Condolences to Loren Wetch Family
Loren Wetch, longtime volunteer at Railway Credit Union (Mandan, ND) passed away peacefully in his home on September 23, 2021 surrounded by his family. Loren was a volunteer board member for 26 years, and most recently served as chairman of the Supervisory Committee. He received the DakCU Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017, and was inducted into Railway Credit Union’s Hall of Fame in 2021. He was a well-known fixture at many Railway events, including their annual appreciation day, where he ran the grill, and at Christmastime when he played Santa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 2 at Capital Christian Center in Bismarck. You can read his obituary here.
DakCU Awards Page Updated!
Our DakCU Awards are now open for nominations; details and forms can be found here. Be sure to get your nominations in by December 17th. Check out our newly revamped Awards Page which now includes previous winners and our Hall of Fame inductees from 2000 to 2021! Contact Deb Kruckenberg with any questions.
ICU Day FREE Resources
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. Last week, our new Director of Marketing, Lindsey Hefta, sent out ICU Day graphics and other materials to our member credit union CEOs and marketing staff so we can keep a consistent message across the Dakotas this year, bringing credit unions to the forefront as a better financial services option for consumers. Be sure to contact Lindsey if you need any assistance with customized ICU Day graphics or visit CUNA’s website for downloadable resources.
Coin Counter For Sale
Fort Randall FCU has a coin counter/sorter for sale! First $300 or best offer can take this gently used gem home! Contact Audrey Fink 605.384.5332 if interested. Photos below.
Explorers CU Seeking BSA/Risk Officer
Explorers CU is seeking a BSA/Risk Officer with the option to work at any Explorers CU branch location: Parkston, Springfield, Tea or Yankton, SD. If you have a passion for teamwork, drive and ingenuity, along with an interest in risk management and investigations, then you could be Explorers Credit Union’s new BSA/Risk Officer. Using the power of the credit union philosophy, you will help guide members on their path of financial empowerment. As Explorer’s BSA/Risk Officer, you will serve the entire organization that includes 29 Explorers CU staff, more than 9,000 members, and nearly $100M in assets throughout 30 counties in southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska. If you have a passion for helping people and either a bachelor's degree or four years of experience in BSA, AML or OFAC regulations, then pack a water bottle, throw your resume in your backpack and head on over to apply to be a part of the team. Visit www.explorerscu.com/careers to view the full job description and apply today. Explorers Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer.
Dakota Sister Society Meeting October 14th
Have you ever wondered how you can get your Credit Union started on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Look no further than the next Dakota Sister Society meeting on October 14th at 2:00 p.m. (CT). Guest speaker, Daniel Marquez, will explain the importance of DEI and financial cooperation. Register here.
Questions? Contact Nanci Wilson at University FCU.
Leveraging the Cooperative Advantage
North Dakota State University and the Burdick Center for Cooperatives in partnership with the ND Coordinating Council for Cooperatives is hosting CO-OPERATE2021 at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellent. On November 16 – 17, you are invited to celebrate, collaborate, and expand the impact of co-ops by re-energizing the value proposition of the cooperative business model. This event will bring co-op directors, employees and members together for two days of resource sharing, networking and learning. Speaker and registration information available here.
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