Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Capital Credit Union Promotes Brooke Johnson

Brooke Johnson was recently promoted to branch manager at Capital Credit Union’s Sunrise Branch location in Bismarck. In this role, Johnson will oversee branch operations staff, including tellers and financial services representatives, and execute sales and service strategies through the offering of all consumer loan and deposit products and services. Johnson earned an associate degree in business administration from Bismarck State College in 2014. She has been with Capital Credit Union since Sept. 2014, most recently as the assistant branch manager at the Sunrise Branch. Congratulations Brooke!


Railway CU Seeking Member Success Specialist

Railway Credit Union is looking to add a full-time Member Success Specialist to their team. This job comes with excellent compensation based on experience, and a great benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as 401k with match and profit share. Hours range from 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday with no nights or weekends. This position is a universal position that handles all member financial transactions with the added responsibilities of CD processing, answering phone calls, assisting members with online banking, debit card maintenance, and more. This position requires an associate’s degree and customer service experience. Apply 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.


SBA Offering Latest on Lending Programs in Conference Call 

Credit unions interested in the latest news on Small Business Administration lending programs can get valuable information on a Jan. 14 conference call hosted by the SBA. The call is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT. Registration for the conference call is now open. Registrants will receive an email containing a personalized access link. The return email will come from noreply@event-services.com, so registrants are asked to whitelist this address or add it as a contact in their email systems. Representatives from SBA leadership, program offices, and loan centers will discuss topics including: 7(a) fees; SBA Form 1502 reporting; Processing requirements for qualified trusts (401(k)s and ROBS); and IRS tax transcripts. 


SD Legislative Credit Union Day

The first major event of 2020 will be our South Dakota Legislative Credit Union Day on Wednesday, January 29 – and this year is shaping up to be another successful gathering at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre. As always, this event is FREE for CUAD members but we ask that you kindly register in advance so we may successfully plan our event. Full agenda and registration information available here.



Register Now for MONDAK Roundtable

Register now for the MONDAK Roundtable February 11 – 12 in fabulous Las Vegas. This two-day meeting is exclusively for Managers, CEOs, and volunteer board members. Escape the cold for a few days and take advantage of an incredible learning and networking opportunity in one of the most exciting places on Earth! Additional conference information and registration can be found here.


Planning to Attend 2020 GAC?

Start making plans to attend the premier credit union event of the year – the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). This event brings more than 5,000 credit union professionals to Washington DC each year for amazing speakers and breakout sessions, plus the CUAD Hike-the-Hill meetings with our elected representatives, and more! CUAD has a limited number of hotel rooms reserved near the Convention Center so be sure to save your spot now! Details here.


Upcoming Chapter Events

Pints & Politics 2020. Be sure to reserve your date now for a chapter legislative/candidate event next fall. Once again, CUAD will work closely with your chapter in scheduling and facilitating the event. We have re-booted our format to make these evenings as efficient and “legislator friendly” as possible. Get more details here.

Credit Unions United Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at Knights of Columbus – 2601 N Broadway – Minot. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for social, with dinner and program (Wellness & Nutrition – Spectrum Fitness) to follow. RSVP to Beth Nelson.

Central Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 at Godfather’s Pizza – 195 21st Street SW – Huron. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for supper, with program to follow: BSA Training with Lisa Snedeker, Training Director, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. RSVP to Shelby Gondzar, Dakota Rail Line Federal Credit Union.


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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