League News and Events 

… On Friday, Nov. 2, the Metro East Chapter hosted a legislative breakfast at Michigan Schools and Government CU in Clinton Township. Congressman Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, joined state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair; state Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica; state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Richmond, and state Rep. Anthony Forlini, Harrison Twp., joined more than 30 local credit union leaders for the discussion. Federal issues discussed included the increasing regulatory burden, member business lending and legislation to amend privacy notice requirements. Participants also discussed issues with Michigan’s foreclosure process, blight legislation and financial elder abuse. Chapter legislative breakfasts continue to be great opportunities to educate your local lawmakers on our current state and federal issues. For assistance with scheduling a legislative breakfast, contact Ashley Ligon at Ashley.Ligon@mcul.org or (800) 262-6285, ext. 353. 

... Guardianship, Conservatorship & Power of Attorney will be the topic of a Dec. 6 webinar being facilitated by MCUL & Affiliates from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST). The session will review laws and the differences between the topics and also delve into credit union liability. Those busy this date or time may register in advance and still receive the complimentary Webinar on Demand archive, that may be downloaded and saved for permanent reference. The session is available for $129 per Internet connection. To register or learn more, click here.

...An audio session on the 15 Worst Security Mistakes has been rescheduled for Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon (EST) following a disruption due to Hurricane Sandy. The session is delivered in cooperation with the Illinois CU League and is priced at $129 per connection. It will examine critical security mistakes within a financial institution including the fifteen worst that consultants find credit unions making and how to correct them. For additional information or to register, click here.

… Shawn Wolbert, legislative and regulatory affairs specialist for MCUL & Affiliates, will speak about Troubled Debt Restructuring at The International Credit Association of Eastern Michigan meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Wolbert will review loan workout arrangements and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council requirements. Employees from all levels are invited to attend the meeting. The meeting will be at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. An ICA board meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. There will be a cash bar from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Cost is $25 per member or $35 for guests. Click here to download the invitation.


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