Dakota CU News & Notes
DakCU Offices Closed Monday
Dakota Credit Union Association offices will be closed on Monday, October 10 in observation of Columbus Day and Native American Day. Columbus Day is a national holiday which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival and discovery of the American Continent on October 12, 1492. Not all states or regions follow this observance, and instead, they celebrate other events on the day. South Dakota's official holiday on this date is Native American Day, which celebrates the cultures and contributions of the many Native American tribes.
Sisseton-Wahpeton FCU Seeking Assistant Manager
Sisseton-Wahpeton FCU is seeking a full-time assistant manager. This person is responsible for assisting the credit union manager in the overall management of the credit union and ensuring financial stability and member satisfaction. Other duties include overseeing lending, collections, and audits. Please submit resume to Autumn Johnson at email@example.com.
Career Opportunity in Great Falls MT
Montana Credit Union is seeking a VP of Lending and Member Services to serve on its executive leadership team. The person in this position is involved in making organizational and strategic decisions and responsible for directing and monitoring day-to-day member services, lending, secondary market real estate, and collection operations while ensuring that established goals and objectives are met. They participate in establishing a budget of operations, including incentive plans, and ensure the team functions within budget and its goals are met. Please read the full job description for a complete list of responsibilities and competencies required. If you are curious about the credit union take a look at their website. The position is located in Great Falls, Montana on the scenic banks of the Missouri River. Compensation DOE and includes a generous benefits package. Submit resume and letter of interest to Susan Tulick, VP of Human Resources. Closing date October 14, 2022; position is open until filled.
1st Liberty FCU Seeking Real Estate Manager
1st Liberty Federal Credit Union is seeking a Real Estate Manager for the branch office in Great Falls, Montana. 1st Liberty is a full-service financial institution that offers a wide range of financial services; matching members’ needs with products and services. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: to provide complete and compliant Real Estate, Home Equity, Advances and FHA Title I loan service to members, interview, advise, originate, underwrite and approve/deny loans. Must have knowledge in and be able to underwrite secondary market FHA, VA, Convention, RD loans. Able to act as a backup to our consumer loan processes and approvals. Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Lending Director or Vice President. Contact Jamie Jacobs, HR Director, with any questions at HR@1stliberty.org or 406-761-8300 Ext. 194. Candidates may apply here no later than October 28.
BND Offering Collateral Valuation Services
Bank of North Dakota (BND) is responding to the needs of financial institutions and offering collateral valuation services that include ag real estate or chattel evaluations and appraisal reviews for ag and commercial real estate. Any North Dakota financial institution OR an attorney working on behalf of a North Dakota financial institution can engage BND’s Collateral Valuation Services. Requesting BND services is a simple, online process. Click here for more information and to request a review or call BND at 701.328.5852 so they can answer your questions or schedule a time to visit with your team. BND is a DakCU CAP member.
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Webinars
Build your training library in October with “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” at the Credit Union Webinar Network. Simply add any three regularly priced, live or on-demand webinars to your cart and automatically get one free at checkout. Find all upcoming webinars and educational opportunities here on the DakCU website.
James Valley Chapter Pints & Politics in Jamestown
The James Valley Chapter will hold their Pints & Politics Forum on Tuesday, October 11 at Quality Inn – 507 25th St. SW in Jamestown. Meet at 5:30 p.m. for social followed by a presentation by Jeff Olson. The purpose of this meeting is to educate legislators and candidates on the credit union difference and discuss legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative session. Please RSVP to Lori Dally, First Community Credit Union at 701-253-5116 by Monday, October 3rd, 2022.
Red River Chapter Pints & Politics in Fargo
The Red River Chapter will be holding a Pints & Politics Forum on Thursday, October 13 at Edgewood Golf Course, 19 Golf Course Rd. Fargo, ND. Meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Chalet Building. This event will have a “Halloween Twist” so come in your best costume and you could win a prize! Jeff Olson will be joining to discuss legislative agenda items for upcoming session and to help inform legislators and candidates about the credit union difference. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7.
Central Chapter Meeting – Cybersecurity
The Central Chapter has scheduled their next meeting for October 18th starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Huron Event Center. The evening’s program will be Social Engineering/ Cybersecurity with special guest speaker Kelly Pfeifer from Vantage Point. Kindly RSVP with Tiffanie Kouf 605-353-9977.
SE605 Chapter Pints & Politics
The SE605 Chapter will hold their Pints & Politics Forum on Thursday, October 20 at Blue Rock Bar and Grill – 4021 Bobhallla Drive, Sioux Falls. Meet at 5:30 p.m. for social followed by the Forum to educate legislators and candidates on the credit union difference and to discuss any legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative session. Please RSVP to Erica Clements at 605-256-8272.
Rapid City Area Chapter Pints & Politics
A Pints & Politics Forum will be held on Thursday, October 27 in Rapid City at The Pour 54 Taphouse – 615 S. Main Street. Meet at 5:30 p.m. for social, followed by the Forum to educate legislators and candidates on the credit union difference and discuss legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative sessions. Please RSVP to Credit unions please contact Paige Langhoff, Dakota Credit Union Association 701-250-3924 by Thursday, October 13.
Credit Unions United Chapter Halloween Social
The Credit Unions United Chapter “Progressive Halloween Social” is back this year! Join your peers on Tuesday, October 25 for a “ghoulish good time” moving from credit union to credit union (see below). Prizes will be given for best group costume and most creative food. RSVP to Jennifer Jerauld at Town & Country CU by October 18.
Talent Management and Culture in Uncertain Times – a Free Webinar
As credit unions have been navigating the “Great Resignation” and rising inflation and interest rates, what aspects of talent management have been the most challenging? What actions are credit unions planning to take to attract and retain talent? What characteristics of organizational culture are most highly correlated with credit union performance?
Join Steve Heusuk, Senior Manager of Competitive & Market Intel at CUNA Mutual Group on Thursday, October 13 at 2:00 C.T. for a free webinar: Talent Management & Culture in Uncertain Times that addresses these specific questions and more. Register here.
Making Small CU Life Easier
Your Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) and CUNA, your national trade association, constantly work together to support small credit unions with new product ideas, compliance and policies, training, education, networking, scholarships and more. Our mission is to help you succeed! Do not hesitate to contact any DakCU staff with questions or concerns – we are your first stop for all things credit union related. Click here for more information about Small CU resources.
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