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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: Protecting Your Future

Estate planning is a critical process to protect your assets and your loved ones. Time spent planning now can save months of aggravation in the future. Attend this seminar to learn how to take a home inventory, keep records, discover what essential documents every woman should have, and tips for planning properly for your family’s future. Gesa’s Power of the Purse series focuses on women and mothers of all ages.

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.

Water-Wise Landscaping

Explore ways to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water and resources while reducing your utility bill and maintenance costs. Attend this session to learn more about “green” irrigation and water management, yard infrastructure, plant placement, and lawn maintenance. This session will be presented by a professional from IGT Landscaping and will be held at a newly constructed, drip-system home site.

Professional Development: Wait for Me, I’m Your Leader!

If you’re happily marching along and then stop to look behind you only to find no one is there, then are you actually leading or just taking a walk? Attracting supporters rests upon your personal credibility. Your employees won’t believe the message until they believe the messenger. Attend this session to learn more about attracting “followers”, earning credibility with your employees, and contributing to their success. This session is presented by the Pasco Chamber of Commerce and free courtesy of Gesa Credit Union. RSVP is required.

Building Your Business: Foundations for Success

Are you interested in starting a new business? Attend this valuable workshop to learn more about the differences between sole proprietorships, S-Corps, Partnerships, and LLC's. Receive valuable tips for small business financing and marketing along with information regarding state and local accounting requirements and specific small business tax strategies.

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. Registration is limited to the first 30 guests - reserve your space today!

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.

Gesa Headquarters, 51 Gage Blvd., Richland, WA
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Manuela Guajardo, Gesa Compliance Supervisor
340 Northview Loop, West Richland, WA 99353
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: IGT Landscaping
Country Gentleman, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336
Starts at: 11:30 AM
Presenter: Rick Martinez, Peak Performance Systems   
Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Melissa Kanabrocki, Gesa Branch Manager and Jackie Ferrado, GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) Community Relations Manager

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.