The Pulse 05-11-2017

Volume 6, Issue 19.5



Nominations Now Open for 2018 Wegner Awards

Credit union supporters are encouraged to nominate individuals and organizations for the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to be presented by the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation). Winners will be honored at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on February 26, 2018 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.


“The Foundation’s Wegner Awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement,’” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development. “We encourage you to nominate individuals and organizations whose achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for people everywhere.”


Nominations need to be made by Friday, July 28, 2017 for the following awards:


  • The Outstanding Individual Achievement Award honors an individual who is dedicated to promoting the credit union philosophy, has created innovative concepts, and provided leadership that has had a significant and lasting impact on the local, regional, national and/or international credit union movement with measured results.
  • The Outstanding Organization/Program Award honors an organization, program or business for their innovative concepts, products, and services that have had a significant impact on the local and/or national and/or international credit union movement with measured results.

More information is available on the National Credit Union Foundation website. Questions about the Wegner Awards can be directed to Danielle Brown.




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.



Minnesota Credit Union Foundation releases Annual Report

The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation has released its 2016 Annual Report highlighting many successes throughout the year. This publication provides an overview of last year’s major activities, including disbursements of $25,000 in grants and support. The Annual Report also recaps the activities of its two committees, Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids and the Foundation Scholarship Council, formerly the Family Involvement Council. Printed copies are available upon request.  


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St. Paul, MN 55102

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