From: Marybeth Foster []

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 2:16 PM

To: Olivia Maiers

Subject: ICUF Newsletter: Summer 2010


Iowa Credit Union Foundation 


Summer 2010 Newsletter



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ICUF was established in 1995. Its mission is to help Iowans build wealth, responsibility and independence, with the vision to eliminate poverty in the State of Iowa.




Early Bird Registration for NYIB 2010 Annual Conference Ends TODAY! 


You can save $100 if you register by today, July 2 for the NYIB 2010 Conference: Your Gateway to the Next Generation to be held in St. Louis, MO.

NYIB seeks to help credit unions serve youth under age 25 and the "net" generation. There are three registration fees, depending on whether you choose to attend a pre-conference workshop or the conference itself.

The conference-only registration fee is $599 by July 2, and increases to $699 after that date. The fees are $749 and $849 respectively if you choose to attend both the pre-conference workshop and the conference.

Visit to learn more and register.

The conference is slated for July 26-29, 2010 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 800.266.9432 with an NYIB group rate of $119 per night plus tax. Both the early bird registration and hotel rate end on July 2.




Support a Local Teacher at the 2010 Iowa Jump$tart Conference


The 10th annual Jump$tart Financial Literacy Conference will be July 22-23 at the DMACC campus in Ankeny, Iowa.  For several years, Iowa credit unions have sponsored staff development and graduate credit costs for teachers who attend the conference, which has been much appreciated by those recipients.

Cost of the credit ranges from $65 to $130, depending on which institution the teacher is seeking the credit.

Credit unions also sponsor a teacher's cost to attend the conference for $150. That covers both the conference registration and hotel accommodations. Also, credit unions are invited to attend an Industry luncheon on July 22 at the conference following a keynote presentation from J. Barry Griswell, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and former CEO of Principal Financial Group.


Click here for more information on the conference.


If you are willing to provide a scholarship, please contact Marybeth at 515.221.3001 or by Wednesday, July 7.




Nominate Financial Educator of the Year

Sponsored by the Iowa Credit Union Foundation


The Jump$tart Financial Literacy Educator of the Year Award is designed to recognize an Iowa educator for integrating, teaching, and promoting financial literacy and responsibility.


The 2010 Financial Educator of the Year award is sponsored by the Iowa Credit Union Foundation. The award is open to all secondary educators in the state of Iowa. A check for $250 will be awarded to the winner. Nominate a teacher today! Learn more about eligibility and the application process.




July 30 Scholarship Deadline is Quickly Approaching


The next deadline to apply for ICUF scholarships is Friday, July 30Applications need to be received or postmarked by this date. Email and fax submissions are acceptable.

The League President's Scholarship provides Iowa credit unions, their employees and their chapters with funding for ICUL education events, national schools, internal educational activities, community educational projects and certification programs.


It's also not too early to think about applying for a Small Credit Union Technology Grant or a Governmental Affairs Conference Grant. If your credit union is under $15 million in assets, you can use a technology grant for an upcoming technology purchase or to conduct strategic planning. Costs of ongoing technology expenses will not be considered. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2010.


The Small Credit Union Governmental Affairs Conference will offset the cost of registration and travel for a credit union manager and board member of a credit union under $15 million in assets. The grant does not cover costs for a spouse or guest to attend GAC.




Help Support ICUF's Convention Activities


Now is a great time to start collecting items for the annual ICUF Silent Auction being held at the Iowa Credit Union Convention September 22-24 in Bettendorf. 


All proceeds will assist ICUF's programs and services to benefit your credit union, staff and members.

When you make plans for Convention, don't forget to purchase a ticket for the 2010 ICUF Benefit Night on September 23. We'll celebrate ICUF's 15th year with a birthday bash! If you like costumes at birthday parties, you can come dressed as you did when you were 15 or in 1995!



Limited Edition Credit Union Prints Still Available!


There is still time for you to own an original piece of art depicting 100 years of credit union history! Brian Duffy, former Des Moines Register cartoonist and award-winning illustrator, created limited edition, signed and numbered prints to exemplify the 100 Year Celebration of Credit Unions.


This print is a perfect addition for your credit union lobby, staff room, your home or office and is available to purchase on high-quality, full-color 19x23 inch paper at $100 each. This artwork helps serve as an inspirational reminder of the many credit union successes. Please note: this print is larger and on more high quality paper than the one given out at Convention 2009.


All proceeds will benefit ICUF. To order, please contact Marybeth Foster at 515.221.3001 or




For more information on any of the information listed above, please contact Marybeth Foster, ICUF Executive Director, at or 515.221.3001.


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