Picture
With Oct. 17--International Credit Union Day--fast approaching, more than 196 million credit union members in 100 countries are preparing to "unite for good" with a variety of activities to celebrate the credit union difference and demonstrate the value of credit unions. Credit unions already are tweeting their excitement.  Read More

 
 
Picture
CUNA GAC 2014. Unite for Good.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference
February 23-27, 2014 • Washington D.C.



Credit Union National Association cordially invites you to take part in the credit union movement's premier event, the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Join more than 4,000 credit union decision-makers in Washington, D.C., and let lawmakers hear our powerful, united credit union voice.

We have great momentum behind our shared vision. In February we will continue the march forward, bringing together credit union influencers for networking, political and industry insights, market trends, and – most importantly – positive political impact.

With the tax status in peril, CUNA, along with your league, are making big plans for February. We need to rally the biggest GAC crowd yet to take part in Capitol Hill visits and share the story of the credit union difference. We need you to join your peers and Unite for Good.

Please look for additional details in the weeks to come on our powerful keynote speakers, breakout sessions, the industry's largest exhibitor showcase, spouse/guest programs to tour Washington's sights and special entertainment.

Everyone in the movement has a role to play in solidifying credit unions’ position as Americans’ best financial partner. Drive positive change, champion the credit union cause and Unite for Good to make the 2014 GAC an event to remember.

Register today!

For information on Mountain West CU Association’s activities during the 2014 GAC, please contact the Government Relations department at 720-479-3209 or ckemm@mwcua.com

 
 
Picture
The Credit Union National Association recently announced that its 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 23-27 and registration is open. CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney urged all member credit unions to use this one-year anniversary of CUNA's launch of the Unite for Good vision as a rallying point for the credit union system to accomplish an unprecedented "boots on the ground" presence in Washington.

CUNA President Cheney emphasized that with the credit union tax status in peril as Washington policymakers considered tax code reforms, and with banks executing attacks on credit unions at every chance, credit unions must take this opportunity to show their numbers to all members of the U.S. Congress.  Read More

For information on Mountain West CU Association’s activities during the 2014 GAC, please contact the Government Relations department at dlarrabee@mwcua.com

 
 
Picture
A new Hike-the-Hill for October 23 & 24 has been determined.  Visits will start on the morning (usually around 9 a.m.) of Wednesday, Oct. 23 and be completed by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 24.   We are encouraging all participants to fly-in no later than Tuesday, Oct. 22 and fly-out sometime after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.24.  We are currently working on a hotel block for these dates as well.

Please contact Deb Larrabee at dlarrabee@mwcua.com by Monday, August 12 if this will fit into your schedule to attend.  Thank you.

**Important Note: Our Hike the Hill is critical due to budget bills and the credit union Tax Reform legislation.  The Hill visits allow the opportunity to speak to our Federal legislators about supplemental capital and member business lending as well.

 
 
Picture
Our Hike-the-Hill for September 25-26 has been POSTPONED due to Congressional House scheduling conflicts.

A new Hike-the-Hill for October 23 & 24 is being reviewed.  Visits would start on the morning (usually around 9 a.m.) of Wednesday, Oct. 23 and be completed by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 24.   We are encouraging all participants to fly-in no later than Tuesday, Oct. 22 and fly-out sometime after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.24.   Note:  These dates have not yet been finalized.

Please contact Deb Larrabee at dlarrabee@mwcua.com by Monday, August 12 if this will fit into your schedule to attend.  Thank you.

**Important Note: Our Hike the Hill is critical due to budget bills and the credit union Tax Reform legislation.  The Hill visits allow the opportunity to speak to our Federal legislators about supplemental capital and member business lending as well.

 
 
Picture
CUs Prepare To Unite For Good On 2013 ICU Day
The theme of this year's International Credit Union (ICU) Day, Oct. 17, is "Credit Unions Unite for Good," the Credit Union National Association announced.

"We are coming off a great Unite for Good impact at America's Credit Union Conference (ACUC) in New York City," said Paul Gentile, CUNA executive vice president, strategic communications and engagement. "Now is the time to take that message and drive it across the nation. This year's ICU Day initiative, 'Unite for Good,' is the perfect way to bring credit unions together around a common cause that will make a huge difference with both national and local impact."  Read More


 
 
Picture
An Association wide Hike-the-Hill for September 25-26 is scheduled.  Visits will start the morning (usually around 9 a.m.) on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and be done by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 26.   We are encouraging all participants to fly-in no later than Tuesday, Sept. 24 and fly-out sometime after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.   

This Hike the Hill is critical due to budget bills and the credit union Tax Reform legislation.  The Hill visits will allow us the opportunity to also speak to our Federal legislators about supplemental capital and member business lending.

Please contact Deb Larrabee at dlarrabee@mwcua.com by Friday, July 26 if you plan to attend.  Thank you.

 
 
Picture
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced that the U.S. theme for International Credit Union (ICU) Day® in 2013 is “Credit Unions Unite for Good,” which conveys the movement’s shared vision of Americans choosing credit unions as their best financial partner.

This announcement is made in concert with World Council of Credit Unions’ announcement of the 2013 international theme, “Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way,” emphasizing the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide. As ICU Day is held annually on the third Thursday of October, both themes will be celebrated this year on Oct. 17, 2013.
Member resources are now available! 


 
 
Picture
AZ Credit Unions Meet With Senator Jeff Flake
Picture
Wyoming Credit Unions Meet With Congressman Lummis
We will collect images from the CAG from attendees over the next week and will send out a link to an album in the next CU Scoop.  Please send any images that you'd like to share to dlarrabee@mwcua.com, tag them on facebook with Mountain West Credit Union Association or on Twitter @mwcua/mwadvocacy.

 
 
Not for CEOs: Succession Planning is Topic at GAC
Credit Union Times will present its first Not for CEOs live video stream event for 2013 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the GAC.

The session will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at CO-OP Financial Services’ booth 301 at in the exhibit hall at the Washington Convention Center Exhibit Hall.  Read More