Vol. 01 Issue 7 | September 14, 2021
Come Together

"Come Together," the famous song by The Beatles, might not make a lot of sense when you really listen to the lyrics. But, this season, coming together has significant meaning for me.

I am writing this piece on the 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. The day that brought America to its knees. This precise time twenty years ago, I was on maternity leave and was holding my two-week old...

Credit Unions, Coffee and Conversation: CASE CEO Jeff Benson
Advocacy & Compliance
Key State Issues
  • Our legislature and the Whitmer Administration have returned to work in earnest to complete the FY22 budget
  • MCUL continues to advocate for inclusion of funding for the Michigan Saves program as well as children’s savings accounts in FY22
  • Please share any concerns or questions regarding scope and process on the implementation of the Financial Exploitation Prevention Act (FEPA) coming on September 26
Key Federal Issues
  • MCUL and CUNA continue to monitor progress on the two infrastructure bills progressing through Congress
  • CUNA has initiated an awareness campaign about the New IRS Reporting Provisions bill
  • The Biden Administration announced plans to require most federal employees and employees of federal contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Education & Networking
Upcoming Webinars Focus on ‘Social Media’ and
‘Online Gambling’ Topics

Michigan credit unions have access to a number of upcoming webinars, including a Sept. 21 session on "Social Media: Advertising, Security and Privacy" and an Oct. 14 session, "What are the Odds...

Take DEI to the Next Step within Credit Unions

Leaders from throughout the credit union industry looking for DEI change and growth within their teams will want to register for the upcoming four-part virtual session on "Inclusive Conversations: Fostering...

Keep Mortgage Loan Originators in the Know and Compliant

Based on requests from Michigan credit unions, MCUL is offering a Virtual MLO Workshop on Sept. 22 & 23, from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Redesigned for 2021, the training follows a day in the life of a loan originator...

Popular Speaker Don Arkell Present at MCUL Virtual Lending School

Now’s the time to secure a spot for the MCUL 2021 Virtual Lending School, held on Oct. 5-6. Popular speaker Don Arkell is leading the event. Day One focuses on "Specialized Consumer Loan Sales...

The Credit Union Difference

MCUF works with cooperative donations to empower credit unions to increase financial wellbeing by supporting community enrichment, financial education and credit union development initiatives. The Foundation is currently accepting applications for community enrichment grants. Learn more, donate or apply at

Making an Impact!
A Credit Union’s Back-to-School Efforts Bridges the Gap for Hundreds of Teachers and Foster Students

Dozens of teachers and hundreds of foster students across Michigan will be starting the school year with the tools they need to succeed thanks in part to two separate back-to-school initiatives at Extra Credit Union: a backpack giveaway and school supply drive...

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DIFS Encourages Impacted Borrowers to Take Advantage of Assistance Programs Before Upcoming Deadlines

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is reminding Michigan consumers with federally backed mortgages who are worried about falling behind on payments that assistance is available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act but they must act before the September 30...

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Validation & Motivation: ELGA’s Terry Katzur on Winning the 2021 Professional of the Year Award

The winner of MCUL’s 2021 Professional of the Year Award, Terry Katzur, was honored in person last month during the Annual Convention & Exposition’s award ceremony...

American 1 Donates $5K to American Heart Association
for Step to the Beat

Earlier this summer, American 1 Credit Union partnered with Jackson YMCA and Henry Ford Allegiance Health to donate $5,416 for funding and awareness for the American Heart Association through its...

Marshall Community Returns to Relay for Life Fundraiser

After a year off due to the pandemic, Marshall Community Credit Union came back and raised funds for Relay for Life of Calhoun County. This year’s event was held in July at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds....

Journey Federal Credit Union Appoints New CEO

Today, Journey Federal Credit Union (JFCU)’s Board of Directors announced that they have appointed Jeffrey Kusler as the credit union's new CEO after a four-month interim period...

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