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'CRASH THE GAC' DEADLINE IS FRIDAY
updated 12/16/13 01:07 PM
Crasher Will Receive Sponsorship
This coming year will be the fifth anniversary of Crash The GAC, where so-called “crashers” will have the opportunity to build relationships and connect with 4,000 other credit union activists from across the nation. This Friday (Dec. 20) is the deadline for applications!

Every year, a number of young credit union professionals arrive in Washington, D.C. for the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). Crash The GAC was launched after organizers realized the valuable opportunity at hand by having so many young credit union employees in one place, at one time.

This year, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ unique “crasher” will receive sponsorship funds to help cover the costs associated with attending GAC. Those who wish to apply should visit http://gac.trust.coop to fill out an application.

Those who are chosen to be “crashers” (credit union professionals under the age of 30) get to attend:

  • Attend the GAC with Breakout and Keynote Sessions.
  • Build relationships with other under-30 credit union professionals.
  • Have the opportunity to connect with 4,000 other activists from the credit union system.
  • Attend mentor sessions with industry thought leaders each day. In the past mentors have included folks at the Filene Research Institute, the World Council of Credit Unions, and the National Credit Union Foundation.
  • Connect with other leaders from their state by attending Congressional visits on Capitol Hill.

For more information, contact the Leagues’ Manager of Grassroots Advocacy David Creager at DCreager@ccul.org.

 
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SUPP. CAPITAL FOR RBC GAINS ADVOCATE updated 12/16/14 11:04 AM
McWatters Supports Model for CUs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters recently said he supports including a supplemental capital provision in the agency's risk-based capital (RBC) rule to help credit unions meet the rule’s requirements.

CU DIRECT TO DONATE 20K TO CMN updated 12/16/14 11:03 AM
‘20 for 20’ Anniversary Campaign
CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive, and strategic solutions for credit unions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

NCUA MAY BE LIABLE FOR DATA BREACH updated 12/16/14 10:05 AM
Flash Drive with Member Info Lost
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) confirmed on Dec. 15 that a flash drive containing the personal information of Palm Springs FCU member was lost during a recent audit. The loss of data includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and account information.

PREPARE FOR HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS updated 12/16/14 09:42 AM
Also, Digital Media and Marketing
Federal health care law requirements, creating a quick digital message, and the marriage of innovation with marketing are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest!