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Iowa state leaders support CUs Little Guy (02/22/2010)
DES MOINES, Iowa (2/23/10)--The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) held its annual Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference Feb. 16-17 in Des Moines. More than 100 Iowa credit union representatives convened to learn more about the legislative issues affecting the credit union industry and interact with their legislators.
Click to view larger image Pictured at the Iowa Credit Union League’s annual Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference Feb. 16-17 in Des Moines, are, from left: Jim Hagerman and John Houck of Lynn Area Community CU, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; State Sen. Swati A. Dandekar (D-18); Deb Salz and Alice Hagerman, Linn Area Community CU; and State Rep. Nick Wagner (R-36). (Photo provided by the Iowa Credit Union League)
Speakers included Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and Iowa House Republican Leader Kraig Paulson, Gov. Chet Culver, Chairman of the Iowa Republican Party Matthew Strawn, and Tom Henderson, Polk County Democratic chairman. Culver praised the work credit unions do for Iowa communities and commended the on-going effort of credit unions to fully serve their members. Gronstal noted that credit unions are able to continue providing valuable financial service to their members, which is a testament of what makes Iowa’s credit unions so strong. Gronstal and Paulsen agreed that Iowa credit unions are an ideal model of the credit union movement’s cooperative spirit. Conference participants and state legislators were also introduced to “The Little Guy” who represents the Iowa men and women that credit unions serve.


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