The Pulse 10-19-2017

Volume 6, Issue 42.5



Gov. Dayton declares Oct. 19 Credit Union Day in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, as Credit Union Day in Minnesota. The proclamation coincides with International Credit Union Day and this year’s theme of “Dreams Thrive Here.” Minnesota Credit Unions will unite with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world to celebrate how credit unions help people achieve their biggest goals in life.


As a founding father of the U.S. Credit Union Movement, Edward Filene once said that the cooperative movement, “is warmly, humanly passionate; and it is demonstrating day by day that there is more real satisfaction and more business success in working together for the common good.”


Thank you for working together to help your members achieve their dreams. Happy International Credit Union Day!


Women’s Leadership Network Anniversary Celebration

Please join the Minnesota Women’s Leadership Network on Tuesday, November 28, to celebrate the success of the group’s inaugural year. Credit union women and men are invited to learn more about this professional development initiative, and how the local chapter furthers the Global Women’s Leadership Network mission to provide women with the opportunity and resources to make a measurable difference in the lives of each other, in the lives of credit union members, and in their communities.


The event will include a presentation by Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Global Women's Leadership Network Executive Director Calyn Ostrowski, a clothing drive for Dress for Success, and a reception.


Detailed information and registration is available on the MnCUN calendar online.




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.





Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at the upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings.


A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online. Please note, the Life Simulation will be taking the place of the fall Crew and Financial Educators P2P sessions.



Foundation Scholarship Council Marketing Materials Available

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) scholarship program. This year, the council will be awarding $20,000 in the form of two $3,000, two $2,000, and 10 $1,000 scholarships. Any member of a Minnesota Credit Union Network affiliated credit union pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2018/spring 2019 is eligible to apply.


Applications are being accepted online with a submission deadline of Feb. 1, 2018.


As a cooperative benefit to Minnesota’s credit unions, the Foundation Scholarship Council has developed marketing resources to promote the scholarship to members.

Additional information is available on the Foundation website. With questions about the scholarship program, contact the FSC.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

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