Aspire Credit Union Welcomes Christy Wald
Aspire Credit Union is pleased to welcome Christy Wald to their credit union as a Mortgage Loan Processor. Wald, joins the team with nine years of loan processing experience, and more than 23 years of experience in the financial industry. Wald’s adaptability will provide her a tool to quickly learn the Aspire Credit Union systems allowing her to assist members immediately. Throughout her career, she has learned the skill of prioritizing which will be an asset for Aspire Credit Union and our members. “I am excited to connect with members and assist them with their mortgage questions and make the process as easy as possible for them,” Wald stated. Coming off a record month of mortgage closings, the hiring committee knew they needed a candidate with knowledge and drive. Wald stepped up to the challenge and was able to hit the ground running. “Her robust knowledge and experience has allowed for a smooth transition,” said Bobbi Hanson, Loan Department Manager. “We are excited to have her join our team.”
Capital CU Hires Bailey Reinke
Capital Credit Union has announced the hiring of Bailey Reinke as a financial services representative at their Northwest Branch, located at 1550 Burnt Boat Drive in Bismarck. As a financial services representative, Reinke will be responsible for consumer lending including auto, recreational vehicle and home equity loans; delivery of deposit products such as money market accounts and certificates of deposit; and actively soliciting, promoting, and servicing credit union products and services. “The culture and environment at Capital Credit Union is unmatched and I am overjoyed to rejoin the team and help our members grow,” says Reinke. Reinke rejoins Capital Credit Union from North American Coal where she worked for two years. Prior to that, she was a processing and imaging specialist at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office in Bismarck. Reinke earned an associate degree from Bismarck State College in 2018 and lives in Bismarck.
Maurie C. Byrne Chapter Pints & Politics in East Grand Forks
The Maurie C. Byrne Chapter will hold a Pints & Politics Forum on Tuesday, September 27 at The Spud Jr. – Prohibition Room – 302 Demers Avenue – East Grand Forks, MN. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social, followed by taco bar and the Forum to educate legislators and candidates on the credit union difference and to discuss legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative session. Credit unions please contact Heather Haltli, Riverfork Federal Credit Union at 701-775-0593 by Monday, September 19.
Central Chapter Annual Ditch Walk Planned
Central Chapter has planned their annual Ditch Walk for Tuesday, September 27. Starting at 5:00 p.m. meet at 219th Street HWY 37 South of Huron. Meet at 7:00 p.m. at Godfather’s for social. Please RSVP to Tiffanie Kouf (605) 353-9977. (Alternate “rain date” will be October 4.)
Williston & Dickson Area Pints & Politics
Credit union professionals are invited to a luncheon at Western Cooperative Credit Union, 1300 Bison Drive in Williston on Thursday, September 29 for a Pints & Politics Forum. Meet at noon, when we will discuss legislative agenda items for the upcoming session and introduce legislators and candidates to the credit union difference. Kindly RSVP to please contact Melanie Stillwell, Western Cooperative Credit Union (701) 572-4000.
Golden Pheasant Chapter Pints & Politics in Aberdeen
The Golden Pheasant Chapter has planned their Pints & Politics Forum for Thursday, October 6 at One Legged Pheasant Brewery – 721 S. Main St. in Aberdeen. 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 Friday, September 30.
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 email@example.com by October 7.
Rapid City Area Chapter Pints & Politics
A Pints & Politics Forum will be held on 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.
Win a Pair of e-Bikes!
Speaking of the New Ideas Conference, don’t forget to purchase your raffle ticket now for the Dakota Credit Union Foundation’s eBike Raffle fundraiser! Only 250 tickets will be sold at $50 each – with a limit of five per person. Drawing will be held at the New Ideas Conference! Get your tickets and learn more here.
Decoding Recent Overdraft Criticism and Market Shifts – a Free Webinar
JMFA is offering a complimentary learning opportunity on September 28 at 9:30 a.m. (CT) titled: Decoding Recent Overdraft Criticism and Market Shifts. Legislators have recently turned up the heat on excessive fees and undisclosed overdraft program procedures. As inflation impacts the country, political agendas can create uncertainty regarding important financial service options. In this session, JMFA’s EVP of Compliance Review, Cheryl Lawson, will share her expertise and insight on the recent topics making news headlines. She will address some of the continuous elements proposed by lawmakers to impose changes to regulations on overdraft programs and why previous attempts have failed. She will also address specific areas that can raise red flags for overdraft regulators—and potential interest from lawyers pursuing class-action lawsuits. Register for this event here.
Business Continuity Planning 101 – a Free Webinar
Disruptions occur almost every day, so it’s important to have solid plans and programs in place for the continuity of the credit union’s business operations. RecoveryPro invites you to join a free educational webinar on October 6, at 12:00 PM CT: BCP 101.
This session will familiarize you with the value of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for your credit union, terminology related to BCP and disaster recovery, and the general BCP process including program and policy, validation and maintenance, incident response, preparation and planning, risk assessment, and access and distribution of the plan to staff, board and examiners.
BCP 101 is a great place to start for any credit union staff who will be involved in the planning or have a role in the execution of their BCP.
There will also be an opportunity to learn more about RecoveryPro, an online system which guides credit unions through the creation, maintenance, and testing of robust business continuity plans. Click here to register for BCP 101.
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
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