November 2017 Chapter Report
Happy Thanksgiving
As we stop to reflect on the things we are thankful for, we are reminded that in our busy lives we might not show our gratitude often enough. So on behalf of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, Credit Union Resources, and the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, we want to thank you sincerely for your membership and for your dedication, passion, and commitment to your staff and volunteers, your members, and your community. You exemplify the "People Helping People" philosophy, and for that we could not be more proud and grateful. Happy Thanksgiving.

Looking for Funds in All The Right Places
Back Your PackAs difficult as it may be to believe, the year is quickly coming to a close and with that the end of our PAC fundraising for 2017!   We know that many chapters hold fundraising events throughout the year, and we are always encouraged by the support we receive.  
If you are one of those chapters, we THANK YOU!  
Please remember to remit your funds by Thursday, December 21st so they may count towards this year’s goal for the chapter.
Thank you for your support and all that you do for credit unions. If you have any questions, or would like help in planning a year end activity in support of PAC, please contact Gretchen Ziegler at or April Krause at


Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts
CU AidAs of November 8, a total of $1,927,363 has been raised for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, via the CSCUF website and the NCUF’s CUAid. 1,318 Phase I grants totaling $1,185,665 have been processed thus far.  
CEOs of staff and volunteers who received Phase I grants were notified on 11/3 thaCornerstone Credit Union Foundationt the CSCUF was entering into Phase II of its disaster relief process. The deadline for all Phase II grant applications is December 8. The CSCUF Grants Committee will convene in mid-December to review all requests.
Phase II grants are available up to $5,000, but the amounts of the individual grants will be dependent on the total disaster relief funds available. We will continue our fundraising efforts for additional fund contributions over the next couple of months, through local channels as well as via CUAid. Click on the CUAid link to make your generous contribution today!

And the Winner Is...
Mustang ManiaThe drawing for Mustang Mania was held at 10:00 am,  October 31 via Facebook Live, with more than 1,600 views!
The winners were as follows:
  • Sarah Votaw, The People’s FCU:  2017 Ford Mustang, thanks in part to North Central Ford
  • Victoria Robbins, Southwest Financial FCU: Diamond and tanzanite earrings, donated by Diamonds Direct
  • Resource One Credit Union staff: $1,500 cash, donated by ePay Resources (R1CU will gift (15) $100 gift cards at their next all-staff meeting)


Cornerstone Training and Events Wants Your Expertise!
Do you have a passion to present and share your expertise within the credit union community? Perhaps you and a panel of your peers have best practices to share? Do you have a great idea for a session or want to showcase a particular area of expertise? Is there an experience that you or your co-workers have that could benefit your peers and other communities?
The Cornerstone Training and Events team is announcing a "call for presenters." The team is seeking dynamic speakers with relevant expertise for conference breakout sessions of approximately one hour. If you are up to the challenge of public speaking and your expertise fits within our scope of training, you could be Cornerstone's next hot speaker. As a presenter, you will receive one full conference registration (and possibly more).
The team plans events on a year-round basis, so you could be contacted if your presentation proposal is a potential fit for a conference. Submissions are reviewed on the basis of applicability, originality, conference needs, and speaker qualifications.
You are invited to submit a presentation proposal with the following information:
  1. Brief topic description with title.
  2. Ideal amount of time for presentation: 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1/2 day, etc.
  3. Brief bio and picture.
  4. Specify your interest in presenting webinars and/or live sessions in conference environments.
Send completed information to Janine McBee, senior training director, at or call 469-385-6643.

Annual Meeting & Expo
April 18-20, 2018
Little Rock, Arkansas

Council Webinars - Various dates and topics Oct. - Dec.
CUNA GAC – February 25 - March 1, 2018
Frontline Training Seminar - December 5, 2017 – Dallas TX
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