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Crash the GAC Brings Young CU Leaders Together

Do you have a staffer under 30 who is enthusiastic about the credit union industry? Excite your Gen Y staff by encouraging them to apply for the Crash the GAC scholarship. The Missouri Credit Union Association is sponsoring one scholarship for a young professional from a Missouri credit union to attend the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. 

The GAC takes place February 23- 27, 2014.  The Crash the GAC agenda aims to excite future credit union leaders through mentor sessions, engaging breakout sessions and innovative seminars.    The Cooperative Trust, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and CUNA Mutual Group sponsor Crash the GAC.

The application process starts here. Please enter before December 17, 2013.

Still need more reasons to send that young credit union professional to GAC? Here are seven reasons why this is a worthwhile opportunity for your credit union. George Hofheimer, chief research officer of the Filene Research Institute, wrote this list.

  1. The GAC is a senior level event meant to illustrate to policymakers the power of the credit union lobby. What is more powerful than a grassroots, young-adult led convening?
  2. As a future leader in the credit union system, young professionals need to understand the issues of the future.
  3. All the leading thinkers will be there—if your credit union rep comes back with just one idea,  it will more than pay for the time and expense.
  4. This event will motivate your rep as an employee and help him or her to better engage with the larger credit union system.
  5. This is a low-cost alternative to a full GAC registration. In addition, the scholarship from MCUA will cover the majority of the costs (hotel stay and airfare).
  6. It provides a great opportunity to think beyond the walls of your credit union. The industry’s competition is reeling, and GAC provides a place to get new ideas to succeed within your community.
  7. It allows young credit union leaders to network and important build contacts. 

Questions about Crash the GAC or GAC? Please contact Amy McLard via email or at 314.542.1370