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Free Member Seminars

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

Seminar Schedule

Power of the Purse Series

Making thoughtful and informed decisions about your family’s finances is more important than ever. Learn how you can plan for a more secure financial future by attending Gesa’s Power of the Purse series. Focusing on women and mothers of all ages and circumstances, Power of the Purse provides resources for utilizing income, setting goals, budgeting, preparing for life’s unexpected changes, as well tips for raising a financially fit family. Each session will feature a presentation from a local expert followed by a question and answer period.

Power of the Purse: Preparing for Your Child’s Future

As tuition costs continue to rise, paying for higher education can become difficult. This workshop is a must for parents wishing to save for their children’s future and pass on financial responsibility – at any age. Attend this session to learn about college funding options, 529 plans, scholarships and grants. This session will be presented by a Gesa expert and a representative from Washington’s Guaranteed Education Program.

Identity Theft: Road to Recovery

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, wreaking havoc on personal finances and credit history. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on where to start, what agencies to contact and what your rights are as a consumer.

Generational Housing

Multiple generations living under one roof is a growing trend. Whether you are caring for an aging adult, moving adult children home after college, or starting a family and need extra space for a caregiver, there are many reasons why you might want to consider a generational, flexible lifestyle home design. Attend this session to learn more about the benefits of generational housing and view floor plans and home designs. This session will be presented by homebuilder Ron Asmus and will be held at a newly constructed, generational flexible lifestyle home.

Energy Efficiency: Increase Your Green!

Learn the benefits of building energy efficient homes; including increased comfort, health, and lower utility bills. Receive money-saving tips and tricks to retrofit your existing home, as well as gain insight into the latest technology in building efficient and green homes. Presented in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities Built Green program and Pischel Quality Homes.

Identity Theft Prevention

This workshop covers everything you need to know about identity theft. Find out how the crime happens, precautions you should take, your legal rights, and the recovery process.

Know Your Credit Score

Your credit score is one of the most vital parts of your financial life. Credit scores follow you forever, and will play a huge role in financial situations throughout your life. Many people think that a credit score only matters when needing approval for a loan or credit card, but goes far beyond that. Learn how your credit score impacts your life, what a FICO score is, what contributes to your FICO score, and how to improve and/or sustain your credit score.

Retirement Ready

Worrying about money shouldn't be a part of retirement. Learn how to harness the power of time, how investments can be used to reach long-term goals, and how inflation and taxes can impact your retirement fund. It's never too early or too late to prepare for your future.

Seminar Schedule

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Melissa Kanabrocki, Gesa Branch Manager and Jackie Ferrado, GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) Community Relations Manager
Yakima Branch, 901 Triple Crown Way, Yakima, WA 98908
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Manuela Guajardo, Gesa Compliance Supervisor
2679 Tiger Lane, Richland, WA 99352
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Ron Asmus, Owner, Ron Asmus Homes Inc.

Note: Seminar dates, times and locations can change without notice. If you have not registered at least one week in advance, please call to register and verify the schedule.

Onsite Presentations

Gesa offers free financial literacy materials and workshops to high schools, colleges, clubs, businesses, and other groups. There is no cost for speakers or materials and each presentation can be tailored to suit the needs of your group or organization. Click here for a list of current topics.

Invite a credit union expert to visit your business, school, group or organization today. Simply fill out the form below and we'll follow up with you shortly to discuss your requirements. For more information contact an Education and Outreach Specialist by calling 509.378.3549.