Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Help Stop Elder Financial Abuse!

AARP has teamed up with CUNA for a new innovative online training platform to train your employees to identify signs of financial exploitation, and take the right steps to protect the assets of these older Americans. This is a FREE service for credit unions – and you can even earn a designation badge to identify your credit union’s commitment to fighting exploitation. Learn more 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.


                                  Doug Lee Joins Capital CU

Capital CU has announced the hiring of Doug Lee as mortgage loan officer/business development specialist at their Fargo Branch. Lee has more than 15 years of financial services experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Mayville State University. He resides in Fargo with his wife and two children, and also serves on the board of directors for Haley’s Hope Dyslexia Learning Center and is active in Hope Lutheran Church. We welcome Doug to the credit union industry!


Upcoming Chapter Events

Golden Pheasant Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, May 21 with a Robbery Training Webinar presented by Sgt. Keith Theroux from the Aberdeen Police Department. The webinar link and meeting packet will be sent to chapter members prior to the meeting. Contact Steve Streier with any questions.

The Red River Chapter has scheduled their meeting for Thursday, May 23 at the Holiday Inn – 3803 13th Avenue South in Fargo. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Program will be BSA Training with Amy Kleinschmit, Chief Compliance Officer with Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. RSVP to Laura Bryson.

Red River Chpater Redhawks Game. Join your chapter for the 21st Annual Redhawks Game on June 5. Gates open at 6:02 p.m. – meet at the Armadillo Party Deck for buffet before the game starts at 7:02 p.m. All this for just $13 – RSVP by May 22 to Laura Bryson.

The Southeast 605 Chapter of Credit Unions is holding their 2019 Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 27 at the Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls. Sign up by June 1 and receive the Early Bird fee of just $90 per player. After June 1, the fee will be $100 per player. There are also sponsorships available. Contact Tim Ingalls at 605.275.1792 or Joey Rotert at 605.977.8314 for sponsorship details. See you on the course! Register here.

*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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