Van Batavia Promoted to Branch Manager in Madison

Published: Nov 2, 2021 3:03:55 PM | Author: Dakotaland

Senior Loan Officer, Joel Van Batavia of the Madison Branch location has replaced former Manager, Michael DesLauries, who has relocated to Minnesota. Van Batavia joined the credit union in 2018 and since has built a solid reputation as a trusted consumer lender. “Joel brings a fresh and energetic perspective to this growing Madison market. He looks out for our member’s best interest and his lending experience compliments his skills as a branch manager”, declared Chief Growth Officer, Chad Moller.  

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IRS Reporting Scrapped from Reconciliation Package

Published: Nov 2, 2021 12:40:25 AM | Author: Dakotaland
October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021
Washington, DC


 CUNA President/CEO calls the development a “major win” for credit union members

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement after Congress introduced the budget reconciliation package without a harmful Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting proposal:

“This is a major win for credit union members and consumers everywhere. The last thing Americans want right now is the government snooping on their accounts,” Nussle said. “Safeguarding consumer privacy and data security is a key part of promoting financial well-being for all, and it’s encouraging that Congress recognizes this credit union priority.”

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Cybersecurity Tips to Stay Safe

Published: Oct 28, 2021 4:25:39 PM | Author: Dakotaland

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now is the perfect time to be reminded of how to keep yourself safe online and avoid falling a victim to scams.

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Dakota Star 2021: Dekota Hubbard "I Can See Forever From Here"

Published: Oct 21, 2021 8:19:18 AM | Author: Dakotaland

‘I can see forever from here’, was Dekota Hubbard’s thought when he first arrived in Highmore, South Dakota. The view had not been as clear for he and his little brother, Dawson, when they lived in Kentucky. While the mountains and trees maybe beautiful around Monticello, it was hard to see the light through the dark shadows that hung over them.

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Engen Accepts Leadership Position at Watertown Branch

Published: Oct 12, 2021 5:13:05 PM | Author: Dakotaland

Maddie Engen has chosen to extend her credit union and mortgage lending experience to the position of Branch Manager at the Watertown Branch location. Engen joined Dakotaland in 2019 and has become a recognized local lending leader of real estate financing in the Watertown area. “Promoting from within our organization is always a priority. Maddie has proven to be committed to our credit union members and to the growth and success of the community she serves. We feel her lending experience only strengthens her abilities as a Branch Manager,” commented Chad Moller, Chief Growth Officer.

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Meendering Retires from Board of Directors

Published: Sep 21, 2021 12:12:07 PM | Author: Dakotaland

Randy Meendering joined the Board of Directors for Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in February of 2010. During his 11 years on the board, Randy actively participated in the mergers of four branch locations and the construction of two startup locations. Dakotaland grew from $143 million to over $500 million in assets during Meendering’s term. “His leadership and undying commitment to Dakotaland and the cooperative movement are remarkable. It has been an honor to serve with Randy”, stated President and CEO, Ryan Goehner.

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Lien Promoted to Manager of the Redfield Branch

Published: Aug 16, 2021 9:28:21 AM | Author: Dakotaland

Sandy Lien was recently promoted to Branch Manager of the Dakotaland Federal Credit Union location in Redfield. Lien has over 10 years of experience with the credit union and was employed with Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union at the time of the Dakotaland merger in 2012. As branch manager, Sandy will oversee daily operations, manage 4 credit union staff and a growing membership. “An employee who truly cares about our members and the community in which they live and serve is a gift to any organization. Sandy brings those qualities, as well as a wealth of valuable experience to the position” commented Chad Moller, Dakotaland’s Chief Growth Officer. 

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Let Your Voice Shine at the Dakota Star Talent Competition

Published: Jul 30, 2021 7:37:47 AM | Author: Dakotaland

HURON, S.D. – Singers can make their voices heard at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at the South Dakota State Fair. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.

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Opt Out of Child Tax Credit Advance

Published: Jul 7, 2021 10:45:47 AM | Author: Dakotaland
The IRS website for the Advance Child Tax Credit has been updated to include the portal to unenroll from the monthly payments scheduled to start July 15th. This link will provide you with more information and/or unenroll inthe advanced payments of the Child Tax Credit.
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