DakCU Compliance Staff Contact Update
Please update your contact information for Amy Kleinschmit – the 701.214.9721 has been discontinued. Please use 701.250.3964 or anytime by email at email@example.com.
CCE FCU Launches New Brand and Logo LOGO
CCE Federal Credit Union, formerly City and County Employees Credit Union, is proud to announce their new name and logo. They are currently developing their new website, and employees have new contact information. You can reach Dawn Rognlien, CEO/Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Community CU Names Volunteer of the Year
First Community Credit Union has announced their Volunteer of the Year for 2022, Amanda Thrift. In recent years, FCCU launched a volunteer program where employees track the number of hours they volunteer outside of work. Whether it is helping at church, coaching basketball, or volunteering at the local humane society, FCCU encourages, recognizes and rewards staff who are involved in their communities.
Thrift, originally from Jamestown, ND, volunteered over 170 hours in the Jamestown and surrounding communities in 2022. She actively participates in Kiwanis, Prairie Paws Rescue and Jamestown Tourism in addition to volunteering at FCCU events. Thrift is the Jamestown Retail Manager. In all, FCCU staff tracked nearly 2,700 volunteer hours during 2022!
Capital CU Announces New Business Services Team Hire and Promotion
Capital Credit Union has announced the hiring of Stacia Sanders as a business services officer at their Veterans Blvd Branch in Fargo. Sanders has 27 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. Taylor Lugert was also promoted to business services officer at the Veterans Blvd Branch. As business services officers,
Sanders and Lugert will be responsible for delivering business products and services to existing and prospective credit union members. They will also look for opportunities to provide additional products and services to business members. Sanders was born and raised in the Fargo-Moorhead area and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Lugert has been with Capital Credit Union since 2019, most recently as business services representative at the Veterans Blvd Branch. He graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Railway CU has free office supplies for loan/paper file needs!
Railway Credit Union has some free Classification Folders and Tab Inserts for the taking! After moving from paper loan files to all electronic versions, they have a supply of legal classification folders and the tab inserts/dividers that are no longer needed. If any credit unions in North and/or South Dakota is interested in them, please contact Kay Miller at email@example.com or 701.557.7157. Items must be picked up at Railway CU, 1006 East Main St. Mandan ND 58554.
Fargo Public Schools FCU Seeking Operations Manager
Due to an upcoming retirement, Fargo Public Schools FCU (Fargo, ND) has a career opportunity for an Operations Manager. This position is responsible for assisting the credit union President/CEO in the overall management of the credit union, working closely with the president on accounting functions, member service, and lending duties as needed. Benefits include a 401k with employer contribution, health insurance, including vision and dental for employee and dependents, extra incentives, and more. Submit your confidential application with letter and resume to Mari Gagelin, President/CEO.
Area FCU Seeking Business Lending Manager
Area Federal Credit Union is seeking a Business Lending Manager to grow and develop their business lending programs. This position oversees all aspects of business lending, from meeting with potential members regarding their business lending needs to developing policies and procedures. Duties with this position include but are not limited to: taking initial applications; underwriting; preparing loan documents; and performing reviews on existing loans. A minimum of two years lending experience is required, with commercial lending experience preferred.
Benefits include paid sick and vacation time, a pension package, 401K, holiday pay, incentive pay, health, dental and vision insurance, along with life insurance and short and long-term disability. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to: Area FCU; Human Resources – attention Carmen; PO Box 1495; Aberdeen, SD 57402-1495 or email: HR@AreaFCU.org.
CEO Opportunity – Britton, SD
Due to an upcoming retirement, Norstar Federal Credit Union in Britton, South Dakota is searching for their next President/Chief Executive Officer. The Board is looking for a seasoned executive who can build on the vision of the credit union and assist in growing the organization. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, this executive will be responsible for achieving the long and short-term goals and objectives as established in the strategic plan and maintaining the stability and health of the credit union. The ideal candidate will be a team leader, humble, well rounded, strategic, and an excellent communicator and able to lead a team of high-performing professionals to be efficient, productive, and effective. A minimum of five years executive experience with a financial institution is preferred. To submit your confidential application, please email a letter of application, resume and references to Kurtis Larson, Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
SD Central Chapter Meeting
The South Dakota Central Chapter will meet on January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Dakotaland FCU’s Conference Room located at 2297 Kansas Ave SE in Huron. Special speaker will be Patti Wubbels from Strategic Resource Management on the topic of cryptocurrency. Please RSVP to Lisa Snedeker.
Maurie C. Byrne Chapter Meeting
The Maurie C. Byrne chapter meeting is scheduled for January 24 at Spud Jr’s Prohibition Room, 302 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks. Meet at 6:00 p.m. and join special guest speaker Jeff Olson for an evening of “All things credit union!” Kindly RSVP to Nanci Wilson by January 17.
GAC Small Credit Union Scholarship Opportunity!
Small credit unions can now enter a drawing for full scholarships to the 2023 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC)! To enter, upload a short, self-recorded video onto the CUNA Small Credit Union Community describing how your credit union has helped a member. Thanks to CUNA Mutual Group, winners will receive funding to attend the biggest credit union advocacy event of the year, Feb. 26 to March 2 in Washington, D.C. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 20, 2023. Full contest rules here.
One Stop GAC Shop
To make planning as simple as possible for Dakotans who wish to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, DakCU has created a “One Stop GAC Shop” where you will find all the information you need to make the most of your experience. Conference registration, hotel reservations, and other important information can all be found here.
2023 CU Fin Health Conference
The National Credit Union Foundation is hosting their 2023 CU FinHealth Conference on April 18 – 20, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. Explore credit unions’ role in improving people’s financial well-being. CU FinHealth brings industry leaders together to examine how credit unions are measuring financial health, working to strengthen it, and documenting and sharing the results. Attendees will discuss multi-sector solutions to address the drivers of financial well-being, explore strategies for engaging new partners, understand how to leverage technology to track and improve financial health, and share best practices. Early bird registration is $849 and available now! Click here for full agenda or to register now.
DakCU Offices Closed Monday
Dakota Credit Union Association offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This great man was an American Baptist minister and activist and one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Inspired by his Christian beliefs and nonviolent activism, he led resistance against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination.
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