COLCHESTER, Vt. (12/22/14)--For the first time, the board of the Association of Vermont Credit Unions (AVCU) authorized grant monies for small credit unions to attend the 2015 Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).
Up to $2,000 in grant funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis for member credit unions of less than $35 million in assets (NewsLines Express Dec. 19).
"This action by the board directly synchronizes with AVCU's primary role as an advocacy organization for credit unions," said league President Joe Bergeron, "and underscores the need for credit unions of all sizes to participate in this important annual advocacy event.
"In addition to all of the fantastic events and speakers for which the GAC is known, I strongly urge recipients of these special grant funds to attend the GAC's Small Credit Union Roundtable," he said, adding, "This complimentary event provides a terrific opportunity to learn about resources, share ideas and collaborate on a wide variety of issues from compliance to succession planning."
The AVCU grants are to be used to defray up to $2,000 in registration, accommodation and travel costs for one officially designated representative from any eligible member credit union in good standing to attend CUNA's signature event.
CUNA's discounted small credit union registration of $595 leaves substantial grant funding available for eligible Vermont personnel to receive a total discount of between 60% and 80% off average GAC attendance expenses.