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March 2012

Alcose CU joins SCUNetAlcose Credit Union Pledges to Sail the Seven Cs!

Please join us in welcoming Joy Benedek, CEO of Alcose Credit Union, and her team to the SCUNet family!

PCUA is pledging to help your small credit union survive and thrive through a strategic focus on planning, marketing, compliance and education/development. Is your credit union ready to set sail?

Visit us at, select the Credit Union Resources tab, then the Small Credit Union Network link.

CUNA GAC Small CU Roundtable

CUNA GAC Small Credit Union Roundtable

Any small credit union that is a CUNA member – including those not registered for the GAC – can attend this no cost, two hour Roundtable meeting on Sunday, March 18, 2012 during the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. Discussion topics will be wide-ranging and will include collaboration initiatives, NCUA, regulatory burdens, among other topics. Detailed agenda information and registration instructions can be found here.

collaborateCollaboration Corner
Regional Meetings Being Offered!

The SCUNet, in partnership with NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, is scheduling regional operational meetings designed specifically to your needs. The first two Small Credit Union Clinics are scheduled for Western PA.

For meeting details and to register, click here. Credit unions in other regions of the Commonwealth, please contact Rick Myxter, Director of Small Credit Union Development, to discuss customizing a similar clinic in your area.

Compliance Q&A

Q: I am so backed up on compliance issues! How can I get myself organized with all of the rules and regulations that are due to come in effect.

A: The InfoSight Compliance Calendar is a great tool to help you create a checklist of rules and regulations that are due to come in to effect. Each event on the calendar includes links to important information needed for compliance.

The compliance calendar also provides other important reminders, such as when the 5300 Call Report is due to NCUA or when the ACH Compliance Review deadline ends. Get in the habit to check the compliance calendar a few times a month. Not only will this help you get yourself organized, it will also help you to understand the regulations and how to correctly implement them into your credit union’s polices and procedures.

Questions? Contact Colleen Mateer at 800.932.0661, extension 5234.

Sprint programs payEarn Non-Interest Income with Sprint

Need a source of additional income for 2012? Look to the Sprint Program (part of the Invest in America). Sprint will provide your members with a 10% discount on personal plans and a 15% discount on commercial mobile plans for current and new Sprint customers.

Plus, when your credit union promotes this plan, you will earn an annual marketing incentive! The marketing incentive grows as your membership grows and can be a re-occurring source of income for any size credit union. All marketing materials provided free.

Contact your Association Account Executive to sign up today!

NCUA Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives Workshops

Mark calendar. There is no cost for these full day events.

April 19, Philadelphia, or July 18, Pittsburgh. Topics cover include:

  • Issues Facing Credit Unions
  • What is OSCUI and What We Can Do For You
  • Examination Issues
  • Fraud Detections
  • ALM - Discovering Product Costs and Profitability in Your Credit Unions
  • Duties of the FCU Board of Directors – Part II NCUA Regulations 701.4 (Certificate of Attendance Provided)

For more information, click here, email or call 703.518.6610.

CEO Leadership Workshop

March 27, Pittsburgh
March 28, Harrisburg

Most managers list "performance management" as one of the most difficult aspects of their job. It’s a challenge to deliver difficult feedback, remember to give positive feedback, and make timely performance appraisals.

In the Performance Management 101 session, we’ll test your skills, knowledge, and commitment to performance management. Participants will review tools and techniques to improve skills, and apply basic techniques of goal setting and feedback delivery.

We invite you to join your peers for a day of strategic thinking. For additional details and registration information, click here or contact the Association’s Education Department.

Compliance Town Meetings

Compliance Town Meetings are an excellent way for credit unions to stay in touch with new and proposed regulations.

The first person registering from each member credit union is FREE; additional person may attend for only $50.00. (Click on the date of your choice to register.)

April 10
Westmoreland Community College; 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood

April 11
Butler Health System; One Hospital Way, Butler

April 12
Meadville Holiday Inn Express; 18240 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville

April 17
TruMark Financial Credit Union; 1000 Northbrook Drive, Trevose

April 18
Utilities Employees Credit Union; 11 Meridian Blvd, Wyomissing

April 19
Knights of Columbus Hall; 324 Bedford Street, Hollidaysburg

April 24
Cross Valley Federal Credit Union; 640 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre

April 26
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association; 4309 N. Front Street, Harrisburg


Pennsylvania Credit Union Association
4309 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110    800.932.0661