The Pulse (03-22-16)



The Pulse

March 22, 2016 ● Volume 5, Issue 12


The Pulse Archive

CUNA Membership Vote Results

The membership of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has overwhelmingly voted to modernize the association’s bylaws. This historic change creates a new, open membership model for CUNA and empowers the board of directors to maintain a fair dues formula and board structure as the credit union system evolves. With more than 2,200 credit unions participating, or over 43 percent of the membership, more than 90 percent voted in favor.

Following our own bylaw amendment vote, MnCUN will work with CUNA to implement changes accordingly for the 2017 dues cycle. 

Please direct any questions regarding CUNA’s bylaw changes to Mark Cummins, MnCUN President & CEO.


April is Financial Literacy Month

April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month, in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

The following are some highlights of activities taking place:

  • NCUA webinar on promoting financial literacy – March 30
    The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is hosting a webinar, “The Pathway to Financial Well-Being”, which will provide participants with valuable information on several topics. More information.
  • Financial Fitness Day – April 6
    The National Credit Union Foundation is inviting credit union organizations to hold a “Financial Fitness Day” fundraiser on April 6, 2016 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month and CUNA’s National Credit Union Youth Month™. This initiative will raise funds for the National Credit Union Foundation and the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation in support of their financial education initiatives. More information.
  • MN Dept of Commerce’s 6th Annual Financial Capability Roundtable – April 12
    This year, April will focus on how financial capability can create an inclusive economy. Many indicators tell us that the economy is stronger, but it is also clear that many people have been left behind in the recovery and much work has yet to be done. The Roundtable will highlight success stories and case studies from Minnesota’s strong financial education and empowerment community. More information.
  • Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota’s Annual Conference – April 27
    The Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota’s Annual Conference features Dr. Joyce Serido and exploring the topic: Financial Literacy of Youth: Whose Responsibility Is It?  More information.

If your credit union has special events planned during the month, please let us know! The Network will include them in our communications and announcements about Financial Literacy Month. Please email Andrea Molnau, Director of Communications. 




View all Governmental Affairs news stories


NCUA issues 2015 Annual Report

Federal Reserve to host integrated mortgage disclosure rule webinar

CFPB announces TRID “hold harmless” period indefinite

NCUA’s CUSO registration deadline is March 31

Significant amendments by OFAC relax sanctions on Cuba


View all Regulatory Compliance news stories


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