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 the ACCELERATE conference in April.
Please express your interest by completing the application form. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Awards 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. Network 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. Network 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. Network Staff Liaison: Tim Tacheny
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. Network Staff Liaison: Ben Hering
Any specific questions can be directed to the Network Staff Liaison listed for each committee.
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation committees – the Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) and the Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) - are currently accepting applicants from credit unions not represented in their respective groups.
Members of the FSC committee conduct and raise funds for the annual scholarship through the Foundation. CU4Kids committee members facilitate and raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network, for the benefit of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
Please reach out to Network Staff Liaison, Ben Hering, for more details and to apply.
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