The Pulse (05-12-16)

Volume 5, Issue 19.5

The Pulse Archive

Nominations Now Open for 2017 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 27, 2017 in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. 

“If you look at the list of past Wegner Awardees, you’ll see they are all truly a model of tireless dedication to the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” said Danielle Brown, Foundation Director of Donor Relations and Development. “The Foundation’s Wegner Awards are widely considered the highest national honors in the credit union movement and we encourage you to nominate those individuals and programs that exemplify putting ‘belief into action.’”

Nominations need to be made by Friday, July 29, 2016 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.

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

2016 OnApproach AXFI Conference

The Analytics and Financial Innovation (AXFI) Conference is the premier educational event for credit union and community bank professionals serious about analytics and financial innovation. This annual event brings together hundreds of professionals, industry experts and leading researchers in the field.

AXFI’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your credit union into an analytics competitor. This June, OnApproach will host hundreds of financial professionals from all around the country interested in analytics and innovation in Bloomington.

The conference will be held Sunday June 26 through Wednesday, June 29 at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington. More information and registration can be found online. Additional questions about the conference or the Network’s OnApproach partnership can be directed to Kris Jacobsen



CU4Kids 21st annual Golf Tournament – June 22

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) committee will be holding their 21st annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 22. Credit union staff and guests are invited to participate through individual or corporate sponsorship, and as golfers. All donations to MnCU4Kids will be used to support Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, helping kids with disabilities and chronic conditions.

Register before May 27 to receive early bird pricing.

More information and pricing are available on the event flyer. If you would like to pay with a credit card, please register here. Once registered online, please fill out the attached event flyer and make a note that you paid online.

With questions, please contact Marty Kelly at Firefly Credit Union by email or call (952) 736-5396.

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