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|The Pulse (07-15-15)|
The Pulse (07-15-2015)
July 15, 2015 ● Volume 04, Issue 28
Credit Union News
Six Minn. credit unions go all in with CUNA councils
CUNA Councils, a professional development organization run by credit union leaders, recently introduced a new multifaceted membership campaign “All In.”
The campaign, which runs through Aug. 21, encourages credit unions to go “All In” by joining all six councils.
Credit unions that join all six will be entered to win a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) prize pack valued at more than $11,000. Further, new members will only be charged mid-year dues, which cost $100 less than full-year dues.
“CUNA Councils are an unrivaled venue for credit union professionals to access valuable industry resources and network with their peers,” said Heather Moshier, executive vice president of information, San Diego County CU, and Council Forum chair.
Six Minnesota credit unions have gone “all in,” they are:
CUNA Councils also announced a charitable campaign for new members. The initiative calls for credit unions to tweet selfies with their CUNA Council members using the hashtag #ALLInCouncils. Each tweet will generate a $6 donation to the National Credit Union Foundation.
More information about CUNA council available online.
One week left for Dora, Louise, Desjardins award entries
Don’t miss out on the chance to promote the unique projects, products and services offered by your credit union. Submit your entries for the statewide Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins awards competition and show off the ways your credit union benefits its staff, members and communities.
The deadline for entries is next Friday, July 24. To submit an entry, visit the National Awards Programs page of the Network website. This webpage also provides descriptions of each awards program and eligible activities.
Credit unions are encouraged to enter in one or more – or all – of the national award programs. Winning submissions in the state competition will advance to the national competition for judging this fall. With questions, contact MnCUN Director of Communications Connie Kuhn by email or by calling (651) 288-5527.
National Credit Union Foundation seeking Herb Wegner Award nominations
With a deadline of July 31, credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 22, 2016 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.
Nominations will be accepted for the following awards:
There has been a notable change this year to the name of the awards, as the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Individual Achievement Award have been consolidated into one award, entitled the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. Multiple awardees may be selected from each category.
Nominations can come from individuals and/or organizations. The following are the three steps needed to make a nomination:
Questions about the Wegner Awards can be directed to Danielle Brown by email or by phone at (608) 556-2406.
NASCUS, CUNA to co-host symposium on cybersecurity
NASCUS and CUNA will team up again for the 2015 Cybersecurity Symposium in Denver, CO from August 24 – 25. Attendees of the two-day symposium will learn about the state of modern financial cybersecurity and gain actionable advice on how to fortify their credit unions’ cybersecurity platforms.
In addition, a live hack demonstration, a top U.S. Secret Service cybercrime expert and vulnerabilities in the payments system – Including Apple Pay and “chip and pin” will be included.
“Credit unions operate in an ever-changing digital environment where new risks emerge every day,” says Tracy Blaske, Director of Compliance Education at Credit Union National Association. “The cybersecurity symposium is an unparalleled opportunity for credit unions to prepare themselves for the countless cyber threats we face today.”
Sessions are led by a diverse team of cybersecurity experts with specializations in law enforcement, technology, hacking, insurance and more. The symposium is designed to offer valuable insights for credit union professionals in IT, security and compliance, as well as board members and executives.
Session topics will include:
For more information, visit CUNA online.
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 Director of Communications Connie Kuhn.
Ideal Credit Union student teller featured in New York Times
This week, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Rob Lieber described why a teenage credit union teller may have the best summer job.
“It’s a rare summer job that combines the acquisition of intensely practical knowledge and the opportunity to have conversations about important and personal topics with people two or three times your age,” Lieber wrote.
In the column Bailey Griffith, who is working this summer at Ideal Credit Union, and other teenage credit union tellers discusses the benefits of their work experience.
The full article is available on the New York Times online.
Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. the Baker Group will be hosting a conference call focused on credit union investment strategies for 3rd quarter 2015.
The following topics will be discussed:
Free event registration for the two hour conference call can be found online.
The Baker Group is one of the nation’s largest independently owned securities firms specializing in investment portfolio management for community financial institutions. For more information about The Baker Group, contact MnCUN Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl by email or at (651) 288-5505.