WASHINGTON (5/7/15)--Bolstered by an influx of guests during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in March, the Credit Union House in Washington, D.C., saw 1,100 visitors walk through its front door in the first quarter, nearly twice as many as last year.
Credit union organizations nationwide welcomed hundreds of guests to Credit Union House during GAC, including the Alaska Credit Union League, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, the Louisiana Credit Union League, Mountain West Credit Union Association, the New Jersey Credit Union League, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association and the Virginia Credit Union League.
“This year’s GAC was our most active to date,” wrote Sue McCue, Credit Union House director, in the first quarter report. The house hosted 10 separate events during GAC, which is a new record, McCue added.
In addition to events related to GAC, additional events were held at the house in the first quarter, including several political fundraisers.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited the house, as did Sen. Robert Portman (R-Ohio), who serves as the chair of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth.
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), members of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, attended events at the house as well.
The Credit Union House board also held its annual meeting during GAC, and Brett Thompson, Wisconsin Credit Union League president/CEO, and Scott Earl, Mountain West Credit Union Association president/CEO, renewed their board terms.
Dick Ensweiler, Cornerstone Credit Union League president/CEO; Patrick La Pine, League of Southeastern Credit Unions president/CEO; and Marla Marsh, Kansas Credit Union Association president/CEO, will continue to serve as chair, treasurer and director, respectively.