Dakota CU News & Notes
by CUAD Communications

Summit Registration Open

Registration is open for our 2020 Summit being held May 4 – 6 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This year is shaping up to be one of the BEST EVER.  Don’t miss our signature event! View the conference agenda, speaker highlights, and special events here. Register today!  


Summit Crasher Opportunity

Once again, we are offering a great opportunity for credit union professionals age 35 and under to attend the CUAD Summit with no registration fees! That’s a $349 savings! If you are looking to grow your career in the credit union industry, click here for more information. Apply by April 1.


CUAD Compliance Networking Seeking Feedback

Amy Kleinschmit wants to know: Can you help? Recently two fellow Dakota compliance professionals posted a question seeking feedback from other credit union professionals in the Dakotas. Please check out the CUAD Compliance Community and share your input! You can avoid missing an important post by signing up for “email notifications” under “settings.” You have the choice of real time or daily digest.


CUNA and CUAD partnered to expand the CUNA’s Compliance Community to include new league-level compliance communities. Developed to help credit unions navigate state-specific compliance issues, these new communities provide additional compliance resources and make networking and collaborating with your local peers more efficient. Access the CUAD Community and find more information on navigating the community here. Contact Amy with any questions.


Dakota West CU Seeking Chief Financial Officer

Dakota West CU in Watford City, ND is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the credit union. The position plays a key role in the development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to the strategy and monitoring control systems designed to protect company assets and report accurate financial results. The CFO is expected to work closely with the CEO and Board of Directors; and to assume the responsibility of the CEO in their absence. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and 5-10 years previous financial institution finance/accounting or operations experience. For complete job description and to apply online visit https://www.dakotawestcu.com/careers/


Check Loss Prevention & Recovery PLUS, Member Contract Issues

In our ongoing effort to provide our members great educational sessions, the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is providing a new learning opportunity on May 19-20 in Bismarck, North Dakota led by renowned presenter, Ty Parker. This program will be of value to all credit union professionals that assist members in person, online or by phone or mail with check issues, along with those who handle members’ checks and related problems. The complete agenda, event details, hotel information and registration can be found here.


April is Youth Month

It’s time to start brainstorming and planning how your credit union is going to celebrate Youth Month in April. CUNA has announced the theme: MONEY MAGIC! SHARE, SPEND AND SAVE AT YOUR CREDIT UNION. Each year, National Credit Union Youth Month serves to encourage kids to develop healthy saving habits by making savings fun and exciting. This campaign is an opportunity for your credit union to engage with young members and show them that your credit union is there to help them throughout their financial journey. Now is the time to start brainstorming and planning how your credit union is going to celebrate. CUNA has some FREE downloads, including posters, coloring pages, logos, and more, to help you get started, and you can find them here. Be sure to keep Pee Wee products in mind for some fabulous and inexpensive giveaways for your youth members. Visit the Igloo Mall today for inspiration!


Upcoming Chapter Events

Red River Chapter presents Fargo Force Night on March 13th. Puck drop at 7:05 p.m. Join your chapter friends at Ice Garden for hot dogs, burgers, and more starting at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by March 6th to Laura Bryson. Cost for this event is $13/ticket.


Central Chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at Ryan’s Hanger – 100 4th Street SW (in Crossroad’s) in Huron. Meet at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, with program to follow: IRS Tax Fraud/Data Breach Notifications with Jody Gillespie with the South Dakota Attorney General Office. RSVP to Jane Ramsell, HB Federal Credit Union 605.352.6933 by March 9.


Missouri Valley Chapter “Art & Wine” social event will be held on Monday, March 30 at First Community CU downtown location at 425 N 5th Street in Bismarck. Social begins at 6:30 and class starts at 7:00 p.m. RSVP here by March 27.



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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