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ICUF News: November 2011 — 

Iowa Credit Union Foundation 
ICUF Newsletter: November 2011
In This Issue
ICUF Fundraising Campaign: We Need Your Help!
2010-11 ICUF Annual Report Available
November 22 Financial Education Webinar
October Financial Education Webinar Recap
2012 FIB Scholarship Now Available!
2011 CMN Holiday Icon Campaign Launch
2012 Money Smart Week Dates Announced

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  Upcoming Financial Education Webinars:

November 22 (last one!)
Financial Education for the Hispanic Market





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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.


ICUF Fundraising Campaign: We Need Your Help!


ICUF Dues ImageSince its founding, ICUF has helped hundreds of families and Iowa credit union staff through grants and scholarships, matched savings and financial education. We've been able to achieve our success through the generous support of our Iowa credit union community. 

We're writing today to ask you to protect and sustain ICUF. We rely on donations from you and your credit union in order to serve our philanthropic mission. In order to keep our operations going, we really need your support.

Soon, you'll be receiving a dues notice from the Iowa Credit Union League. On that form is an optional donation to ICUF. As you begin your 2012 budget conversations with your boards of directors, we hope you will include a financial contribution in your budget to ICUF and can note that on your credit union dues form.

Thanks for your past support and your consideration. Download our fundraising campaign brochure for more information.

Annual Report

2010-11 ICUF Annual Report Now Available 

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A copy of the 2010-2011 ICUF Annual Report is being mailed to your credit union as part of ICUL's annual dues mailing.

If you would like to view a copy of the annual report, please visit the 'About Us' section of the ICUF website and click on Annual Report.


Financial Education

Financial Education Webinar - November 22 

"Financial Education for Hispanics"


Join us on Tuesday, November 22 at 11:30 a.m. as Adam Carroll  and Anna Haug, Coopera, outline how to reach out to the Hispanic community through financial education during their "Financial Education for Hispanics" webinar.

two people workRegistration is not needed. Please use the following information to log into the webinar on November 22:

Webinar Login Information: 
Audio Login
Toll-Free (US & Canada): 866.740.1260 Access Code: 2212110

Web Login
Meeting URL: http://www.readytalk.com/?ac=2212110
Test Your Computer: http://test.readytalk.com/
Access Code: 2212110

If you have questions or need more information, contact Adam Carroll at adam@nationalfinancialeducators.com.

As a reminder, this webinar series is intended to provide Iowa credit unions with informational resources and templates to jumpstart a new or supplement current financial education initiatives.

October Financial Education Webinar - RECAP
"Demistifying Social Media: Tools and Resources for Streamlining Your Online Presence"


demistifyThank you to those who attended the "Demistifying Social Media" webinar. 

If you would like to review or share the information discussed during the webinar, an archived recording (only available for 30 days!) is available on the ICUF website.

Webinar Description:
The webinar focused on the latest, greatest and easiest ways of maximizing your social media.  as well as the sites, tools, and shortcuts so social media is a breeze instead of a bear. 

Don't have a username and password for the ICUF members-only site? Get one today by clicking here.


Grants & Scholarships

2012 FIB Scholarship Now Available!


Applications are currently being accepted online for the 2012 Family Involvement Board (FIB) scholarship program,
Essay Question
Unfortunately, many Americans try to avoid money matters altogether and deal with problems as they arise. However, even with some knowledge about managing finances, you can maintain a healthy financial life. How are you educating yourself on personal finance and money management issues?
Please include how you can utilize your credit union's financial education expertise.

Application deadline is February 3, 2012. Download the 2012 FIB Scholarship poster and scholarship program guidelines.

CU Updates and News

2011 CMN Holiday Icon Campaign Launch


cmn snowmanThe 2011 Holiday Icon Campaign launched November 1. On www.cu4kids.org/holidayicons you will find turnkey, support materials including:

  • Suggested Tweets
  • Campaign Announcement Text
  • Campaign Reminder Text
  • png files of the different icon shapes

As always, credit unions can run the campaign during the time period which best suits their needs; however, we are promoting the campaign as running from November 1 through December 30.

Please let Felicity Guerin know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping us spread the word!

2012 Money Smart Week Dates Announced!


pigThe dates of the 2012 Iowa Money Smart Week are April 21-28. Money Smart Week is a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The initial committee meetings will be held the week of December 5, 2011. The Money Smart Week communities for 2012 include Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Harlan and the Quad Cities. (Other communities are still TBD.) If you would like more information, contact Marybeth Foster at 800.860.6180 x3001.

Watch for more details on how your credit union can get involved!


For more information on any of the information listed above, please contact Marybeth Foster, ICUF Executive Director, at marybethf@iowacreditunions.com or 800.860.6180 x3001.

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