The Defense Credit Union Council’s (DCUC) 60th Annual Conference kicked off Monday at the Broadmoor Resort and Spa in Colorado Springs, Colo. Sixty years ago DCUC’s founders recognized credit unions’ need for an organization that knew how to speak military; one that not only could provide them with more education but also support credit unions’ concerns and needs arising when serving military and veteran communities.
Shortly after DCUC’s formation, the first DCUC Annual Conference was held from Sept. 17-19, 1963, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Since 1963, DCUC’s Annual Conference has provided credit unions with an industry-only experience sharing the DoD and military perspective on credit union issues.
“Every year we look forward to hosting our Annual Conference and offering our member credit unions this unique experience,” said Anthony Hernandez, DCUC president/CEO. “While all our conferences and events serve a special purpose, our Annual Conference has remained our main event each year to gather and recommit ourselves to serving those who serve our country. With that, DCUC has put a lot of hard work into making this year’s conference an unforgettable experience that not only shows our commitment to serving defense credit unions’ needs for over sixty years but honors it as well.”
DCUC kicked off the week with its 2023 VADM Vincent Lascara Golf Tournament, sponsored by TruStage, the annual start of DCUC’s Conference with a Purpose fundraiser.
This year, DCUC selected the Robert Irvine Foundation as its conference charity keeping in mind its goal to support service members, veterans, and their families in their time of need. This year’s golf tournament alone raised $1,290 in donations for the Robert Irvine Foundation.
The conference continued Tuesday with its first formal session of the day featuring Dr. Troy Hall’s keynote speaker presentation on how prioritizing cohesion in the work culture greatly impacts talent acquisition and retention, productivity, and overall organizational success.
An advocacy update, awards presentation and breakout sessions concluded the day Tuesday.
For more information on DCUC’s Annual Conference, visit www.dcuc.org/annual and follow along throughout the week on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter! Join the conversation by using the hashtag #DCUC60!