Reminder – Password Needed for “Members Only” Content!
As a reminder, certain portions of our website and some Memo stories are now locked down with access granted to association members only! All employees of affiliated member credit unions can access this privileged information with their DakCU website login and password.
If you haven’t already, please create your member login by clicking “Member Login” at the top left of any page of dakcu.org, then select “Click here for login information” to the right of the LOGIN button. Enter your credit union work email address and click “Request Password Reset Email.” An email will be sent to your inbox for you to create a password. Then, you’re all set! If you have any problem accessing the “Members Only” content be sure to contact Deb Kruckenberg, Member Support Specialist.
Northern Hills FCU Creating New Executive VP Position!
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union based in Sturgis, South Dakota, has an opening for an Executive Vice President. This is a new position that will report directly to the CEO. Those interested in receiving the confidential application packet should contact Floyd Rummel III, Northern Hills CEO, no later than March 8, 2021.
Scholarships for North Dakota Students!
North Dakota students between 13-19 years of age are eligible to enter the Bank of North Dakota’s (BND) March Money Madness challenge where two $1,529 scholarships will be awarded. To qualify, individuals must take College SAVE’s March Money Madness challenge that takes less than an hour. There are three challenges – each challenge contains three videos with 2-question quizzes. Answer all the questions correctly, and the entry is complete. Video topics include needs versus wants, repaying loans, and the difference between gross and take-home pay, and more. Begin March Money Madness here and complete by 5 p.m. CT on March 31.
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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 Registration Open!
Plan now to join us 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.
April is Youth Month
CUNA has announced this year’s theme for National Credit Union Youth Month in April: “Be a credit union saver and your savings will never go extinct.” This annual campaign is an opportunity to further engage with young members and show them that your credit union is there to help them throughout their financial journey. Find fun swag along with FREE graphics to promote your activities here. Be sure to check out our great selection of Pee Wee Penguin promotional products that can also be used to make those important contacts with your young savers! Visit the Igloo Mall or contact Deb Kruckenberg for more information about Pee Wee and Friends®.
The Side Effects Project – The Financial Crisis of Cancer
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has announced a new project entitled, Side Effects, that sheds light on the financial crisis of cancer hiding in plain sight and what credit unions can do to better serve their members. Funded by the Foundation and created by Andy Janning, the Side Effects Project builds on the work of the Foundation that offered a model for credit unions and health care system to work together to address members’ physical, mental AND financial health and well-being. This work is a deeper dive to help credit unions understand this link between health and wealth, with a medical issue that ALL of us have experienced in one form or another – cancer. The goal with Side Effects – an ambitious 7-part collection of essays, photos, films, and audio narratives – is that credit unions will see this connection, then serve these members better. Learn more about the project through the first documentary piece: Introduction | 12,614 Miles.
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.
Credit Unions United Chapter Meeting
Credit Unions United Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, March 9 hosted by Affinity First Federal Credit Union. Meet at Sleep Inn - 2400 10th Street SW – Minot at 6:00 p.m. for social, followed by dinner and BSA Training with Amy Kleinschmit, Chief Compliance Officer - Dakota Credit Union Association. To adhere to COVID safety precautions, please refrain from attending if you are feeling ill. To make your credit union reservation, please contact Susan Bergman, GEM Federal Credit Union 701-852-3866.
Maurie C. Byrne Chapter Meeting
The Maurie C. Byrne Chapter has scheduled their virtual Zoom meeting for Tuesday, March 16 at 6:15 p.m. The agenda includes the election of Chapter Officers, and program will be presented by Nanci Wilson, Marketing & Campus Outreach with University FCU on “Stop! Collaborate & Listen: Working Through Tough Attitudes and Rewriting the Outcome.” To make your reservation please contact Lacey Fetsch, University Federal Credit Union no later than Monday, March 15. The Zoom information will be sent to you once your reservation is received.
Central Chapter Meeting
The Central Chapter has scheduled their in-person meeting for Tuesday, March 16 at the Huron Event Center - 501 Wisconsin Avenue SW - Huron, SD. Meet at 6:00pm for dinner with program to follow: Agent Randy Walker, US Secret Service on Counterfeit Currency and Current Trends. Be sure to RSVP with meal choice to Lisa Snedeker, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at 605-353-8776.
North Central Chapter Meeting
The North Central Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Monday, March 22 hosted by First Community Credit Union’s Devils Lake location. Meet at KC Hall – 522 4th Street NE – Devils Lake, ND at 5:15 p.m. for social with dinner to follow at 6:15 p.m. Program presented by Steve Schmitz, President/CEO of First Community Credit Union: “People Helping People,” Steve’s Story. Please make your reservation by contacting Tiffani Crist, First Community Credit Union at 701-665-1325 no later than noon on Thursday, March 11.
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.
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