Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

FREE Webinar from CUNA Strategic Services

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

There’s still time to sign up for the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas wine tasting fundraiser! This pre-Summit event will be held 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. 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. 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.


Jump$tart Coalition Financial Literacy Conference

The ND Jump$tart Coalition will be holding a Financial Literacy Conference on Thursday, May 9th at the Grand Hotel in Minot. Topics will include: “Your Money, Your Goals,” with Carrie Johnson, NDSU Assistant Professor and finance specialist; “Income Flows & Stocks of Wealth,” with Scott Wolla, PhD, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and economic education coordinator; “Long Term Care,” with Ellen Bjelland and Vanessa Hoines, NDSU Extension Agents; and “Plan by Intent, Not by Default,” with Kevin Burckhard, Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative. The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Register here.


Attention Low-Income CUs: CDRLF Grants Open June 2

Low-income credit unions interested in Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants can submit applications between June 2 and July 20. Credit unions interested in applying for CDRLF grants should register with the federal government’s System for Award Management. SAM.gov is an official U.S. government website that collects, validates, stores, and disseminates business information about the federal government's trading partners to support contract awards, grants, and electronic payment processes. Grant requirements, application instructions, and other information are available in the 2019 Grant Round Application Guidelines. Credit unions should use the NCUA’s CyberGrants portal to submit grant applications.


Black Hills FCU Seeking Marketing Manager.

Black Hills Federal Credit Union is seeking a qualified candidate to join their team as a full-time marketing manager in Rapid City. This position will be responsible for overseeing BHFCU’s marketing operations, implementing key marketing and branding strategies, supervising the in-house marketing team, providing production support for the eCommerce and business development teams and more. Candidates should have five or more years of experience in a related field with equal responsibilities, have the equivalent of a four-year college degree and be highly skilled in business writing and marketing communications. For additional details about this position and to apply online, visit bhfcu.com/careers.


Upcoming Chapter Events

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 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.   

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.

The Maurie C. Byrne Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, May 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4301 James Ray Drive in Grand Forks. Jeff Olson will be presenting the Fred Factor. Social begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner 6:30 p.m. and meeting to follow. RSVP to Sherry Levenseller at sherry@universityfcu.net by April 30.


*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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