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Volume 2 - Number 3 - March 2017 | Print
$675K Raised! Maine Credit Unions shatter previous Ending Hunger Record

(Pictured at left holding the big check denoting the record-setting total raised are l-r: Jim Lemieux, Chair of the Maine CU League's Social Responsibility Committee, John Murphy, President of the Maine CU League, and ...Read the full article »

Convention 2017 Speaker Spotlight: "This speaker has quite a story to tell!"

(L-R - Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, and Co-Captain Jeff Skiles, in the cockpit.  Co-Captain Skiles is the Closing Speaker at the 2017 Maine CU League's Annual Meeting and Convention.  He will take the ...Read the full article »

Ending Hunger Results Speaker applauds Maine CUs' 'Human Spirit'

Helping others has always been in Jessica Buchanan's DNA.  As a matter of fact, it's why she ended up being kidnapped and nearly died.  A humanitarian aid worker, who was working in Somalia to help protect children from the ravages of war and from ...Read the full article »

Nominations, please! Maine CU League Annual Awards seeking nominations for deserving individuals

One of the distinct strengths of Maine's credit unions is the people.  The staff and volunteers dedicate a commitment and dedication that reinforces and enhances the connection between credit unions, their members and the community.  Each ...Read the full article »

2016 Top Ending Hunger Fundraisers Recognized

At the 2016 Maine CUs' Campaign for Ending Hunger Results Luncheon, the top credit unions in both Total Funds Raised and Highest Per Member Contributions were recognized, with the Top 3 in each category receiving special plaques.  From a successful ...Read the full article »

When in Maine in winter, Maine CUs support outdoor fun

When winter comes, Mainers have two choices - embrace the elements or hibernate.  Well, thanks to the support of lots of fun outdoor activities, Maine credit unions are actively involved in helping Mainers enjoy the outdoors.  From snowmobiling and ...Read the full article »

League-Coordinated Basketball Tournament dribbles to record total

In January, the 23rd Annual C-U Swish-Out Childhood Cancer Challenge continued to build on its remarkable history.  As Maine's longest, continuous-running, 3-on-3, Co-Ed, Charity Basketball Tournament, the 2017 Swish-Out had another record-setting ...Read the full article »

Maine CUs embracing Online Financial Fitness Fair as a valuable resource

Two months after the online version of the Financial Fitness - A Money Management Experience (a screen with all of the booths participants have to include is pictured above) became available for all Maine CUs to utilize as part of their financial ...Read the full article »

Being A CU member never gets old

As the saying goes, "Once a member, always a member," and for a member of Acadia FCU that certainly rings true.  When Madame Marie Maude Marin (known as Madame Maude and pictured here with Acadia FCU staff including President/CEO Dave Desjardins) ...Read the full article »

League Partner News: CUNA Mutual discusses value of supplemental benefits

According to CUNA Mutual, a partner of the Maine Credit Union League, SERPs are a valuable tool to help retain and attract talented leaders.  In an environment where 63% of companies report that employee retention is their top concern , a talented ...Read the full article »

Compliance Corner: March 2017

The latest Q & A on a compliance issue, as provided by the League's General Counsel at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy.

Question: We have a member who had a Share Certificate and named her 4 children each a Payable On Death beneficiary.  She ...Read the full article »

Honor Roll »

From certificates to designations, check out the latest list of individuals from Maine credit unions recognized for their accomplishments.

Event Calendar - March 2017
1 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Qualifying Borrowers Using Personal Tax Returns Part 2: Schedules E and F, Online
2 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Compliance Questions and Issues in Deploying Mobile Remote Capture, Online
6 Member Services Webinar, Part Two - The Certified Teller Specialist Webinar Series - Module 1, Online
7 Synergent Learning Center Webinar, IRAs and Tax Reporting in Episys, Online
7 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), UDAAP Challenges: Practices, Risk Mitigation, Regulator Expectations and Case Studies, Online
8 Member Services, Certified Teller Specialist One - Day One, CUSC
8 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Hot Issues in Cyber Compliance, Including Recent Changes to the IT Handbook, Online
9 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), How to Audit Deposit Operations for Reg CC and D Compliance, Online
13 Member Services Webinar, The Certified Teller Specialist Two Webinar Series - Module Two, Online
14 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Fair Lending Risks in Third Party Relationships, Online
15 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Flood Compliance in Lending Part 2: Post Loan Closing, Online
15 Member Services, Certified Teller Specialist One - Day 2, CUSC
16 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Regulation E Series: Regulation E Requirements for Debit Card Error Resolution: Processing, Disclosure and Investigation, Online
20 Member Services Webinar, The Certified Teller Specialist Two Webinar Series - Module 3, Online
20 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Account Documentation Series: Opening Deposit Accounts Online: Rules, Risks and Best Practices, Online
22 Member Services, Certified Teller Specialist Two - Day 1, CUSC
22 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Securing Collateral Part 1: Form UCC-1 - Initial Filing and Perfection of Security Interests, Online
23 Synergent Learning Center Webinar, Mastering Transfers in Episys, Online
27 Member Services, The Certified Teller Specialist Two Webinar Series - Module Four, Online
28 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), Director Series: The Board Evaluation Process: Steps, Tools and More, Online
28 Accounts Management Conference, Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, Brunswick
29 Member Services Webinar Certified Teller Specialist Two - Day 2, CUSC
29 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), 20 Common Collection Pitfalls, Online
30 Maine CU Day at the State House, Hall of Flags, Augusta
30 Member Services Webinar (in partnership with CU Webinar Network), ACH Specialist Series: ACH Rules Update 2017, Online
31 Member Services, Supervisor University - Difficult Employees, Bangor FCU, Bangor

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