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Annual Advocacy & Business Meeting

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April 15th, 2013 10:30 AM   through   April 16th, 2013 3:00 PM


JEFFERSON CTY, MO 65101-3121
United States
Phone: 314.542.1370
Registration ( on or after 3/11/2012)
Participant $ 349.00
Guest $ 249.00
MCUA Business Meeting Only w/lunch Tuesday Apr 16 $ 35.00
MCUA Business Meeting Only (lunch not included) Tuesday Apr 16 $ 0.00
None of the Above $ 0.00
Ghost Tour
No Tour $ 0.00
Ghost Tour $ 10.00
Ghost Tour (Free for Trained Advocates ~ If uncertain contact David Kent @ 314.542.1343) $ 0.00

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The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) will host its 84th Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting on April 15-16, 2013. Join us in Jefferson City as delegates from across Missouri gather to: - Learn about state and federal legislative issues affecting credit unions and consumers - Meet with state legislators to share the credit union difference - Exercise your rights as a member of the Association by participating in the annual meeting - Hear about the Association’s accomplishments in 2012 and learn the goals for 2013 - Attend other business meetings of the Missouri Corporate Credit Union and Heartland Business Services

Registration Information
The early-bird registration fee for the Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting is $299 per person for registrations received before March 11. Registrations received after March 11 will be charged the regular registration rate of $349 per person.

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is offering tiered pricing for eligible credit unions. The tiered pricing model is shown below. Conference fees include all materials, speaker fees, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, reception Monday eventing, and refreshments.


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MCUA Business Meeting
and Lunch Only - Tuesday, April 16



MCUA Business Meeting Only
(lunch not included) - Tuesday, April 16







Spouses/guests are welcome to join us for meals and the reception. The fee is $199 per person before March 11 and $249 after March 11.

Substitutions accepted anytime. Refunds will be issued until April 1, less a $100 administrative fee per person.

Questions: Call 888.800.6287 or 314.542.1331 or send us an e-mail to:

DoubleTree Hotel                                  Hotel Room Rates (per night)
422 Monroe Street                                Standard king/double:  $104
Jefferson City, MO  65101                     Deluxe room:  $119
Phone:  573.636.5101                           Suites:  $159
Fax:  573.636.9664

Hotel Reservations
The DoubleTree has created a webpage to make your hotel reservation. The group code is MCU. Use the link below or call the hotel directly at 573.636.5101.

Web page address is:

Penitentiary Tour

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from CUNA Mutual Group, we’ve planned an exciting optional tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) for those who are available on Sunday, April 14. Opened in 1836, the MSP operated continually for 168 years and was home to mobsters, murderers, the notorious and everything in between.

The grounds are a hotbed for paranormal activity and the supernatural. The two-hour private ghost tour includes visits to the upper yard, H-Hall where the women were housed, A-Hall and Dungeon Cells which are in the oldest housing unit from 1868, Death Row, the Gas Chamber and so much more.

Our special guest speaker, Darryl Burton, was housed at MSP for 24 years. He was wrongly convicted and finally exonerated of a murder committed by another man.

6 p.m.        Ghost Tour Dinner for tour participants
                  Credit Union House

7:30 p.m.   Missouri State Penitentiary Ghost Tour
                  Car pool from CU House

Event sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group. Regularly $25, the special event price is $10 for credit union participants. Space is limited.


Monday, April 15    

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Annual Meeting Registration
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Advocacy Lunch
                                Ryan Donovan
                                Senior VP, Legislative Affairs
                                Credit Union National Association
Join your peers and hear from the Credit Union National Association’s top lobbyist inside the beltway information on federal issues, state legislation, member business lending, tax status and much more.

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.       Using Social Media to Deliver your Message  
                                Amy McLard
                                VP of Federal Legislative Affairs, MCUA

The legislative pace at the U.S. and state capitols can be slow, but lawmakers are quick to act using social media. Learn how your credit union can take advantage of social media opportunities to further credit union advocacy efforts and deliver your message to multiple audiences.

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.       Federal Legislative Issues for Credit Unions
                                John McKechnie
                                 Partner, Total Spectrum
                                 Amy McLard
                                 VP of Federal Legislative Affairs, MCUA       
                                 David Kent
                                 Political Specialist, MCUA
A new Congress is in Washington, D.C., and there are many issues concerning credit unions at hand.  Learn more about these issues and the latest news from the Missouri Congressional delegation. One major concern is defending credit unions’ tax status. Losing the credit union tax status would have a dramatic impact. Learn what steps you can take to counter banker efforts and prevent any tax-burdening legislation.

4  - 5 p.m.               State Legislative Briefing    
                              Peggy Nalls
                              Chief Advocacy Officer, MCUA     
Talking with state lawmakers about credit union concerns is an important part of the Annual Advocacy and Business Meeting. Learn about key issues and legislation being considered by the Missouri General Assembly, the impact on Missouri’s credit unions and information to share with legislators during your visits at the State Capitol.

5 - 6 p.m.        Missouri Corporate Credit Union Annual Meeting                 
MCCU will conduct a brief business meeting followed by guest speaker Jack Brick, PhD, CFA, President, Brick & Associates.

6 - 7 p.m.                Reception with Legislators  

7 - 8:30 p.m.           Dinner with Legislators                           

Tuesday, April 16                             
7 - 8 a.m.                Advocacy Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Noon     Legislator Visits at Capitol
Use the information you learned from the previous days’ sessions and make valuable connections with legislators by participating in morning visits at the capitol.

11:30 am                Heartland Business Services           Annual Meeting
Noon - 3 p.m.          Lunch, MCUA Business Meeting and Oath of Office
Join your peers in welcoming new members to the Missouri Credit Union Association board of directors at the annual business meeting. You’ll also hear reports from MCUA leaders on last year’s successes and this year’s goals and objectives. (Other speakers to be determined)



April 15th, 2013 10:30 AM   through   April 16th, 2013 3:00 PM
JEFFERSON CTY, MO 65101-3121
United States