ICUL News & Updates: Thank You to Advocates!

ICUL News & Updates: Thank You to Advocates!
May 10, 2018 
Thank You Credit Union Advocates!

The 2018 Iowa Legislature has adjourned and we are happy to announce there were no changes made to credit union taxes! Thank you to those who wrote emails, sent letters and made phone calls to lawmakers reminding them of the positive difference credit unions make in our communities and the fundamental differences between banks and credit unions. Your efforts were central to our defeat of the credit union tax.

Credit union advocates made their voices heard throughout the legislative session, sending more than 40,000 emails and 2,500 handwritten letters to legislators in support of the cooperative credit union structure. In addition, nearly 800 credit union members visited the Capitol in March to rally for financial choice.
ICUL Leadership Change Announced

Iowa Credit Union League CEO Pat Jury has announced that on June 29, he will transition from the role of CEO to senior advisor supporting ICUL and AMC through 2021. A successor will be named later this month.

Pat Jury has served as president and CEO of ICUL since 2006. His 29-year tenure of accomplished service to the organization also includes 10 years as chairman of Affiliates Management Company (AMC), ICUL's holding company.

Under Pat's leadership, ICUL capital holdings grew from $20 million to $115 million, and the organization maintained 99 percent credit union affiliation.

In his 12 years as CEO, Pat's advocacy helped elevate the standing of credit unions nationally and internationally. He led successful legislation in Iowa and Washington D.C. to defend credit union tax status, and also worked to create a competitive state charter that supported membership growth. Today, Iowa has more than 1.1 million credit union members. His efforts have grown one of the strongest grassroots organizations in the state and one of Iowa's largest political action committees.

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Convention Registration is Coming Soon!

The 2018 Iowa Credit Union Convention will soon be open for registration! We hope you can join us as we celebrate the successes of the year with our 2018 theme: People. Purpose. Passion.

The 88th annual event will be held September 19-21 in Coralville, Iowa at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Click here for more information.
Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced 

The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) recently awarded scholarships to four high school students and two post-high school students as recipients of the Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship. Additionally, thanks to increased charitable support from Iowa credit unions, ICUF doubled the scholarship awards for 2018. A total of $11,500 was awarded.

This year's post-high school recipients are:
  • $2,000 to Maria Bascom, a member of DuTrac Community Credit Union who currently attends University of Iowa
  • $2,000 to Catherine Fiala, a member of Community 1st Credit Union who currently attends the University of Iowa
This year's four high school senior recipients are:
  • $3,000 to Gavin Sullivan, a member of Serve Credit Union and a graduating senior at Johnston High School, Johnston, IA    
  • $2,000 to Anne Steffes, a member of Dupaco Community Credit Union and a graduating senior at Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, IA
  • $1,500 to Brendan Hird, a member of IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union and a graduating senior at Alleman High School, Rock Island, IL
  • $1,000 to Alyssa Harris, a member of Linn Area Credit Union and a graduating senior at George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, IA
Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!
Find a Designated Juntos Avanzamos Credit Union  

The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (Federation) has announced the launch of, a new website to help Hispanic consumers locate a Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designated credit union in the U.S. To be a designated credit union, you must be committed to serving and empowering Spanish-speaking consumers by providing relevant, safe and affordable financial products and services, employing bilingual, culturally-aligned staff, accepting alternative forms of ID, and treating all members with respect, regardless of immigration status.

Did you know Iowa has 10 credit union branches with Juntos Avanzamos designation ready to serve Hispanic consumers? Interested in learning more about the Juntos Avanzamos program? Contact Coopera Consulting, or you can find more information on the Federation website.
Register for the Call Report Updates Webinar

Mark your calendars to join us for the Call Report Updates Webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and hear from Stephen Hindman, Senior Examiner for the Iowa Division of Credit Unions about recent updates to the 5300 Call Report, as well as common errors found during exams.

This will be a live webinar. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the webinar by emailing using the subject "Call Report Webinar Questions." A recording will be available in the following weeks for those unable to attend. Register here.
Register for the Emerging Leaders Workshop May 17

Do you lead a team? Want to help guide your team from good to great? Then you won't want to miss our upcoming workshop on May 17! Register here.

In this workshop, Sarah Noll Wilson will present "Leader as Coach" and help explore why coaching is a powerful tool in development and help you practice your key coaching skills.

During this workshop you'll learn:
  • How coaching is different from training or mentoring
  • How to make observation statements
  • Two levels of listening
  • How to ask powerful and curious questions
  • The four phases of the "GROW" coaching model
  • How to approach common scenarios with a coach-like mindset

Don't miss out on this exciting learning opportunity. Register today!

Register for ICUF Golf Outing - Almost Full!

Registration is almost full 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.

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