$1,000 Gift to Honor 40 Years of Service
Today, we honor a very familiar face at The Bank of Tioga who recently celebrated a big milestone. Malonie Jorstad, Bank Security Act Officer, is celebrating 40 years of service. In addition to an individual tenure gift, employees who serve more than 30 years with the bank receive $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice, a donation that is made in their honor. Malonie has chosen Meadowlarks 4-H Club; an organization close to her heart and part of her story for generations.
Since 4‑H began more than 100 years ago, it has become one of the nation’s largest youth development organizations. The 4‑H mission is to help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities, connect hands-on learning with rural life and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
Malonie was a long-time member of 4-H as well as her children, and now her nieces and nephews are members of 4-H. The Meadowlarks 4-H Club started just a few years back as the Tioga area in Williams County did not have a club. Malonie’s sister, Malinda works for the federal government in soil conservation for Williams County, North Dakota and was very instrumental in the organization of the club.
Malonie shared, “I feel this is a wonderful organization for youth! I have aided in a number of areas with the group. I have helped with project days, volunteered during the Williams County Fair and the Tioga Farm Festival, as well as judged static exhibits this year at the Williams County Fair.”
The $1,000 will be used to make raised garden beds for the Tioga Medical Center Assisted Living in Tioga and the Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (formerly Tri-City Cares) group home, which provides support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Tioga.
“While in 4-H, I gained citizenship, leadership development and life skills through that learning experience. I am glad to be able to give back in this way and so honored to work for a wonderful company that supports its employees and the community,” added Malonie.
Malonie was introduced to the bank by her mom who saw a help wanted ad in the local Tioga newspaper and suggested she apply for the job. Malonie had just completed her first year of college in business at UND-W in Williston, ND. She originally was thinking about moving to Minnesota to continue her education, but did not want to be that far from home. In the end, Malonie says she is glad she took her mom’s great advice!
Malonie has held many roles at the bank, including bookkeeping, personal banking, loan operations to Bank Security Act (BSA) Officer today. Over her tenure, she has attended numerous banking classes and conferences.
Meeting new people, working on the Tioga Farm Festival floats, and learning from a kind and considerate team who share their knowledge and encouragement with her so she can continue to grow into new opportunities are some of her favorite memories of working at the bank.
Going the extra mile for clients and her co-workers, comes naturally to Malonie and is evident in the longevity of her relationships and commitment. Again, a special thank you to Malonie for her many years of dedication and service.
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