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As an organization based on community, we are always looking for ways to further our reach to our member credit unions.  For the first time,  we will LIVE stream the two keynote sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting & Convention.  What does that mean?  It means that if you are unable to attend this year’s Convention or if any of your staff or volunteers will not be there in-person that you can register to attend the FREE live stream.  Visit www.mwcua.com/am to learn more about the times and topics of our two keynote speakers Dan Clark and Josh Sundquist.  And to register to participate, e-mail Shay Jacobs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration is underway for the 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention of the Mountain West Credit Union Association.  The event takes place April 24-26, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Check out www.mwcua.com/am for all the event details.
For attendees of the Denver Compliance School today, Septmeber 12, 2013, there are flash flood advisories in surrounding areas of the city.  Class will take place, however, if you are in an affected area please be safe and do not feel required to be on the roads to attend class.  Local media has updates on road closures and advisories.  You may contact Shay Jacobs at 720-479-3280 or Nicole Bruewitz at 720-479-3275 with quesions.
For only the fourth time in the history of US currency, there will be a new $100 bill debuting on October 8, 2013.  The bill is designed to make it easier to authenticate, but harder to duplicate.  This free webinar: Money Facts: The New $100 Bill will cover the new security features and everything the frontline needs to know about the new $100 bill.  This informative session is designed for every staff member in the financial institution.  All affiliated members of Mountain West Credit Union Association are eligible to receive the webinar at no charge.  The webinar is available in an On-demand format so you can access the training at your convenience.  Click here for more details.

The Colorado Office of the Attorney General is offering a free conference on the Banking and Financial Industry Requirements under the new Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse Law, Senate Bill 111.  The conference will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, CO with presenters to include state legislators and representatives from the law enforcement, human services, and legal communities.  In addition to a keynote address by Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers, the program will cover: Overview and Legal Requirements of Senate Bill 111, Investigation & Prosecution of a Financial Elder Abuse Case (a case study), Identifying & Reporting Different Forms of Financial Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse, and Mandatory Reporting; Federal Privacy Law Implications for the Financial and Banking Industry.  Pre-registration is required by replying to Laura-Jane Weimer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, October 11, 2013 with your name, title, e-mail , and credit union.

The room block is nearly full for the 29th Annual Mountain Regional Credit Union Roundtable (MRCUR) taking place July 9-11, 2013 in West Yellowstone, Montana and hosted by the Montana Credit Union Network with joint sponsors Mountain West Credit Union Association and Idaho Credit Union League.  Join fellow credit union CEOs, managers, executives, and volunteers this summer for the conference that has been nicknamed "The Conference for Champions".

Conference Registration:

Conference registration deadline: June 23, 2013 - $499 per person

Guest registration deadline: June 23, 2013 - $174 per person

Hotel reservation deadline (or whenever the room block fills): June 10, 2013 - Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

For more information or to register, click here.

The NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives is hosting a credit union workshop in Denver on May 18, 2013.  This free program will feature industry partners, hot topic issues and information on growth products for credit unions.  CUNA Mutual will provide "Hidden in Plain Sight," a thrilling exposè on employee dishonesty followed by a working lunch covering fair lending, strategic planning, and compliance hot topics at our breakout sessions.  Click here for additional details or to register.
The Enterprise Risk Management class being held April 23rd in Denver and Phoenix is still taking place.  For Denver participants, please use your best judgement on whether or not to attend based on your individual weather conditions.  For questions, please contact Nicole Brusewitz at 303-564-8120.
Do You Wonder What Your Branch of the Future Looks Like?

DBSI, Inc. is hosting a special lunch and tour at the conclusion of the Mountain West Annual Convention on Saturday, April 6th including transportation (or directions if you’re driving) to their Ideation Center in Phoenix, AZ.  You’ll get a tour of their Branch of the Future, where you’ll see 22 of the most cutting edge banking technologies and designs, and you’ll have fun doing it!  You can take a ride down their bat pole, or even play a round of golf while you’re there.

Be ready to leave the Arizona Biltmore at 11:30 a.m., where the shuttle will take you to the event.  The event will last until approximately 2:30 p.m., after which we’ll provide transportation to the airport for those who need it (only 15 minutes from Sky Harbor).  There’s no cost to attend, however, space is limited!  To confirm your reservation, or for additional information contact Nina Christensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Support your credit union board members and committee members’ professional development by having them attend the 2013 Western States Volunteers’ Conference. The 2013 conference will be filled with sessions in the areas of governance, strategy, technology, financial management, regulatory requirements, and personal leadership. Additionally, conference attendees will be able to exchange ideas with other credit union volunteers from throughout the Western United States. Visit www.mwcua.com/wsvc to learn about this valuable conference and take advantage of early-bird registration rates that are available until January 4, 2013.