Foundation Holding ICU Day Twitter Chat on 10/8

In advance of International Credit Union (ICU) Day, the National Credit Union Foundation is hosting a Twitter chat for credit unions on Thursday, October 8th at 3 pm (CT). The Foundation invites credit unions to discuss their activities around ICU Day and credit union philosophy.

Credit unions and their staff are encouraged to share best practices and examples of successful ICU Day events and how they leverage credit union philosophy with staff and members via the chat. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), will be featured in the Twitter chat as a special guest.

Foundation Announces 2016 Wegner Award Winners

The National Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards. CU 4 Reality will be recognized for Outstanding Program and garnering Outstanding Individual Achievement awards are William J. Bynum, C. Alan Peppers, and Daniel F. Egan.

The Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will be presented at a special dinner hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis on February 22, 2016, in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. Registration for dinner sponsorships and tickets will be available on the Foundation website within the next month.

On the Blog: Illinois First Host of Life Simulation for Statewide Chapter Leaders

From Christopher Morris - Illinois credit union chapter leaders expressed emotions from “frustrated”, “powerless”, and “belittled” to “lucky”, “blessed”, and “victorious” after participating in a recent eye-opening poverty simulation.

The Life Simulation was recently introduced as part of the Illinois Credit Union League’s (ICUL) Chapter Leaders Conference. Hosted jointly with the Greater Decatur Chapter of Credit Unions, this annual event brought together more than 80 volunteer leaders from around the state.