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2018 Distinguished Service Awards


During a special Awards Banquet at the Nebraska Credit Union League’s Annual Convention, the 2018 Volunteer Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ron Burke, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union.

The following was taken from Ron’s nomination letter “Ron likes to say he was added to the University of Nebraska Board of Directors to provide the common guys perspective. He understands the powerful advantage credit unions have to make an impact in the community through financial education.”

Ron recently completed his third and final term as Chairman of the Board. During his Board tenure he oversaw the construction of a new credit union facility, was instrumental in the hiring of a new CEO and ensured the continued financial strength, stability and growth of the credit union.

“We at the Nebraska Credit Union League offer our sincere congratulations to Ron. His distinguished volunteer service has made him truly deserving of this high honor. We thank him for his unwavering commitment to credit union causes,” said Scott Sullivan, Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO.



Also during the special Awards Banquet at the Nebraska Credit Union League’s Annual Convention, the 2018 Professional Distinguished Service Award was presented to Steve Edgerton of Centris Federal Credit Union.

Edgerton has been heavily involved in the state and federal credit union movement for over 40 years. Steve began his career in credit unions when he was hired as Director of Audit Services for the League. He was promoted to Vice President in 1983 and was named President/CEO of the Association in January of 1988.

In 1997, Steve accepted a position of Vice President of Technology at Centris FCU. Steve currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Operations & Government Affairs Officer at Centris.

“Steve has been a tireless advocate for credit unions at both the association and credit union levels. He has fully embraced the credit union philosophy of people helping people. His contributions to the credit union movement at both the state and national level have been immense. It was with great admiration and pleasure that I was able to present the Professional Distinguished Service Award to Steve,” said Scott Sullivan, Nebraska Credit Union League President/CEO.


Congratulations to Ron and Steve!

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CHL Architects Designs Sunflower UP CU

Sunflower U.P. Credit Union desired a “homey and inviting” design for their new business location, so CLH Architects’ Tim Werner, AIA, designed a building that would blend within the context of the surrounding community.   {Read The Full Article}

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Register for CUNA Mutual Group’s Discovery Conference Today

Free Online Conference Delivers Insights on Driving Innovation for Today & Tomorrow

Discovery Conference 2018

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced today registration is open for its ninth annual, day-long Discovery Conference on Aug. 16. The conference brings together innovation experts and credit union leaders to help credit unions prepare for upcoming 2019 strategic planning sessions. The virtual, no-cost event is geared toward credit union CEOs and senior leadership teams.

“Our industry is experiencing rapid change in technology, competition, regulation, and consumer demands,” said Robert N. Trunzo, president and CEO, CUNA Mutual Group. “This year’s Discovery Conference will offer ideas and insights to form your credit union’s strategy for everyday success. We’ll cover key issues and trends such as the future of payments, data and analytics, and CEO secrets, so you’ll leave the conference feeling prepared to lead upcoming strategic planning sessions with your leadership teams,” Trunzo added.

Scott Bales, global futurist, innovation & digital strategist, and managing director of Innovation Labs Asia, will open and close the conference with keynote addresses speaking to helping credit unions uncover their competitive innovation edge and how to serve the modern consumer. Eight breakout sessions will take place between the opening and closing keynote addresses covering topics such as the economy, auto lending, data and analytics, lending in a rising interest rate environment, the future of payments, and what’s impacting small credit unions. View the agenda for more details.

In addition, attendees will have ample opportunities to network with industry leaders, pose questions, participate in “hot topic” chats, and visit “inspiration stations” in the exhibit hall.

All credit union and league employees are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register at Content will be available on-demand after the conference ends.

About CUNA Mutual Group: 
CUNA Mutual Group helps people plan, protect and invest for their future – regardless of their financial standing. The company was founded more than 80 years ago by credit union leaders who were looking for an insurance partner they could trust. Today, CUNA Mutual Group helps credit unions and hardworking Americans build financial security through commercial and personal insurance products; lending and payment security solutions; and risk management, retirement, investment and marketing services. Additional information about the company can be found at

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company and MEMBERS Life Insurance Company. Corporate headquarters are in Madison, Wis.


