June 13 , 2017
In This Issue
Underwriting & Collections Workshop
June 21-22, Baton Rouge
Last chance to register...limited seating

Bearing in mind recent data published by the Filene Institute that 91% of current borrowers would avoid incurring more debt and leaving  only 9% that feel confident to borrow more within the next 6 months, the need of maximizing  quality loans for your credit unions is paramount. 

Pierre Cardenas returns to LCUL for this 2 day program that uncovers the lost art of underwriting and it's delicate counterpart...Collections.

When asked why the two roles are taught in tandem, Pierre's reply is simple "I find there to be a tremendous amount of value when Collectors & Underwriters come together to discuss loan applications, risk mitigating factors and both understand the areas of weakness with different portfolios. I highly recommend that credit unions  get into the practice of having underwriters & collectors meet monthly to discuss delinquencies, charge offs and trends they see in applications."   Come join us to discover how to make for a more complete risk mitigating process!
Here's a taste of what to expect:
  • Evaluating, Mitigating & Managing Risk
  • Building Loan Portfolios
  • The important role Policies play in underwriting
  • Risks associated with 7 different portfolio types
  • Best Practices in Collections
  • Strategic Collection Strategies vary per portfolio type
  • Interactive, hands-on session delving into your own CU's actual loans & denied applications!
  • Best Practices, Networking & Discussion of issues you face in your Credit Union daily.
LCUL's Annual Meeting & Convention
July 26 - 29, New Orleans

The Louisiana Credit Union League invites you to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention, July 26-29 in New Orleans.  You are our VIPs and we are issuing backstage passes to experience the top headliner rock stars in Credit Union education and the premier local platform in peer-to-peer networking.  You'll also meet and greet with those who provide the products and services to best meet the needs of your credit union and your members!.
This year's set list includes:   Lee Wetherington, Ryan C. Lowe, Honey Shelton, Ancin Cooley, James Marshall, Jamie Strayer and many more. 
Plus LCUL introduces our first ever Pre-Convention Networking Social at New Orleans legendary Rock and Bowl on Wednesday night benefitting the National Credit Union Foundation.  Not a bowler? Not a problem! It's not a tournament, it's just all in good networking & teambuilding fun!

Dues Supported Webinar:
Improving ROA Through a Sustainable Business Model
June 28, 11:00 am- central time

LCUL is pleased to present this one hour webinar at no additional charge to our member credit unions. 

Join Raelynn Radway, Senior Strategist with CU Strategic Planning to learn what it takes to sustainably improve earnings from a veteran "turn around" CEO.  You may be used to hearing regulators advise you to simply "cut expenses", but She will share her trade secrets for improving ROA while growing capital and assets. 

Although this program is FREE to member credit unions, your advance registration is required.  


Click here for more information.

SRCUS Director's Conference
July 16 - 19, Biloxi, MS

The Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools also presents it's annual Director's Conference in nearby Biloxi, MS.  Join peers from credit union boards across the Southeast at the Beau Rivage Hotel on Biloxi Beach from July 16 - 19 for two-and-a-half days of education and networking specifically designed with credit union volunteers in mind. 

We are excited to present a full range of informative educational sessions from industry experts such as Harry Black, Mike Kelly, Dr. Samuel Jones, Dr. Dale Henry and more. 

Session topics will include changes facing our industry, leadership, the economy, lending, member engagement - just to name a few!  Don't miss this conduit for learning about today's ever changing financial industry blended with just the right mix of networking and social engagement with your peers! 

*This program is produced and hosted by a joint effort of the 8 Credit Union Leagues serving the Southeastern United States*
New Laws & Compliance Conference
August 22 - 23, Baton Rouge
Hotel block now accepting reservations

 We are hard at work to finalize the program agenda for the annual New Laws and Compliance Conference on August 22nd & 23rd, but you can already get a jump start by reserving your room at the L'auberge Baton Rouge at the group rate of $129 per night. 

To reserve your room, Simply call 1-866-261-7777 and use rate code RLCUL to secure our group rate . Full conference agenda is coming your way soon!
Note - LCUL group rate code may not accurately price your room at our block rate on Lauberge's website yet. Call in method is preferred by the hotel.  . 
Upcoming Webinars

LCUL has a vast array of webinar programs year round from a pool of presenters on a wide variety of topics and at multiple price points...for when you just can't get away from the office. 
Click on each listing below for additional details.
***FREE*** Archived Webinar  for LCUL Members Listed Below 
  • Supervisory Committee Basic Duties & Responsibilities Click Here
Special Reminder - LCUL Peer Groups


Membership is now open for LCUL's Peer Groups in the following fields:

  • Marketing 
  • Compliance
  • Member Business Services

This platform is designed for Louisiana credit union professionals in the same field to connect, share resources, swap ideas and develop business relationships. 


The webinar, "Member Service the Disney Way" is currently available as a FREE archive to peer group members; accessible on your password protected LCUL web page.


Save the Dates
Mark your calendars now to join us for these programs coming up in the next few months.   More details will be posted as these events draw closer.


  • Supervisory Committee Conference (with Director's Track) - Sept 17-20 (Point Clear, AL)
  • Basics of Accounting for Credit Union Professionals. - coming in September - date TBA 

Have you noticed that our programs are on the move?  We've been listening to your suggestions & requests and we are hosting more of our programs at various points all over the state at your request.  Keep sharing your input, we're listening!