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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: Investing in Your Future

It’s never too early or too late to prepare for your future. This session provides attendees with the tools needed to move forward with their financial plan. Learn how to plan for financial security, invest, set goals, and find resources available to you. We’ll also cover what to look for in a financial planner and how to protect yourself against investment fraud. Find out how planning and investing can open the doors to your financial freedom.

Sage College Prep Series: Paying for College

The sticker price for many colleges can be a real shock – the cost of tuition, fees, room, board, and travel often adds up to tens of thousands of dollars per year. The good news is that most students don’t pay the full sticker price. The bad news is that navigating through financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans can be a real headache. In this presentation, Dr. Quadrel will describe what drives college costs and what families typically pay. He will also discuss available financial aid options to help cover college costs. Whether it’s an academic or sports scholarship, a federal loan, or educational grant, each option has its own set of requirements and timeline.

Identity Theft: Don’t Wait Until It Happens to You

Have you been a victim of recent data breaches or identity theft and aren’t sure what steps to take next? Join us for a free seminar presented by Gesa’s Compliance Supervisor and learn how to protect your information and recover. Attendees will receive information on the signs of identity theft, data breaches, scams along with recovery and prevention tips.

Custom Home Buying

Are you ready to build your dream home, but are unsure about the process? Gesa has partnered with the experts at Pahlisch Homes to help show you how easy custom building can be–from start to finish. Attend this seminar to learn more about site evaluations and lot selection, choosing the perfect floor plan and finding financing that fits your needs. Attend this event in a newly constructed, custom Pahlisch home.

Design Like a Parade Home Winner

Do you love the designs ideas showcased in the Parade of Homes™? Come and learn from the award-winning experts at StoneCrest Inc. Attend this session to learn more about land and floor plan selections, details to make your home design stand out, and financing - including 0% options. This session is free and will be held at a Parade of Homes™ home, with specific home location to be provided at RSVP.

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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.

Tagaris Winery, 844 Tulip Ln., Richland, WA 993582
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Jennifer Casler and Andrea Hansen 
Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland, WA 99354
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Quadrel

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 509.378.3546.