Dakota CU News & Notes
New Digs for Dakotaland FCU!
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 19th on their new location at 224 6th Avenue SE in Aberdeen. Dakotaland CEO, Ryan Goehner, along with credit union board members, supervisory and other staff, announced an 11,000 square foot, two-story layout with a drive up and Advantage ATM services. HTG Architects, a DackCU strategic partner, is their design partner and Quest Construction of Aberdeen is the general manager of the project. Dirt work will begin in August with an anticipated summer 2023 completion date.
Bank of North Dakota Presenting BND 101
The Bank of North Dakota (BND) is introducing a new six-week, virtual course this fall for banking, credit union and economic development staff members. The course will cover BND programs and the agency’s relationship with state government, financial institutions, and the public. The first one-hour course begins October 12 at 11 a.m. and will continue for six consecutive Wednesdays. Participants will register for the entire course, and if they are unable to attend a session, it will be recorded for them. A second six-week course will begin in February 2023. Topics include: Week One BND’s role in North Dakota; Week Two Commercial Loan Programs; Week Three Ag Loan Programs; Week Four Collateral Valuation Program; Week Five Treasury Services – Operations/Retail; Week Six Student Loans and Financial Literacy. To register visit bnd.nd.gov/signup.
Vice President Position in Lincoln, NE
Spirit of America Federal Credit Union is hiring a Vice President. The position is focused on operations, accounting, and compliance. Responsibilities include NCUA Reporting & Compliance; Regulatory Compliance to include but not limited to: Regulation CC, BSA, TIS, TIL, CECL, FCR; Investment and Deposit Activity; Records Preservation; Security – Members and Staff; Monthly Financial Reports; Vendor Relationships to include: Due Diligence, Contracts, Audits, Recordkeeping; Assist President with H.R.; Assist President with duties as assigned such as research, projects and new services; and Board of Directors Reports and Research. Financial Institution Experience required, federally chartered Credit Union experience preferred. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration preferred. Salaried position with a starting salary of $51,624 - $64,518. The Credit Union’s office hours to serve members are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please send a letter of interest, resume with three professional references, and salary history by August 5, to Rhonda Litt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red River Chapter RedHawks Night
The Red River Chapter invites members to join the chapter on July 26 for “RedHawks Night” and
Cap Giveaway night, when the first 2,500 fans will receive a RedHawks baseball cap! Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Meet in the Armadillo Party Pavilion – your $14.00 ticket includes buffet dinner with hot dogs, pulled pork, potato salad, chips, coke products and limited draft beer at a discount. RSVP to Kori Mortenson at United Savings CU.
Your SWAP $$ At Work!
If you are in the Rapid City area, be sure to watch for the new billboards promoting Dakota credit unions and YourMoneyFurther.com. Also, keep your eyes open for both digital and printed SWAP advertising – started statewide across both North and South Dakota! Our highly visible campaign includes both digital and printed billboards, online ad display networks, and printed newspaper ads in our contributing markets. Artwork on all platforms will be changed often to keep it fresh and eye-catching. Plus, don’t forget to pay attention to Gas Station TV (GSTV) whenever you are filling up your tanks, because those ads are running through the summer months! And remember, contributing credit unions also have enhanced listings on yourmoneyfurther.com, so be sure your listings are all customized and updated to maximize your placement(s)! Contact Lindsey Hefta if you have any questions, or to learn how you can support our Statewide Awareness Program (SWAP).
Site-Four 10th Anniversary Open House Planned
Site-Four, a CUSO started by Explorers CU in 2012, is celebrating their 10th anniversary with an open house celebration on July 28th. This is a great opportunity to meet the Board of Managers and learn more about this CUSO that performs data processing for more than 100 credit unions across the country. Everyone is welcome, but kindly RSVP to April Tompkins or Alan Rogers. Feel free to contact April with any questions!
Register Now for Discovery2022
For more than a decade, credit union leaders have expected big things from CUNA Mutual Groups’ Discovery conference. This year, you can expect even more! Discovery2022 will offer sessions to help with your strategic planning and brand-new opportunities for networking with the credit union colleagues you’ve missed. The networking addition is thanks to an entirely new virtual conferencing platform, which also promises greater interactivity and richer learning experiences for everyone. Collaboration is the beating heart of the credit union movement, register now to join us on August 11, 2022, for an all-day, immersive (and free!) occasion. More information and registration is available here.
America’s CU Museum – Credit Union Women Making History
America’s Credit Union Museum has announced the launch of a new “Credit Union Women Making History – Herstory” exhibit. Honoring the past, present and future of the incredible women making history in the credit union industry, Herstory will be an interactive exhibit showcasing inspiring stories never heard before. The new exhibit will premiere at the museum’s 20th Anniversary celebration in September 2022. In addition to a physical display at the museum, the exhibit will have an online presence that shares stories through virtual visits. Everyone is invited to nominate a CU Woman from the past, the present, or someone whose work today is contributing to the future of the movement. For more details, click here.
Free Webinar Series for Small Credit Unions
There is a free webinar program for smaller credit unions from CUNA. In this series, you will be connected to business partners that are vetted and known to work well with smaller credit unions. Partnering with CUNA Strategic Services, the goal is to deliver direct to your office presentations on services from small credit union-friendly vendors that can help you enhance your organizations and the services you offer members. Each month, two small credit union-friendly providers will present how their offerings can enhance your service to members. This free series takes place every second Thursday of the month now to December. Register for the series here.
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