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Couldn't make GAC? Leagues keep CUs informed
WASHINGTON (2/26/14)--While the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is hopping with more than 4,400 people, credit union advocates back home can still get in on the action at the Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), thanks to their leagues.
 
Mike Bridges, vice president of communications, is posting daily videos on the League of Southeastern Credit Unions website. The first day's video featured Betty Petree, a director at Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla., who was inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders. Florida and Alabama credit unions can watch the advice on how to be proactive in media positioning and advocacy in the day two video.
 
The Michigan Credit Union League published an extra edition of Monitor, which put the spotlight on its welcome reception. It also noted the critical presence of credit unions on the Hill as U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is set to introduce his tax reform plans this week.
 
The Point from the Credit Union Association of New York highlighted its state's presence--a CUNA member benefits top performance award for Melrose CU, Briarwood, and the recognition of Albany-based Capital Communications FCU's "Unite for Good" initiative.
 
Today, representatives from the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) will be interviewed live by Scott Hennen of KFYR-AM 550 (The Memo Feb. 25). Hennen, who is broadcasting his "What's on Your Mind" radio show live from Washington, D.C., this week, invited CUAD President/CEO Robbie Thompson, Vice President of Advocacy Jeff Olson and board Chair Steve Davis for an interview. From 9 to 11 a.m. CT, listeners can tune in live at the radio station's website.

Many leagues and credit union leaders are using Twitter to share thoughts from the GAC using the #CUNAGAC hashtag.
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