Holiday Schedule – DakCU Closed Monday
The association offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observation of Labor Day and to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. There will be no Memo on Monday, but tune in on Wednesday for a very special announcement! Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Condolences to Marlys Meyer Family
We are sad to share that Marlys Jane Meyer, a longtime credit union advocate, passed away on August 25th. Marlys worked as a manager for Northern Hills FCU (Sturgis, SD) and was inducted into the Dakota Credit Union Association Hall of Fame in 2010. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 1. You may read her obituary and leave a message of condolence here.
Positions Available at North Star Community CU
North Star Community CU currently has openings for multiple positions! A Financial Service Representative is sought for the Minot location. This person will assist with all activities associated with member lending, account opening, process member transactions and respond to member needs for information and assistance with their credit union business. A Retail Branch Manager is needed for the Velva Location. This person will direct the operations of the branch, ensuring organizational, financial, operational, service, and growth plans. Finally, an Organizational Development Consultant (Trainer) is sought. This person is responsible for improving overall employee effectiveness/performance through the application of individual and group training techniques and programs, consistent with the credit union's organizational priorities. To learn more about these opportunities or to apply, click here. Contact Yvonne Fossen 701.922.6204 with any questions.
Credit Unions United Chapter Meeting
The Credit Unions United Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, September 7, at Knights of Columbus – 2601 N Broadway in Minot. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social with dinner and program to follow. Speaker will be Ronelle Mehloff – Building Stronger Teams. RSVP to Susan Bergman, GEM Federal Credit Union 701-852-3866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Credit Union Roundtable and Retreat
Leaders at small credit unions in North and South Dakota will want to save the date for our Small Credit Union Roundtable on Tuesday, September 21st at Buffalo Ridge Resort in Gary, SD.
Hear from Tom Sakash, CUNA’s Small Credit Union Initiatives Manager, as well as Jim Kasch, founder of Canidae Consulting. DakCU President/CEO Jeff Olson will be providing updates from the association that are particularly relevant to small credit union. This retreat is being offered at no charge, the only expense you will incur will be for travel and accommodations. Click here to register and for lodging information.
Looking for Some New Ideas?
The very popular New Ideas Conference is headed to the Black Hills and scheduled for October 4 – 6 in Deadwood, South Dakota. We have a terrific fall event planned! This event has limited capacity and fills up fast, so be sure to save the date and register early.
Mark Your Calendars for October 21
International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) is Thursday, October 21. Each year, we come together to celebrate ICU Day to raise awareness about what it means for members around the world to have a credit union as their financial partner. This year's ICU Day theme, “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” reflects the way credit unions contribute to a brighter future by working to improve members' financial well-being. It is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions. International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. Click here to be notified as soon as more ICU Day information and collateral is available.
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