MADISON, Wis. (1/14/16)--Fifty-four young credit union professionals representing all 50 states and Washington,D.C., have been selected to “crash” the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 21-25.
Crash the GAC provides the opportunity for up-and-coming credit union professionals to take part in keynote and breakout sessions, visit congressional leaders in Hike the Hill advocacy meetings, and network with more than 4,000 credit union leaders attending the CUNA GAC in Washington, D.C.
CUNA covers conference registration. Many state leagues offer scholarships to cover travel costs, and housing costs are also reduced because Crashers share rooms.
The Cooperative Trust, a division of the Filene Research Institute, is a grassroots group of young people working in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded in 2010, the group seeks to help shape the future of the credit union system.
Also, the Feb. 1 deadline to purchase tickets and sponsorships for the credit union movement’s “Academy Awards” is approaching quickly.
The 28th annual National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will take place Feb. 22 in conjunction with CUNA GAC.
“You don’t want to wait any longer to ensure your seat at this unforgettable event,” said Gigi Hyland, foundation executive director. “Tickets and sponsorships are going fast for what many refer to as the ‘Academy Awards"’ of the credit union movement. You'll leave inspired and rejuvenated after celebrating the amazing accomplishments of this year's Wegner Award winners.”
The 2016 honorees are Dan Egan, retired president/CEO of the Massachusetts Credit Union League, New Hampshire Credit Union League and the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island; C. Alan Peppers, former president/CEO of Westerra CU, Denver; Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope CU, Jackson, Mississippi; and the CU 4 Reality program from America’s Credit Union Museum.