The Pulse 07-14-16

Volume 5, Issue 28.5

The Pulse Archive


Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network – Inaugural Meeting Sept. 9

Join your peers at the inaugural Minnesota Credit Unions Women’s Leadership Network meeting on September 9 in Brainerd. Women at every level of Minnesota’s credit union industry are invited to attend this event and registration for the Fall Conference is not required to attend the luncheon.

The meeting will include an overview of the Global Women’s Leadership Network by Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director of the World Council of Credit Unions, and a panel discussion with female credit union leaders.

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.

More information about the Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network visit the group page online. For event registration, visit the MnCUN event calendar.



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


Crew Members: Crash the Fall Leadership Conference

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is offering an opportunity for members of the Crew to Crash the Fall Leadership Conference. Scheduled for September 9 through 11, the Fall Leadership Conference features industry experts providing insight and relevant information on top credit union issues. Held at Madden's Resort in Brainerd, this event also offers attendees a variety of networking opportunities and recreation activities.

Young professionals who crash the Fall Leadership Conference will have a unique opportunity to network, increase understanding of vendors and industry partners, participate in education sessions, and grow in their dedication to the credit union movement.

More information about the Fall Leadership Conference is available onlineGroup members must use the Crew registration page to receive the crasher discount. 

With questions, contact MnCUN Crew Liaison Laura Whittet by email or by phone at (651) 288-5503.



Credit Unions Come together at Third Annual Financial Literacy 5K

Last Saturday, 250 financial education supporters participated in the third annual Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) Financial Literacy 5K. The event offered a USTAF certified course, Kids fun run, and activities area with face painting, balloon artist, games, and free financial literacy books.

All proceeds from the Financial Literacy 5K go to the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Financial Education Grant Program, awarding grants to fund projects, programs and initiatives that help improve the personal finance skills of consumers and communities across Minnesota.

With a strong commitment to financial education, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing the resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive. In 2013, the Foundation launched its Financial Education Grant Program and an ongoing budgetary commitment to financial education. The Foundation dedicates approximately half of its annual budget to Financial Education Grants that positively impact credit union members and communities.

“On behalf of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, I would like to thank all of the participants, volunteers and sponsors who supported the Financial Literacy 5K this year,” said MnCUF Executive Director Lyndsay Miller. “This event demonstrates credit unions’ focus on cooperatively supporting their communities through financial literacy.”

MnCUF would like to thank the following 2016 Financial Literacy 5K race and activity sponsors: AmeriCU Mortgage, Co-Op Shared Branching, CUNA Mutual Group, Eckberg Lammers, KII Consulting, OnApproach, TC Running, CliftonLarsonAllen, Money Mammals, Wipfli, and Xtend.

Photos from the event can be found on the MN Credit Union Financial Literacy 5K Facebook page. Race results can be found at SoleMotion Race Management online.



Buy a Blizzard® Treat, Make a Miracle on July 28

Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is encouraging credit unions across the state to participate in the upcoming Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 28. 

On this day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating Dairy Queen stores will be donated to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Minnesota's Children's Miracle Network-designated hospital. Gillette, which helps kids with disabilities and chronic conditions, is based in St. Paul, with outreach clinics located around the state.

Mark your calendars for the special day to thank your staff or involve your family and friends. To find a participating DQ store, enter your zip code into the finder located on the Miracle Treat Day website

A pre-order form is available online. 


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