I hope this message finds you all enjoying a happy and prosperous 2020. Unfortunately, my Vikings will once again not be playing in the Super Bowl this weekend. But, I’m quite certain that next season is going to be our year. Oh, the curse of being a Vikings fan.
ICBND is excited about our 2020 education and advocacy sessions and encourage you to check them out at https://www.icbnd.com/ Our programming kicks off late next month in Grand Forks with the Emerging Leaders Winter meeting including the Green Room Experience and hockey at the Ralph. UND Hockey is having a fabulous year and the event should be very informational and entertaining.
We will be conducting the FDIC Bankers College on April 21 in Bismarck and April 23 in Fargo. Please plan on attending this event at either venue. The FDIC always comes with timely, germane information that helps us to be better bankers and directors. Similarly, we will be conducting the Women in Community Banking Summit in Fargo and Bismarck that same week with hopes that members can efficiently participate in both events if you’re so inclined. We are also adding a new twist to the Summit so please consider bringing one of your valued customers as well. Those are just a few of the nearly 20 live education sessions already scheduled for this year. So please keep an eye out for more information on all of these events.
Finally, I want to wish Wendy Ruud the very best as she embarks upon a new adventure in her and Sonny’s life. Sonny has already moved to their home in Missouri and Wendy is following shortly. Her last day at ICBND will be Friday, February 14. We are having a Farewell Open House for her at the ICBND office from 3 pm to 6 pm on Friday, February 7. Please feel free to stop by and wish her the best. Wendy has been a loyal and hardworking soldier for the association for nearly 20 years. We are sad to see her go…..but excited for her new adventure. Some big shoes to fill and you will be missed Wendy!