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Don't Miss the Chance to CRASH the Most Premiere CU Event of the Year
Young credit union professionals have the opportunity to apply to "crash" the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, February 23-27, in Washington, D.C.

The "Crash the GAC" event is facilitated by the Cooperative Trust, and  is an incredible opportunity for credit union professionals to attend the GAC, advocate for credit unions to their congressional representatives, and receive additional professional development and networking along the way.  
 
The 2020 CUNA GAC is considered the premier event for political impact in the credit union industry, drawing thousands of credit union advocates from across the country each year. In addition to the keynote and educational session, the event also includes face-to-face meetings with some of the most influential policymakers in the country.

Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 30 by 11:59pm.
 
To learn more information, visit the Cooperative Trust on Filene's website.
Enroll Now to Offer Lucky Lagniappe Savings Accounts to Your Members in 2020! 
LCUL's Prize-linked Savings program, Lucky Lagniappe, is now open for credit unions to enroll. We have seen great success with the program enticing members to become more engaged with the credit union and begin saving regularly. To date members have saved over $440,000! 

A survey of new account holders found that:
  • 93% said Lucky Lagniappe™ makes them more excited about their credit union.
  • 79% of participants said that building their savings would make them more likely to use other financial products at their credit union.
  • 19% joined their CU for the Lucky Lagniappe™ account.
  • 61% of all respondents don't have emergency savings to cover 3 months of expenses.
The deadline to enroll to begin opening account to members in 2020 is November 29

For more information, visit the League's website or contact Angela Melle.
It's Not Too Late to Collaborate: Team Up with Louisiana CUs for Next Week's ICU Week!
Let's Work Together to Increase CU Awareness and Give Back to Local Businesses!

Participate in our 8th Annual CU Lunch Local event and support local businesses in your community during the week of October 14-18. LCUL provides everything you need to get in on the action. All we need is your participation (which is super easy). Click here for more information on CU Lunch Local.

Since LCUL launched CU Lunch Local in 2013, Louisiana credit unions have given back more than $125,000 to local businesses. This is certainly something to brag about, but lets make it even more!

In addition to CU Lunch Local, LCUL has partnered with Gas Station TV (GSTV) and CU Solutions Group (CUSG) to help you support the great credit union story, increase awareness and engage new members. We will run 20-second commercials  that showcase the value of local credit unions at GSTV stations in Louisiana. Click here to view the video ad.

Does your credit union have something special planned for next week's celebrations? Let us know by sharing your stories with our Communications Team.
LCUL Distributes Latest Issue of 'Membership in Action' Highlighting League Successes, CUs in the Community
LCUL recently distributed our latest 'Membership in Action', a quarterly publication that provides a snapshot of the activities, initiatives and services provided by your League along with stories on Louisiana credit unions in the community. In this issue, we cover the following second quarter activity:
  • Advocacy: successful dinner with commerce committee and credit unions in Baton Rouge
  • Leadership: eight newly elected board members join the twelve incumbents
  • Public Relation: credit unions received $1.7 million in earned media throughout the quarter
  • Communications: 75,954 messages sent to Louisiana credit union
  • Professional Development: 67 new certified Financial Counselors, 23 staff/volunteer trainings
We are excited to promote the latest success of our partnership through two channels. Take a look at the video and then download the print version, which showcases the good work of Louisiana credit unions.

We want to hear from you! Send us your credit union stories so we can share your successes.
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