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What are the benefits of Affiliation?

The league offers numerous services designed to help credit unions develop their businesses and strengthen their operations. The league works on the local, state and national levels, by maintaining close ties with credit union chapters, other support organizations and most importantly, CUNA. Specific services include:


• Budgeting

• Strategic planning facilitation

• Debit & credit cards


• eCommerce

• ATMs

• Shared branching

• Member surveys

• Share drafts

• Lending

• Policy development

• Regulatory compliance

• Technical and operational issues

• Credit union store

Education and Training

• Annual Convention & Exposition

• Compliance and teller training courses

• Legislative/Regulatory Forum

• LoanPower Symposium

• Managers’ Conference

• Elected Leaders’ Conference

• IRA Training

• Southeast Regional Directors’ Conference

• Southeast Regional Credit Union School

• Marketing Conference

• Chapter Leaders’ Conference

• Duties & Responsibilities of Board of Directors

• VAP, VLP, STAR and MERITself-study courses

• Educational Assistance

External Communications and Public Relations

• Information-packed web site

• Public tv show, Legislative Report

• Media relations

• National branding campaign

• News releases

• Press kits

Governmental Affairs

• Coordinated grassroots influence to maintain awareness of credit union movement issues

• Legislative and regulatory strategy and influence

• Legislative updates

• Leveraged input with proposed regulations

• Political action fund raising

• State and Federal lobbying to protect the political interest of credit unions

Information and Publications

Management Notes , published monthly

• League update, weekly e-mail to member credit unions

• R&I releases and technical bulletins

• Salary survey

• Annual report

• Credit union directory

• Toll-free compliance & operational hotline

Research and Development

• Catalyst for recognizing opportunities and dealing with change

• Research trends and evaluate effects on credit unions

What your peers say about affiliation.....

“Now more than ever our credit union must stay abreast of the rapid changes taking place in our industry, especially in regulatory and legislative matters. We have been extremely pleased with the effectiveness of our TCUL in these areas and rely on them heavily to provide the leadership needed to have our voice heard in Nashville and Washington, DC. They are progressive in their efforts and effective in the work they do to represent our interests. That’s why our credit union does not hesitate to invest in our future through our yearly league dues.”

-Blake Strickland, President/CEO, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union

“I rely on the League to advise me on new and changing regulatory and compliance issues. They are always ahead of the game with affordable training. The fact that I can participate in a seminar and walk away with my policy nearly complete is a life saver. I consider the league a dependable partner in an ever-changing financial environment.”

-Sherrie Brooks, Manager, DHSCredit Union

“As credit unions we are often faced with competitive, legislative and political challenges. We have found that together with the Tennessee Credit Union League our voice is not only heard, but respected. The league staff is deeply committed to working with all Tennessee credit unions to ensure success today and tomorrow.”

-Todd Swims, President/CEO, Leaders Credit Union

“I spent over 20 years in the banking business and have now spent 14 years cooperating in credit unions. No where does the spirit of sharing and working together become more obvious than through the Tennessee Credit Union League. Credit unions should be proud of the real difference, which is league affiliation.”

-Ernie Ashford, President/CEO, American Savings Credit Union

Tennessee Credit Union League
P.O. Box 21550
Chattanooga, TN  37424-0550
Phone: 423-899-2425  or  800-572-7359
FAX: 423-899-8726
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