League News and Events 

... A webinar titled, Data Leaks Happen: Are you Prepared? will take place on Nov. 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $169 per Internet connection. The session looks at how electronic communication has become an essential and effective means for organizations to conduct business and addresses risk of data leakage. This webinar also will clarify compliance issues and provides time for participants to ask questions. For complete details and online registration, click here.

...The topics of Guardianship, Conservatorship & Power of Attorney will be offered during an MCUL & Affiliates webinar on Dec. 6 from 1-2:30 p.m. (ET). Priced at just $129 per Internet connection, which includes access to a permanent archive, the session will review law that provides legal authority to act and make decisions on another person’s behalf through the appointment of a guardian or conservator, and will review the differences between these and powers of attorney. To register or learn more about the webinar, click here.

....A webinar presenting information about changes in the Just File It! program and ways credit unions can help members save money on tax preparation services is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. The webinar will provide details on free tax preparation software and information on other taxpayer resources such as the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program which can help low-wealth members gain access to free tax return preparation.  Information about assisting members of all income levels and all tax-preparation needs to save money with discounts on tax preparation services through the Invest in America program will also be provided.  To sign up for the webinar, contact Kathryn Hall at Kathryn.Hall@mcul.org or at (800) 262-6285, ext. 470. 

… The November Collection Consortium will have a vendor day at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Genisys CU, 2100 Executive Hills Blvd., Auburn Hills. Four vendors will each give half-hour presentations. The vendors are Jeff Karpinski of Greater Detroit Auto Auction, Ben Kramer of CBC Innovis, Rob Johnson of Stewart Group and Lou Masur of NCCI. Genisys’ Peggy Dombrowski is hosting the meeting. Contact her at (248) 322-9800, ext. 1300.

The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is sponsoring a Financial Empowerment Seminar, Saturday, Nov. 17, at the UAW Vote Center, 17575 Livernois Ave. in Detroit. The seminar will feature state Rep. Fred Durhal, who is caucus chairman, as well as caucus members Ellis Liddell, president of CEO of ELE Wealth Management; Ron Hicks, director of Michigan governmental affairs for Advance America and Marianne Garcia, branch manager for Public Service CU in Detroit. Seminar participants will learn how to make their money work for them and make sound investments. The seminar is from 10 :30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information contact MLBC Executive Director Sherie Davy at sdavy@house.mi.gov, (517) 373-1997.

Submissions to Monitor may be emailed. Bryan Laviolette is the editor of Monitor. Contact him by email or call (800) 262-6285, ext. 233. The newsletter of the Michigan Credit Union League is published Monday mornings or Tuesday mornings when Monday is a holiday. There is no Monitor the week after Christmas and the week after the Annual Convention and Exposition. The MCUL reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity and space.
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