Make an Impact - Have Fun - Join the Social Media Blitz!
Credit Unions across the country are going to unite to make a splash on July 30 with an “I Love My Credit Union” social media blitz! This is the brainchild of our friends at the Illinois Credit Union League, who wanted to do something to inspire nationwide involvement of leagues, credit unions, and members, and connect those conversations with a common hashtag. (Shhhh – we are not supposed to use the hashtag until July 30!) This is simple to do! Everything you need to participate is just a few clicks away on the resource hub. Here, you can sign up to participate and access everything you’ll need to plan and engage members in this exciting, nationwide collaboration. You’re welcome to personalize the materials with your own branding, design your own content, and add those unique touches that will speak to your membership. To make this even MORE simple, we have arranged for a brief overview and demonstration to show you how fun this is going to be. Join us for a 30-minute (or less) Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:30 a.m. (CT). I will introduce staff from the Illinois League who will be presenting the materials and answer any questions you may have. Click here to register.
Kriedeman Promoted To Branch Manager
Tamra S. Kriedeman was promoted to Branch Manager at Dakota Plains Credit Union, Enderlin Branch assuming her new position on June 1, 2021. Kriedeman started with DPCU in the fall of 2017 as a Member Service Representative. She was promoted to lead MSR and Assistant to Branch Manager Cindy Hanson in May of 2020. The Enderlin Branch Manager is responsible for managing the overall operations of the branch office including facility management, team development and motivation, providing unparalleled service to our membership, building rapport with members and the community, and creating and implementing strategies to help develop membership and product growth. Kriedeman replaces Cindy Hanson who will continue as the Ag & Commercial Loan Officer at the Enderlin Branch. Hanson will now have more time to concentrate on a growing loan portfolio and help DPCU grow even further with her 15+ years of lending experience.
Dakota Credit Union Association Seeking Director of Marketing
Dakota Credit Union Association is seeking a Director of Marketing. This position is responsible for performing external and internal marketing strategies for the Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU). Primary duties are to develop and implement promotional and membership marketing strategies as well as collateral/resources for DakCU events, educational conferences and seminars, and social and political functions. The Director of Marketing is responsible for the creative development and implementation of all visual and video assets, including creative design and support for DakCU’s digital assets such as website, mobile/digital applications, and social media platforms.
The Director of Marketing will work closely with our team but will also function independently while handling projects and deadlines. As such, a self-motivated individual that enjoys a fast-paced environment will enjoy the opportunity to be creative and innovative while using their marketing, creative design, and communication skills and experience.
Helpful skills and experience:
Submit resume in confidence to: Dakota Credit Union Association; Attention Karla Clark; 2005 N Kavaney Dr. Ste. 201; Bismarck, ND 58501 or email email@example.com. E.O.E.
1st Liberty FCU Seeking Branch Supervisor
1st Liberty FCU is seeking a Branch Supervisor for their Grand Forks Downtown Branch. This position will supervise and direct the operations of a small branch for a full-service credit union. Duties include overseeing operational, accounting, marketing and loan processes, responsible for loan underwriting and lending decisions, building deposits and loan relationships, promoting sales of products/services; and retaining and building relationships with members. Will also recruit, hire, train, coach, mentor and supervise support staff, and monitor facility and equipment needs. Prefer business degree or equivalent in business, finance, economics or a related field from an accredited college or university, and two years of leadership and managerial experience. To apply, please submit resume to Jamie Jacobs, H.R. Director, 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 5002, Great Falls, MT 59403 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
DakCU offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th. There will be no Memo on Friday, July 2nd or Monday, July 5th. Please have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!
FREE CU Policy Pro Training
Register now for a series of FREE live training webinars to introduce (or reacquaint) you with CU PolicyPro. This useful platform is provided to all DakCU credit unions as a benefit of membership. Registration is required, view session descriptions and register for each class here. Recommended by Amy Kleinschmit!
Last Chance to Apply for 2021 CUNA Awards
CUNA's National Award programs are designed to encourage and recognize distinguished credit unions which demonstrate social responsibility (the Dora Maxwell Award), the credit union philosophy (the Louise Herring Award), and financial education (the Desjardins Awards). Find more information here on the DakCU website. Submission instructions and forms are located here on CUNA’s website. Don’t miss the June 25th deadline!
Filene Research Conducting DEI Survey
Filene Research Institute is launching a new study to examine the presence, reach and value-creating effects of DEI practices and policies at credit unions. To do this, Filene is conducting a survey to provide a benchmark for the credit union industry, and we need your participation. Once your credit union's CEO, HR leader or DEI leader has completed the survey, you will get a look at industry performance on DEI policies and practices PLUS your credit union will receive a personalized index of where you fit within the industry benchmark to better invest your DEI resources. Click here for more information and to begin the survey now.
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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