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2024 Annual Meeting and Vote

2024 Annual Meeting and Vote

Authored By: NSCCU on 5/28/2024

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for North Star CCU's upcoming Annual Meeting of the Members.


2024 Annual Meeting of the Members

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Maddock Community Center
201 Central Ave Maddock ND 58348
5:00pm - Picnic-style lawn games
6:00pm - Dinner followed by the meeting

You may also attend the meeting online through Zoom. Please use the following link to join us on Zoom:


Or, one-tap from your mobile device: +12532050468,,86482145358#


Minot Regional Town Hall Meeting

We invite our Minot-area members to join us on Thursday, June 6 for the Minot Town Hall Meeting.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:00 pm
Sleep Inn & Suites
2400 10th St. SW Minot ND 58701


Voting for the Board of Directors

Voting is now open for the Board of Directors. You may vote in one of three ways.

  1. Online at northstarccu.cuballot.com
  2. By paper ballot, by calling 888-694-2064
  3. In person, at the Minot Regional Town Hall Meeting on June 6 or at the Annual Meeting on June 11.


Candidate Bios

District 1 – Elected by acclamation:

Kevin Gigstad, Maddock ND

At Large – members may vote for one (1) candidate:

John Riley photoJohn Riley, Incumbent

My name is John Riley. I am running for reelection to the North Star Community Credit Union Board of Director's. My wife and I served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force retiring in 1993. In 1996 we relocation to the Willow City area because as my wife said "It feels like home"

I've been a member of the credit union since 2006 (Northern Tier Federal Credit Union) then NSCCU after the merger. I've been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. I also served on the North Dakota District LC-MS Board of Directors from 2006 until 2009 and from 2012 to 2022 as Vice Chairman, I have also been the Township Clerk since 2000.

I believe that given my experience I can contribute the continued smooth operation of North Star Community Credit Union

Barb Welk photoBarbara Welk

Hello, my name is Barb Welk, and I’m excited to be a candidate for the At Large Board position of North Star Community Credit union. With over 34 years of employment, I bring a board perspective of knowledge and experience to the table. I’ve worked my way from Branch Manager to Regional Market VP and supervisor of managers over the length of my career.

In my roles, I’ve focused on growing branches with deposits and have developed strong skills in consumer and agricultural lending. My ability to read and understand financial statements, assess risk, and make informed decisions has been instrumental in the success of the Credit Union and its members.

As Regional Market Vice President, I’ve had the opportunity to mentor coworkers and branch managers, helping them develop relationships within their communities. Additionally, my role as supervisor of managers allowed me to assist branch managers in setting and attaining goals aligned with the organization’s vision and mission set by the board and CEO/President.

In my roles in the organization, I was fortunate to spend time at many of the branch locations and as a result became familiar with the demographics with their unique field of membership to help serve the communities North Star served. Also, as part of my role in the organization I was heavily involved in the opening of the newest branch in Devils Lake, where I played a key role in hiring staff and providing guidance to the new manager.

Outside of work, I find volunteering and serving on boards very rewarding. I’ve spent many hours volunteering with the Lions Club, serving as secretary, and contributing to various community projects. My board experience includes roles on the HAMC Foundation Board, Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Rugby Chamber of Commerce Board. Additionally, I served 5 years on the North Central Chapter of Credit Unions Board holding the Vice President position at the time of my retirement. On a local community level, I continue to sew and tie quilts with the Willow City Mission quilters and share a rotation for calling bingo for the Community Club.

Throughout my career, I’ve been driven by the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.” I believe I can make a positive contribution to the membership of North Star Community Credit Union by sharing my experiences and knowledge as a board member. I am honored to be considered for this position and am confident that I can listen, speak up and ultimately make a difference.

I am committed, dedicated, and genuinely interested in contributing to the Financial, Strategic, Relational, and Cultural aspects as a part of the board member role.

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