JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (8/20/14)--The Missouri Credit Union House in Jefferson City served as the host site for the Missouri House Democrats' summer caucus and reception last week.
|Rick Nichols, president/CEO, and Dana Alderman, vice president of member development, River Region CU, Jefferson City, left, talk with State Rep. Judy Morgan (D-Kansas City) and State Rep. Charlie Norr (D-Springfield) during the Missouri House Democrats' summer caucus, held in Missouri's own Credit Union House. (Missouri Credit Union Association Photo)|
Credit union leaders had the opportunity to talk with a number of Democratic House members and candidates ahead of the September veto session and November general elections. House Minority Leader Jacob Hummel (D-St. Louis) and members of the House Financial Institutions Committee also attended (Missouri Difference Aug. 15).
"Building relationships with lawmakers, sharing credit union concerns and telling our story is crucial for the future of the credit union industry," said Rick Nichols, president/CEO, River Region CU, Jefferson City, $99 million in assets. "This brought a large group of candidates and potential candidates together, which enables us to share key points about credit unions with them before the legislative session kicks in."
Also representing credit unions were Dana Alderman, vice president of member development, River Region CU; Greg Newsom, branch manager, United CU, Fulton, with $143 million in assets; and David Kent, director of state legislative affairs, Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA).
Hummel also thanked MCUA for allowing the caucus to use the Jefferson City location. "Our members enjoyed interacting with leaders in the credit union industry and were grateful for the hospitality," he said.
More than a dozen groups and individuals have used Missouri Credit Union House for meetings this year. Upcoming events during the veto session include receptions by Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi), who is a member of the House Financial Institutions Committee, Craig Redmon (R-Canton) and Lyndall Fraker (R-Marshfield).