MADISON, Wis. (5/18/10)--Membership in the CUNA CFO Council has exceeded 1,000 members, an all-time high. Pam Finch, chair of the council and chief financial officer (CFO) at Mid Minnesota FCU, Baxter, Minn., announced the number at the council's annual conference May 16-19 in New Orleans. Founded in 1994 with more than 100 members, the council has grown every year except 2001. The record "is a testament to the value of the CUNA CFO Council as a resource," said Finch. "These may be the toughest times we've ever seen and CFOs face more challenges than ever." The council's growth "speaks volumes about how CFOs regard it as a critical resource for credit union financial professionals," she added. To celebrate the milestone, the CUNA CFO Council is asking members to submit a success story of how the council helped them. The contest will run until June 18, and the randomly chosen winner will receive an Apple iPad. For more information and an entry form, use the resource link and click to "Tell Us Your Story." To be eligible to choice CUNA CFO Council, individuals must be paid staff with finance responsibilities from credit unions affiliated with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).