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|The Pulse (09-09-15)|
The Pulse (09-09-2015)
September 9, 2015 ● Volume 04, Issue 36
Credit Union News
The Cooperative Trust, in partnership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), is now accepting applications for Crash the GAC 2016. Those interested in the program—which provides scholarships for up-and-coming credit union professionals to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference—must submit their applications by Oct. 31. New this year, applicants will be required to submit a 60 second video instead of an essay.
Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings. Each P2P includes time for personal introductions, lunch and discussion.
While participants are encouraged to attend the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings in person, a webinar option is available. For more information and to register for these events, visit the MnCUN education calendar online.
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 $16,500 in grants to assist Minnesota credit unions in implementing financial education projects.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 2.
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.
The Family Involvement Council (FIC), a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF), will be awarding $10,000 in scholarships to 16 credit union members for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are being accepted on the FIC website (mnfic.org) through February 1, 2016.
The FIC annual scholarship program is the focus of its mission to provide financial awareness to families and to further the education of Minnesota credit union members. Scholarship applicants are asked to submit information on their extra-curricular activities and accomplishments, as well as an essay on an FIC-selected topic. Four $1,000 Harvey Bakke scholarships and twelve $500 scholarships were awarded this year to college students in traditional (high school seniors entering college) and non-traditional categories.
Funds for the FIC’s scholarship program are raised each year during the committee’s silent auction, which is held during the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s Annual Meeting & Convention.
With questions, contact FIC Chair Bridget Petersen by email or by phone at (651) 641-2256.
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is currently seeking nominations for three board seats. Volunteers serve up to three terms of three years each on the Foundation Board, as long as they are re-nominated by the Foundation Nominations Committee and re-elected by the Foundation Board.
The qualifications for the three Foundation board seats are as follows:
The following are currently serving in the following seats:
Mr. Hollen and Ms. Halleck have both expressed interest in serving another term.
Qualified candidates interested in applying for any of these three seats can obtain the “Declaration of Candidacy” document online. Applications must be received by Oct. 30.
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.