DakCU Holiday Schedule
Dakota Credit Union Association offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1. Today will be the final Memo publication of the year; we will return on Tuesday, January 2, with all the news and updates you need to know! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Oahe FCU donates $1,000 to Holiday Youth Drive
Oahe Federal Credit Union has generously donated $1,000 to the Cheyenne River Youth Project's Holiday Youth Drive, aiding them in filling the shortfall of 250 wishes in their toy drive this year. This program, established in 1990, caters to over a thousand children spread across 20 communities. Every child submitting a wish list receives three to four of their desired items and much-needed winter clothing. Other credit unions interested in joining this charitable endeavor this year or in the future are urged to visit lakotayouth.org/toy-drive to lend a helping hand.
Western Cooperative CU Seeking CFO
Western Cooperative CU is seeking a Chief Financial Officer for the Williston, ND location. This is a full-time position with Monday – Friday Hours. Responsible for assisting the credit union President/CEO in the overall management of the credit union. Direct and manage all practices and activities in the Finance and Accounting functions to ensure compliance with State and Federal rules and regulations. Manage auditing, accounting, and recordkeeping activities of the credit union to ensure they meet generally accepted accounting practices. Make recommendations relating to budget preparation, income forecasts, and operational changes as needed. Click here for complete job description and visit https://www.wccu.org/ “careers” link to apply.
CEO Opportunity in SD
Sisseton Wahpeton Federal Credit Union, located in Agency Village, South Dakota, is currently in search of a President/CEO. The credit union has $6 million in assets and is serving over 1,300 members. Working together with the board of directors, the initial responsibility for the incoming executive will be to lead a team that can propel the credit union forward. Additionally, this individual will implement sound operational procedures at the credit union, develop a strategic plan forward, establish and maintain sound relationships with auditors and regulators, and develop a relationship based on trust and transparency with the board of directors. The candidate will have a strong foundation in analyzing and interpreting financial data and have a proven ability to lead people. Please email resumes to Stephanie Sievers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alloya GAC Scholarship Opportunity
Alloya has announced the availability of a Christine M. Gross (CMG) Scholarship for the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), being held from March 3-7, 2024. If you are an emerging industry leader under the age of 40, apply now for this scholarship! The award can be utilized to cover registration fees, hotel accommodations and travel expenses.
Please submit your application by January 17, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by the CMG Memorial Foundation board approximately one month before the event. All applicants will be notified via email with the results of the selection process.
MonDak Roundtable in Las Vegas.
Join us for the MonDak Roundtable being held January 17-18, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada! MonDak is an amazing educational opportunity for senior management, CEOs, and volunteer board members to collaborate and share ideas as they are guided by a professional lineup of top industry thought leaders. This year, we are pleased to include credit union leaders from Minnesota, as well as our friends from Montana, for this high-level educational and networking opportunity. Visit the event page for more details.
Due to popular demand, additional dates have been added for SalesCU workshops. SalesCU training offers practical and proven sales techniques and strategies that actually work in a credit union setting to bring affordable and convenient sales training to our Dakota credit unions. If you want to develop employees who know how to sell in a way that adds value to the member, and sales leaders who are empowered to drive results through developmental coaching and meaningful accountability, we have an award-winning solution for you! Additional information on upcoming sessions available here or contact George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services at 701.250.3942.
Our iLead@11 DakCU Emerging Leader Program is designed specifically for emerging leaders in the credit union industry, based on the popular Leadership@11 program designed by Eleven Performance Group. It is an ongoing program that allows participants to start whenever they want and determine their own pace. Scholarships are also available; complete the application form found here.
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