Looking for Some New Ideas?
The very popular New Ideas Conference is headed to the Black Hills on October 4 – 6 in Deadwood, South Dakota. We have a terrific fall event planned that is focused on “Storytelling” and how credit unions can effectively use their stories as part of their branding – engaging both members and employees! There will also be information about blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, as well as an awareness campaign update! Time is running out – register today!
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. It is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions. International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. Click here for FREE ICU Day Materials.
Congratulations to Nanci Wilson “Right On The Money” Contest Winner!
Nanci Wilson, Marketing & Community Engagement at University FCU (Grand Forks, ND) was recently notified that she was a finalist in the 2nd Annual CRMNEXT Right On The Money Contest! In the end, Nanci received third place, which earned her a beautiful custom trophy plus a $750 cash prize, not to mention the outstanding industry recognition. This contest recognizes credit unions and community banks whose innovative work is transforming the communities they serve. Nanci was selected because of her active role in moving the credit union movement forward; for inspiring mental health awareness, for her community driven initiatives for women, and for her “No Embarrassment” project. Congratulations Nanci!
Central Chapter Meeting: Motivation Night
The Central Chapter has scheduled their next meeting for Tuesday, September 21 at Dakotaland Federal Credit Union – 2297 Kansas Avenue SE – Huron, SD. Meet at the Administrative Offices Building south of Coborn’s, enter on the East side of building at 6:00 p.m. for pizza with meeting to follow: Motivation Night: a Navy SEAL’s Advice on Facing Life’s Many Challenges to be presented by Phillip Koontz. RSVP to Lisa Snedeker, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.
North Central Chapter: President’s Night
The North Central Chapter has scheduled their meeting for September 23 at the Sheyenne Senior Center – 200 1st Street North - Sheyenne ND. Meet at the bar (just down the street) for social at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. - Potluck meal provided by the ladies of Sheyenne Senior Center. Meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with special guest speaker Jeff Olson, President/CEO of Dakota Credit Union Association. Please RSVP to Community Credit Union at 701-947-5011.
Central Chapter Ditch Cleaning
The Central Chapter has scheduled their annual ditch cleaning event for Tuesday, September 28, meet at 5:45 p.m. at 219th Street Highway 37 South – Huron, SD with pizza party to follow at Godfathers Pizza – 195 21st Street SW. Kindly RSVP to Tiffanie Kouf at M-O Federal Credit Union at 605-353-9977 if you can help. Alternate date in case of rain will be October 5.
iLead@11 DakCU Emerging Leader Program Kickoff
DakCU is thrilled to announce that our new iLead@11 Emerging Leader Program is set to kick off at two separate chapter events this month. See what our new leadership program is all about! Introductions will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at the Sioux Falls Chapter meeting; and Wednesday, September 22 for the Red River Chapter meeting in Fargo. Based on the popular Leadership@11 program designed by Eleven Performance Group, our leadership program will provide valuable training and growth for your next leaders focused on three pillars of study: Leading Yourself; Leading Others, and Leading the Organization. If you have any questions about this exciting new program, please contact George McDonald, Dakota Credit Union Association Chief Officer of Strategic Services at 701.250.3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Unions United Chapter Announces New Young Professionals Group
The Credit Unions United Chapter is kicking off their all-new “Credit Union Emerging Leaders” program on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Minot Public Library meeting room - 516 2nd Avenue SE – Minot, ND. Interested individuals may also join the meeting virtually! The group plans to meet quarterly, either in-person or virtually, and will cover topics such as: what are the credit union principles; what does my credit union really do for the members; and how does ROA (and numbers like this) affect my job, just to name a few. The first speaker will be Nanci Wilson – “I Can CU in the Movement.” RSVP to Lexie Kroeger, GEM Federal Credit Union 701-852-3866 by Friday, September 17, 2021. If you are joining virtually you will be given the access information after registration.
*Please note: this is NOT the same as the Dakota Credit Union Association’s “iLead@11” Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders program through DakCU is being developed by partners Jim Kasch of Canidae Consulting and Tonya Voltolina with Eleven Performance Group.
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.
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