BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (4/12/11)--The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) held its Annual Meeting and Convention Friday and Saturday in Bloomington, Minn., where it elected its board directors.
During MnCUN’s Annual Meeting on April 8-9, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman thanked credit unions for their service to Minnesotans and encouraged them to develop strong relationships with the state’s regulatory agency. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Network)
More than 460 credit union professionals and volunteers attended, representing 75 credit unions. Also, the meeting welcomed more than 140 individuals from 50 service organizations. At the meeting, featured guest speaker Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman stressed the importance of strong relationships between credit unions and the state’s regulatory agency. He commended credit unions for the value they bring to Minnesota consumers and encouraged them to continue their exemplary service. “On behalf of the governor and the Department of Commerce, thank you for the quality, professional service you provide to the people of Minnesota,” Rothman said. “Value is important to the state, and you bring that virtue to communities through what you do every day.” Rothman also announced his financial literacy roundtable initiative, which will include more than 40 business leaders, nonprofits, legislators and government representatives. The group will examine current financial literacy initiatives and facilitate new ideas and collaboration. He encouraged credit unions to continue their efforts to teach members and communities the principles of financial literacy. Also at MnCUN’s annual business meeting, three incumbents and two new representatives were elected to three-year terms on the MnCUN board of directors:
* Daniel Stoltz of SPIRE FCU in Falcon Heights, to represent credit unions in Minnesota’s seven-county metro area; * Tammy Heikkinen of Members Cooperative CU in Cloquet, who will continue to represent credit unions outside of Minnesota’s seven-county metro area; * Paul Knorr of Accentra CU in Austin was elected to represent credit unions outside of Minnesota’s seven-county metro area; * Karen Fleming of HBI Employees CU in St. Paul was re-elected and will continue to represent credit unions with 2,000 or fewer members; and * Kyle Markland of Affinity Plus FCU in St. Paul, who will continue to represent credit unions with more than 10,000 members.
The MnCUN also re-elected its table officers for 2011:
* Chairman--Markland; * Vice Chairman--Patrick Pierce of City & County CU in St. Paul; and * Secretary/Treasurer--Chuck Albrecht of Mid-Minnesota FCU in Brainerd.