Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Summit Special Room Rates  

The 2019 CUAD Summit is being held April 29 – May 1 in Fargo, ND. We have an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers this year, and we guarantee you will leave feeling even more energized and excited about the credit union movement! You can view the entire agenda and register here! Rooms are available at the Delta Marriott in Fargo for a special rate of $129 - $149 per night. You can book your room at the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas rate by clicking this link.


Be a Summit Crasher!

Are you a credit union professional age 35 or under? Do you have a desire to expand your credit union knowledge and networking opportunities? Can you make it to Fargo, ND April 29 – May 1? Then you are perfect candidate to CRASH the Summit! Crashers receive FREE conference registration and applying is simple – click here for details.


Reminder – April 1 Effective Date for Prepaid Accounts Rule

As Amy Kleinschmit has been mentioning in prior Memo articles, April 1 is the effective date for rule changes impacting prepaid accounts. The prepaid card issuer generally has the primary compliance obligation, but your institution still needs to understand the new rules if you sell prepaid cards and accounts. There is a recorded webinar that might be helpful available here.


April is Youth Month!

For the credit union movement, April is all about helping young members achieve their goals for the future by promoting financial education. That’s why each year, we celebrate National Credit Union Youth Month! This year, the theme is “The future is yours… Picture it! Save for it! Share it!” Learn more, get involved, and find all the resources you will need by visiting cuna.org/youthmonth. Be sure to share your Youth Month celebrations with the Memo by emailing to Shawn Brummer.


Capital CU Promotes Ryan Welder

Ryan Welder was recently promoted to business services officer at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office in Bismarck. In this role, he will be responsible for lending and delivery of multiple business products with an emphasis on building new business relationships. Welder has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has been with Capital Credit Union since August 2004, most recently as a business credit analyst at the Main Office.


East River FCU Seeking Loan Officer 

East River FCU in Madison, South Dakota is seeking a loan officer to join our team. If you have a desire to help others be successful, keep reading! When you work for East River Federal Credit Union, you can expect to work for an organization that cares about its individual team members, credit union members, and works to promote an environment where you can flourish in your career. Great benefits too! Visit eastriverfcu.com for more information and submit resume and cover letter to East River Federal Credit Union, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 31, Madison, SD 57042 or email: Tanya@eastriverfcu.com


Upcoming Chapter Events

Central Chapter of Credit Unions meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19. The host credit union will be HB Telco FCU. Meet at The Plains—960 4th Street NE—Huron. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. with program to follow: BSA Training with Lisa Snedeker, Training Director/Branch Manager with Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.  RSVP to Jane Ramsell, HB Telco Federal Credit Union.

Old West Chapter of Credit Unions meeting is planned for Thursday, March 21. The host will be Northern Hills Federal Credit Union. Meet at The Lodge at Deadwood—100 Pine Crest Lane—Deadwood at 6:00 p.m. for dinner dinner with program to follow: CU Jeopardy with George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services with Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. RSVP to Mitchell Loken, Black Hills Federal Credit Union 605.858.6367.

*Chapter events can also be found here on the CUAD website.


Share Your Good News!

Don’t forget to share your stories of charitable giving and volunteer work for the Memo and CU Social Good. Remember, your credit union receives one Member Engagement Reward Point (MERP) for each story that is contributed to CU Social Good. The points add up and can help you receive a rebate on your annual CUAD Dues. Send your good news stories to Shawn Brummer.


Submit your news for Dakota CU Tidbits to Shawn Brummer sbrummer@cuad.coop. Employee promotions, awards, new products or services, community involvement/recognition, job openings, all are welcome!

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