Applications for Crash the GAC, the program that brings young credit union professionals to Washington, D.C., to experience the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), are due Dec. 11.
Through the “Crash” program, The Cooperative Trust and CUNA provide opportunities for up-and-coming credit union professionals to take part in GAC keynote and breakout sessions, visit congressional leaders in Hike the Hill advocacy meetings, and network with more than 5,000 credit union leaders attending the CUNA GAC.
Crashers also have access to the GAC exhibit hall, the largest in the financial services industry.
CUNA covers conference registration. Many state leagues offer scholarships to cover travel costs, and housing costs are also reduced because Crashers share rooms.
Applicants are asked to submit a 60-second video, instead of a written essay, to make their case why they should be selected as a Crasher. Crash the GAC sponsors one person from each state and the District of Columbia, plus one wild card attendee.
Applicants are still needed from these states: Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Utah.
The application can be found at www.crashthegac.com.
In recognition of its generosity of time, money, energy and spirit in providing growth and development opportunities for young credit union professionals, the National Credit Union Foundation will honor The Cooperative Trust from the Filene Research Institute with the 2017 Herb Wegner Memorial Outstanding Program Award.
The Cooperative Trust’s award will be one of three Herb Wegner Memorial Awards presented at a special dinner hosted by the Foundation at the Marriott Marquis Washington Feb. 27 in conjunction with CUNA’s 2017 GAC. Registration for dinner tickets and sponsorships will be available within the next month on the Foundation website.