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2015 Upcoming Network Events

California Bay Area Sister Society Meeting - September 10

Thursday, September 10, 2015
BALANCE Credit Union, 595 Market St.,15 FL, San Francisco, CA 94105
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
We're excited to share what we learned at the Leadership Forum in Denver. Join us to create your own personal action plan! If you attended the last session, be prepared to share any "Get off your But" updates and bring your book to pass along to another sister.
To support our host, participants are invited to bring cash donations for The Women's Building or arrange to drop off donations to benefit them.

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to confirm your participation by September 7, 2015, by sending an email to Linda White.

Women in Leadership Webinar Series - September 15

Join us for our second Women in Leadership Webinar Series with the Filene Research Institute featuring Erin Mendez, President and CEO of Patelco Credit Union, as she shares her experience in not only becoming an influential leader, but also inspiring others around her to do the same. Mendez came to Patelco, one of the nation's oldest and largest credit unions, with over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector and was previously the Executive Vice President for Schools First Federal Credit Union. The interview will be conducted by Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates and will include key takeaways from her breakout session on this topic at the Leadership Forum in Denver, Colorado. We will wrap up the webinar with an update from the Global Women's Leadership Network and an overview of Filene's Vertex virtual coaching program. Register today for this free one hour webinar series on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:30am CST!

New York Sister Society Meeting - September 15

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Melrose Credit Union, 3930 Queens Boulevard, Briarwood, NY 11435
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Join us for lunch, networking and a lively discussion as we tune into the Women in Leadership Webinar featuring Erin Mendez, President and CEO of Patelco Credit Union, as she shares her experience in not only becoming an influential leader, but also inspiring others around her to do the same.

Please bring your nearly new suits, professional apparel, shoes and/or accessories to donate to Dress of Success. RSVP to or 718-658-9800 x 1039 by September 10.

Colorado Sister Society Meeting - September 17

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Denver Community Credit Union, 1041 Acoma St., Denver, CO
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Guest Speaker:
Kim Bimestefer, President of Cigna Mountain States

In her role, Kim servess the senior leader for Cigna's operations, competitiveness and growth in the region. Listen and learn from this business savvy speaker as she shares her strategies for career success. This meeting's service project will be to create "Birthday Bags" for teenage girls through A Precious Child. For more details or to RSVP by September 14, email Nicole Brusewitz.

Pennsylvania Sister Society Kickoff Meeting - September 24

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, 1201 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Join a group of Pennsylvania credit union women who are at all stages of their professional journey and participate in an event that offers thought provoking dialogue, new professional and personal contacts and an opportunity to make a difference on the local and global credit union movement. Anyone from your credit union is invited to attend.

Please RSVP online at by September 10, 2015. Contact leaders Lori Gall or Amey Sgrignoli for more information.

Southern California Sister Society Meeting - September 30

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Wescom Credit Union, 5601 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Advancing Women in Leadership

Participants are invited to bring a women's suit for a non-profit organization. Contributions of business casual or business professional clothing for women (and men), all types of accessories (belts, purses, jewelry, shoes etc.) are greatly needed and appreciated. Items can be new or gently-used.

The importance of professional women working together to develop the potential of women within our credit union industry and around the world cannot be overstated. We invite you, your board members and your team to join us! Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend.

Please RSVP to confirm your participation by August 24, 2015 by emailing Jane Wood.

Florida Sister Society Meeting - October 1

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Vystar CU Jacksonville
Contact leaders: Linh Dang or Tammy Douglass for more information.

Network Presentation in Texas - October

Network member and supporter Shana Richardson of Ser Technology will be presenting at the Annual Catalyst meeting in Dallas, Texas. She will give a brief background on the Network, introduce its development work and share her involvement with the 2014 Empowerment Grant in the Philippines. Time and location soon to be announced. Please contact with questions.

Utah Sister Society Meeting - October 9

When: Friday, October 9, 2015
Utah Credit Union Association, 455 East 500 South, Suite 400, SLC
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Steve Stapp, Board of Directors, World Council
Topic: An introduction to Network and World Council Development Work

For more information, contact leader Susan Rather.

Wisconsin Sister Society Meeting - October 15

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Where: WOCCU/CUNA Campus
5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison WI 53705
9:00–11:30 a.m. (box lunch included)

Celebrate International Credit Union Day with the Wisconsin Sister Society! Contact leaders Sherri Stumpf, Kim Sponem or Cathie Tierney for further information.

Michigan Sister Society Meeting - October 19 & 21

Monday and Wednesday October 19 & 21, 2015
CUES Summit in Detroit

For more information contact leaders: Jody Karnes, Jane Kile or Vickie Schmitzer.

DC Sister Society Meeting - October 28

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
CUNA Office DC
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Contact leaders: Sarah Snell Cooke, Bonnie Ortiz, or Bryn Vaupel for more information.

California & Nevada Sister Society Luncheon - November 5

Thursday, November 5, 2015
In conjunction with the CCUL/NCUL Annual Meeting
12:15–1:15 p.m.

Contact leaders: Susan Craig, Roxy Ostrem, Carol Galizia, Eileen Rivera, or Jane Wood for more information.

Women in Leadership Webinar Series - November 12*

The Filene Research Institute and the Global Women's Leadership Network are excited for you to join them for this year's final webinar in their Women in Leadership Series. Grab your lunch and headphones and tune in for this FREE lunch and learn session at 12pm CST which will focus on Developing Talent and Mentoring. Click here to register and add this event to your calendar. *Note the date of this event changed due to Veteran's Day.

Leader Workshop - December 2-4

Our 2016 strategic planning session will take place at the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas on December 24, 2015. Registration information was sent via email. Please contact Network Manager, Brianne Hurford, if you have any questions.

Los Angeles Network Presentation - April 2016

Chair Sue Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Stankovic & Associates, will give a presentation on the Global Women's Network at the Los Angeles Catalyst conference in April 2016. More information to follow once details have been confirmed.



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