The Pulse | June 2019










Summer Series P2Ps Kick off July 10 in Duluth

As a part of our commitment to serve all of Minnesota’s credit unions, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is bringing back the Summer Series Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programming. These events will be extended versions of our P2P educational sessions. MORE


Your Membership Further Materials Available 

The Your Membership Further webinar for the 2nd quarter featured updates from Network staff and the 2018 Minnesota Credit Union Profile from CUNA. MORE

No Pulse Wednesday, July 3 - Happy Fourth of July

While the MnCUN office will be open on Wednesday, July 3, the Pulse will be taking the week off and will resume on July 10.

 Happy fourth of July from the Minnesota Credit Union Network!



2019 Legislative Session Summary Published

The Minnesota Credit Union Network 2019 Session Summary is now available on the MnCUN website. This publication provides an overview of relevant legislation introduced this year and includes MnCUN's position on the legislation, the outcome, and its impact on credit unions. MORE 🔒



NCUA Board Proposes Delay to RBC Rule

On June 20, the NCUA Board approved (by a 2-1 vote) a proposed rule that would delay the effective date for the Risk-Based Capital Rule (Rule) until January 1, 2022.  MORE 🔒


NCUA Chairman Appoints Special Advisor for Cybersecurity

The NCUA has appointed Johnny E. Davis, Jr. as Special Advisor to the Chairman for Cybersecurity. MORE 🔒



Last Chance to Submit Your Applications for CUNA National Awards

The Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association are accepting applications for the annual Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Financial Education recognition programs through Monday, July 1. MORE




Easing the Healthcare Burden with the Minnesota Credit Union Employee Benefits Plan

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is continuing to make progress towards forming an association health plan (AHP) for Minnesota-headquartered credit unions. MORE



Learn 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 Julia MillerMORE


Gov. Tim Walz Hosts MnCUN for Ceremonial Signing of State Charter Legislation

Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan hosted a ceremonial signing of the Network-sponsored legislation that updates state charter statutesMORE 🔒



Exclusive P2P for Credit Union Volunteers – June 27

Last year, the Minnesota Credit Union Network held the first Directors Peer-to-Peer (P2P) educational session catered to credit union volunteers and received wonderful feedback. MORE



Registration is Now Open for CUNA Mutual Group’s 10th Annual Discovery™ Conference

Free online conference brings thought leaders, industry insights and innovation experiences to credit union leaders in a one-day event. MORE


Support Minnesota CU 4 Kids at the 24th Annual Golf Tournament – Next Wed. June 26

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) committee will be holding their 24th annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 26 at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove. MORE




Join the Your Membership Further webinar on Thursday, June 20

The Your Membership Further webinar series is an opportunity for you to learn updates on the state of the credit union industry, as well as hear the latest efforts by the Network to advocate, educate, inspire and connect. MORE


Open Your Eyes Reaches 20,000,000 Digital Impressions; Summer Event Presence Throughout the State

Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® is designed to raise consumer consideration of credit unions as a category. The campaign’s national digital-first strategy positions research-proven messages to disprove consumer myths associated with the ability to join and access to money. MORE


Saint Paul Seeks Financial Institution Partners for College Savings Accounts

The City of Saint Paul is seeking financial institution partners for the City’s new College Savings Account Program, College Bound, and has issued a Request for Information in providing savings accounts. MORE



Hike the Hill Registration Open; Young Professional Advocacy Training

Registration is now open for the 2019 Hike the Hill, scheduled for September. 24-26, in Washington D.C. Hike the Hill provides credit union representatives with an opportunity to meet with federal legislators. MORE 🔒


MnCUN, Governor Tim Walz Write in Support of the Safe Banking Act

Minnesota Credit Union Network staff encouragedthe Walz Administration to sign a letter from Governors across the country supporting the SAFE Act, S. 1200 (Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019) and the banking related provisions in S.1028 - The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES Act). MORE 🔒


FCC Approves Declaratory Ruling on Default Call Blocking

Last Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a declaratory ruling authorizing voice service providers to block calls presumed to be unwanted by default. MORE 🔒


MnCUN Hosts Meeting with Leadership from NCUA’s Western Region

On Friday June 7, the Minnesota Credit Union Network hosted a meeting with Cherie Freed, Director of the NCUA’s Western Region, and Michael Dyer, Associate Regional Director of Programs – Western Region and Justin Burleson, Supervisory Examiner. MORE 🔒


U.S. Senators Seek Feedback on Potential BSA/AML/CFT Reforms

Members of the Senate Banking Committee are working on legislation to modernize Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) policies. MORE 🔒


Save the Dates for 2020 Major Events

As the state trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions, providing top-tier educational opportunities is one of the many ways in which the Minnesota Credit Union Network serves you. MORE


 Don’t Forget – Submit Your Applications for CUNA National Awards

The Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association are accepting applications for the annual Dora Maxwell, Louise Herring and Desjardins Financial Education recognition programs through Monday, July 1. MORE



June 5, 2019

Network News

Fall Leadership Conference Registration Opens Friday

The Minnesota Credit Union Network's 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Madden's Resort in Brainerd. MORE


Unite to Spread Kindness on the 2019 CU FORWARD Day

On Monday, October 14, Minnesota’s credit unions will continue the tradition of doing what we do best – collaborating and cooperating with one another to spread kindness in the communities we serve. MORE


Remembering Gene Carroll

Funeral services will be held this week for Gene Carroll, former President & CEO of Pipefitters Steamfitters Credit Union. Gene served the Minnesota credit union movement for over 40 years; including 20 years as a Network Board member. Gene retired in 2007. MORE


MnCUN Submits Comment Letter on Default Call Blocking

The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) submitted comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Declaratory Ruling to allow voice service providers to, as a default and without consumer approval, block calls assumed to be unwanted. The FCC’s proposed method could harm members in several ways. It strips members of choice and the proposed method also has a high likelihood of blocking wanted and critical communications. MnCUN pointed out these, and other, issues to the FCC in a comment letter submitted on May 30. View the comment letter on MnCUN’s websiteMORE 🔒


Join Your Colleagues for the Training & Development P2P – June 13

The first Training & Development session of 2019 will be facilitated by Chris Wester, Training & Development Manager for TopLine Federal Credit Union. MORE



Accelerating Financial Inclusion Workshop: June 25-26 in Chicago

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to lead the way in helping your credit union pursue financial inclusion as a strategy for growth and community impact. MORE


Register Now for the CU4Kids Golf Tournament to Get Early Bird Pricing

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) committee will be holding their 24th annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 26 at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove. MORE


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