March 2019 Chapter Report


FOCUS Summit – The Financial Capability Conference
FOCUS SummitRegister online to attend the FOCUS Summit, which offers opportunities for financial education advocates to network, share best practices, learn about available resources, and explore proven techniques and strategies for deploying financial education into local schools and communities.
This year's schedule includes the following topics:
  • Financial Football & Practical Money Skills
    Doug Leighton, Head of Community Accounts, VISA
  • Achieving Financial Health: What's Health Have to Do with It?
    Dr. Roderick King, MD, MPH, CEO, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
  • The U.S. Economy Past, Trump, and Future
    Dr. Steve Happell, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Arizona State University
  • How Money Feels: Emotional IQ & the Future of Financial Services and Financial Education
    Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight, ProfitStars®, a Division of Jack Henry & Assoc.
  • How Your Credit Union Can Lead Members to Financial Health: Practical Steps You Can Implement Tomorrow
    Cynthia Campbell, M.B.A., M.Ed., CUDE, Dir. of Financial Empowerment, Balance
  • Making the Business Case for Financial Health: From Financial Services to Financial Health
    Mimi Joy, Head of Partnerships, Center for Financial Services Innovation
  • Experiential Learning Roundtables: A Glimpse into 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 or 469-385 6483 to receive a scholarship application.
For more information and to register, please visit the Foundation's website.


Join Us for an Exciting New Experience
Annual Meeting & Expo
We'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're 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 ALM, key operational areas of earnings, capital, asset quality, liquidity, and entry-level interest-rate risk.
Led by Deborah Rightmire, ALM and financial analysis director, these workshops provide an excellent opportunity for management, staff, SCMS students, ALCO members, and board members 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.
2019 CECL Roundtables
Join us for a CECL Roundtable to learn best practices for your successful CECL transition. Understand the new allowance guidelines, implementation steps, regulatory impacts, and CECL stressors, and get handy tips and tricks.
Get CECL ready with the following:
  • Roundtable Discussion Points: CECL prep, CECL challenges, institutional impact, leveraging CECL data for other purposes;
  • Visible Equity CECL Application: Segmentation, individually reviewed loans, collectively reviewed loans, Q&E factors, forecasting;
  • Data Quality Assessment: Data history requirements, data quality best practices, common data pitfalls, establishing data culture in your institution;
  • Justifying Base Loss Rate Selection: Base loss rate selection, back testing, data-driven decisions; and
  • Q&A: Submit your questions/topics before training and get them answered live.
Lunch will be provided by Visible Equity. If possible, please bring a laptop or tablet to the Roundtable, as some parts of the meeting will be hands-on.

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

Principles & Philosophy Conference
May 13-15, 2019
Houston, Texas

Southwest Lending Conference
May 22-24, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

HR Roundtables - Dallas, March 20; Oklahoma City, March 28
CEO Roundtable - Little Rock, April 18
Bankruptcy & Collections Seminars - Little Rock, May 15-16
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