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CHaiRMaN’S CORNER



                              It is hard to believe that my term as Chair of NDBA is over.  The year went by quickly and NDBA
                              was very active.

                              This past year NDBA finalized its strategic plan and NDBA Services Board held a planning retreat
                              and identified some key areas that would increase services to member banks through the development
        Todd Steinwand        of four task forces.  These task forces are working to develop a curriculum specific to community
        NDBA Chairman         banking, develop leadership opportunities for future banking leaders, focus on appraisal review and
        Chief Business
        Development Officer   credit review and stream-line vendor management.  The task forces will be reviewing their work,
        Bank of North Dakota   discussing business providers and determining outcomes this fall.  I want to thank all members of
        Bismarck
                              the task forces and I look forward to the results and benefits they will provide to our industry.  A big
                              thank you to the NDBA staff who are coordinating these efforts.

                              My congratulations to new NDBA Chair Judd Graham.  Judd will be a great leader.  I want to
                              thank you all for allowing me to serve as your chair this past year.  Shelly and I have enjoyed the
                              opportunity to get to know many of you better.  I am so thankful to work with great people in a
                              great industry.





       Upcoming NDBA Events


       JUNE 2019                JULY 2019                AUGUST 2019              June 2019
        S  M   T  W   T  F   S   S  M   T  W  T   F  S    S  M   T  W   T  F  S   24-27   National School for Beginning Ag Bankers
                            1       1   2  3  4   5  6                 1   2  3         Spearfish, SD
        2  3   4  5   6  7  8    7  8   9  10  11  12  13  4  5  6  7  8   9  10  July/August 2019
        9  10  11  12  13  14  15  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  14-26   Graduate School of Banking at Colorado
                                                                                  28-Aug 9  Graduate Banking at the
        16  17  18  19  20  21  22  21  22 23  24  25  26  27  18  19  20  21  22  23  24     University of Wisconsin-Madison
        23  24  25  26  27  28  29  28 29 30  31         25  26  27  28  29 30  31  September 2019
       30                                                                         9-12   NDBA Group Meetings
                                                                                        Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck & Minot
       SEPTEMBER 2019           OCTOBER 2019             NOVEMBER 2019            26-27   NDBA Ag Credit Conference - Bismarck
        S  M   T  W   T  F   S   S  M   T  W  T   F  S    S  M   T  W   T  F  S   October 2019
        1  2   3  4   5  6  7           1  2  3   4  5                     1  2
                                                                                  3     Peer Group Consortium - Bismarck
        8  9  10  11  12  13  14  6  7  8  9  10 11 12    3  4   5  6  7   8  9   17    Get Smart About Credit (GSAC) Day
                                                                                  31    Bank Security Workshop -
        15  16  17  18  19  20  21  13 14 15 16 17 18 19  10  11  12  13  14  15  16     Courtyard by Marriott, Bismarck
        22  23  24  25  26  27  28  20 21 22 23 24 25 26  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  February 2020
        29 30                   27 28 29 30 31           24  25  26  27  28  29 30  14-15   NDBA Bank Management Conference
                                                                                        Westin Kierland Resort - Scottsdale, AZ

       DECEMBER 2019            JANUARY 2020             FEBRUARY 2020
        S  M   T  W   T  F   S   S  M   T  W   T  F  S    S  M   T  W   T  F  S
        1  2   3  4   5  6  7              1  2   3  4                        1
        8  9  10  11  12  13  14  5  6  7  8  9  10  11   2  3   4  5  6   7  8
        15  16  17  18  19  20  21  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  9  10  11  12  13  14  15
        22  23  24  25  26  27  28  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  16  17  18  19  20  21  22
        29 30                   26  27  28  29 30  31    23  24  25  26  27  28





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