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|The Pulse (02-17-16)|
The Pulse (02-17-2016)
February 17, 2016 ● Volume 5, Issue 7
Credit Union News
Bylaw Amendment Proposal approved by MnCUN Board: Membership vote to follow at Annual Meeting
Yesterday, the MnCUN Board of Directors approved proposed bylaw amendments to be voted upon by our membership at this year’s Annual Meeting. The proposed changes are in regards to membership and removing the requirement that members of MnCUN must also be members of CUNA. If approved, changes would be effective for the 2017 dues cycle.
The Network Board still maintains the belief that an interdependent model – in which credit unions are members of both MnCUN and CUNA – is the best model for effective advocacy. However, making changes to MnCUN’s bylaws allows for the Network Board to be proactive in deciding dues requirements.
Additional information about the proposed amendments will be distributed in the coming weeks. Please contact Mark Cummins with questions.
$25,000 in financial education grants available from MnCUF
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) – with the mission of providing resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive – has a strong commitment to financial education. MnCUF is providing $25,000 in grants to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 25.
Applications will be evaluated on a variety of factors, including credit union value, community impact, collaboration and creativity. Projects/initiatives must have measurable outcomes and submit a written follow-up report within 30 days of the project completion.
Examples of financial education projects/initiatives include:
For additional information and application forms, visit the financial education grants page of the Foundation website. With questions, email MnCUF Executive Director Lyndsay Miller or call (651) 288-5517.
Get the most from your Youth Month celebrations
This year’s National Credit Union Youth Month™ theme can help you establish a lifelong bond with your youngest members.
The celebration is designed to help your credit union achieve three important objectives:
Credit unions are encouraged to share their plans to celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month with the Minnesota Credit Union Network by contacting MnCUN Director of Communications Andrea Molnau.
Credit Unions in the News
Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.