Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

FREE Webinars from CUNA Strategic Services

CUNA Strategic Services is offering FREE webinars that you are sure to find both informative and interesting. Employee Fraud: Mitigating the Threat from Within will be held on April 17th at 11:30 a.m. CT. Topics will include financial and reputational risks, as well as compliance concerns and best practices to mitigate losses. Register here.

Then, on May 2nd, join CSS and LendKey for The Future of Digital Education Lending. This webinar is a compelling look at how digital lending can establish a connection between credit unions and millennials for a lasting relationship. The webinar will provide valuable insights and strategy. Register here.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas will be hosting a wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday, April 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First Community Credit Union, 5201 42nd Street South in Fargo. This is a pre-Summit event, but everyone is invited to attend, and bring a guest! Tickets are just $75 for one or two for $125. 20 fine wines will available, along with perfect pairings from Luna Fargo. Safe rides will be provided. Contact Lori Welder, Foundation Executive Director, for more details.


Are You a CU Hero?

Don’t forget to be a “CU Hero” this month by purchasing a little green superhero at your credit union. Your $1 donation will support the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas in their efforts to increase credit union awareness through children’s charities, scholarships, community needs, and more. Learn more here.


East River FCU Seeking VP of Operations

East River FCU is looking for a VP of Operations to join their team. This position requires a leader who excels in staff development, thinks strategically within an organization, and enjoys working with data. When you work for East River Federal Credit Union, you can expect to work for an organization that cares about its staff, members and community. Benefits include health, dental, and vision, paid time off, 401k match, and more! 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.


Coin Machine for Sale!

East River FCU in Madison, South Dakota has a coin machine for sale. This is a Brandt 6500 Mach 7 Coin Sorter purchased new in 2006. Please contact Tanya Hobson for price and further details.


Upcoming Chapter Events

Central Chapter and Golden Pheasant Chapter Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. Meet at 12:00 p.m. for Golf at Fisher’s Grove Golf Course in Redfield, weather permitting. At 6:00 p.m. a dinner and meeting will take place at Leo’s Good Foods—602 North Main Street in Redfield. The evening program will follow: State of the Credit Union Movement, with Jeff Olson, President/CEO with Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. RSVP to sandyl@dakotalandfcu.com.  

Missouri Valley Chapter will hold their meeting on Thursday, April 18 at Capital Credit Union’s Main Office in Bismarck. Meet at 5:30 for social and taco bar. Jeff Olson will present the “Fred Factor.” RSVP here by Friday, April 12.

Golden Pheasant Chapter Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at The Galley in Webster. Steven Worden/NCUA Supervisory Examiner will provide the NCUA Update. Social and meal begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by meeting at 6:45 p.m. Please RSVP no later than April 18 to sstreier@aberdeenfcu.org or call 605-725-0677.

Red River Chapter will hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25 at the Gastropub in Fargo. Registration opens at 5:30 with meeting and election of chapter officers to follow. There will be a billiards tournament following the annual meeting. RSVP to Laura Bryson, Town & Country Credit Union by April 17.  

North Central Chapter of Credit Unions has scheduled their Annual Meeting for Thursday, April 25 at the Sheyenne Senior Center—100 1st Street North. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social, dinner at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. meeting and election of officers. Tonya Hetzler with the Attorney General’s Office with also present information on fraud. RSVP to ccunr@gondtc.com or 701.947.5011 no later than Friday, April 19.

*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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