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Register for OBA Virtual Washington Visit

Join fellow bankers and industry leaders from across the South Central United States for a virtual meeting with agency leadership and lawmakers.

The OBA has partnered with the ABA and other state bankers associations for the South Central Regional Virtual Washington Visit, which is scheduled for Sept. 21-24. This year’s Washington Visit will ensure policies crucial to the banking industry remain front and center and provide a forum for critical questions from your bank.

The Virtual Washington Visit is FREE, other than the cost of your time, and we are hoping to have the greatest number of bankers registered in OBA Washington Visit history.

In addition to the meetings with the regulatory agencies, the OBA will also host meetings with the Oklahoma congressional delegation. The schedule is subject to change but the current list of events is below.

You must be registered to receive the virtual meeting invitations/login information. Two simple steps to register:

1) Click here to register through the ABA.

  • This is to receive meeting information for the agency briefings.
  • Please note: This is open to all bankers, ABA members and non-members.
  • If your bank is not an ABA member, you’ll need to create a free account and then you’ll be all set.

2) Email

  • This is to receive meeting information for the Oklahoma congressional delegation meetings.

Questions? Contact Adrian Beverage or Megan McGuire with the OBA.

Monday, Sept.  21

9-10:30 a.m.      

ABA Policy Briefing

Briefing Moderator TBD

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Afternoon, exact times TBD

Meetings with Oklahoma delegation


3:30-4:30 p.m.

OCC Briefing

Senior Agency Staff

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8-9 a.m.              

Federal Reserve Board Briefing

Michelle Bowman
Governor, Federal Reserve Board


Afternoon, exact times TBD

Meetings with Oklahoma delegation

Thursday, Sept. 24

Afternoon, exact times TBD

Meetings with Oklahoma delegation


1-2 p.m. FDIC Briefing
Jelena McWilliams

Chairman, FDIC

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2020 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament set for Oct. 5

Has 2020 been a little bit rough? Well here’s your chance to get out of the rough and onto the green!

Show off your golfing skills or simply join your banking peers as a social registrant at the 2020 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament on Oct. 5 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond.

The tournament fee is $150 and the registration deadline is Sept. 30. The tournament will begin with registration and a continental breakfast. Immediately following the tournament, we will hold an awards ceremony and provide lunch for the players. Sign up now to reserve your spot. We hope to see you on the course! Not golfing? Join your banking peers as a social attendee for lunch (served outside), refreshments and fellowship on the patio. Social attendee registration fee is $50.

Click here for more details and to access the registration form. Questions? Contact Adrian Beverage or Megan McGuire. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Thi Pham.

Tournament Schedule
9 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
10 a.m. – Shotgun Start
Immediately Following Golf – Lunch & Awards

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Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

Take note the OBA 2020-21 Emerging Leaders Academy is currently accepting applications.

We’re looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. The Academy will help you reach new heights with powerful speakers offering information leaders need for effectively maneuvering in today’s business climate. Each session helps participants become true leaders by understanding those around you through non-traditional methods.

The OBA extends an invitation to any employee of a bank that is a member of the OBA to apply. A panel of bankers will review the applicants and choose those accepted into the Academy (maximum 30 bankers). Participants must attend all sessions to successfully graduate from the program.

There are six sessions to the Academy: Nov. 4, Dec. 10, Jan. 22, Feb. 23, March 26, April 30. Graduation will take place in May 2021 at the OBA Annual Convention.

Click here for more information or to apply! For more information, please contact Megan McGuire at (405) 424-5252 or

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Check out OBA’s Strategic Members COVID-19 Resource Page

To help our member banks have access to as many resources as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OBA is collecting information from our strategic members and other affiliated businesses that are providing important information and help.

Click here to visit the page on the OBA website. And if you’re a strategic member and would like to have your own information listed, send an email to Thi ( at the OBA!

