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ICUF Newsletter: June 2013 — 

Iowa Credit Union Foundation
June 2013
What We Do
Sioux Valley Community Credit Union and IDAs featured in story on KTIV
Earlier this month, Sioux Valley Community Credit Union and one of its Individual Development Account (IDA) savers was featured on KTIV. Sioux Valley is one of the most recent credit unions to join ICUF's IDA program. ICUF will match his savings toward a down payment on his home if he saves for six months and completes his financial education and home ownership education programs.
Serving the Underserved Roundtable
On May 1, ICUF and Coopera held the first Serving the Underserved Roundtable. The roundtable covered topics for credit unions wanting to reach out to youth, Hispanics, members and potential members in rural communities, those who've had a bad experience with financials and those who have low to moderate incomes. The next Serving the Underserved Roundtable will be Tuesday, October 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Money Savvy Symposium Dives into Credit Reports and Cross-Offering
Adam Carroll, ICUF financial education consultant, led the inaugural Money Savvy Symposium to help credit union staff increase their skills to assist members with their financial management concerns. Based on the Symposium evaluations received, ICUF will host a second symposium on Tuesday, November 5.
How You Can Help
Support ICUF at the 2013 Iowa Credit Union Convention
Each year, hundreds of Iowa credit union employees and vendors gather for the annual Iowa Credit Union Convention. As you make your plans, we encourage you to consider supporting ICUF at Convention by:
  1. Donating an Item for the ICUF Silent Auction. Items are needed for the 2013 auction. The auction will take place Thursday, September 19 in the trade show area. Contact Marybeth Foster for more details.
  2. Attending the ICUF Benefit Night. Get your smarty pants ironed and gather your friends for an evening of trivia! We hope you'll join us for a fun night of networking and friendly competition. Your $50 ticket also includes a gourmet dessert bar and cocktails. 

All proceeds go to support ICUF programs, grants and scholarships. Register online today!


Home Improvement Photo Contest - Deadline July 31 
The Iowa Finance Authority, in partnership with the Iowa Mortgage Association, Iowa Association of REALTORS® and the Iowa Home Ownership Education Project are accepting entries until July 31 for the "Under Construction: A Home Improvement Photo Contest." Lenders can sign up today to receive a free toolkit in the mail with everything you need to get started!

Once your credit union has registered, encourage your members to show off their best at-home, do-it-yourself or Pinterest-inspired project. Then, rally friends and family to vote from August 1-16 on Facebook.com/MeaningofHomeownership. The entry with the most votes will receive a $2,500 gift card for their at-home project. Also, the lender with the most combined votes will each receive a $2,500 community betterment grant, as well as publicity benefits. Click here for more information.

Iowa Jump$tart Financial Literacy Conference Set for July 18
The Iowa Jump$tart Coalition's annual Financial Literacy Conference was developed to provide educators with an update on programs and materials available to assist with teaching financial literacy. The free event will be held July 18 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Register online today. Deadline to register is Friday, July 5.
Looking for Chapter Presentations? Consider Biz Kid$
A 2008 study shows that 70 percent of parents teach their teens how to do laundry, but only 34 percent teach them how to balance a checkbook. A possible solution? Biz Kid$. A 30-minute Biz Kid$ chapter presentation, complete with PowerPoint slides and script, is available for credit unions to utilize. This can assist in efforts to reach out to younger members. For more information, contact Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ Program Coordinator, or call 971.295.6800.
Thank You for Supporting ICUF!
2013 ICUF Golf Classic
ICUF Golf 2013 Thank you to all who helped make the 2013 ICUF Golf Classic fundraiser a success. We are pleased to announce that the event raised $9,750 for ICUF! A special thank you to all 26 sponsors for their support. We hope to see you on the greens again next year! Check out the ICUL Facebook page for pictures from the event!

Northeast Chapter of Credit Unions ICUF Fundraiser
The Northeast Chapter of Credit Unions in Dubuque raised $285 for ICUF through a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle at its June chapter picnic and steak-fry. Thank you to the Dubuque credit unions for your support!

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. Click here to join our mailing list. 
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