The Pulse 04-20-2017

Volume 6, Issue 16.5



Women’s Leadership Network holding Education Session at MnCUN CEO Conference

The Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network will be holding a meeting in conjunction with the 2017 CEO Conference on Wednesday, June 7, in Duluth. The group meeting will be followed by a joint education session and a reception with CEO Conference attendees. The event will be an opportunity for women of all levels within the industry to network and meet with credit union leadership.


The Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network is a local chapter of the Global Women’s Leadership Network established to further Global Women’s Leadership Network’s global mission by making a local impact. The purpose is to convene Minnesota’s women credit union professionals, discuss credit union issues, exchange ideas, network with neighboring credit union leaders, and share lessons learned with Global Women’s Leadership Network members worldwide.


Full event details and registration is available on the MnCUN education calendar online.


For more information about the Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network visit the group page online. With questions, contact MnCUN Vice President – Governmental Affairs Mara Humphrey by email or by phone at (651) 288-5523.




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.




Upcoming Peer-To-Peer Sessions

Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at the upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings. P2P meetings provide attendees with an opportunity to network and share knowledge with credit union professionals in their department from across the state.


MnCUN is looking to make P2P sessions accessible to professionals in a broader geographic region. If your credit union has a training or community space available, and is interested in hosting a meeting, please contact MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet by email or by phone at (651) 288-5503.


A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online.




On Saturday, May 20, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is partnering with the Girl Scouts River Valleys to offer a Mad City Money Life Simulation for Cadettes in grades 8 through 12. Girl Scouts of River Valleys serves 30,000 girls in the southern half of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, including the Twin Cities.

During the life simulation, participants will practice budgeting as an adult with realistic circumstances. Guided by financial experts from credit unions, girls will learn to identify and experience the consequences of poor decisions, develop good judgement regarding spending and making a budget and understand that budgeting is a necessary step in good money management. Girls will work towards earning their Financial Literacy badges.

The event will take place at the Andover Community Center. Girls can take part in the morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or the afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. 

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is seeking credit union professionals to help facilitate the event. 30 volunteers are needed for both morning and afternoon sessions. This is a great opportunity to represent your credit union and experience a reality fair. Lunch will be provided to those who volunteer for both morning and afternoon sessions. Please register by April 30, 2017.

All are welcome to volunteer and women are strongly encouraged to help represent successful female role models for the Girl Scouts.

Full event information and volunteer registration is available online.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034