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OBA education corner …

You can smell the fall in the air! We hope you’re enjoying this weather and we hope you are partaking in OBA education events, even during the pandemic. Some live events are starting to peek their heads out from underneath the blanket! Look for those coming up soon. You can also download a flyer highlighting upcoming webinars by clicking here, or just peruse below for those coming soon!

NOTE: Effective March 16, and until further notice, TTS (our webinar provider) has extended the OnDemand access period for all ‘Live Plus Five (Days)’ registrants to 60 days (versus five business days). Also, they are waiving the $75 per location fee for additional locations

  • Loan Participations for Community Banks: Risks & Rewards, Sept. 9, webinar — This program covers the risks and rewards of loan participations to both the lead bank and the purchasing bank.
  • Audit Report Writing, Sept.  9, webinar — This highly specialized webinar offers a deep and useful toolbox of techniques that auditors can use when noting audit observations, drafting objective work papers and composing well-structured, detailed and fluent audit reports.
  • Quarterly Compliance Briefing: Fall 2020, Sept. 10, webinar — Anyone in your institution having compliance responsibilities – when you think about this, it could be just about anyone in the institution – should be interested in this webinar.
  • Violence In Your Workplace: Prevention & Response, Sept. 10, webinar — This session will benefit you not only in your work life, but your personal life as well. Have you ever thought how you would react in a robbery? A violent confrontation? An active shooter situation?
  • Seven Habits of Effective Credit Administration in Commercial Banks, Sept. 11, webinar — Specifically, this course is intended to provide guidance on how to develop and maintain a credit administration function that will provide guidance to anyone involved in the credit function of the bank and to insure safeguards are in place to manage the bank’s loan portfolio in a safe and sound manner.
  • Flood Insurance: Compliance Issues and Hot Spots, Sept. 14, webinar — We’ll concentrate on some of the more vexing current issues in flood compliance, such as monitoring, contents coverage and the ever-present condo problem, by talking through sample scenarios and explaining best practices in keeping your portfolio covered.
  • Understanding TIL Disclosures for Non-TRID Loans, Sept. 15, webinar — This two-hour program provides a comprehensive review of the disclosure rules for closed-end credit transaction that are not secured by real property.
  • CRA Nuts & Bolts – Five Steps to Pass the Exam, Sept. 16, webinar — Writing a dynamic CRA context report can show examiners not only that your financial institution understands the community credit needs, but that you are effectively meeting the needs in the assessment areas you serve.
  • Agricultural Loan Documentation & Administration, Sept. 16, webinar — Gain an essential understanding of agricultural collateral, risk management, loan documentation, loan administration and loan monitoring.
  • Deposit Regulatory Update and Review, Sept. 16, webinar — During this one-day program we will cover many issues that are a hot spot for regulators.
  • BSA Officer & Staff Annual Update and Review, Sept. 17, webinar — During this all-day program, we will talk about current sanctions, regulator expectations for 2020.
  • Opening LLC Accounts, Sept. 21, webinar — During this webinar, we will bring you up to speed on all the new intricacies with LLCs.
  • BSA Office Annual Training, Sept. 22, webinar — Learn how to manage risk, CIP, enhanced due diligence in this updated program.
  • TRID for Beginners, Sept. 23, webinar — This webinar is a great opportunity to introduce newbies to TRID at the ground level.
  • Virtual Essential Teller Issues Seminar, Sept. 28, Sept. 29, Virtual Seminars — The program zeroes in on six modules that remind your tellers of the importance of what they do, how they do it, what they say, and how they deliver customer service.
  • Business Continuity and Cybersecurity in a New World, Sept. 23, Oklahoma City — Presidents, CFOs, operations team members and others involved in contingency planning should consider attending this seminar.
  • 2020 OBA Consumer Lending School, Oct. 5-9, Oklahoma City — This program exposes students to major issues consumer credit managers face. It provides a framework for examining a bank’s consumer credit programs, policies and procedures.

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