leighton, Head of Community Accounts, VISA
    Financial Football & Practical Money Skills
  • Dr. Roderick King, MD, MPH, CEO, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
    Achieving Financial Health: What's Health Have to Do with It?
  • Dr. Steve Happell, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Arizona State University
    The U.S. Economy Past, Trump, and Future
  • Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight, ProfitStars®, a Division of Jack Henry & Assoc.
    How Money Feels: Emotional IQ & the Future of Financial Services and Financial Education
  • Cynthia Campbell, M.B.A., M.Ed., CUDE, Dir. of Financial Empowerment, Balance
    How Your Credit Union Can Lead Members to Financial Health: Practical Steps that you Can Implement Tomorrow
  • Mimi Joy, Head of Partnerships, Center for Financial Services Innovation
    Making the Business Case for Financial Health: From Financial Services to Financial Health
  • Experiential Learning Roundtables
    A Glimpse into the Various Programs Available to Credit Unions
  • Gigi Hyland, Executive Director, National Credit Union Foundation
The Foundation is offering 15 scholarships of $375 each to cover the registration fee. One scholarship per credit union will be awarded. Please contact Emily Moreno at emoreno@cscuf.coop or 469-385 6483 to receive a scholarship application.
For more information and to register, please visit the Foundation's website.


Join Us for a New Experience
Annual Meeting & ExpoWe're turning the ho-hum and the hum-drum on their heads to create unique new experiences for our members all year long, beginning with the Annual Meeting & Expo.
Join us in Austin this April but don’t wait to register.
In addition to the high-caliber programming Cornerstone is known for, you'll enjoy innovative pre-conference gatherings, enhanced general sessions, and collaborative activities that will engage you on deeper, more exploratory levels. We'll also surprise you with some truly unique experiences that will engage your sense of wonder and delight your inner child.
Tuesday Pre-Conference
Featuring two session options for only $125
Tuesday Welcome Reception
Mingle and network with credit union leaders
Connection Zone
New opportunities for interaction and engagement
CU Talks
Mini educational sessions
League Lounge
Connect up and learn about Cornerstone councils, committees, and chapters, or engage with League staff
Business Exchange Expo Opening Party
Featuring an Experience HUB
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 Asset/Liability Management (ALM) Workshops are coming to an area near you to provide tools and techniques to manage your credit union’s ALM process more effectively. The Essentials and Implementation Workshops offer an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the goals of Asset/Liability Management, key operational areas of earnings, capital, asset quality, liquidity and entry level interest rate risk. Led by Deborah Rightmire, ALM & Financial Analysis Director, these 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.
Day One: ALM Essentials
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day Two: ALM Implementation
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 7 and 8, 2019
Holiday Inn & Express
300 Tuttle Circle
Longview, TX 75605
San Antonio
June 25 and 26, 2019
Generations FCU
6000 N. W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78279
May 14 and 15, 2019
MemberSource CU
10100 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
Oklahoma City
October 15 and 16, 2019
Credit Union House
631 E. Hill Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
June 11 and 12, 2019
Cornerstone Credit Union League
6801 Parkwood Boulevard, Suite 300
Plano, TX 75024
Little Rock
October 22 and 23, 2019
Arkansas Credit Union Association
1023 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Visit the website for more information and registration.

Texas GAC
February 20-21, 2019
Austin, Texas

Oklahoma GAC
March 25-26, 2019
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Trainer's Roundtables - Little Rock, February 27 and Plano, March 6
HR Roundtable - Oklahoma City, March 28
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