Together we made a difference! On behalf of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, we thank you for attending the Thriller Fundraiser held at the Rock Centre for Dance. Because of your generosity, we raised over $1,600! The event was a huge success, as we had attendees as young as 5 all the way up to 80 years of age participate! We had a blast watching you all show off your Zombie moves as we celebrated giving to a cause. For more information on Credit Unions for Kids / Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit: Your generosity and compassion has an impact in helping keep the vision of Children Miracle Network Hospitals going to continue to help children in our communities. AND it was fun. We will keep you posted on future events. 

 With sincere appreciation and gratitude,  Brandi, Gabrielle, Sue, Mike 
Dear Brandi,

Together we made a difference! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), we thank you for volunteering at the 29th Annual Black & White Party held at the Hard Rock Hotel. Because of your volunteer support, we are able to say that we had a phenomenally successful Black & White Party. We raised $140,000 to support programs and services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.  The evening was a huge success, as more than 3,000 guests filled The Joint and Muse Hall for an evening of gourmet food, chilling libations and amazing entertainment.

Each year AFAN continues to advance our mission of helping over 3,500 people living in Southern Nevada with HIV/AIDS. All of the proceeds from the Black & White Party support AFAN’s vitally important programs including Prevention Education, Case Management, Emergency Financial Assistance, Nutritional Counseling, Housing, and Transportation.  All of our programs are structured to provide support and advocacy for the individuals and families we serve, while working to eliminate the fear, prejudice and stigma associated with the disease. Your generosity and compassion has an impact on our clients and our agency, which goes well beyond any monetary value.

Caring people, like you, have enabled AFAN to fight HIV/AIDS in our community for 31 years. Only with your involvement and support can we truly continue to make a differenceShould you want more information regarding ways in which you can support our agency, or should any questions arise, please feel free to contact us at 702-382-2326.

With sincere appreciation and gratitude,

Antioco Carrillo
Executive Director
Dr. Brandi Stankovic will be delivering the keynote sessions – about the impact of emotional intelligence in business today -- at ALA’s Business of Law Conferences, with three dates and locations across the nation. 

Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) really more important than one's IQ? From an organizational, team perspective, an EQ leader is someone who understands what matters; who can win support for one's ideas, vision and direction; and who can gather a team that will collectively commit to a cause and move together toward achieving that vision. Join this session to hear how to enhance your leadership skills by reinvigorating your senses, igniting your passions, focusing your energy and executing your dreams. Increase your EQ capacity and those of your teams!

  • Describe the impact of Emotional Intelligence in contemporary business
  • Determine innovative ways to enhance your own emotional intelligence
  • Identify strategies to increase the EQ capacity of the teams you lead
  • Discuss and share intellectual capital and ideas with your fellow attendees

Visit the ALA website for more information. 
The annual HRD conference was held in San Mateo with over 40 HR & Training professionals in attendance. The conference provided for fun networking opportunities as well as informative sessions. Brandi’s energizing presentation,"Inspiring Employee's Through Development Programs" inspired the attendees to recruit with enthusiasm! The attendees analyzed their “elevator pitch” and identified the most important keys to success when recruiting and retaining top talent. The participants identified their MVPs and discussed ways for helping each person to get more of what they value. The groups focused on effective leadership characteristics for “blasting targets”, creating a support network and “feeding forward” – a positive, upbeat way to help yourself and others define success.
Joel, Muller, VP Fund Development, Renown Health Foundation
Deena Mckenzie, Director for Nursing, Women and Children, Renown Children's Hospital
Dennis Flannigan, President and CEO Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Bruce Rodela, President and CEO Frontier Financial Credit Union
Becky Hasse, Nurse Manager, Renown Children's Hospital
Michael Stankovic, Partner at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates
Andrea Cavanaugh, Director of Training, Financial Horizons Credit Union
Thanks to the generous friends at Credit Unions for Kids, together they raised $33,493 through their Wine Auction to benefit Renown Children's Hospital. Thank you for helping us keep quality care close to home for our community kids and their families. 
The MAC Awards have been recognizing outstanding marketing achievements since 1986. The award winners from around the country were celebrated during the MAC Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Thursday, May 28 in San Francisco, California. Boulder Dam Credit Union was recognized for outstanding efforts in financial literacy. The award celebrated the penetration achieved at the credit union in the millennial demographic. During the course of 12 years the credit union has offered the financial literacy and coaching class, they have seen over 80% penetration. Outstanding results!
The World Council of Credit Unions Global Women's Leadership Network southern Nevada sister society joined forces with the California/Nevada credit union league southern Nevada chapter. The groups welcomed Natalie Buckel a local leadership expert working with Jimmy John's franchises. The meeting was held at Credit Union 1 on Thursday, April 16th.

