MCU Communities

Get Engaged!

The credit union movement in Montana is a cooperative affair. We believe in sharing stories, best practices, and expertise to better serve our members and all Montanans.

To strengthen those ties and facilitate our working together, MCU has launched 14 communities to help credit union professionals and volunteers connect with their peers, solve problems, and build knowledge.

Each community will be coordinated by an MCU staff member — learn more and find out how to get engaged by clicking on the “more info” link on the community (or communities) you’re interested in below.

  • Advocacy

    Coordinator: Karen Smith

    email: karen@mcun.coop

    direct: 406-324-7376

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    Advocacy

    Coordinator: Karen Smith

    The Advocacy Community provides a forum for credit union professionals to remain abreast of news impacting credit unions on a state and national level so that they can work collaboratively to educate and engage their colleagues and serve as ambassadors for the #CUDifference.

    Want to get engaged and join the Advocacy Community? Fill out the form below, and Karen will be in touch.








    • CEO

      Coordinator: Tracie Kenyon

      email: tracie@mcun.coop

      direct: 406-324-7203

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      CEO

      Coordinator: Tracie Kenyon

      The CEO Community provides a networking, problem solving, and idea sharing forum for credit union CEOs.

      Are you a CEO and want to get more engaged in your community? Fill out the form below, and Tracie will be in touch.








      • Chapter Leaders

        Coordinator: Renee Lyman

        email: renee@mcun.coop

        direct: 406-324-7458

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        Chapter Leaders

        Coordinator: Renee Lyman

        The Chapter Leadership Community provides an opportunity for chapter leaders to exchange ideas on how to increase engagement through education/training, social projects, and networking topics.

        Are you a chapter leader who wants to get engaged and join your community? Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch.








        • CU Management School Alumni

          Coordinator: Tracie Kenyon

          email: tracie@mcun.coop

          direct: 406-324-7203

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          CU Management School Alumni

          Coordinator: Tracie Kenyon

          In the spirit of staying connected thru both head and heart, the WCMS Alumni Community will connect and share best practices around the credit union mission and vision of telling the CU story.

          Have you attended Western CUNA Management School? If you have, stay engaged and join this community. Just fill out the form below, and Tracie will be in touch.








          • CU Voices

            Coordinator: Karen Smith

            email: karen@mcun.coop

            direct: 406-324-7376

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            CU Voices

            Coordinator: Karen Smith

            The CU Voices Community offers credit union professionals working in communications, public relations, and/or business development a forum for sharing best practices and brainstorming new approaches to cutting through the noise and getting their CU message heard by members, potential members, and the media.

            Are you working in the area of communications, public relations, or business development and think you could benefit from joining this community? Fill out the form below, and Karen will be in touch.








            • Compliance Officers

              Coordinator: Donya Parrish

              email: donya@mcun.coop

              direct: 406-324-7374

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              Compliance Officers

              Coordinator: Donya Parrish

              The Compliance Officer Community provides a forum for members to discuss compliance challenges, share resources, and converse with like-minded peers. Monthly calls are held and the group also uses an email list serve regularly and has occasional trainings on relevant topics.

              Are you a compliance officer and interested in joining this community? Fill out the form below, and Donya will be in touch.








              • Financial Capability

                Coordinator: Karen Smith

                email: karen@mcun.coop

                direct: 406-324-7376

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                Financial Capability

                Coordinator: Karen Smith

                The Financial Capability Community will meet to discuss questions and share best practices around ways the credit union mission is currently and could in the future serve the financial literacy needs of all Montanans.

                Are you interested in getting more engaged in financial literacy? Consider joining this community. Just fill out the form below, and Ally will be in touch.








                • H.R.

                  Coordinator: Mara Rayner

                  email: mara@mcun.coop

                  direct: 406-324-7455

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                  H.R.

                  Coordinator: Mara Rayner

                  The H.R. Community will meet to discuss questions and share best practices around recruiting, hiring, training, and managing staff.

                  Are you interested in getting more engaged and sharing ideas with your fellow HR Officers? Consider joining this community. It’s simple. Just fill out the form below, and Mara will be in touch.

                   











                  • Harnessing YP Energy

                    Coordinator: Ally Haegele

                    email: ally@mcun.coop

                    direct: 406-324-7460

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                    Harnessing YP Energy

                    Coordinator: Ally Haegele

                    The HYPE Community offers career-minded young professionals in Montana the opportunity to develop professionally and network with like-minded peers.

                    If you’re a credit union professional who’s under 35ish, consider getting engaged and join this community. If you’re interested, just fill out the form below, and Ally will be in touch.








                    • Information Technology

                      Coordinator: Beth Satre

                      email: beth@mcun.coop

                      direct: 406-324-7457

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                      Information Technology

                      Coordinator: Beth Satre

                      The IT Community will provide a forum where people working in IT can get to know one another (in person or online) and share concerns, resources, tips, solutions, ideas, best practices, and knowledge, as well as geek out about tech stuff.

                      Do you work in IT at your credit union? Are you interested in joining this community? Just, fill out the form below, and Beth will be in touch.








                      • Internal Auditors

                        Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                        email: donya@mcun.coop

                        direct: 406-324-7374

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                        Internal Auditors

                        Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                        The Internal Auditors Community gives those keeping a pulse on the internal policies, procedures, and controls at their credit union a chance to network. That might include sharing ideas, resources, or direction on an area they may not have been involved previously. An email listserv keeps members connected, and occasional calls are held to facilitate relationship-building.

                        If you’re interested in getting more engaged with your fellow Internal Auditors, consider joining this community. Simply fill out the form below, and Donya will be in touch.








                           

                        • Lending

                          Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                          email: donya@mcun.coop

                          direct: 406-324-7374

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                          Lending

                          Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                          The Lending Community will give members a chance to connect with credit union lending professionals to gain resources, networking opportunities, and training from industry experts to further develop lending at your credit union.

                          Do you work in lending? Consider getting engaged and joining this community … just fill out the form below, and Donya will be in touch.








                          • Take the Lead

                            Coordinator: Ranel Smith

                            email: ranel@mcun.coop

                            direct: 406-324-7456

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                            Take the Lead

                            Coordinator: Ranel Smith

                            This interactive, contemporary leadership training program is designed to test, challenge, update, and enhance the leadership skills of experienced and up-and-coming new leaders, and encourage them to inspire, motivate, guide, and shape the future.

                            Are you interested in learning leadership skills? Consider joining this community … fill out the form below, and Ranel will be in touch.








                            • Training Officers

                              Coordinator: Renee Lyman

                              email: renee@mcun.coop

                              direct: 406-324-7458

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                              Training Officers

                              Coordinator: Renee Lyman

                              The Credit Union Trainers Community will give members a chance to hone their skills, network with other trainers, and share best practices.

                              Do you provide training for your credit union staff and/or members? Do you go into local schools or offer training in your town?  Consider getting engaged in the Credit Union Training Community … just fill out the form below, and Renee will be in touch.








                              • Volunteers

                                Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                                email: donya@mcun.coop

                                direct: 406-324-7374

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                                Volunteers

                                Coordinator: Donya Parrish

                                The Volunteer Community will give you access to a community of peers to share best practices, expertise, resources, and ideas to help save you time and move our whole credit union movement forward in Montana. The community includes the weekly Direct Line blog as well as remote and in-person education opportunities.

                                Are you a credit union board member or supervisory committee member? Consider getting engaged and join this community … you’ll get access to the weekly Direct Line blog as well as remote and in-person education opportunities. If you’re interested, just fill out the form below, and Donya will be in touch.