Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Free Virtual Discovery Conference from CMG!

CUNA Mutual Group has announced registration is open for its 10th annual Discovery Conference being held on Aug. 15. This unique virtual experience offers new perspectives from innovation experts and industry thought leaders to help credit unions prepare for their upcoming 2020 strategic planning. The no-cost event is designed specifically for credit union CEOs and their leadership teams. All credit union and league employees are welcome and encouraged to attend. View the complete agenda for more details. Register using this link. opportunities to network with your peers.


Play Golf for a Good Cause!

Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (CUFD) Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, August 16th at the Jamestown Country Club in Jamestown, ND. This is the CUFD’s 3rd annual golf outing, and all proceeds raised from this event go directly to the CUFD to be used for high school and college scholarships, grants for financial literacy, and to Dakota charities such as Habitat for Humanity, local Red Cross organizations, and more. More information and registration can be found here.

CDRLF Grants Open

Low-income credit unions interested in Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants can submit applications until 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.


East River FCU Holding Open House for Retiring CEO

East River FCU is holding an open house to honor Mechelle Johnson, retiring CEO, who has led the credit union for the past 24 years. Please join them for light refreshments in the credit union lobby on June 28th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT.


Trasi Smith Promoted at East River FCU

East River FCU has announced the advancement of Trasi Smith to the VP of Operations position. She previously held the role of Senior Member Service Representative within the organization. Smith has served in the financial industry for eight years, four of them with East River FCU. During that time, she was responsible for a variety of tasks and completed training relating to the many different aspects of the credit union organization. The VP of Operations oversees all credit union operations and serves alongside the President.


Upcoming Chapter Events

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. Contact Tim Ingalls at 605.275.1792 or Joey Rotert at 605.977.8314 for details.

James Valley Chapter meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Memorial Park Country Club-9755 66th Street South-Grand Rapids, ND. 2:00 p.m. Golf, 6:00 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Supper, Program to follow: Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Update to be presented by George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services. RSVP to Tana Jensen, Dakota Plains Credit Union by July 9, 2019. 

*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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