Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

OYE Dakota Launch Webinar

Be sure to register for the special OYE Dakota Launch Webinar that will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 3:00 p.m. CT. Learn how we can all maximize on our awareness campaign investment! Details here.


Win One of 50 T-shirts!

CUAD is giving away 50 “Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union” t-shirts! All you have to do is spot any campaign related advertising and capture a photo or a screenshot. This can be electronic billboards, Facebook advertising, or Instagram photos. Then post on Facebook and tag CUAD’s Facebook page, along with #OYEISPY. As of this morning, four shirts have been given away! That means 46 individuals can still play and win. Get full contest details here.


Make Reservations for CU Professionals Roundtable Now!

Registration is open for the 2019 Credit Union Professionals Roundtable taking place August 28 and 29 at the Country Inn & Suites in Bismarck. We have arranged a special rate of $99 per night, and recommend making reservations early (no later than July 29th) as room rates and availability cannot be guaranteed. Call 701.258.4200 and mention “Credit Union Association of the Dakotas.”


Town & Country Seeking Branch Manager

Town & Country Credit Union is looking for a financially savvy leader to manage a local retail branch in Fargo, North Dakota. The Branch Manager will be responsible for the overall direction and performance of the branch which includes responsibilities such as hiring, performance evaluations, training, scheduling, supporting and working collaboratively with branch staff. The Branch Manager should possess strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to make good decisions when recommending certain products and services to members. This person should possess education equivalent to a four year college degree and preferably have three years of related work experience. Apply here or reach out to hr@townandcountry.org for more information.


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.


Upcoming Chapter Events 

James Valley Chapter meeting on Thursday, July 25, 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.

*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.

Submit your news to Shawn Brummer. Employee promotions, awards, new products or services, community involvement/recognition, job openings, all are welcome!



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