Are you looking for a professional development opportunity or for ways to get more involved with MnCUN and make the most of your membership?
Network Committees are seeking interested members for appointment. The Network Board Chair will appoint Committee members to serve for one year – from their appointment through the following year’s Annual Business Meeting, taking place during the ACCELERATE conference in April.
Interested candidates can express interest by completing this application form. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 27, 2023.
View the following for descriptions of the committees. Any specific questions can be directed to the Network Staff Liaison listed for each committee.
Facilitates statewide and national awards programs and judges other states’ award program entries. On the national level, the committee coordinates Minnesota’s entries for CUNA’s Dora Maxwell and Louise Herring Awards and the Desjardins Award for Financial Education. On the state level, the committee recognizes individuals through the Professional and Director of the Year Awards. MnCUN Staff Liaison: Julia Miller
Political involvement committee
PIC provides input and recommendations on legislative efforts at the state and federal level. Policy suggestions and regulatory roadblocks are brought to the attention of PIC to collectively formulate the Network’s positions on legislation. PIC is also responsible for political fundraising and oversees the distribution of political contributions made to credit union-friendly candidates. MnCUN Staff Liaison: Ryan Smith
Regulatory Review committee
Provides input and recommendations on proposed rules from various federal agencies that have the potential to impact credit unions. The committee meets regularly to review proposed rules that are out for comment and determines whether or not a response is necessary. MnCUN Staff Liaison: Dan Le
CREW Advisory group
Credit union staff, 40 and under, help brainstorm, plan and facilitate programming geared toward young professionals throughout the year. The group meets quarterly and is encouraged to participate in CREW-related programming, major MnCUN events and industry initiatives. MnCUN Staff Liasion: Andrea Molnau
Financial Inclusion roundtable
Meets quarterly for sharing best practices and collaboration. The group is made up of staff who are embedded in financial inclusion efforts in their credit union and community. MnCUN Staff Liaison: Mara Humphrey
Women’s Leadership Network Ambassadors
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. MnCUN Staff Liasion: Andrea Molnau
State Charter Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the Political Involvement Committee which provides input and recommendations on improvements for the Minnesota state credit union charter. Areas of examination include the state statute and state regulatory environment and legislation specific to state charters. MnCUN Staff Liaison: Mara Humphrey
MnCUN provides complimentary access to PolicyAid as a dues-supported member benefit.
With PolicyAid, credit unions can access a comprehensive online policy library with resources to help quickly create or adjust your current policies to stay in compliance. With policies already written, you can simply make slight modifications to fit the needs of your credit union.
MnCUN will also deliver two complimentary compliance training webinars through our partnership with ViClarity (formerly PolicyWorks.)
MnCUN member credit unions receive a secure log in to ViClarity's members only website. To access this service, credit unions must designate the appropriate users.
CFPB Proposed Rule: Credit Card Late Fees: The Agency issued its proposed new rule today amending several parts of section 1026.52(b) reducing the safe harbor for late fees, from $30 to $8.
NCUA publishes Proposed Rule for Chartering and Field of Membership: Today, the NCUA published its proposed rule draft to improve chartering and field of membership (FOM)
Best Data Management Practices: The Minnesota Credit Union Network is providing information on a Data Governance Policy and related practices to maximize data use productivity and enhance policies to prevent fraud.
Join the upcoming BSA Officer & Compliance Peer-to-Peer (P2P) on Tuesday, March 7 starting at 1:00 p.m. via webinar and video conference.
P2P sessions will continue to be held as virtual roundtables, providing open forums for credit union staff throughout Minnesota, for knowledge sharing, resources and connections.
The spring session will be an open format conversation with peers around credit union compliance. This event is meant to be an opportunity to meet and share with one another. The open session and forum will conclude with time to discuss questions with participants.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
This event will be made only via webinar/conference call. Webinar and call-in instructions, along with recordings, session materials and resources, will be provided to registered attendees.
Stay tuned for further announcements and updates!
For a list of all P2P sessions, visit our Peer-to-Peer (P2P) webpage. With questions, please contact VP of Communications & Engagement, Andrea Molnau, by email.
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) is asking for your support for the annual Silent Auction fundraiser to benefit the scholarship program! The annual Silent Auction will be held April 13 & 14, 2023 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. As a signature event of the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s ACCELERATE 23, hundreds of credit union employees will bid on auction items. All money generated from this fundraiser goes directly to students through scholarships. The goal is to raise $10,000!
Consider a donation of either a silent auction item, or a monetary/cash donation to help make the FSC's goal a reality! Your support is greatly appreciated, and any donation you make is an investment in the youth of Minnesota.
Cash donations: Please submit with a contribution form to the address below. Checks should be made payable to: Minnesota Credit Union Foundation; with “FSC” in the memo line or donate online.
Foundation Scholarship Council
Minnesota Credit Union Foundation
555 Wabasha St N, Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Item donations: Please submit with a contribution form to either the address below no later than Friday, April 7, 2023 or deliver in person at the FSC Silent Auction booth any time Thursday morning, April 13, 2023.
Minnesota Credit Union Network
55 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102
Join your colleagues for the Minnesota Credit Union Network's annual conference, ACCELERATE 23, taking place April 13 & 14, 2023 at the Radisson Blu MOA, Bloomington. MnCUN's biggest event of the year - these 2 days will feature guest speakers, educational sessions, networking, the state’s largest tradeshow and opportunities to support great causes. We're pleased to welcome Laura Boyd, CEO of Leadership Delta for “The Future of Work: Retaining our Talent.”
Laura Boyd has over 30 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth as organizations and the people within. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies and non-profits, and a business owner. She believes Leadership is the ultimate Delta for change,
strategy and growth in an organization. She is now taking her years of experience helping businesses become high performance organizations.
Her presentation will discuss key strategies around employee engagement with the foundation of trust, and effective communication, and some of those smaller efforts that make a big difference. You will walk away with three goals that you can personally take action on immediately as a credit union leader.
Discounted pricing ends Wednesday, March 15.
Feb. NCUA Meeting Updates: Proposed Changes to Chartering and FOM plus Final Rule on Cyber Incident Reporting
At their February 16, 2023 meeting, the NCUA Board approved a proposed rule which would amend the chartering and FOM rules with nine changes intended to improve consumer access to financial services, especially in low- and moderate-income communities and reducing duplicative or unnecessary paperwork and administrative requirements.
Legislative activity at the Minnesota Legislature continues at a fast pace with major policy proposals moving through the process.
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