Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local gathering restrictions/health advisories and the interactive nature of programming, the National Credit Union Foundation is canceling all 2020 in-person DE Programs.
For 2020, the National Credit Union Foundation will be launching a virtual DE Training Program. Over its near-40-year history, the U.S. DE Program has proven to be incredibly resilient. It has been hosted across the country at universities, corporate conference centers, remote nature preserves, hotel conference rooms, and monasteries. Activities and experiences have always been shaped around each environment and offered unique learning opportunities.
The virtual setting is simply a new venue adapting the DE experience to meet credit unions where they are now.
2020 Virtual DE Trainings
Sessions will run for four weeks with live classes being held on Monday & Tuesday of each week. Graduation will be held on the last Friday of each class. Session 1: September 14 – October 9
Session 2: October 26 – November 20
Upon completion of the program, participants will earn their Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation.
Learn more about what DE Training will look like in our new virtual environment.
General registration for both virtual sessions will open on Wednesday, August 12 at 11:00 AM CT. Limited seating is available (seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Maggie Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MnCUN Town Hall with U.S. Senator Tina Smith
Please join MnCUN as we host a Town Hall with U.S. Senator Tina Smith. Senator Smith will be on hand to talk about the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other issues facing credit unions and their members in Minnesota and across the country.
Minnesota Primary Election Results
Yesterday, Minnesota held its 2020 primary election where political parties voted to select their favored candidates to represent them in the November election, including a full term for a US Senate seat, the entire Congressional delegation, and the Minnesota state Senate and House.
FFIEC Issues Statement on Additional COVID-19 Related Loan Accommodations
On August 3, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a statement providing risk management and consumer protection for working with borrowers as loans near the end of COVID-19 related accommodation periods.
Regulators Issue Alerts on COVID-19 Related Fraud
Fraudsters are continuing to use vulnerabilities created by the COVID-19 pandemic to perpetuate crimes.
CUNA Releases Updated MLA Card Fee Spreadsheet
CUNA has updated its Military Lending Act (MLA) credit card fee spreadsheet for the second quarter of 2020.
In partnership with CUNA, we are excited to announce the launch of Credit Unions Working for Minnesota.
The goal of the website is to demonstrate the CU Difference to candidates and elected officials ahead of the 2020 election through member testimonials.
Share Your Story Videos
To maximize the impact of this effort, we need your help. Please reach out to your Board, staff and members to encourage them to share and upload their stories to the website. CUNA has provided instructions on sharing stories.
Thanks to Ideal Credit Union and First Alliance Credit Union for providing the initial member testimonials!
Contact, Ryan Smith, MnCUN Director of Governmental Affairs, with questions.
Build excitement around your International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) plans. Check out the ‘Inspiring Hope for a Global Community’ logo and spark ideas for your marketing initiatives this fall.
Each year we come together to celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) to raise awareness about what it means for members around the world to have a credit union as their financial partner. This year's global health crisis has been trying for many communities around the world, but credit unions stayed true to their cooperative principles and stepped up during this time of economic uncertainty. Hope is a global resource that everyone has a right to feel and experience. This year's ICU Day theme “Inspiring hope for a global community” reflects how credit unions contribute to a brighter future by providing financial empowerment to people all over the world through financial services, education and support.
How will you celebrate ICU Day? Explore the buzz from last year's ICU Day festivities for inspiration on how to celebrate the positive impact your credit union has in the community.
International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. This year's event is proudly supported by Harland Clarke.
Learn 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 Director of Communications Julia Miller.
Catholic United Financial Credit Union Celebrates Outgoing CEO’s Retirement
Affinity Plus COVID-19 Response Saves Members Nearly $4 Million So Far
Royal Credit Union Donates $20,000 Plus Additional Match Funds To Frogtown & Rondo Community Business Recovery Fund
Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism
In partnership with the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) young professionals summit, the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s CREW invites young professionals across the country to join a virtual town hall session, Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism on Thursday, August 6 at 2 p.m. CDT.
Join the upcoming Collections Peer-to-Peer (P2P) on Tuesday, August 18 starting at 1:00 p.m. via webinar and video conference.
The P2P will feature a Q & A session with CU Recovery, covering topics surrounding the evolving nature of credit union collections during the pandemic.
CU Day Kick Off Webinar: August 11 at 10:00 am
U Forward Day coordinators, credit union leadership and staff are all welcome to join as we discuss what the day might look like this year. The webinar is free and will be recorded, however we do ask that you please register.
The deadline to nominate a colleague for Finance & Commerce honors Minnesota’s Top Women in Finance for nominations is August 19, 2020.
Last year, three credit union leaders were honored:
Mary Hansen of Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union was selected for the Circle of Excellence in 2019.
Susan M. Palen, Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, and Rachael Reiling, Spire Credit Union were among the first-time honorees.
SRM (Strategic Resource Management) has conducted its second diverse sampling among banks and credit unions to evaluate their ongoing response to the effects of COVID-19 in the United States, including observed trends across various consumer banking behaviors. The survey captures financial institutions' matured responses, consumer payment patterns in a prolonged pandemic environment.
SRM's initial survey in March focused on bankers' early attitudes just as the pandemic reached the level of having national systemic impacts. The goal of the second survey was to investigate specifically the evolving landscape in digital transformation and payments as COVID-19 was re-asserting itself across the United States. Launched late June, it garnered a higher response rate from a healthy mix of banking executives and credit union leaders across geographies.
Even as this survey was closing in early July, many communities were stalling or regressing in their reopening plans. Nonetheless, SRM's poll results reveal a greater consensus is forming around the anticipated impacts and duration of COVID-19.
For key findings, view the survey results on the SRM website.
Strategic Resource Management is a strategic partner of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. Contact Kris Jacobsen for details.
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