The Pulse 11-16-17

Volume 6, Issue 45.5



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.





The Minnesota Credit Union Network provides educational sessions and networking opportunities each year through a slate of major events.


Governmental Affairs Conference | Feb. 25-March 1| Washington D.C.

The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) brings the credit union message to Capitol Hill. Thousands of credit union professionals and volunteers from across the country gather in our nation’s Capital to raise awareness about credit unions and important initiatives.


Credit Union Day at the Capitol |April 4, 2018 | St. Paul

This advocacy day provides crucial information about state political issues relevant to credit unions and offers the opportunity to build relationships with the state’s elected officials.


Annual Meeting |April 5-6, 2018 | Bloomington

These 2 days will feature exciting educational sessions, networking opportunities, the MnCUN Business Meeting, an exhibit hall, Foundation Scholarship Council silent auction, Minnesota CU4Kids event and more.


CEO Conference | June 13-15, 2018 | Duluth

The CEO conference features a variety of speakers, networking opportunities, and a cooperative environment to discuss issues, obstacles, and opportunities facing credit unions and their staff.


Fall Leadership Conference | Sept. 7-9 | Brainerd

Filled with educational sessions, entertainment and recreation opportunities, this annual event provides learning, relaxation, and fun. Sessions throughout the weekend are designed for both credit union professionals and volunteers.


MnCUN's full 2018 educational lineup will be available on the Network website’s Event Calendar in December. Specific details and registration for each event will be available closer to the event dates.



Minnesota CU4Kids Chain of Hearts Registration, Informational Conference Call Available

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) Committee invite all credit unions to participate in its 2018 Chain of Hearts fundraiser Jan. 8 to Feb. 28, 2017.

During the campaign, credit union members and local businesses are encouraged to purchase paper links and hearts that are connected and hung in lobbies to help illustrate the "people helping people" philosophy of credit unions. All proceeds benefit Gillette Children's Hospital, which helps kids with disabilities and chronic conditions. Gillette is based in St. Paul, with numerous clinics around the state.

To participate, complete the fundraiser registration survey by Friday, December 22. 

Interested in learning about best practices for the Chain of Hearts campaign or other ways to support CU4Kids? Join the Minnesota committee members for a free informational conference call on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is available online.

With questions, contact Minnesota CU4Kids liaison Laura Whittet by email or by phone at 651-288-5503.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
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St. Paul, MN 55102

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