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Game On! Registration Open for LCUL's 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention  
Board games can immerse us in hilarity, strengthen our connections and significantly stretch our minds,which is why we hosting family game night during LCUL's 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention. Scheduled for 
July 31 - August 3, come  discover how you can be a better game piece in your members' LIFE
 
NEW LOCATION! The event will be held at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans. It's not MONOPOLY's Park Place, but we like to think we are moving up like CHUTES AND LADDERS. Click here to make your move.
   
Don't be SORRY! and miss out on the opportunity to learn what it takes to win with your members. Click here to register!
 
Additional information on speakers, education sessions, and other events will be posted soon. Questions? Contact the League's convention team today!
 
Important Dates to Remember:
 
July 17: Hall of Fame, Memorials Deadline
2019 Ficep Course Ends on a High Note  
LCUL wrapped up its 4-month FiCEP with 67 students earning their Certified Financial Counselor designation. 

Since we implemented this program into our core curriculum seven years ago, the number of certified counselors has skyrocketed to over 500 statewide with no signs of slowing down.
 
With Susie Fair as the new instructor for the course, she has elevated the level of training so that students walk away with an action plan to implement and/or improve the Financial Education and Counseling Programs offered by their credit union. 

Through a process of mind mapping exercises, students worked in groups to think through implementation procedures for a variety of financial education programs including:
  • One-on-One Counseling Programs
  • School Aged / Youth Based Programs
  • Group / Community Based Programs
  • Productive Counseling Programs
  • Preventative Counseling Programs
  • Social Media based Counseling Programs
 
Colleen Desselle, Marketing Director of CSE FCU earned her certification back in 2014 and joined in on yesterday's training to help her team come up with their next step. "Gaining the knowledge is just the first step in the process. Taking that knowledge and using it in the most productive and effective ways to help our members is the ultimate goal."  
 
Did you know that Counselors are re-certified every three years so that their skills are sharp, refined and updated?  If your certificate was issued in 2016, it's time for you to recertify and LCUL has made it easy for you.  Click here before May 24!
Louisiana Credit Unions Join Forces to Offer One-of-Kind Tuition Assistance Grants
Movement Raises $8,000 to Recognize Louisiana's 2019 Young Hero Award Recipients

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge honored eight recipients of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards on April 15.  The Louisiana Young Heroes Awards honor students in grades 7-12 who have overcome obstacles in their lives, done well academically despite those obstacles, and served their communities, schools, and/or charitable ventures.
 
In an effort to recognize them for exemplifying the credit union philosophy of 'people helping people', credit unions across the state pooled their money together to fund tuition assistance grants. The first of its kind, each Young Hero award recipient received a $1,000 check from the Louisiana Credit Union League, the state trade association for Louisiana credit unions.
 
Rotarian, Young Heroes Committee Member, and CEO of Neighbors FCU Steve Webb presented each Young Hero with a check on behalf of Louisiana credit unions. "Credit unions strive to improve the lives of the communities they serve each and every day, much like these amazing individuals. We are honored to be a part of something special and hope that this helps jump start what promises to be a bright future," commented Webb.

 
Throughout the day of April 15, the students participated in a service project by creating Baskets of Hope for children diagnosed with cancer. The honorees and their families then toured Tiger Stadium and enjoyed lunch at the Old Governor's Mansion, where the students received Certificates of Recognition signed by Governor John Bel Edwards. The group was celebrated at an awards ceremony that night at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, which was livestreamed by LPB and is archived at lpb.org/heroes.
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