Posted June 21st, 2018 No Comments
PolicyWorks Holds Town Hall Webinar

Be sure to tune in for a Free webinar for affiliated credit unions.


NCUA Hot Topics

Tuesday, June 19th 1:00 pm CT


Topics will include new proposals concerning:

–payday alternative loans (PALs)

–extended exam cycles

–other recent agency activity


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New Manager at Roberts Dairy EFCU

Emily Briggs will take over for Russ Konecny at Roberts Dairy EFCU.  {Read The Full Article}

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Join us for the NCUL Lending Workshop!

Registration is now open for the 2018 Lending Workshop featuring Don Arkell of CU Lending Advice. {Read The Full Article}

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6 Key Differences Drive Multicultural Consumer Behavior

Over the past five years, multicultural consumers* have accounted for 100 percent of the U.S. population growth and 61 percent of credit union membership growth. {Read The Full Article}

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Trius FCU and Vaccaro Take Home CMN Awards

Trius Federal Credit Union was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and Mary Lynn Vaccaro was given the CU4Kids Champion Award at this year’s Annual Meeting and Convention.    {Read The Full Article}

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NCUL/HCUA Joint CEO Summit

You set the agenda!  That’s right – we’ll discuss what’s on YOUR mind.  Back by popular demand, join Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska credit unions for a free-flowing, networking event.  Join us July 11th and 12th. {Read The Full Article}

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Your website could quietly put you at risk for lawsuits. {Read The Full Article}

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6 Best Practices for a Successful Credit Card Rewards Program

Careful promotion and data analysis can bring value to current and potential members.  Offering a great credit card is one of the best ways a credit union can bring value to its current and potential members. {Read The Full Article}

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NCUL Contributes to CU Social Good Impact

The CU Social Good Story: Credit Unions Amass More Than $11.3 Million in Community Impact in 2017 {Read The Full Article}

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Step Right Up, Ladies and Gents!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… registration for The Greatest Credit Unions on Earth Convention is now available by clicking HERE. {Read The Full Article}

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Running for a Great Cause

CUNA Mutual Group’s Tim McAdow shares his experience running the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run.

 On April 8, I was one of several who represented CUNA Mutual Group at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run. We joined thousands of runners from coast-to-coast participating in credit union road races to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.   {Read The Full Article}

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Each year, Credit Union Magazine recognizes the credit union movement’s Rock Stars: those unique, innovative people who excel in their areas of expertise—and by doing so make our movement a better, more interesting place. {Read The Full Article}

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NE Primary Narrows Field for November General

The Nebraska Primary Election on Tuesday, May 15th narrowed the field in many key state and federal races. In the Nebraska Legislature there are twenty-four (24) races with eight (8) of them being open seats due to term limited Senators unable to run for re-election. {Read The Full Article}

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Conventions, and Conferences, and Annual Meetings – Oh My!

As the Millennium Corporate Credit Union Annual Meeting winds down, we celebrate our successes of last year and look ahead to upcoming events. Events like the CU Business Group National Business Services Conference and the NCUL Annual Meeting. For starters. {Read The Full Article}

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Class Action Phishing Scheme

The League has recently become aware of a website and social media advertisement apparently sponsored by a class action law firm. Both the website and the advertisement invite credit union members to contact the law firm if they have been charged an overdraft or NSF fee in connection with use of a debit card. {Read The Full Article}

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Centris FCU Announces $100K Gift to Two Nonprofit Foundations

OMAHA, Neb. – In its largest gift to the community to date, Centris Federal Credit Union will donate $100,000 to two nonprofit foundations to assist in fulfilling Centris’ mission of being a trusted, lifelong financial partner. {Read The Full Article}

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American Flags Half-Staff Alert

If you have a branch with a flag pole, this information is for you!  You can go online to American Flags Express and sign up for email alerts to know when to lower the flag to half-staff.  It’s a great resource to remind us when we need to pay tribute to an important person/event.  Special thanks to First Nebraska CU on alerting us to this resource!

You can sign up for free online at:


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