The Pulse | 05-08-2018

Volume 7, Issue 19

The Pulse Archive


Minnesota Awareness Campaign Update Webinar May 15

As announced at the Network Annual Conference last month, Minnesota has been selected as a pilot for CUNA’s Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union Awareness Campaign.


In our second year of the reputation and knowledge building campaign, MnCUN will continue to build momentum by maintaining the existing efforts that have been successful, while amplifying our voice and specific points of differentiation by shifting the creative assets to align with the CUNA initiative.


Work is underway to prepare the creative assets and customize them for Minnesota. The media buys and event marketing are planned to launch this summer.


Join us for an update webinar on Tuesday, May 15, at 11 a.m.  For log in information, please contact Andrea Molnau, Vice President Communications & Engagement by email or phone 651-288-5527.



MnCUN Welcomes Committee Members

Minnesota Credit Union Network committees are made up of credit union professionals who volunteer their time to serving the Minnesota credit union movement. Representing credit unions of all sizes and from all corners of the state, committee members help to further a variety of objectives from political and regulatory advocacy to awareness and recognition.


The following people have been appointed to serve on MnCUN Committees:



Advocacy Fund Committee

Dave Larson, Chair - Affinity Plus FCU

Chuck Albrecht - Mid Minnesota FCU

Dave Boden - Hiway FCU

Mark Cummins - Minnesota CU Network

Greg Higgins - Wings Financial CU

Kayla Reiffenberger - Co-op CU of Montevideo

Dan Stoltz - SPIRE CU

* Mara Humphrey - MnCUN Staff

Audit Committee

Julia Havens, Chair - Riverview CU

Rick Odenthal - Central Minnesota CU

Brian Sherrick - Ideal CU

* Tommy Rempfer - MnCUN Staff

Awards Committee

Terri Maloney, Chair - Catholic United Financial CU

Nancy Brady - United Educators CU

Chris Goebel - Soo Line CU

Katie Grindeland - TruStone Financial FCU

Chris Hollen - Diversified CU


Annie Lepper - Minnesota Power Employees CU

Lacey Mack - Financial One CU

Theresa Malone - Associated Healthcare CU

Nicholas Mathiowetz - NorthRidge Community CU

Gary Meyer - Central Minnesota CU

* Laura Whittet - MnCUN Staff

Awareness Fund Committee

Tom Smith, Chair - TopLine FCU

Mark Cummins - Minnesota CU Network

Troy Diedrich - SouthPoint Financial CU

Marty Kelly - Firefly CU

Kate Lee - Affinity Plus FCU

Missy Mound - Mill City CU

Dan Stoltz - SPIRE CU

Frank Weidner - Wings Financial CU

Randy Willert - Two Harbors FCU

*Andrea Molnau - Network Staff

Regulatory Review Committee

Sue Palen, Chair - Mayo Employees FCU

Nick Altavilla - Novation CU

Dennis Bauer - Ideal CU

Leon Eichten - Firefly CU

Bob Gerads - Central Minnesota CU

Jay Gostonczik - SouthPoint Financial CU

Carla Hansen - TopLine FCU

Greg Higgins - Wings Financial CU

Dana Hofmann - Thrivent FCU

Jess McClellan - TruStone Financial FCU

Nick Meyer - Minnesota Valley FCU

Mitch Myre - Mill City CU

David Sawin - Minnesota Catholic CU

Jennifer Stedt - North Star CU

Simone Suri - Members Cooperative CU

Jessica Volkmann - Affinity Plus FCU

Randy Willert - Two Harbors FCU

Doug Wolf - Mid Minnesota FCU

Greg Worthen - Richfield Bloomington CU

*Tim Tacheny - MnCUN Staff

Political Involvement Committee

Dave Boden, Chair - Hiway FCU

Chuck Albrecht - Mid Minnesota FCU

Deb Almirall - Minnesota Power ECU

Ross Bloomquist- Financial One CU

Tim Bosiacki - TruStone Financial FCU

Dan Christiansen - Star Choice CU

Don Crofut - South Metro FCU

Al Doering - Central Minnesota CU

Karen Fleming - HBI Employees CU

Pegg Gustafson - St. Cloud FCU

Doug Hallstrom - Minnco CU

Phil Kopischke - SharePoint CU

Dave Larson - Affinity Plus FCU

Matt Maras - United Employees CU

Brianne Meszaros - Royal CU

Matt Nelson - Mayo Employees FCU

Dick Nesvold - SouthPoint Financial CU

Pat Pierce - City & County CU

Bill Raker - Firefly CU

Kayla Reiffenberger - Co-op CU of Montevideo

Michael Rosek - First Alliance CU

Kay Rossez - Minnesota Catholic CU

Brian Sherrick - Ideal CU

Tom Smith - TopLine FCU

Dan Stoltz - SPIRE CU

Frank Weidner - Wings Financial CU

*Mara Humphrey - MnCUN Staff

*Ryan Smith - MnCUN Staff


Committee applications were collected earlier this year and members are appointed by the MnCUN Board Chair. Committee members serve for one year – from their appointment through the following year’s Annual Meeting. With questions, contact the respective committee liaison from the MnCUN staff.




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Your Members Can Get the Iconic iPhone X at Sprint

This spring, credit union members can share the love! For a limited time, your members can lease any iPhone 8 or iPhone X, and get an iPhone 8 on us! Or, get a new iPhone X for $20 per month when they add a new line of service.* With Sprint, they get the latest iconic devices and the BEST price for Unlimited.** A flyer to promote this exciting offer is available in the Sprint Marketing Materials Section of the Partner Center under "Sprint Promotions".


Plus, this promotion can be combined with Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards. Here’s how the Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards program works:


  • Members get a $100 cash reward for every new line they activate with Sprint.
  • Current Sprint customers will receive a $50 cash reward for every line transferred into Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards.
  • Plus, participants get a $50 loyalty cash reward every year, for every line and 25% off accessories in store.

Visit for details and to access new, free marketing materials to promote this offer.

How your members can sign up:


  1. Become a Sprint customer and mention that they’re a credit union member.
  2. Register at
  3. Your members will see their cash reward directly deposited into their credit union account within six-to-eight weeks!

There’s never been a better time for your members to switch to Sprint, encourage them to take advantage of these offers today.


* Reqs. 18 month leases. For well-qualified customers. Early termination results in remaining balance due. Excludes tax. Credits applied within 2 bills. iPhone 8 64GB $29.17/mo. Or iPhone X x 64 GB $41.67/mo.or iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB $33.34/mo. Second iPhone 8 64 GB $0/mo after $29.17/mo. credit. Reqs 2 new lines or 1 new and 1 upgrade. iPhone X 64GB $20.00/mo. after $21.67/mo. credit. Reqs new line.

** Includes unlimited talk, text & data. Speed maximums and use rules apply. Compared to national carrier unlimited plans, features differ.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
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