The session was filled with dynamic discussions and activities. Assisting management and staff on how to stay motivated, proactive, positive, and happy. Identifying what are the key elements for group motivation as well as individual motivation. We also discussed extrinsic rewards vs. intrinsic rewards. This is an identification process to assist in targeting the best possible strategy for an individual employee. Finally, we discussed implementation of motivation strategies that will provide empowerment to the front of house team members that will alleviate your management team from the day to day issues that arise.
Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner, represented Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates as a keynote speaker for the Women's Leaders at the Mountain West Credit Union Association in Phoeniz, AZ. She led the group in interactive dialogue and discussion regarding the most valuable people; specifically how to be an MVP and how to inspire the MVPs in your life. In business, we refer to MVPs as our top performers; male and female leaders who have that magic stuff or mojo that drives them to achieve success; the ones who impact the bottom line or who can turn around a low-performing team and help them achieve their goals and exceed their targets. During the session, Brandi also shared the efforts of the World Council of Credit Union's Global Women's Leadership Network that strives to provide women with the opportunity and resources to make measurable differences in each other's lives, as well as in the lives of credit union members and in their communities.
Male and female U.S. credit union leaders gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC the morning of March 11th to support the Global Women's Leadership Network and help advance the role of women's leadership within the credit union industry. World Council President and CEO Brian Branch opened the annual Networking Breakfast, emphasizing the need to include both men and women in developing opportunities for equality in credit unions. Celebrating the milestone of over 700 female Network members from 53 countries, Branch emphasized the Network's vision to develop a platform for women to safely convene and engage in mentoring, skill building, training and education. Network Chair Susan Mitchell, and CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, gave an update on the progress of the Network, which now includes 16 international chapters, called Sister Societies, in six countries that have raised $1 million to support credit union women in leadership worldwide. "We are changing lives!" Mitchell said. "This Network is about our commitment to making a difference, and having the tools to do so."

The President and CEO of Elevations Credit Union, Gerry Agnes, welcomed over 30 female executives to the credit union and spoke eloquently about the importance of the Global Women’s Leadership Network and World Council.  He proudly noted that Elevations Credit Union has earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor for performance excellence in innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.  Elevations is the first credit union in the country to win the award. 

This commitment to leadership development was evident through the Sister Society meeting.  Nancy Herbert, Board Member of Elevations started the networking by introducing the members to Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence, Suzzanne Painter, who discussed domestic violence and the impact GWLN donations will have in supporting women within the Colorado area. 

Susan Mitchell, founding Chair of Global Women’s Leadership Network, was introduced by Nicole Brusewitz, Mountain West Credit Union Association.  Susan told the GWLN story and the history of Dr. Brian Branch’s, CEO of World Council,  purpose in starting a network of credit union women.  It was an inspiring look at how we can make a difference, globally and locally.  She noted that there are now more than 700 members in 53 countries.

Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director, presented key initiatives from World Council and gave the members a look at events that are planned for the upcoming year, scholarships awarded and the strategic vision for GWLN.

The group then engaged in networking exercises regarding leadership transitions, telling their personal stories, advocating for themselves, asking for a seat at the table and a robust discussion on “why” women are not stepping forward. 

We discussed becoming the “host” Sister Society for the Denver Conference and everyone was very excited.  We encouraged everyone to join as members, so they can participate fully in the opportunities presented through GWLN. 

Great session and inspiration!  Thanks again to Elevations Credit Union and to Mountain West Credit Union Association.