Congratulations to This Remarkable Woman!
Chelsea Gleich, Senior Communications Specialist at Town & Country CU was recently recognized by KX News as part of their “Remarkable Women” series for Women’s History Month. Four finalists were selected from 60 nominees and Chelsea is among them! One will be named KX News Remarkable Woman of the Year. Check out the complete story here.
Dakotas Sister Society!
A local “Sister Society” of the Global Women’s Leadership Network is now being formed in the Dakotas. Thanks to the efforts of Nanci Wilson from University Federal Credit Union (Grand Forks, ND) along with Jaymason Bramblee from Oahe Federal Credit Union (Pierre, SD), the first meeting of the Dakotas Sister Society is scheduled for April 28th at 2:00 p.m. (CT) via Zoom. To register, simply RSVP to Nanci Wilson by April 26th and be sure to follow us on Facebook. The group plans to reconnect quarterly following the initial meeting.
Performance & RateWatch Reports Now Available
As a benefit of membership, DakCU has the annual Custom Performance Reports for each member credit union as well as RateWatch Reports available upon request. Performance Reports highlight an individual credit union’s loans, shares, income, and more. RateWatch offers a fee and rate comparison at the state and national levels. Receive a digital copy by contacting Debbie Kruckenberg.
East River FCU Seeking Loan Officer
East River FCU in Madison, SD has an opening for a Loan Officer to assist members with personalized financial products and services. The Loan Officer will interview applicants for consumer and mortgage loans and process the applications, gathering background information and analyzing credit history. Previous underwriting experience is highly desired. Click here for more information and to apply.
Minot Area Schools FCU Seeking MSR
Minot Area Schools Federal Credit Union is seeking a full-time Member Service Representative. Job duties include greeting members in person and on phone, processing deposits, withdrawals, and loan payments, opening and closing accounts, daily balancing, processing loan documents, and other duties as assigned. Salary DOE. Interested individuals may contact Dee Dee Kraft, Manager, or Mindy Faaiuaso, MSR at 701-857-4430 or submit resume to Minot Area Schools Federal Credit Union, 215 2nd St SE, Minot, ND 58701.
Youth Month Coming in April
We are already halfway through March – which means Youth Month in April will be here before we know it. Be sure to watch our Facebook page for fun “financial well-being” style memes that you can share to promote #CUYouthMonth or email Shawn Brummer for the set of 10 graphics that you can use whenever you wish. We also have some special deals planned for our Pee Wee and Friends® subscribers, so watch for a special email promotion coming later this month. Visit the Igloo Mall or contact Deb Kruckenberg for more information about Pee Wee and Friends®.
Missouri Valley Chapter Meeting
Missouri Valley Chapter is holding their meeting on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Capital Credit Union – 204 West Thayer Avenue – Bismarck, ND. Join for a “Panel on Engaging Young Adults,” where you will hear from local high school DECA students and local university students regarding what they look for in a financial institution. You may attend virtually by signing up here OR you may attend in person by signing up here (space limited).
Recommended by Amy K: Compliance Webinar
Federally insured credit unions can get valuable information on Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering compliance during a National Credit Union Administration webinar scheduled for April 14. Register here for “Bank Secrecy Act Update.” The webinar is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT and run for approximately 60 minutes. Click here for additional information.
Help Us Stay Up to Date with Your Staff!
Please help us to make sure that your employees are receiving the Memo and are in our database for other important information. We strive to bring you the latest important information related to advocacy, compliance, networking and educational opportunities, and more. Is everyone at your credit union receiving this information? Be sure we have the names, title, and email address of any new employees. The more information your staff has, the better for all of us! Email Shawn Brummer to be added to our distribution list or sign up directly here on our website.
Ready to Ctrl+Alt+Innovate!
Ctrl+Alt+Innovate is the shortcut you need to advance with fintechs and power financial growth. This event will take place on April 7 – 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon (CT) each day and the cost is just $99 per person! Receive innovation and fintech demos from an experienced panel of experts, attend “Tech Talks” breakout sessions, and much more! Click here to learn more about this collaborative event.
Summit Coming Soon
The Summit is rapidly approaching on May 3 – 4 at the Delta Marriott Hotel and Convention center in Fargo. DakCU is proud to offer this year’s Summit with outstanding educational content, as well as the opportunity to interact with preferred solution providers and business partners. Attend our Annual Business Meeting, the elegant Awards Banquet, and breakout sessions that will address industry hot topics. Our staff is looking forward to reconnecting with you and we can’t wait to host our first in-person event of 2021. Be sure to visit our Summit Event Page for more details and the complete agenda.
Be a Summit Crasher!
If you are a credit union professional age 35 or under who is interested in expanding your career and professional development, consider applying to be a Summit Crasher! The Crashers’ registration fees are FREE so the only expense you will incur is travel and lodging. Learn more about the industry and expand your professional network! Contact George McDonald if you have any questions about the Crasher agenda.
In the Spotlight
Do you know someone at your credit union or another credit union, either employee or volunteer, who has an interesting story? Nominate them for the CU Professionals Spotlight by emailing their name and a brief explanation of why they are “Spotlight” material to Shawn Brummer.
Free Small CU Webinar Series
Don’t forget the free CUNA-League System Small CU Webinar Series! This series provides actionable, relevant and operation-improving best practices while bringing free education to small credit unions on the most important issues they face. Each live webinar takes place on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. MT) now through Spring 2021. While subjects are wide-ranging, each webinar will aim to answer many of the biggest questions facing small credit unions. *Please note: the Small CU Webinar Series is designed for credit unions $75M and under in assets. Register here for the series. For additional information, including a complete lineup of upcoming topics, click here.
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