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CUNA Councils celebrate 5000 members
MADISON, Wis. (7/18/11)--The six CUNA Councils have reached the 5,000-member milestone, a result of several years of consistent growth. “What’s really significant about the 5,000-member milestone is the fact that we’re helping more and more credit union executives handle immediate problems and plan for future successes,” said Erin Mendez, Council Forum chair and executive vice president/chief operating officer of SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif. "The CUNA Councils allow credit union professionals the ability to reach out to one another, explore best practices, solve problems, obtain feedback and tap into resources that are specific to their role at the credit union," she said. To celebrate the event, Councils Vice President David Rohn announced the “More Than Ever” campaign that gives current members and new members the opportunity to win one of five prizes. Until Aug. 31, credit union executives can join the Councils at a special rate. Current members can help Councils celebrate by submitting their story about what membership means to them now more than ever! Anyone joining or submitting a story is entered in a drawing to win: a grand prize of a $5,000 CUNA education/training scholarship; a complimentary registration to a Council conference; a 2012 Council membership; an Apple iPad; or a $100 Visa gift card. Founded in 1994, the CUNA Councils originally included the Marketing (now Marketing & Business Development), HR (now HR, Training & Development), and CFO Councils. In the years that followed, three additional Councils were added: Lending, Technology, and Operations (now Operations, Sales & Service). Membership has doubled since 2003, and prior membership milestones include reaching 3,000 members in 2005 and 4,000 in 2007. For more information, use the resource link or call 800-356-9655, ext. 4368.
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