Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Janel Lowe Retiring After 30 Years at Freedom Community CU

Janel Lowe, Sr. Service Rep. and Mortgage Loan Officer at Freedom Community CU is retiring after 30 years of service. Join Freedom CCU to say goodbye and wish her well at their annual fall picnic on Thursday, September 12th at the north branch located at 2940 N. University Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Her last official day in the office will be October 1st.


United Savings CU Seeking President/CEO

Fargo, ND based United Savings Credit Union is taking applications for a President/CEO. Requirements include: Credit Union based philosophy of excellent service to members; provide strategic direction, solid leadership, vision, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills; provide strong work ethic, high energy, maintain strong community involvement; a thorough understanding of financial concepts and financial statements; and a minimum 5 years of management experience in the financial services industry with a strong lending background.

Application closing date is September 15, 2019 with onsite interviews beginning in early November. Please send resume along with a cover letter and/or a personal video (format compatible with Windows Media Player) to: United Savings Credit Union, Attn: Search Committee, P. O. Box 412, Dilworth, MN  56529.


Railway CU Seeking Member Success Specialist

Railway Credit Union is looking to add a part-time Member Success Specialist to their team. This job comes with excellent compensation based on experience. Hours range from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday with no nights or weekends. This position is a universal position which handles all member financial transactions with the added responsibilities of opening consumer accounts, CD processing, answering phone calls, assisting members with online banking, debit card maintenance, and much more. The ideal candidate for this position has past customer service experience. Applications can be found by visiting railwaycu.com or stop at either branch, located at 1006 E Main St. in Mandan and 112 S 24th St. in Bismarck. You may also email your cover letters and resumes to matt@railwaycu.com.


FREE Retirement Webinar from CUNA Mutual Group

This FREE webinar by CUNA Mutual Group will provide strategies for guiding your credit union employees to a successful retirement. Join retirement specialist Dan Hoffman on Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. CT to learn more. This webinar is geared toward credit union HR professionals. Register here.  


Miracle Jeans Day Next Wednesday!

Miracle Jeans Day is coming on Wednesday, September 11th. Let your staff go casual for a day and raise money for our CMN Hospitals! Everything you need to organize and promote a fundraiser can be found here. If September 11th doesn’t work for your credit union, you can hold your own Jeans Day anytime you choose. Just use the donation form found at the link above to submit your donation.


New Ideas Registration Open!

This is one event you don’t want to miss – whether you are representing a small or a large credit union. Every credit union professional that is interested in learning about realities and possibilities for the credit union industry, as well as a strategic new thinking and reacting process, will take away some New Ideas to help you and your credit union succeed well into the future. Registration and hotel information can be found here.



Free Webinar: Breaking Down BSA/AML Compliance

The CUAD Compliance Team and Pay Lynxs have joined forces in an effort to help simplify and manage the daunting task of AML/BSA Compliance. Join a FREE live webinar on Thursday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. CT to discuss: What is a risk assessment; How to use the Risk Assessment, How to perform CDD; and Member Risk Rating. Special guest is David Gowan, industry expert in financial crime investigation.  Register here or contact Amy Kleinschmit with any questions.


Upcoming Chapter Events

North Central Chapter Meeting is scheduled for September 10 at Devils Lake KC Hall - 522 4th Street - Devils Lake, ND. Social begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and program, “State of the Credit Union Industry” with Jeff Olson, President/CEO of CUAD. RSVP to Rod Braun, First Community Credit Union.  

Credit Unions United Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 at the Grand Hotel – 1505 North Broadway, Minot. Registration and social begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The top will be CPR class and recertification. RSVP to Moriah Perry, North Star Community Credit Union at 701.992.6401.  

Red River Chapter of Credit Unions has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, September 12 at Drekker Brewhalla—1666 1st Avenue North—Fargo ND. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program, “State of the Credit Union Industry” with Jeff Olson, President/CEO of CUAD. RSVP to Laura Bryson, Town & Country Credit Union at 701.356.1725.

Central Chapter of Credit Unions meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17 at Don’t Spill the Beans—289 Dakota Avenue South—Huron. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. with meeting to follow: FFIEC Cybersecurity Requirements by James Taylor, Vantage Point. RSVP to Emily Forbush at Huron Area Education FCU.


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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