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|The Pulse 06-29-2017|
Volume 6, Issue 26.5
MnCUN Fall Leadership Conference Registration Open
The Minnesota Credit Union Network invites credit union professionals to its annual Fall Leadership Conference September 8 through 10 at Madden's Resort in Brainerd. The conference will feature a credit union industry exhibit hall, education sessions, entertainment, and networking opportunities.
Session topics will include:
To take advantage of the early bird discount, registration and payment must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 8. The deadline for regular priced registrations is Tuesday, Aug. 22. Register Here
With questions about the conference, please contact MnCUN Vice President & General Counsel John Wendland by email or by phone at (651) 288-5519 or (800) 477-1034.
In observance of Independence Day, the MnCUN office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. The Pulse e-newsletter will not be sent on that day.
Happy fourth of July from the Minnesota Credit Union Network!
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.
Through membership with the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), credit unions provide employees with access to a myriad of resources related to the industry. This summer, MnCUN will be offering a series of Network Orientations to ensure credit unions are able to make the most of these resources.
These events are meant for both new and seasoned employees or volunteers of Minnesota Credit Union Network affiliated credit unions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
Event Dates & Locations:
Registration is available online.
More information is available on the MnCUN Orientation webpage of the Network website. With questions, please contact MnCUN Vice President & General Counsel John Wendland by email or call (651) 288-5519.
The 22nd Annual Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament saw a record number of golfers, and a near-record amount raised for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. The June 14 event drew 115 golfers and was supported by dozens of credit unions and credit union partners. Tournament proceeds netted $23,619, of which $10,000 will be matched by CO-OP Financial Services’ Miracle Match program.
While the dollars raised were not a record, it was one of the top-performing tournaments hosted by Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids in the last decade.
“We are so grateful for the hard work of the committee and the generosity of Minnesota’s credit union industry,” said Becky Holst, Development Officer for CMN Hospitals, “It’s a clear demonstration of the people helping people mission.”
In addition to the golf tournament, Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids organizes a handful of fundraisers each year including Chain of Hearts, Annual Meeting Mixer/Casino Night, and the Bowl-O-Rama. The committee also encourages credit unions to initiate their own fundraisers such as miracle jeans days and cookouts. Funds raised at these events may also be matched by CO-OP Financial Services. For more information, visit the Minnesota CU4Kids website.
The Credit Unions for Kids Golf Committee consists of: Becky Holst, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare; Megan Primeau, City & County Credit Union; Lynn Meisner, North Memorial Federal Credit Union; Dave Engler, Hiway Federal Credit Union; Marnie Galston, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union; Brad Scholl, Minnco Credit Union; and Marty Kelly, Firefly Credit Union.
Tournament participants/donors are listed below:
For more than 10 years, the DQ system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day. In 2016, thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores, over $4 million was donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada. These donations help provide support for over 32 million patient visits each year to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is encouraging credit unions across the state to participate in the upcoming Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 27.
On this day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating Dairy Queen stores will be donated to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota's Children's Miracle Network-designated hospital. Gillette, which helps kids with disabilities and chronic conditions, is based in St. Paul, with outreach clinics located around the state.
Mark your calendars for the special day to thank your staff or involve your family and friends. To find a participating DQ store, enter your zip code into the finder located on the Miracle Treat Day website.
A pre-order form is available online.