Iowa Credit Union Foundation 
ICUF Newsletter: July 2011
In This Issue
"Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt" Webinar: July 26
June 26 Webinar Recap
Thanks for Supporting the ICUF Golf Classic
Apply for the 2011 ICUF Financial Education Grant Today!
NYIB Annual Conference July 25-28
Show Me the Money! Free Iowa Jump$tart Conference July 21
NCUF Activates CUAid for CUs Affected by Tornado in MO
League President's Scholarship Deadline is July 25

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Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt

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Financial Education

Financial Education Webinar - July 26 

"Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt"


cut up credit cardMost consumers use credit regularly - in some cases, perhaps too regularly. While credit can be a great financial tool, if it is used unwisely, it can be disastrous and drag you deep into debt.

Join us on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. as Adam Carroll shares strategies to rapidly reduce your debt, the forms to help you stay on track and a few creative ideas to help you make a little extra "debt-elimination" money. He'll also examine the wise use of credit, warning signs of credit trouble, and the options available for reconstructing existing credit to its greatest advantage.

Registration is not needed. Please use the following information to log into the webinar on July 26:

Webinar Login Information: 
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Toll-Free (US & Canada): 866.740.1260
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If you have questions or need more information, contact Adam Carroll at

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.

"Tracking Financial Education Effectiveness" Financial Education Webinar Recap (June 21)


Thank you to those who attended the Tracking Financial Education Effectiveness webinar. If you would like to review or share the information discussed during the webinar, the following information is available on the ICUF website:

Webinar Description
The webinar focused on answering the question, "How do we really know if our financial education efforts are working?" Presenter Adam Carroll distributed the findings of recent financial education tracking studies, shared methods to track your efforts moving forward and how to fit those metrics into what you are already doing.

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


Sponsorships and Donations

Thank You for Supporting the 2011 Iowa Credit Union Foundation Golf Classic


golfOn behalf of ICUF, a heartfelt thanks to everyone in the credit union community who supported the 2011 Iowa Credit Union Foundation Golf Classic held on Thursday, June 16 at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville.

Our sincere gratitude is extended to our credit union, individual and company sponsors, who are listed on the ICUF website. Photos from the event can be found on the ICUL Facebook page.

In addition, we'd like to thank everyone who attended the ICUF Appreciation Reception, which followed ICUL's Gen Y Summit, on June 15. Special thanks to Iowa Student Loan and Affiliates Management Company for its various sponsorships. We couldn't do this without your support!

Education and Events

Apply for the 2011 ICUF Financial Education Grant Today! 

The ICUF Financial Education Grant was created to help credit unions develop a financial education program or enhance an existing financial education program.

These grants should be seen as seed money, rather than the only funding source for a program. The credit union must be a member in good standing of the Iowa Credit Union League.

Click here to download the application. All applications are due by Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Please contact Marybeth Foster at 800.860.6180 x3001 with any questions.
NYIB Annual Conference July 25-28


Plan now to attend the 2011 NYIB Annual Conference in Pittsburgh (aka "The Steel City") July 25-28. 
Plans are in the works for another comprehensive program that brings depth and value to you and your credit union. You'll take away techniques and insight for reaching and teaching young consumers and members.

More information can be found on the NYIB website.

Show Me the Money! Free Iowa Jump$tart Conference on July 21

ICUF's Financial Education Consultant Adam Carroll will present "Show Me the Money!" at the 11th Annual Iowa Jump$tart Personal Financial Literacy Conference
What: Iowa Jump$tart's 11th Annual Personal Financial Literacy Conference
Date: July 21, 2011
Location: DMACC Ankeny campus, Bldg. 7
Cost: Free - including a free lunch!

Plan to attend this important conference to:
  • Hear Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speak about financial literacy.
  • Learn from financial experts, including keynote speaker Syble Solomon, creator of Money Habitudes
  • Find out how much you really know about money and learn about the things you don't.
  • And much more!

Registration and additional conference information is available at

ICUF Silent Auction and Benefit Night

Believe it or not, the 2011 Iowa Credit Union Convention is right around the corner! And that means so is the annual ICUF Silent Auction and Benefit Night.

Silent Auction
sold tagICUF is currently accepting donations for its annual Silent Auction to be held at this year's Convention. All proceeds will go towards funding ICUF programs. The auction items will be open for bid in the Trade Show area during Trade Show hours, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.

Benefit Night
Join us as we cut loose at the 2011 ICUF Benefit Night at the Des Moines Marriott, Downtown. Connect with fellow Convention attendees over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as local cover band Flipside provides the evening's entertainment. Admission can be purchased through the Convention registration website.

Questions? Contact Marybeth Foster at 800.860.6180 x3001.
July 25 Scholarship Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

The next deadline to apply for the League President's Scholarship is Monday, July 25.

Applications need to be received or postmarked by this date. Email and fax submissions are acceptable. Download the application today! 

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.

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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