ICUL News & Updates: We're Moving!

ICUL News & Updates: We're Moving!
March 22, 2018 

We're Moving!

The Iowa Credit Union League will be relocating to a new office space on Monday, March 26. Our new address will be:

Iowa Credit Union League
7745 Office Plaza Drive North, Suite 170
West Des Moines, IA 50266

We look forward to sharing this new space with you in the near future!
2018 Iowa Innovation Group Announced

Congratulations to the 16 new innovators who were selected to join the 2018 Iowa Innovation Group (IIG)! This is the sixth consecutive year of the impactful program, which fosters the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions. This year will mark 100 innovators to date.  

Expect big things from these newest IIG members:

Ashlee Cooper - Linn Area Credit Union
Brenda Rodriguez - Members 1st Community Credit Union
Chad Orr - Dupaco Community Credit Union
Deb Luce - 1st Gateway Credit Union
Emily Routier - Collins Community Credit Union
Jeremy Smith - PolicyWorks LLC
Katie Meyer - Members Community Credit Union
Kaylyn Maher - R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Laurie Bruggenwirth - Ascentra Credit Union
Lorna Kohn - Telco Triad Community Credit Union
Megan Young - Veridian Credit Union
Noel Kurt - Collins Community Credit Union
Ryan Francis - North Star Community Credit Union
Sarah Heaberlin - Greater Iowa Credit Union
Stephanie Ludovissy - Alliant Credit Union
Wesley Krenz - Community 1st Credit Union

Each member will serve a six-month term, participate in periodic meetings led by ICUL and the Filene Research Institute, and be responsible for piloting new ideas at their credit unions. Stay tuned for the Iowa Credit Union Convention in Coralville September 19-21, where IIG members present four new innovative concepts to assist credit unions.

Advocacy Efforts Continue

As the 2018 legislative session continues, our advocacy efforts must remain strong to ensure a tax increase on credit unions does not become signed into law.

On March 7, over 750 credit union advocates from across the state gathered and marched to the State Capitol in a great showing of unity and determination to protect the financial choice of Iowans. If you weren't able to join in this special day, here are a video and pictures from this engaging event. Thank you again to all who participated!

This week, the tax bill is with the House Ways and Means Committee. Please continue to email and write your legislators asking them not to raise taxes on credit unions. Visit for an easy email template.
Register for the Regulatory Compliance Update March 29

Register today to attend the Regulatory Compliance Update on Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Des Moines Embassy Club West in West Des Moines.

Credit union compliance and deposit operations staff are invited to join us for our annual Regulatory Compliance Update. This year, we will provide training on evergreen topics, such as website marketing compliance and trends in financial crimes. In addition, we will cover some upcoming rule changes in the areas of BSA and Regulation CC.

Please see the registration website for the full agenda and cost and discount information.

Questions? Please contact us.
Iowa Credit Union CEO is a Finalist for Credit Union Hero of the Year 

North Star Community Credit Union's President/CEO Jeff Hayes has been selected as a finalist for CUNA's Credit Union Magazine 2018 Credit Union Hero of the Year.

According to CUNA, a credit union hero is someone who best personifies credit union philosophy and ideals, shows dedication to credit union principles and makes a difference in their community.

Hayes is one of five finalists selected from across the country. To view the nominees and place your vote, visit
Registration Now Open for ICUF Golf Outing 

Registration is now open for the 2018 Iowa Credit Union Foundation Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 13, at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Click here to register online and view sponsorship opportunities.

The best-shot golf outing is a fantastic way to support ICUF, network and re-connect with other credit union leaders throughout the state. All proceeds benefit our mission to empower people and communities to achieve financial well-being by championing the credit union philosophy of people helping people.  

CUNA Mutual Group: The Evolution of Member's Auto and Home Insurance in 2018

From Amazon and Alexa to Uber and Zillow, we don't need to look far to see how technology and connectivity have changed our way of life and how we do business. The auto and home (A&H) insurance industry is no exception. Regardless of whether your credit union currently offers A&H insurance, trends in the marketplace can help you evaluate, update, or implement new insurance offerings. Click here to read more.
Join Us for the Women's Leadership Summit 
Ignite Change
Ignite Change, a personal brand identity and perception program, is coming to Iowa this April. Presented by the World Council of Credit Unions and the Global Women's Leadership Network Iowa Sister Society, this event focuses 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 in Cedar Rapids. Click here to register or contact Mai-Linh Hoang, Marketing Director at Collins Community Credit Union, at 319.491.7418 for more information.
RSVP for the Emerging Leaders Connection Roundtable April 11

Join us for the Emerging Leaders Connection Roundtable on April 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville RSVP by Monday, April 9.

The ELC Roundtable will feature speaker Rita Perea's presentation: Creating an Impact -The Power of Executive Presence and Personal Branding on Career Success.

Executive Presence is the way leaders carry themselves, present themselves, connect with others, communicate with others, and project credibility. Important behaviors, to be sure. Defining a strong personal brand is the cornerstone to developing influential executive presence and to commanding a room. Attend the Spring ELC roundtable to learn how to develop these skills to move the needle on your career success. 

ELC Roundtables are open to any Iowa credit union employee who shows passion, potential and the ambition to grow as a credit union leader. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided courtesy of ICUL.
Questions? Please contact us.
RSVP for the Accounting and Finance Roundtable April 12

The Accounting and Finance Roundtable will be held on April 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the NEW Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) offices, 7745 Office Plaza Drive North, Suite 170 in West Des Moines. RSVP by Tuesday, April 10.

Join your accounting and finance peers to discuss issues impacting your field. The Accounting and Finance Roundtable is a dues-supported, informal network of credit union employees who have accounting responsibilities within their credit union. This roundtable meets twice each year.

There is no cost to attend this event and lunch will be provided, courtesy of ICUL.

Questions? Please contact us.
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