Discounted Pricing Available for Legislative and Regulatory Conference

ICUL News & Updates: Discounted Pricing Available for Legislative and Regulatory Conference
Dec. 21, 2017
Discounted Pricing for Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference: Help Combat the Bankers Attacks on Iowa Credit Unions!
 
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Take advantage of special pricing for this year's event to rally our voices as we Hike the Hill in support of Iowa credit unions.
Join us for the 2018 Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference! This is a unique opportunity to advocate for credit unions and articulate the value we provide to consumers. During the first day of the conference, we will visiting the Capitol to ask legislators to protect credit unions' state tax status, as the banks will be working to include a tax increase on credit unions in any moving tax reform bill. It's important that we get as many people to the Capitol as possible to make our voice heard.

Special Pricing Offered
To offset the cost to attend the conference, full member credit unions will receive a one-time discounted price of $249 for two-day registration (regularly $349) and $125 for one-day registration (regularly $199). Small credit union discounts apply in addition to this year's special pricing! The discount code will be automatically applied at the registration tab.

Register online.
  
Emerging Leader Scholarships Available
Again this year, ICUL is offering two conference scholarships to emerging credit union leaders who are passionate about legislative and/or regulatory issues. This is a $249 savings for the two-day conference!

Please complete the short online application by 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5. Scholarship recipients will be announced mid-January.
Congress Passes Tax Reform; State Legislative Session Starting Soon
 
On Wednesday, the U.S. House and Senate passed the tax-reform bill, formally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and sent it to President Trump for his signature. CUNA has analyzed the legislation and, thanks to the collective efforts of credit unions across the country, we're pleased to share that the credit union federal income tax status is unchanged in the bill--despite the best efforts of the banks. Protecting our tax status in the first comprehensive tax reform bill since 1986 is significant victory and strong affirmation of the difference between credit unions and banks. Please click here to read a CUNA summary of the bill's contents, as there are others items of interest to credit unions and members in the bill such as the deduction of mortgage interest.

Changing gears, the state legislative session begins on Monday, January 8. Beginning that Friday, January 12, the ICUL Legislative Forum will begin its weekly publication throughout the session, updating you on that week's activities of interest to credit unions. To subscribe to the Forum, please update your profile to receive the legislative alerts on the members-only website.

As you may be aware, the Iowa legislature and Governor Reynolds are very interested in pursuing state tax reform, which hasn't happened since the early 1990s. We will be asking for your grassroots assistance in the coming weeks to protect credit unions' state tax status, as the banks will be working to get a tax increase on credit unions included in any moving tax reform bill. 


Help Raise Awareness about the Need to Protect Financial Choice in Tax Reform

ICUL, along with numerous Iowa credit union leaders, has been meeting with newspaper editorial boards around the state to educate them on the need to hold credit unions harmless in tax reform on the state and federal levels.

Following these meetings, local CEOs have submitted guest editorials to the paper in their community to underscore how credit unions earn their not-for-profit status. Several editorials have already been printed, including ones by:
In addition, ICUL has been sharing facts about credit unions and banks on social media. Encourage your colleagues to watch for these on Facebook and Twitter, and help share to raise awareness. Use the hashtags #TaxReform and #ProtectFinancialChoice to ensure the posts are viewed by those discussing tax reform. 

Find out more about how YOU can get your voice heard! Attend the Jan. 12 Advocacy Training, participate in Hiking the Hill during the Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference, join in during Capitol Hill Days, and participate in a hand written letter campaign at your credit union or click here to send your legislators an email.  
2018 Yearly Report Checklist Available

To help your credit union stay on top of reports and other information that must be sent annually to various organizations, including the Iowa Credit Union Division and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), PolicyWorks and ICUL once again prepared a Yearly Report Checklist. Click here to access the 2018 Yearly Reporting Requirements Checklist.
Register Now to Advocate for Credit Unions During 2018 Capitol Hill Days

ICUL will be hosting "Capitol Hill Days" during the 2018 state legislative session. These visits to the Iowa State Capitol provide credit union staff and board members with the opportunity to meet their state legislators to discuss matters of importance to the credit union industry.

This old-fashioned, grassroots lobbying remains the most effective way to get a legislator's attention.

Register to attend one or both of the events from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7 and April 4. Lunch will be provided and there is no fee to attend. Register now!

Hike the Hill added to Legislative Regulatory Issues Conference
Another opportunity to advocate for credit unions has been added to the upcoming conference. To encourage participation, special pricing is being offered this year -- discounting the typical registration rates by nearly half. Register now!
Compliance Resources: Webinar Replay on Mortgage Servicing Rules for Small Services, Compliance Hotline, Credit Union Codebook
  • Missed the complimentary compliance townhall on Mortgage Servicing Rules for Small Services earlier this month? Watch the replay at your convenience. Click here
  • PolicyWorks regulatory compliance experts are ready to answer your compliance questions. Call 844.731.6071 or email regulatory@iowacreditunions.com
  • Each credit union receives a complimentary hard copy of the Codebook, with an option to purchase additional copies. It includes updated Iowa Credit Union Act, Iowa Division of Credit Union's administration rules and more! Stay tuned for more information and the option to access it online. 
These services and resources are brought to you as part of your credit union's ICUL membership.
IGNITE by Collins CCCU Save the Date: IGNITE CHANGE 

IGNITE CHANGE Personal Brand
Identity and Perception will be coming to Iowa in April. 
In association with The World Council of Credit Unions, The Global Women's Leadership Network Iowa Sister Society presents this event that will focus on helping women develop and polish essential business skills needed to reach the top. Sessions will be geared toward credit union managers, emerging professionals, and C-level managers. Men are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Collins Community Credit Union, the event will be held April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids.

Questions? Contact Mai-Linh Hoang, Marketing Director at Collins Community Credit Union at  319.491.7418.
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